Two Readings in Toronto

My time in Israel is getting shorter and I’m starting to feel sad about saying goodbye to my family and friends. Every visit is the same: my departure date sneaks up on me, so I end up spending my last week running around the city with a sense of urgency, trying to cram as much quality time with loved ones as possible into my day.

Luckily, I have two readings to look forward to in Toronto. On March 21st I’ll be reading at the Pivot Reading Series at the Press Club on Dundas, with Sandra Ridley and Rebecca Rosenblum (great company!) The event will be hosted by the lovely Elisabeth De Mariaffi. I will be landing at Pearson Airport less than 48 hours before the reading, so you should come and have a beer with me to soften my landing and celebrate my homecoming. I’m hoping it will help alleviate the inevitable heartache (an emotional jetlag?) I experience whenever I leave Israel for Canada , and remind me of the Toronto literary community I love and miss when I’m away. It’s also the first day of spring. More reasons to drink and be merry.

Then, on April 22nd I’ll be participating in the Draft Reading Series. The Draft Reading Series specializes in new work so I guess I’ll be reading something brand new. Maybe I haven’t written it yet. The event will take place at the S. Walter Stewart Branch  of Toronto Public Library (170 Memorial Park Ave.1 block north of Mortimer Ave, 2 blocks west of Coxwell). I’ll be reading with my lovely and talented friend Eufemia Fantetti, as well as Susan Glickman, Amy Lavender Harris, and Lola Lemire Tostevin.