May 7, 2008

Double Lives Triply Celebrated

The lives of various Double Lives contributors, editors and fans were doubly busy this past weekend as our anthology launched in three Canadian cities, Toronto, Kingston and Montreal.

On Saturday May 3 in Toronto’s Another Story bookstore, our preface writer and mothering/writing role model Marni Jackson read alongside editor/contributor Fiona Tinwei Lam and contributors Janice Kulyk Keefer, Susan Olding and Noreen Shanahan to an appreciative crowd.
This event was swiftly followed by a similarly successful launch on Sunday evening in Kingston’s Novel Idea, and a warm and intimate evening of readings in McGill-Queen’s University Press hometown of Montreal on Monday night.

Thanks to all those involved in the organizing of these events.

Here on the West Coast we are getting giddy about our Vancouver launch on Saturday May 10, 7-9 pm at Little Nest CafĂ©, 1716 Charles Street at Commercial Drive. What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, the arrival of which is also rumoured to be bringing us some great press coverage. We will be keeping our eyes peeled for that weekend’s editions of The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen.

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

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