Archive for August, 2008

Harbourfront Reading Launches TBLP

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I’ll be doing a reading at Harbourfront as part of their International Readings program on Wednesday, September 24th.  This is the unofficial launch of the M&S edition of TBLP as it should be on bookstore shelves that week.  I’m thrilled to be on the program with Andrew Davidson and his debut blockbuster novel, The Gargoyle, and Fred Stenson and his new novel, The Great Karoo.  My wife is currently reading The Gargoyle and is loving it.  I’m next in line.  I’ve been a big fan of Fred Stenson’s work for years and really enjoyed his earlier novels, The Trade (2000) and Lightning (2003).


What a great way to kick off a busy fall season of appearances and readings.  In the next few days, I’ll post a list of the events I’ll be doing in the coming weeks and months.  It’s all very exciting…

“Word on the Street – Toronto” Booked

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Frances Bedford, the wonderful PR pro at M&S with whom I’ve been working has managed to land me a reading on the Great Books Marquee stage at Toronto’s amazing Word on the Street festival. I’ve attended the event for years as an ardent reader and never thought I’d ever be appearing on the program as a writer. The M&S edition of TBLP will be on bookstore shelves by that day so the timing is perfect. Thanks for everything Frances and keep those gigs coming!

Headwaters Arts Festival Confirmed

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I’m thrilled to be on the bill for a reading as part of the Headwaters Arts Festival in Caledon, Ontario on Friday, October 3rd. I’ll be sharing the stage with the award winning novelist Joseph Boyden and the seriously funny playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor. The evening is called “The 4th Annual Armchairs, Authors, and Art.” I had such a great time meeting, and listening to Drew at the Summer Leacock Festival a few weeks ago, so I’m very happy to be joining him again on stage. As for Joseph Boyden, he is a comet who shot across the Canadian literary scene in 2005 with his debut novel, Three Day Road. It won a shelf-full of awards, and his new novel, Through Black Spruce, will be released in September.

It should be a great evening.