Tuesday, October 16, 2007

WordFest: Hangin' with Meg

Sorry to be so scarce of late, but I've been too busy having a ball. From October 9-14, 2007, I was a participant at WordFest: The Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival in Alberta, and I'm now at the follow-up writers-only Summit Salon in Banff, one of my favourite places in the world. WordFest is one of Canada's top literary festivals, with writers from all over the world giving readings and panel discussions.

Above: that's me and Academy Award-nominated actress Meg Tilly, star of Agnes of God, who is now a major author (she was reading from her young-adult novel Porcupine, published by Tundra, the YA imprint of Canada's McClelland & Stewart). Meg and I and three others had a fabulous evening out at the James Joyce pub, just two doors down from Calgary's wonderful McNally Robinson bookstore.

Below: the science-fiction and fantasy contingent for this year's WordFest: William Gibson (who read from Spook Country), Charles de Lint (who read from Little (Grrl) Lost), and Robert J. Sawyer (who read from Rollback).

Festival season continues in Canada: next week I'm at the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront in Toronto.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


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