If you read Quill and Quire, you’ve probably noticed the Venue Hop pieces. These stories feature a pub, coffee shop, or other place known for hosting readings. These articles are really useful for authors, I think, and a nice way to say thanks to great hosts. So I thought I’d do the same on my blog. This post is the first of many.
Sacred Arts in Camrose, Alberta, includes a coffee shop in the front and a yoga studio in the back. We performed in the coffee shop, a pleasant space with large windows onto 50th street and plenty of art hanging on the windows. It had enough room for us to set up our sound system (one speaker, a small mixing board, and mics), but was still intimate.
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Authors and public libraries go together like peanut butter and jelly, so when I had a chance to read in both the Yorkton and Weyburn libraries during the Secret Fire Tour, I was quite chuffed.
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One day in May, a friend and I strolled into Dr. Coffee’s Cafe for a jolt of java. The coffee was lovely, and we really enjoyed the well-lit, comfy atmosphere. The coffee shop was quite new, and located in downtown Regina, and I thought to myself that this would be a perfect spot for the upcoming Secret Fire tour. And I was right.
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My dad’s family is from the Cypress Hills and I spent the first seven years of my life there. For that reason alone, Maple Creek was on my tour list.
Continue reading Venue Hop: Jasper Centre in Maple Creek
Carmen and I kicked off the second leg of our tour at Crandleberrys, in North Battleford. Crandleberrys has been around since 2007, and under new ownership since this summer. It has a reputation for good coffee and good food, and from what I’ve seen, the new owners are maintaining that standard.
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