On the heels of my triumphant return to Midwich, Ontario, I have been asked to do some other readings at a couple of festival type deals outside of Toronto, where I live and do most of my weird behaviour. As illustrated by the majestic screencap above, I will be participating in IFOA as part of the travellin’ show that goes all over the province. So, I’ll be reading on October 15th at 3:00pm in St. Catharines, Ontario, at the St. Catharines Library. I’ll be out there with acclaimed cartoonist/illustrator Nina Bunjevac. Click on this line for more event details. Thanks a bunch to the IFOA for inviting me, and to the Festival of Readers and the Niagara Artists Centre for running the event. You are all cool.
I have also been asked to be a delegate at IFOA, meaning that I can go to any and all events and readings and heckle people that I know who are up on stage. Especially if they topple off the stage in their chair, like leather jacket-clad stuntman Andrew F. Sullivan (WOTS HIGHLIGHT). Likely though, I will be listening to things and writing about them for IFOA, and it is actually an honour to be asked and to be given some level of responsibility as a person.
The next thing I’ll be at is Wordsfest London, reading at November 5th at 10am with Giller Prize winner André Alexis, and that is not too shabby. You can also see by the poster above that there is a boatload of excellent writers that they’ve locked up for the fest. I’ll likely be up in there all weekend, taking in the readings and talks. If you happen to be in the area, or would like to get yourself to that place, I will be around. Thanks to Joshua Lambier and all of the other people involved for inviting me down.
That’s about all for now. Check out the links and the events and please spread the word if you can. In the meantime, take a gander at the social media for Wordsfest London and for IFOA St. Catherines/Lit On Tour/Festival of Readers.
More to come soon, regarding novels and whatnot. But that’ll do for now. Cheers. KH