On Sunday, March 3, I had the pleasure of doing the Edmonton launch of The Brightest Thing. We had a wonderful, intimate conversation about fairy tales, fictional and real-life horrors, love, and what feminism and “strong female characters” mean today. My thanks to everyone who braved the cold to join us for a cozy Sunday afternoon book launch, and of course to Audreys Books for hosting the event!
My one-year-old, who wants nothing more than to be read to all day long every day, is thrilled to be on on a book tour. She was most impressed by the castle in the downstairs of Audreys Books and–since castles are fairy tale-related, and her face isn’t visible in the photo–I’m letting myself indulge in sharing a photo of her the day of the Edmonton launch. May your next adventure in a bookstore bring you even half the joy that my little one enjoys.
Prince George and Edmonton were both lovely: next up, I’m bringing The Brightest Thing to Vancouver and the Growing Room Festival. I hope to see you all you Vancouverites there!
I had a great hometown turn-out for The Brightest Thing launch. I will always love Prince George–it’s where I grew up, and it has proper, snowy winters–and it was very special that my first public reading of this book was in the city where everything started for me.
The book launch itself was held on Wednesday, February 27 at Books and Company. I performed some poems from the book and then my lovely audience joined me in a great discussion about fairy tales, poetry, and life–thanks to everyone who asked a question and added to the evening with their thoughtfulness. I hope everyone is happy with the doodles I made in their copies of the book!
My thanks to Lana Ryan and Darrell Johnston for the photos from the evening, and to my one-year-old for staying up past her bedtime and remaining cheerful the entire time. Thanks, as always, to Caitlin Press, to the fine folks of Books and Company for hosting the launch, and to everyone who came out to help me celebrate the publication of this book!
Prince George! My beloved hometown! I’m coming to YOU to share my book, The Brightest Thing. Please come and celebrate with me next Wednesday, February 27, 7pm, at Cafe Voltaire. Everyone is welcome–please bring your family and friends, and spread the word! I’m looking forward to saying hi to so many of you!
Here’s the Facebook event link, so you can RSVP (then I can eagerly anticipate your presence) and invite your friends. Feel free to share the poster on Twitter, email, owl post… See you there!
And you can also check out this handy list of my upcoming appearances. I’ll soon be making my way to Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.
Boobs, Boobs book launch, Boobs: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts, book launch, Caitlin Press, Emily Davidson, Emily Wight, Heartwood Café, Heartwood Community Cafe, Kate Braid, Laura Ritland, Maggie Wojtarowicz, Plenitude Magazine, ROOM Magazine, Ruth Daniell, Sara Graefe, Sierra Skye Gemma, Taryn Hubbard, Vancouver, Vancouver literary event
Please RSVP to the Vancouver launch of Boobs here.
You’re invited to the launch of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts at the Heartwood Community Cafe at 317 East Broadway, Vancouver. Join the editor—that’s me!—and many contributors for multiple readings of true stories and poetry. Books will be available for sale and signing. It’s going to be a really fun night. At the launch party, we’ll be joined by the good folks at Room, Canada’s oldest literary journal by and for women, and also Plenitude, Canada’s queer literary magazine. Such good company!
The event is being graciously hosted by Heartwood Community Cafe! Delicious snacks AND literature! What could be more fun on a Friday evening?
Given that space is limited, please RSVP for free admission. We are expecting a full house so RSVP soon!