I'm proud to have been at the 10th anniversary festival in Kingston this weekend. I had fun teaching a fiction masterclass to a lively group, which included a very cheerful baby with his ma. Reading with live jazz backup by the Trio Without Words at the Saturday Night Speakeasy was probably peak coolness for my life. Excellent hosting by CBC's Bill Richardson (and nice boutonniere!), with outstanding readings by fellow authors Waub Rice (that's him with the band during sound check), Shelley Tanaka, Alyssa Cooper, Bruce Kauffman, and Elizabeth Greene. Now to read all their new books.
Photo credits from the Speakeasy: KWF official photographer Bernard Clark.
I'm the author of My Name is a Knife, All True Not a Lie In It, and The Old Familiar.