Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Oshawa, by gosh!

The by-car in Southern Ontario part of the Rollback book tour is off to a roaring start.

Carolyn and I decided to drive over to Oshawa starting at 3:00 p.m., to avoid the rush-hour traffic (we had to get from the west side of the Greater Toronto Area, where we live, to the east side). We got to Oshawa around 4:30 and did a drop-in signing at the Chapters bookstore there.

They had a lot of my books on hand, which was great.

After the books were signed, Olga Filina, the Customer Experience Manager at that Chapters, took Carolyn and me out to dinner at Caseys; I had an excellent bison burger (but didn't eat the bun!)

Then it was off to the Oshawa Public Library, where I gave a talk about the science-fiction genre to an audience of 30, and did a reading from Rollback. My talk was advertised in part by this large poster in the library.

Greg Rist from Rogers Durham is doing a half-hour TV documentary about me and my work; he interviewed me in my home on April 2, 2007, and came out tonight to get more footage, as well as some quotes from people in the audience

As always, I like to think I made a few good points in my talk. The library gave people cards to rate my talk -- I got five out of five from everyone, except one patron who gave me four out of five. The nerve! :)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At May 13, 2007 8:12 PM , Blogger Leah Braemel said...

Robert - I was at your Oshawa talk - you gave an amazing talk, you are an extremely erudite speaker. I even posted on one of my writing groups that if anyone is in the areas where you are speaking, that they definitely should make an effort to see you. 5 out of 5 from this participant.


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