Book Promotion


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.

Reading at McNally

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…

McNally Robinson

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.

CBC interview

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!!

Book Cover

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.

Book sign in Maidstone

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.

Book Cover

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.

Display pic

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

Cover photo of the rainbow around the sun

Cover photo of the rainbow around the sun

Copies of Rainbow Round the African Sun are now available in Canada. Place orders on the internet from the Book Order page.

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.

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