October 22

Walls at Edmonton’s LitFest

I am very excited to be bringing Walls: Travels Along the Barricades to Edmonton’s LitFest this week. I’ve been wanting to be part of the festival since its inception, and thrilled to be attending with some fine fellow writers. (I’m a little saddened, though, that I didn’t get to be part of the whiskey and burlesque event. I’ve long dreamed to “present” alongside a burlesque troupe; I look fabulous in tassles.)

Anyway, here is what I am doing:

On Friday, October 26th, at noon, I will join dee Hobswan-Smith for an interview and a short reading at CBC’s Agora in City Centre Mall. The event will also include the presentation of the Dave Greber Freelance Writing Award. The prize is close to my heart: an excerpt from Walls won the Greber in 2009.

Later that night, at 7pm, I will be part of an event titled “Borderlines.” The reading and discussion will also feature author Carmen Aguirre, whose Something Fierce won last year’s Canada Reads Competition, and the Borderlines writing group.

Finally, on Saturday night, I get to eat Italian food and drink wine at an event called “Savouries.” I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing at the event – other than eating and drinking – but I’ll be doing it alongside writers Carmen Aquirre, Jerry Haigh, and Andrew Nikiforuk.

If you are in Edmonton, please drop by.