On Wednesday, after my reading at the Toronto Public Library’s Author series, The Eh List, two different audience members told me that The Best Place on Earth had been their book club pick. “You should have invited me,” I told one and she seemed surprised. “You would have come?” “Of course!” I said. There’s nothing more exciting for a writer than to have a conversation about their work with intelligent readers. I also found a mention of a book club in Winnipeg that read The Best Place on Earth over the summer (I am trying to manifest a trip to Winnipeg for a reading or a festival, because I’ve never been there and I hear such great things. Also, this review).
Well, on November 25, I finally get to visit a book club, and it’s a good one! The Humber College Writing Centre, where I used to work when I first moved to Toronto, has a well attended and well advertized book club. I should know, because I was in charge of it once (our pick then was Camilla Gibb‘s Sweetness in the Belly!) It’s even more of a treat because we’re also having an apres-launch for Eufemia Fantetti‘s A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love (which launched in Vancouver yesterday!) I am beyond thrilled. The event is open to all, just RVSP here. Refreshments will be provided!