Monday, April 10, 2006

Back from Blue Metropolis Bleu festival in Montreal. Read with Yann Martel and Camilla Gibb, and had a book launch at which the refreshments were consumed by attendees at the previous event in the same room. A good time was had by all!

Upcoming: Ottawa Literary Festival reading at the National Library of Canada, as below:

THURSDAY, April 20 @ 8:30 pm
Writing Life #2:
Linda Holeman, Susan Glickman and Martha Baillie
$15 / $12 Student or Senior / $8 Festival Member

An evening of acclaimed fiction with an international flavour: The Moonlit Cage, set in 1850's Afghanistan, the latest from Linda Holeman; The Violin Lover, set in 1930's Europe, the debut novel from acclaimed poet Susan Glickman; and The Shape I Gave You, a story of memory and the weight of guilt from Martha Baillie.

"Well-paced, creative and addictive."
- Winnipeg Free Press on Linda Holeman

"One of the finest of the new generation of Canadian writers."
- The Journal of Commonwealth Literature on Susan Glickman

"Haunting... Full of finely wrought detail."
- Bronwyn Drainie on Martha Baillie

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