Launching Brent van Staalduinen’s “Saints, Unexpected”
Several events to launch new novel
2 min. read
February 9, 2016

Award winning writer, part-time instructor and  Redeemer alumnus Brent van Staalduinen’s debut novel, Saints, Unexpected, will be released by Invisible Publishing on April 15.

brent-vanstaalduinenThe novel tells the story of a woman from downtown Hamilton looking back on her magical and tumultuous fifteenth summer, the summer that changed everything for her small family.

Everyone is invited to help celebrate the novel’s release at a number of local events:

Brent reads at LitLive, a monthly Hamilton reading series and an advance gritLIT literary festival event.

Writing Hamilton Panel Discussion
Sunday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West

Brent will read from his new novel, Saints, Unexpected, as part of a panel discussion with writers who write about Hamilton, the gritty city.

This panel discussion is part of gritLIT, Hamilton’s literary festival. gritLIT, a four-day celebration of Canadian authors, runs from April 7 to 10. Learn more at

Hamilton Launch
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King Street West (Westdale)

Bryan Prince Bookseller will host an evening with Brent to celebrate the release of his novel.

For more details about the book and his writing, visit More events and updates will be added to the website as the launch date draws near, but the best way to stay informed is to follow him on Twitter, @brentvans, and like his Facebook page.

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