As I've mentioned in this space previously, I had the great good fortune to work on my upcoming Kalamalka Press chapbook with a bunch of writers whose work I admired.
And then there were the come-from -away readers also performing at Word Ruckus and Vertigo Voices.
So it should go without saying that my 'soft launch' of the chappie last week in Vernon & Kelowna saw me accumulating quite a stack of books to bring home.
Laisha Rosnau's Notes on Leaving
Al Rempel's This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For
Hannah Calder's More House
Jason Dewinetz's moving to the clear
David Pitt-Brooke and Christine McPhee's Accommodation: A Dialogue of Culture and Nature
After spending a bit of time with their authors I'm looking forward now to spending time in the books.
I also picked up some of the weird books piled on the floor at Word Ruckus. And hauled them home. And will therefore learn about The Horse Through the Ages, All About Ferrets, and Evergreens through seventies-tinted glasses.
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In other Kalamalka Press chapbook news, I will be hosting/reading at the MWG Book Awards Anniversary Reading on April 22 at aceartinc (2nd Floor, 290 McDermott Ave).
The event will feature multiple MBA-winners, including Lori Cayer, Chandra Mayor, Faith Johnston, J.R. Leveille, Larry Verstraete, and Armin Wiebe. (And one or two as yet confirmed others...)
It will also function as a How to Make a Collage launch. Because I've got a chapbook to launch. And don't feel like organizing an additional event. Just to launch it.