Sat May 3 2008
Join us for the launch of Chandra's new book.
320 Lisgar Ave
8:00pm - 10:00pm
What a great evening. More than 40 people showed up, and as always in Ottawa, listened attentively and were generally charming.
I read the blog post "Getting Serious," about how I was probably going to read a story I'd finished two hours before, and then read the story I'd finished two hours before. I was really happy with how it turned out and how I read it. After the story, I sent paper airplanes out into the audience as I read some dirty bits about fucking on airplanes.
Jennifer read selections from her new novel-in-progress: the prologue and another section where the heroine meets her father. She read bravely through a wicked cold.
Chandra was an unexpected pleasure. I hadn't had time to dip into her books, so had no idea really what to expect. The first two selections she read were crazy bleak, but the punchline to the last selection was a perfect counterbalance.