Tonight Its Poetry!!! And in Saskatoon – WOW! Great fun last night down at FLINT on 2nd Avenue with a packed house and standing room only. Four “emerging poets”, including me, were the warm-up act for the main attraction, Lorna Crozier, who read from her most recent book. What a pro – she read with confidence and poise and drew us all into her vision. Quite magical.
September 8, 2009
The Tuesday night (Sept. 1) reading event at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon was a huge success. Special thanks to Nicole and her crew for promoting the evening. It was great to see so many people out, including former neighbours and friends from Maidstone; folks who have travelled to and worked in Ghana; a colleague from my days with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations; and new friends who brought new insights and suggestions. Thank you, all.
Oh, and just a reminder to come down to Flint for “This is Poetry” on Sunday evening, Sept 13. See you there…
September 2, 2009
The book signing event was a great success at McNally Robinson. Thank you, Nicole for organizing it, and thank you to all the folks who came out to be part of the evening.
September 2, 2009
Lots happening yesterday. An interview with Garth Matire on Blue Sky during the noon hour radio show, followed by an interview on TV which aired during the evening provincial newscast. Thank you, CBC!!
September 1, 2009
Reminding every one that I will be reading from Rainbow Round the African Sun at McNally Robinson bookstore at 7:30p.m. on Tuesday, September 1. See you there.
September 1, 2009
The book signing at the Maidstone Pharmacy on Thursday, August 24, was a big success. It was great to see so many friends and former neighbours. Thanks to all who bought books, with special thanks to Molly and her staff who hosted the event.
August 25, 2009
On Thursday, August 27, I will be at the Maidstone Pharmacy on Main Street from 1:00 to 3:00 to sign copies of my book, Rainbow Round the African Sun. If you are in the area, be sure to come in for coffee and doughnuts, and pick up a signed copy of the book at the same time.
August 16, 2009
The following dates have been set for reading and signing of my collection of poems, Rainbow Round the Sun. As we say in Ghana, you are all invited…
Book signing: August 27, 1:00 to 3:00p.m. Maidstone Pharmacy, Maidstone
Reading and signing: September 1, 7:00p.m. McNally Robinson Bookstore, Saskatoon
Reading: September 13, 8:00, FLINT, located on 2nd Ave just north of the Galaxy Theatre, Saskatoon
August 7, 2009
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Copies of Rainbow Round the African Sun are now available in Canada. Place orders on the internet from the Book Order page.
May 20, 2009
The event draws ever nearer, and preparations are coming together. In response to my reluctance to have a full blown book launch, my daughter has suggested and organized an event which she is calling Celebration of Creativity. It will provide a venue at the African Rainbow for artists and writers and performers to showcase their talent on Saturday evening, May 23, and Sunday afternoon, May 24. The “outdooring” of Rainbow Round the African Sun, a collection of poems will be part of Sunday’s program, and various guests will be invited to read selections from it.
This will be the first of what is planned to be an annual event, and it promises to be a lot of fun. In the Western Region of Ghana, there aren’t any of such events to enable and encourage young creative minds, and this will be our effort to change that situation. Stay tuned for a review of the event next week in Village Rainbows.