As my faithful followers know, Jane and I travel all over Canada, and beyond, giving my stage shows about authors. But these are , for many of you, glimpses of distant pleasures.
Not this time.
If you live within striking distance of Toronto I have very good news for you. ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, AT THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY, AT YONGE JUST NORTH OF BLOOR, I’ll be giving my ACROSS CANADA BY STORY show, from 6.30 to 8.00
It will be in the BEETON ROOM, at the back of the Main Floor. There will be a Q. and A. session at the end, with the usual range of challenging questions. My books will be available for sale, and legible signatures will be offered.
And attendance is absolutely FREE. Come along, and bring your book-loving friends. Marching bands are optional.
This marks the start of a busy fall touring season. The very next morning I’ll be at The Faculty Club, presenting GREAT SCOTS to Senior College and its very bright people, including my authors Max and Monique Nemni.
Then, on SATURDAY 14 I’ll be just outside Montreal, presenting GREAT SCOTS at the POINTE CLAIRE LIBRARY, 100 Douglas-Shand Avenue at 11.45. It’s part of a major Scottish event, which sounds like great fun.
Later, we’ll be in PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, on WEDNESDAY 17, at the WELLINGTON LIBRARY, giving GREAT SCOTS at 6pm. This is a fund-raiser for the Library, where I’m very glad to lend a hand.
Finally, to round out a busy month, we’ll give GREAT SCOTS in Toronto at a free show in Hazelton Place, where I remember visiting my old friends Avie Bennett, Reed Scowen, and Eric Koch. Reed is still with us, but Jane and I miss Eric, who claimed that it was his invitation to me to speak at a Couchiching Conference that led to me meeting Jane , and vice versa, in 2001. Eric would take full credit for everything that ensued by claiming, loudly, “You owe it all to me!”
I’ve just finished “Stories About Storytellers” which I simply adored. Your ability to delve into the background and psyche of these much beloved figures in Canadian Literature was stellar and I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what happened to whom next. Thank you for sharing this part of your life. And yes, of course I’m now in search of “Across Canada By Story”.
What a nice comment, Linda. I’m sure you’ll find a copy of Across Canada By Story , and recognise the voice telling the tales.
I hope, too, that you’ll be inspired to read, or re-read, many of the books I describe. Doug