|Tug struggles in the Georgia Strait, January 2012.|
(Photo taken from our yard.)
Truth is, apart from my Saskatchewan friends Kelly, in North Battleford, and Jeanne Marie, in Biggar, both of whom became grandparents to baby boys in early January, most folks I know have thus far found 2012 to be a little stormy. I say we're just getting the worst of the year's waves out of the way, right up front.
Gregor McGregor (aka my partner) has been hit hard with the Plague (aka what I thought was just a bad Man Cold.) Wrong, Shell. Should I have done more mollycoddling? Probably. This insidious cold\flu that's going around likes to get its hooks in and stick around. Gregor's back from the doc today with a diagnosis: bronchitis or early pneumonia. More tea with honey, Darling? He'll be out of the classroom for a week or so.
Shout out to my son, Logan, and his girlfriend, Kira (from Hamburg, Germany), who spent countless hours cleaning my home and property in Middle Lake, SK in preparation for new tenants. Flowers also to my good neighbours there, especially Eileen, who put in much time on my behalf.
Now, events and more events. If you live in BC, SK, AB or PQ, I may be coming to a library, school, house or bookstore near you with Wretched Beast (poetry, Buschek Books) and Listen, Honey (short stories, DC Books). Please see my events schedule below for a partial listing of what's happening when, and where. Please stay posted for updates.
MONDAY, JANUARY 23 – ALL DAY AT MADEIRA PARK ELEMENTARY, MADEIRA PARK, BC
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 7 PM – HOME BASED BOOK LAUNCH \ PARTY, WILSON CREEK(SECHELT) BC- (contact me if you wish to attend ... please wear something wretched or beastly from your own wardrobe, ie: alarming socks, a ludicrous tie, scandalous earrings, etc.)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 7 PM - LITERARY SALON AT JENNIFER EBERT’S HOME, ROBERTS CREEK, BC (contact me for details)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – PRO “D” DAY – WORKSHOP FOR SUNSHINE COAST LIBRARIAN-TEACHERS IN SECHELT, BC
THURSDAY, APRIL 26 – READ AT SHELF LIFE BOOKS IN CALGARY, 7:00 PM
APRIL – EDMONTON AT (TBA)
FRIDAY, MAY 18 – SUNDAY, MAY 20 – LEADING A WRITING \ WALKING RETREAT IN CHATEAUGAY, QUEBEC FOR THE QUEBEC WRITERS FEDERATION (contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, registration)
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 – READ AT John M. Cuelenaere Public Library (125 12th Street East) PRINCE ALBERT, SK, 7:00 PM
MONDAY, JUNE 11TH – READ IN REGINA, SK (VERTIGO SERIES)
TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH – READ AT MCNALLY ROBINSON (SASKATOON) 7:30 PM, TRAVEL ALCOVE Mcnally Robinson Events
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH – READ AT FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY, 7:00 PM (DOWNTOWN SASKATOON)