Touring is a tricky thing for authors. On the one hand, it can be a lot of fun to check out new places and meet readers. It’s also risky. Travel is expensive and you never know how events will turn out. Sometimes the room is full and you sell plenty of books. Sometimes the media takes interest and helps to spread the word. Sometimes not (for both).
Despite these huge unknowns, I’m excited about my upcoming summer trip to Victoria and Vancouver. July is supposed to be the very best weather for this western province (which already has better weather than Ontario). Plus, I’m going to see some old friends and attend some great events.
On July 23rd, I’ll be at Cadboro Bay Books in Victoria. We’ll be sitting out on the terrace. Join us for book conversation, refreshments and sunshine from 7-9pm.
I’ll be visiting the iconic Vancouver bookstore, Little Sister’s for a second time (they hosted me back in 2007) on July 26th, 7-9pm.
After that, I’ll be attending the Salaam Queer Muslim Community’s Inshirah Conference July 28-30th. All are welcome to attend. I’ll be reading/hosting an open mic on July 29th at 6pm and will be attending Vancouver’s Pride Celebrations with Salaam on August 1st.
I hope to see some of you there!