I also wanted to write about Place Identity, the reading slash Vancouver launch of The Best Place on Earth slash Cwila fundraiser, where I read with the amazing Renée Saklikar and Anakana Schofield, and shared the stage with host extraordinaire Elee Kraljii Gardiner and Cwila founder Gillian Jerome. It was an intimate and warm event and truly felt like a homecoming. I even got to hang out with my dear friends Janet Hong and Gurjinder Basran.
But before I had to chance to recap my two weeks on the coast (luckily, I covered my time in the Victoria Writers’ Festival in this post!) I was back in Ontario and spending a weekend in Waterloo, at the Wild Writers Festival. And there was so much to say about that, too, more inspiring panels, hanging out with old friends and making new friends. And then, a few days later I read as a part of The Eh List author series at the Toronto Library alongside Lily Poritz Miller, and it was a fabulous, well-attended event, and if was a better blogger I would have told you all about that too.
Now, we’re on our way to Israel. We’re leaving in two weeks. I hope to do some actual writing (!) while I’m away and it is beginning to feel like I’ll never find the time to blog about any of this, so I think I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves.