Marathon Nov. 1 and Sudbury (and Online!) Nov. 2-4

Exciting events in early November!

November 1 from 2 to 3 PM, I'm in conversation with David Giuliano at the Marathon Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Come and ask questions about truth and fiction, perseverance, northern Ontario stories--anything you like!

David is the author of THE UNDERTAKING OF BILLY BUFFONE, released in 2021 by Latitude 46 Publishing. You can find out more about him here:

The 10th Wordstock Literary Festival runs from November 2 through 4, in Sudbury--and online! Find a link to the schedule-at-a-glance here.

The event begins Thursday at 5:30 PM, with a poetry primer, followed by the festival kickoff event at 7. Events Friday begin at 6 PM and run all day on Saturday. Master Classes on humour and adapting material from one form to another kick off Saturday morning at 9, followed by festival panels and readings and culminating in the evening's gala celebration.

I'm on a panel entitled "Good Grief" with noted poet and editor Stuart Ross, author of many books, most recently THE BOOK OF GRIEF AND HAMBURGERS an extended poetic essay contemplating death and life. We'll talk about why we write about grief, even when we may not intend to, and the rewards inherent in the challenges. Moderated by Heather Campbell, publisher at Latitude 46, the conversation will be interesting and wide-ranging. Stuart's book is incisive and unsentimental.    

AND! Join us in person at Holiday Inn Sudbury or online! Ticket information is here. Note that a reduced rate is available for students and those with fixed incomes. You can buy an all-access pass (the festival plus master classes), a regular festival pass, or tickets to individual events. 

I'm really excited to have the opportunity to chat with readers and writers--about MAKING UP THE GODS, but also about writing and the power of creativity, especially in difficult times.