Paradise & Elsewhere in Toronto May 27th and 28th 2014

Upcoming  Toronto: two Eh-list  library readings.  I will be reading at the Barbara Frum  library on the 27th May  and North York on the 28th May. Both events are free and  run 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page“In these mythical, magical stories Kathy Page parts company with traditional wisdom to blaze a new trail through the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of origin stories. Page is the author of seven previous novels, many stories and has written for Television and radio. Join us for an evening with this complex and intriguing writer.”

“This vibrant, startlingly imaginative collection reminded me—as few collections have done in recent years—of both where stories come from, and why we need to tell them.  Kathy Page is a massive talent:  wise, smart, very funny and very humane.” Barbara Gowdy

Here’s the latest review  in the  National Post

Mural in Toronto

I’ll  talk a little about the ideas behind the book, read from  Low Tide,  which features a seal-woman, a lighthouse keeper and an albatross, and also from the title story,  Of Paradise.  The last time  I was in the city I snapped this mural, which makes me feel that TO is the perfect city for this book…