I was flattered to be invited in August to participate in this fall’s 24th annual Winnipeg International Writers Festival, known as Thin Air 2020. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the festival this year will consist of a website accessible from September 20 to October 12.

I’ll be contributing an audio reading from Watching a Man Break a Dog’s Back: Poems for a Dark Time, and possibly taking part in a pre-recorded Zoom book chat with a moderator. The festival’s interactive component includes plans for some authors to engage with readers in a scheduled virtual Q & A.

“While most of our content will be pre-recorded and posted for the full three weeks,” said Thin Air 2020 director Charlene Diehl, “we intend to schedule a few real time events as well, so that readers can get at least some of the interactive energy that’s so central to the festival experience.”