Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kitchener/Waterloo Reading

(Clockwise from top left): Tanis MacDonald, me, Sonnet L'Abbe at the Kava Bean Commons in Kitchener, ON.

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A few pics from Saturday night's reading in Kitchener/Waterloo, which I think should be called Kitchoo to eliminate any confusion. Waterer?

I had the great good fortune of having the support of Clare Hitchens of WLUP, who was the one who suggested I add a K/W reading to my itinerary in the first place and then found me a place to stay. Tanis and Sonnet then agreed to be added to the bill.

Unfortunately, we had to switch venues five hours before the event. But with Clare's help, we managed to find a great alternate, the Kava Bean Commons, whose manager not only agreed to re-open at 6:30 pm (after closing for the day at 3:00 pm) but who was both cheerful and appreciative whilst doing so.

I'm so very glad that we didn't just cancel the event. I would have felt so...forlorn. Instead, I got to meet other poets and be in community. Which is best-case-scenario for a bookish person...

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