Interview at Launch of Red Girl Rat Boy

My launch is only a couple of weeks away

— 18 September, 7-9 pm, at VPL’s main branch — and I’m looking forward to it! There’ll be an interview as part of the event (see below).

Christine Hayvice will emcee. I got to know Christine in a feminist writers’ group of the 1990s, Sex Death and Madness. She recently went through the Writers’ Studio at SFU, and is now at work on a history of airline unions and on stories arising from extensive research into her Kiwi family’s past.

A friend of many years, Penny Goldsmith, who’s a book-lover, book designer, book publisher, and community activist, will staff the book table. Penny’s the executive co-ordinator of PovNet  and is currently writing a history of the organization’s 15 years.

Writers, students of writing, and a myriad of readers admire Betsy Warland‘s poetry and prose. Both on the page and as a writing mentor she’s creative, an experimenter.   She’s a writer-activist too, much involved in writers’ organizations both established and new.

Betsy will interview me as part of the event. I’ve wanted the launch to be somewhat interactive, not just the writer reading aloud. In addition to our conversation, there’ll be a chunky Q and A session.

With this admirable trio at my side during the launch of Red Girl Rat Boy, I’ll feel blessed indeed!