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Fall 2020 Appearances

Fall 2020 Appearances

This time last year, we were talking about going to California, to promote How To Future. We were supposed to hit LA and SF. We were supposed to eat a daily avocado and drink mezcal and smell star jasmine and orange blossoms. I planned to re-visit the Mystic Museum and Dark Delicacies and Gepetto’s. I planned to return to my spawning grounds. Now my spawning grounds are on fire, and so is everything else. But, the show must go on….

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Boys, manga, and guns: an afternoon at the library

Boys, manga, and guns: an afternoon at the library

I mentioned in my previous post, I spent part of the week before last doing appearances at two Toronto public libraries. My first afternoon out, I spoke with a couple of classes of fifth graders about being a writer, and more importantly, being a reader. I talked about all the books that had ever gotten me into trouble. These included To Kill A Mockingbird (which caused me to have a conversation about rape with a fellow second-grader, and I suspect…

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