Larry Gent: Author/Public Speaker

larry31.jpgIt is our pleasure to introduce Larry Gent, award winning author and public speaker.

Larry is a Halifax, Nova Scotia based author who has written two novels, has had his work published in half a dozen other collections and has written articles for various online magazines such as Geeks Versus Nerds: Online Magazine and Kasterborous.

Larry started out by submitting a short-story for upcoming collection with Engen Books. His story was accepted and with the advice, tutelage and support from those within Engen Books, alongside those within the industry, Larry was able to publish his first novel, Never Been to Mars, on November 8, 2013. It won a The Coast’s Best in Halifax award in 2014. Since then Larry has appeared in various short story collections, including the charity fundraising book, Fearsome Fables and Fearsome Fables 2, and published his follow book, To Money and a TV, on December 1st, 2015.

25724051Now Larry tries to help others in much the same way he was given help. He gives support and advice to up and coming authors and has given talks and hosted workshops on reading, writing and being an author in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia.

Larry Gent Key Facts:

  • You’ve got the Touch – First published work in Light|Dark in 2012
  • Never Been to Mars – Published November 2013.
  • Won BEST IN HALIFAX award 2014
  • To Money and a TV – Published December 2015
  • Editor and producer of short collection Bluenose Paradox
  • Contributor to charity fundraiser series Fearsome Fables


11705194_1098002873562862_1719222293602552921_nLarry Gent is an award winning public speaker who is known for hosting motivational, fun and helpful workshops and passionate speaks. Larry speaks with a whimsical and engaging fashion that is both fun and enjoyable to watch and participate in, while still illustrating his passion for books, writing and a good story.


Larry Offers:

  • Speaking
  • Workshops
  • Book Readings and Signing
  • The Writers Toolbox: Everything an Author Needs to Build a Story.
  • From Fan Fiction to Print: Move into Professional Writing With Your Skills
  • Writing For Nanowrimo: The Before, the After and the Struggle

Audience and Clients Include:

  • Geek Culture Originations
  • Literary Organizations
  • Adults
  • Middle school/high school/college students
  • Book-club members

Content, length, and messages are tailored for the audience addressed. Typical talks are 45-60 minutes and workshops are approximately 1-2 hours, depending on need. Additional workshop topics are available upon request.

To book Larry for speaking or workshops, please contact Larry Gent or Valerie Gent at