Thursday, May 07, 2015
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The May 3 Lit Live reading in Hamilton featured me, Amber McMillan, Andrew Forbes, Patrick Friesen, Nick Michael Casteels, Nicholas Papaxanthos, and Valerie Nielsen.
I read first, because our group of poets, dining at the nearby Italian resto Capri, arrived at Homegrown Hamilton last.
But I don't mind where I read in a line-up, really. Not anymore.
And I had so much fun up there. Talking about Winnipeg, about poetry and football and heckling. (The best audience feedback I got was the owner of Homegrown Hamilton, who high-fived me when I went to get a beeeeeeeer at intermission...)
My thanks to Lit Live organizers, to Homegrown Hamilton, and to Gary Barwin for putting me up.