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ann-marie in ottawa [Dec. 11th, 2006|10:43 pm]
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cal333
ann-marie will be speaking at the national arts centre in ottawa on january 29th as part of the english theatre: celebrity speakers series.

go here for more details, and for the link to order tickets.
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international festival of authors [Oct. 3rd, 2006|11:27 pm]
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cal333
new event:

ann-marie will be hosting the PEN canada benefit friday, october 20 at the university of toronto as part of the international festival of authors.

visit this link for more information, and for ticket purchases.

see you there!
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WestFest [Aug. 28th, 2006|11:15 am]
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dana13
[Current Location |home, cal's study]
[mood |nostalgic]
[music |rufus in my head]

The sky was grey, and so were the buildings. When the book signing was over, we went gliding down the street, five feet above the pavement. There's something about the way Ann-Marie MacDonald looks at you; it leaves an imprint on the retinas. We basked in it.

And then we saw her again -- a fixed smile on a poster, attached with scotch tape to the side of a building. "Keep watch," I said, and I detached it, folded the edges of the tape. Quick as the sparkle in her eyes, we were walking again.

It wasn't stealing. Not really. We saved that poster from the dumpster, where it would have landed in only a few hours, when the crowds would be dispersed and only memory would remain.
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westfest pictures [Jun. 26th, 2006|11:28 pm]
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cal333
pics from westfest are up here.

there are some good ones of ann-marie.
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we're danish! [Jun. 21st, 2006|09:59 am]
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dana13
[Current Location |home, cal's study]
[mood |wistful]
[music |rufus wainwright -- barcelona (in my head)]

A brief explanation of this community's username:

On the weekend of Saturday, June 10, 2006, your friendly neighbourhood moderators ventured forth on an expedition. They traveled from Massachusetts to Ottawa, Ontario, for a little gathering of artsy types known as WESTFEST. They were there for one purpose -- to attend the WESTFESTLIT reading and talk by Ann-Marie MacDonald.

And oh, what a reading, what a talk! AMM's tiny, white-haired mum came up on stage and told stories about raising such a bright talent, and AMM herself read from three of her books: Fall On Your Knees, of course, and The Way the Crow Files, also of course, and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), which was a surprise in more ways than one -- first, that she should read a selection from one of her oldest works, and second, that she should choose the section that ends with two characters shouting, "Bullshit! Bullshit! Bullshit!" Her voice boomed out across the festival, and parents around us covered their children's ears. One of AMM's own children was in the audience, somewhere, and we wondered if the child was used to such language, or if Grandma was covering the wee sprog's ears, too.

Anyway, at one point, AMM compared being famous in Canada to being famous in the States: "Canadian celebrity," she quipped, "is to American celebrity as Danish royalty is to the British royals."

And a community username was born.

Later in the discussion, she threw her arms in the air and shouted, "We're Danish!" This has become your friendly neighbourhood moderators' rallying cry.
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upcoming events [Jun. 14th, 2006|11:15 pm]
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cal333
writers at woody point - a festival of writing and books in newfoundland and labrador.

august 16th - 20th.
ann-marie will be reading on saturday, august 19th.

this is a sold out event, though there is a waiting list available.

for more information, visit the official website.
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