Monday, September 22, 2008

Lucy Maud

Mental health issues touches us all. At least today we can talk about it more than in Lucy Maud's time. Still not enough; but better I suppose.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

The Word on the Street, Vancouver's version of the "National Book and Magazine Festival." It's on Sunday, September 28 from 11 to 5. You can find the relevant info. here. You can catch up with me from 1 - 1:30 in the Magazine Life Tent and at 3:30 in the Kids' Tent. I'll be talking about KNOW in the morning and my latest book, Robots, in the afternoon. (More on that book in the next few days.)

Also in Vancouver, is Fall Book Hatching, sponsored by CWILL-BC. Come meet local authors and illustrators for this fun afternoon event. Fall Book Hatching is Sunday, October 5 from 1 to 3 in the downtown library's Alice McKay Room. You can see some pictures from the spring equivalent of the event: Spring Book Hatching, here. Fun, fun. Wish I could be there!

Finally, if you happen to be in Tofino this coming weekend, there's Art in the Garden. This annual event is a chance to meet local writers and artists and enjoy the ambience of the Tofino Botanical Gardens. It's this coming weekend, both afternoons.

Where the Wild Things Are

The lament that I've too much to do before I blog, is as ongoing as the stack of books I want to mention is growing, but, for now, here's a profile of Maurice Sendak. A bit of a curmudgeon, that Wild Man, but, oh, what a genius. (Thanks to Book Ninja for the heads up.)