On September 18th, the Arcady Ensemble under the direction of Ronald Beckett performed his setting of my poem “First Silver, Then Invisible” in both English and French at their autumn concert.
On January 26, I was lucky enough to be part of Family Literacy Day at the Montreal Children’s Hospital: a very cool bilingual event held annually to entertain their patients! I made two videos – one in English and one in French – of me reading an excerpt about dogs from my middle-grade chapter books Bernadette in the Doghouse/ Élizabeth dans le Pétrin, and my own dog, Toby, was kind enough to assist. Here is a picture of Toby to brighten your day.
I just have to share the beautiful cover designed by Tim Inkster for my forthcoming book of essays from The Porcupine’s Quill! I could not have hoped for anything more beautiful:
I am delighted to announce that I have a book of selected essays coming out with The Porcupine’s Quill in 2021!
This would be a tremendous privilege at any time but is even more so now, during the Covid pandemic, when so many in the arts have no outlet for their work. I am hugely grateful, as always, for the tireless support and optimism of small Canadian presses!