Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Cary is excited to be visiting Newfoundland for the first time, thanks to the Newfoundland Public Library. From May 10 to 16 he'll be stationed in Corner Brook and visiting the communities of Burgeo, Ramea, Stephenville Crossing, Port au Port E., Cape St. George, Woody Point, Sop's Arm, Cormack, and Norris Point. In Norris Point he'll be participating in their spring festival. (The photo is taken from the festival's web site.)
Cary has long wanted to visit Newfoundland and he's looking forward to meeting people, taking in the landscape, sharing his stories, and getting a taste of life on the island. He hopes that he'll get a chance to hear some storytellers, writers, and poets and hear some music as well. In preparation, Cary is--naturally--reading fiction by Newfoundland writers. He was already a fan of Michael Winter and Wayne Johnston, and he is now immersed in Michael Crummey's fine novel "The Wreckage.'
Monday, April 20, 2009
Cary will be in Hamilton on Thursday, April 23, for a Forest of Reading Celebration sponsored by the Hamilton Public Library. This is Cary's second visit to Hamilton recently; the first was for the Gritlit festival. But this will be the first time (for him, at least) that he'll read from a book ('My New Shirt') while the pictures are projected on a screen. Here's hoping the technology works...