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!