Countdown to Litfest



I’m reallitfestly looking forward to Litfest…only a few more days until I grit my teeth for take off. Really not the world’s best flyer but it will be worth it to be in the company of such wonderful authors and hosts. I’ll be doing three events, starting with the Strathcona Library on Thursday night where I’ll be hosted by David Chereos.

On Saturday, we’re heading to the Rose and Crown pub for “A free-flowing forum for teachers, parents, and friends of special needs children. Starting off with an introduction and reading of Time Out by author Liane Shaw, we will open the floor to a sharing of experiences and venting of frustrations about a system strapped for cash, that constantly swings between integration and segregation. The host for the evening is Heather MacKenzie.”   It seems that those frustrations are not unique to us here in Ontario!

And finally, on Sunday, I am honoured to be in the company of authors Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Jane Christmas for “A Brunch of Writers” at the Sutton Place Hotel.

033Then it’s another seat-gripping plane ride as I head home to see if my daughter survived babysitting duty for our two giant dogs who are both much larger than she is!