Saturday September 27 2014 – Martin Durkin will be Reading from his latest novel “SteelTown for Mary – Memoirs From a Dick” at The Hamilton Store on James Street as part of Culture Days | Fête de la culture. The event will take place starting at 2pm.

“I wrote SteelTown for Mary as an homage to a city I have come to love and call a second home. To be able to debut this book at The Hamilton Store via Culture Days…. it’s a great honour and I am forever thankful to Donna Reid owner of The Hamilton Store for allowing me to do so.”

In an afterword for the book – Graham Crawford original Owner of Hamilton HIStory + HERitage (Now the Hamilton Store) had these kind words to say….
“SteelTown for Mary…An unusual and remarkably rich and evocative narrative told so adeptly by an author who knows how to use in almost impossibly few words to engage the reader. Durkin brings Hamilton and its characters to life, stanza by stanza.”

For More information Regarding the event feel free to Contact Martin Durkin via Facebook or visit the EVENT PAGE:



About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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