Wrap-up/Kick off

It’s a sort of sad/happy occasion at the downtown library this coming December 11th, a pass-the-torch ceremony culminating in the announcement of two brand new Writers-in-Residence for the Edmonton Metro Libraries Federation.

But between saying good-by to the many wonderful writers I’ve met over the year, is an opportunity to hear the words of folks who have used our creative service in the last 12 months. My colleague Jason Norman and I have invited various “writers on the cusp of awesome” to share their work and their experience of working through the deconstruction of text with a trained professional. It’s not always easy and it’s not always pretty, but the results will be evidenced in some staggering readings.

Jason and I will also read, sharing a portion of the manuscripts we’ve been working on this last year in the lovely solitude of the libraries.

And, the best thing of all, an opportunity to be on the ground  when two new writers –with new energy, new ideas and new visions are introduced to the city and outlying communities. Writers Take Wing!

Come say good-bye. Come celebrate!

You’re Invited!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton Room
7 Churchill Square

I hope that you all can make it to this event. It is very exciting for me to be able to introduce some of the great people I had the chance to work with this year.It will also give me a chance to say thanks to you all for supporting my ideas and programs throughout the year and to the EPL for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I will miss this job dearly but I’m not done yet. There is still lots to do and there are a lot of people to help. I look forward to seeing you on the 11th to celebrate a busy and productive year and to help me welcome the next batch of lucky WIRs for 2015.