Gratitude all around

Sunday marked the final event of the Calgary Public Library’s ‘One Book One Calgary’ program. I joined a panel of fascinating folks at Fish Creek Library for a telling of personal stories of ‘walls’ in our lives. My thanks to Hadeel Qazzaz, Hector Frias, Cheryl Dueck, Cory Cardinal and Kris Demeanor for sharing their remarkable stories. The event was both well-attended and well-received, and was a fine conclusion to three weeks worth of walls-related programming.

Once again, I’d like to thank the CPL for choosing Walls: Travels Along the Barricades as their OBOC book and for putting together such a fine program. I also want to thank Rosemary Nixon for joining me for a wonderful discussion about writing held on Saturday afternoon. Thanks, also, to Shelf Life Books for jumping in and handling book sales after Pages’ inexplicable and unapologetic no-show. (More on this later, perhaps.) Most of all, though, I want to thank the audience – many of whom came to multiple events – for your attention, your questions, and your enthusiasm for the book. It was an honour sharing Walls with you.