This is going to be a wonderful and busy month of literary festivities around the Edmonton area, and I’m really excited to be making my debut at LitFest!
First off, I’ll be launching Polar Winds together with Ted Barris (The Great Escape) at the Alberta Aviation Museum on Friday, October 17 beginning at 6pm. We will be telling stories about some of our favourite historical characters in our books (with pictures!), answering your burning questions, and, of course, signing books. There may also be some northern flyers on hand to chat with you while you enjoy adult beverages and light refreshments.
Next up, I’ll be doing a noon-hour reading and Q&A at Churchill Square on Tuesday, October 21 with Michael Hingston as my host (and tomato blocker). Come and heckle! Word on the Square is a joint project for the Edmonton Arts Council and LitFest.
Then on October 25 I’ll have a table at Words in the Park in the gorgeous Strathcona County public library – but I’ll duck out from 1-2pm to talk about Polar Winds, history, and storytelling with the LitFest crowd in the performance space there.
The next day, I’ll sing for my supper at the Brunch of Writers, a very popular LitFest event, along with Jane Christmas and Liane Shaw. I’ve promised that I won’t read the section about cannibalism in Chapter 7!