So, a busy couple of months begins this week for me. Tuesday night I have a book club gig, a first for me. I hear these book club events are lovely — food, wine, people asking you thoughtful questions about your work. I have to say, while writing Love Minus Zero it never occured to me that I would be speaking to a book club about it. But as I must constantly remind myself, never say never.
Thursday, Sept. 10th, I’ll be attending the launch of my friend Betty Jane Hegerat’s tenure as Calgary Public Library’s writer-in-residence. That’s at Memorial Park Library, 1221 – 2 St. SW, at 7 PM. Betty is going to make an excellent writer-in-residence, and the library’s lucky to have her. I am honoured to have been invited to present a joint program with her on the writer-in-residence experience for the library in February, details to follow.
Friday, Sept. 11th, I am reading, along with this session’s other instructors, at The Alexandra Writers’ Centre’s Fall Registration Night. That’s at the Alexandra Centre, 922 – 9 Ave. SE, at 7:30. Come on down, hear us read, have a refreshment and register in one of our courses or workshops. My Life Into Story workshop runs Saturday, September 26th.
In the meantime, I’ve already received four manuscript submissions for my writer-in-res gig, and have my first face-to-face consult with a writer on Sept. 13th in the space in the Central Library which CPL has so graciously provided. I’m quite gratified by the response to this program already, which doesn’t even officially begin until the 13th.
So, yeah, keeping busy. Which is good, ya know.