Dear HB Creativity Clients and Friends,
In the coming months, I will be traveling to promote The Widow’s Fire, a novel exploring the shadow side of Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion. I hope to see some of you at the events listed below!
Toronto: Inanna Publication’s spring book launch at Glad Day Bookshop, Church Street, Toronto, between 6:00-8:30pm, May 24. Full line-up: Sky Curtis, author of Flush; Lucy E.M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain, Paul Butler, author of The Widow’s Fire, and Sonia Saikaley, author of A Pink Samurai’s House. With special guest jazz pianist Patrick Hewan.
Fredericton: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, University of New Brunswick, presentation, Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Historical Fiction, June 10
Reading (with Mary Corkery and Sky Curtis) at Westminster Books, Fredericton, 4:00-5:30pm., June 12
Edmonton: Reading at Audrey’s Books, June 27, 7.00 pm.
Lethbridge: Reading at Word on the Street, September 23, time TBA
Vancouver: Spoken Ink Reading (with Susan McCaslin) at Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, June 20, 8 – 9:30 pm
Presenter, Jane Austen Society of North America, annual conference, Huntington Beach, October 5 – October 8. Presentation title: Updating Jane Austen’s Morality in 21st Century Fiction (time TBA).
I am continuing to accept very small numbers of clients for the online course, but places will be limited.