Zoom presentation about identity in Judaism and literature at a Zoom Books and Bagels event hosted by the Beth Emeth Congregation in Toronto at 10 am on Sunday June 6, 2020.
Zoom presentation and discussion hosted by the Shaar Shalom Congregation in Halifax and the Atlantic Jewish Council on the evening of December 3, 2020
I spoke about the theme of identity in Judaism, literature, and the challenges that Lewis faces in defining his own identity. Participants had a number of great questions, including:
How did I learn about architecture? (It’s Lewis’s profession.)
I’ve always loved architecture and had some books on my shelves. My cousin who gives tours of Montreal architecture when he’s not caring for geriatric patients sent me a book on Montreal architecture when I mentioned to him that I was thinking about writing the book. And I googled a few articles …
Did the character of Lewis come to me early on or did I figure him out as I went?
He came to me early on in part in that embarrassing scene in the park, which I wrote first. From there, I learned more and more about him.
Who are some of my favourite Atlantic Canadian writers?
The novelist David Adams Richards and the poet Alden Nowlan.
Discussion via Zoom with a private book club in Simcoe County, ON on August 10, 2020
Book talk and signing at the Greenberg Families Library in the Ottawa JCC on May 26, 2019 at 1 pm.
Calgary Launch (Presentation and Book Signing) at Owl’s Nest Books on April 25, 2019 at 7pm.
Ottawa Launch (Book Signing and Meet the Author) at Perfect Books on April 28, 2019 from 1-3pm.
Montreal Launch (Presentation and Book Signing) at Bibliophile Bookstore on May 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm.
Calgary Jewish Book Festival on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre
Private Book Club, Calgary on Monday May 25, 2015
Launch for Catullus’s Soldiers on Thursday May 14, 2015 at 7 pm at Owl’s Nest Books
CBC Radio Saint John “Off the Shelf” on Monday December 15, 2014 at 7:50 am AST
I will be speaking with CBC Radio Information Morning Host Hance Colburne about Sons and Fathers and writing, including my first-ever poem, called “Snow” and “written” (actually spoken and kindly transcribed by my mother) when I was two years old.
Meet the Author – Calgary Jewish Book Festival on December 7, 2014
September 23, 2014
I launched Sons and Fathers in Calgary on September 23, 2014 at The Owl’s Nest bookstore in Britannia Plaza at 815 49th Ave. SW.
(Photo credit: Ashley Nixon)
Thanks to Michael Hare of The Owl’s Nest for inviting me, and to all my friends and family who showed up to celebrate the launch of my first book and ask me tough questions! It was a very special evening.