New Faces Scrapbook

I can’t believe that a year has gone by since I posted my thoughts on the 2006 New Face of Fiction Party… and the thrill of meeting Ann-Marie MacDonald! This year, it was my turn to make the introductions at the Gladstone hotel and have the honour of helping celebrate Knopf Canada’s 2007 New Faces of Fiction. Neil Smith (Bang Crunch) and Jen Sookfong Lee (The End of East) are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet as well as being two of the freshest voices in Canadian fiction. Neil wowed us with his rendition of “Larry”, an astronaut’s

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Let’s talk about BIRTH, baby…

Last year I interviewed Ahri Golden of Thin Air Media about the radio documentary she was putting together with her partner Tania Kentenjian.(read a conversation with Ahri Golden) We’ve been checking in with each other from time to time over the last few months, cheering one another on as we traveled the continent – both of us thrilled to be meeting amazing women and sharing tales. Inspired by their work, I thought of Ahri and Tania again this past weekend when I was fortunate enough to lead a Birth Stories workshop at the Spring Garden Public Library in Halifax. We

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