Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Spread the net - fight malaria

Spread the Net - www.spreadthenet.org

whatever you may think of Belinda Stronach as a politician (and whenever I get back to Canada, she always seems to be in the news, one way or another), she is making a difference for a serious cause: UNICEF's fight against malaria. In case you've never worried much about malaria, think about mosquitoes...the unofficial & much-despised national insect of Canada. Most of us Canucks grow up with a deep-seated loathing for the little bastards...so it should be easy for us to put ten dollars into preventing them from biting somebody else. Because in the thirty second it's taken to write this part of my blog, another child has died of malaria. Click on the link; write a cheque. thanks.

Monday, November 13, 2006

at the Alchemy Theatre

This afternoon I met novelist Lauren Davis for tea, on the 43rd floor of the Sheraton, looking over Toronto's sci-fi City Hall...and we talked about zombies, writers, and other creatures of the dark. I'm in town for several weeks to work on creating a theatre piece based on my book of poetry, A Bad Year for Journalists. If you're in town on December 20th or 21st, drop by the Alchemy theatre (133 Tecumseth, one block SW of Bathurst & Queen) at 8pm to see what we've been working on--the workshop production will be practically free, and we're looking forward to getting your feedback.