I can’t believe how busy I am!

My schedule as artist in library at Fairview is chugging along! Sometimes I feel like I barely have time to catch my breath before I need to begin a new program/project/presentation.

But it’s fun!

And the people I’m meeting might very well be teaching me more than I’m teaching them!

I’ve had to re-jig a bunch of things.

The ‘Get the Bully Off Your Back’ presentation that I normally do for teenagers, I’ve had to re-jig for 5-12 year olds and their parents.

It’s been quite the learning experience!

And the program I developed for seniors called Your Life as a Picture Book, where we work on distilling the life experiences of senior citizens into about a thousand poetic words… has been such a success that the participants are saying that the 6 hrs that’s been allotted to the program isn’t going to be enough.

They’re doing some remarkable writing! And I’m not sure if we’re going to be able to stick to a thousand word limit, but hey, nobody said we had to be rigid in that regard!

I just submitted a blog for the Toronto Public Library for that program and I’ll post a link as soon as it’s up!

But on to Calgary.

I’m coming in early morning on Thursday October 9th, so if any schools in Calgary are interested in hosting me for presentations…I’m available!

I’ll be doing presentations at two libraries in Calgary, so hey, if you’re in the area, feel free to join me!

Haven’t been out west for a while! It’ll be fun insha Allah.

Tomorrow morning I’m going down to Rockton, Ontario for the Telling Tales festival that looks like a great deal of fun! I’ll be reading from King for a Day.

Saddletowne Library

Friday, October 10

10:00 -11:00 am

Shaganappi Library

Friday, October 10

1:30-2:30 pm