My feature-length interview (48 minutes) on Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring with Claire McCormack of Bayshore Broadcasting in Owen Sound. Listen below. Enjoy!
The first time Tim Bouma tried the authorial voice of Tom Thomson on for size, his efforts fell well within his chosen medium’s then-140-character limit. On Nov. 28, 2011, Bouma, a federal public servant in Ottawa, posted his first tweet on his fledgling Twitter account, TTLastSpring: “Getting quite a lot done, but unsure what I […]
Tom Thomson will be in Owen Sound!
Or rather, the author of Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring will be. A book signing and reading by the author will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 noon to 2pm at Ginger Press Bookshop at 848 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H3
Please come visit (and buy a book!) In addition to the signing, the author (that’s me!) plans to give a 20-minute talk at 12:30pm, read a few short passages and hang around to talk about all things Tom Thomson.
The event is FREE! (but I hope you buy a book), graciously hosted by our friends at the Ginger Press Bookshop.
For a taste of what to expect, read the feature article about me channeling Tom Thomson in the Ottawa Citizen.
I hope you can make it. If you can’t don’t worry. You can always drop by later and buy the book at the store. I’ll also be holding more events around the province and country, and, if the spirit moves me, I will return to Owen Sound.
More blog entries and details about the book are posted on my site at https://ttlastspring.com/
See you soon!
P.S. If you really can’t make it to the event, or the drive to Owen Sound, you can buy my book online at https://ttlastspring.com/the-book
Tom Thomson will be in Calgary!
Or rather, the author of Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring will be. A book signing and reading by the author will be held on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 from 11am to 2pm at Owl’s Nest Books http://www.owlsnestbooks.com at 815A 49th Avenue SW Calgary AB Canada
Please come visit (and buy a book!) In addition to the signing, I plan to give a 20-minute talk around noonish, read a few short passages and hang around to talk about all things Tom Thomson.
The event is FREE!, graciously hosted by our friends at the Owl’s Nest Book Store.
I hope you can make it. If you can’t don’t worry. You can always drop by later and buy the book at the store. I’ll also be holding more events around the country, and, if the spirit moves me (and the airfare is right), I will return to Calgary.
More details will be posted on my site at https://ttlastspring.com/
If you really can’t make it, you can buy my book at https://ttlastspring.com/the-book
What Better Way to Celebrate Groundhog Day?
Celebrate Groundhog Day in the morning. Celebrate my book launch in the evening.
Come join me on February 2nd, 2018 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at Cafe Oh So Good (directions) Details below:
Party like it’s 1917.
Come join me at my Ottawa Book Launch on February 2nd, 2018 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at Cafe Oh So Good (directions) Details below:
The Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring book launch event will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm at Cafe Oh So Good! https://ohsogood.ca/ at their 261 Richmond Rd. location in Westboro, Ottawa.
As for event format, it will be informal, come and go. I will be set up in the back of the cafe and I plan to do a 20-minute presentation reading at 8pm. I will be available for chatting, book purchasing and signing before and after the 8pm reading.
The event is FREE! If you can, please indicate at the Facebook link or the Eventbrite link whether you are attending. Tickets are only to help me to estimate numbers for books and attendance. Tickets are not necessary for admission. Just drop by and say hi!
The venue, Cafe Oh So Good, has been gracious to offer their premises, so I ask you to show your support by buying a coffee, drink (licensed for beer and wine), and partake in one of their delicious desserts.
I hope you can make it. If you can’t don’t worry, I’ll be holding more events around the province, and likely one or two more in Ottawa. You can buy my book at https://ttlastspring.com/the-book
More details will be posted here and will also be available on my site at https://ttlastspring.com/
P.S. On Facebook the event details are here.
Now available! Purchase information can be found at the end of this post or at this link
Tom Thomson, as the famous Canadian landscape artist, gave Canada its most enduring icons, The Jack Pine and The West Wind. But Tom Thomson, as a private man, remains an enigma. Little is known about the man and even less is known about his personal thoughts, feelings and struggles with his art and with life against the darkening backdrop of history. A century has gone by since Tom Thomson disappeared in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917. Eight days later, a body was found, rising up from the waters of Canoe Lake. What really happened, to this day, remains a mystery. Did he die of natural causes? Was it an accident? Was he murdered? Follow the final months and days of Tom Thomson in the revealing and intriguing pages of his journal.
“I have spent most of my life studying and speculating on Tom Thomson’s mysterious life and death. There is no recording of Tom’s voice, yet I have come over the years to feel that Tim Bouma has captured that ‘voice’ and given us new insights into the person he was and the times in which he lived.” – Roy MacGregor, author of Canoe Lake and Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him.
“In Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring, Tim Bouma brilliantly illuminates the mind of an enigmatic and very private Canadian icon. It was a journey I didn’t want to end. My view of Thomson will forever be guided by the very human voice in this fine book.” – Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
HOW TO ORDER:
The book will soon be available from Burnstown Publishing and the book launch is planned for February 2018. However, the book can now be purchased directly from the author through PayPal. (If you want to order multiple copies, you will need to do each separately.)
For Canadian orders:
$25.00 + $7.50 postage and processing = $32.50CAD. Please order using the button below:
For Continental US orders:
Same book price, just more for shipping (PayPal will automatically convert from USD to CAD)
$25.00 + $12.00 postage and processing = $37.00 CAD. Please order using the button below:
For all other destinations
Shipping starts to get really expensive. If you really want the book shipped, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will estimate the price for you.
Coming soon … the book
Coming soon. Details here.