Thursday, December 02, 2010

TSAR 2010 Annual Launch Party was held on November 24th at the Gladstone Hotel. Unfortunately I couldn't make it on time and missed most of the readings. I was there last 10 minutes; it's always nice to see the audience laugh during the reading. It was also nice to see many of my writer friends. I love the Gladstone...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Exile's first Autumn launch & readings event

Last week I went to Exile's first Autumn launch & readings event at Dora Keogh Irish pub on Danforth.
The readings of Exile’s new authors, Antony Di Nardo, Marianne Apostolides and Greg Kearney were all great; they were already great performers and did their readings with dignity and humor.

The literature legend, Katherine Govier was also there for her reading. She showed me her own copy of her latest novel, the Ghost Brush, in which many marks, even changes, were added, for her own use, to make her reading better. Even the greatest writer like Katherine still continues to improve her own work. I’m so impressed. Yes, writing is all about re-writing, never ending…

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The 26th Festival International de la Poésie

It was wonderful to meet all those French + international poets in beautiful Trois-Rivières. My writer friend Ryoko Sekiguchi from Paris did some wonderful shows. Bravo, Ryoko!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Canadian Voices, Volume Two - Book launch!

We celebrated our achievement with hundreds of guests at the supermarket Kensington Market, on September 20. Thank you everyone, thank you Bookland Press!


Asian Film Industry Network Reception on Monday, September 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Japan Foundation, Toronto. It was nice to see Trần Anh Hùng, the director of Norwegian Wood. He is such a modest, shy person.