Monday, April 12, 2010
There is much to say. Thanks so much to Chandra Mayor for her unexpected visit with the book club last week. It was truly delightful. Chandra has this delightful habit of ending even the most sombre or tragic of stories with an exuberant laugh. It's awesome. And the more irreverent poem "green eggs and cunt" was pretty great. The room was busting with laughter. I was tickled that she read from my favourites of the short stories in "All the Pretty Girls."
We're reading Shani Mootoo's Valmiki's Daughter this month. Anybody have discussion questions to offer?? Here's an interview with her about the book.
And third of all, local wonder poet Laurie McFayden is launching her first book of poetry! As part of Frontenac House's launch event (see details on facebook) Laurie's "White Shirt" promises to be fantastic. I plan to attend the launch - hope some other book club members will join us - it's on Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm at the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre. And even better, we've added "White Shirt" to our reading list and Laurie will join us to read on June 1st!