September 2009

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.