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BC authors share open mic readings Feb. 21 via Zoom

It was a delight to be one of five BC authors who read short memoir excerpts Feb. 21, as a Canadian Authors, BC Chapter Zoom event. Topics ranged from poignant reminiscences of a mother and her sudden death to a Lancaster fighter pilot who survived two years of duty in the Second World War. One of the readers was Geoff Inverarity, who read from his poetry book All the Broken Things, published by Anvil Press. He’s chair of the Galiano Literary Festival.

We each had less than a minute to introduce ourselves plus seven minutes to read. I read the start of the chapter “Touched” in my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket, contrasting the lush beauty of India’s Rajasthan state and its spectacular, exotic birds to the assault I experienced while on a train.

Many thanks to Elizabeth McLean for hosting this year’s first Open Mic night for the BC Chapter of Canadian Authors. Five more authors will read their memoir excerpts on March 20. Please join in to listen. We had about 25 people at last night’s event.

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