If you happen to find yourself up in North Simcoe County on September 10th, you might brave the streets of Midland to see a bunch of writers do their thing all up and down the main strip in town. The Written Word committee, operating out of the Midland Cultural Centre, has organized a day-long reading series with some excellent local writers and literary folk, like Roger Bell, along with some other authors who you might know from about the greater CanLit scene, like Julie Joosten and Bianca Lakoseljac, who probably have some kind of link to the area.
Those good people of the MCC have also asked that I return to the place that spawned a bunch of stories about hillbilly mayhem and crime. As a result, I will be the headlining reader on the day.
So, if you are one of the twelve people that read this blog, and happen to be up in that land in a couple weeks, come by and see some writers read some of their writing. I’ll update this post with website and event pages and the like as they show up, and any other informations that might be of use.
Update: Here is the full list of authors participating in the event, and where and when they are reading at…
Until then, thanks a bunch to Roger Bell, Jennifer Kerr, and the rest of the Written Word and MCC staff involved in getting this up and running. Also, thanks to my publisher, Biblioasis, for getting me up there and making sure that copies of Debris make the trip as well. I’m told that they’ll be on sale through Georgian Bay Books, the last bastion of the book trade in Midland.
More to come…