There’s the cover of Freshwater Pearls
, the anthology being put together by the Alexandra Writers Centre Society
in celebration of their 30th anniversary and being published this September by Recliner Books
. It looks like a great selection of work is going to be included. And if all goes well, I’ll be at the launch which takes place Wed. September 21, 7 PM at the Alexandra Centre, 922 – 9 Ave. SE.
I’m hoping that we’ll be successful in moving the engagement I already had for that night to the previous week, Wed. Sept. 14th. Which is a talk I’m giving for the Writers Guild of Alberta
on The Writing Life at Shelf Life Books
, 1302 – 4 St. SW. Once the dates are confirmed I’ll post more details.
And continuing to prepare the Mount Royal courses so I can take some time off later in the summer. Looking forward to the fall! It looks like it’ll be a busy one.
Canada lost a literary giant on June 21 when Robert Kroetsch was killed in a car accident. I never met the man myself, but I clearly recall reading The Studhorse Man in university and being amazed — this is what a Canadian novel can be. He was a friend and mentor to many writers I know and I’m sorry I never had the chance to meet him.
So I am going to a couple of Robert Kroetsch celebrations next week. First up is Tuesday, July 12th, 7 PM, at Shelf Life Books, where there’ll be readings and refreshments. And at 7 PM on Thursday, July 14th, Pages on Kensington is hosting a special July edition of their Flywheel reading series, dedicated to Kroetsch. He was a huge figure in the Alberta literary landscape and I’m looking forward to these tributes. Hope to see you all there.