Archive for July 2013

To Be A Writer

On the 250th episode of Inside the Actors’ Studio, Al Pacino talks about auditioning for admission and how being accepted — his first time out — was a defining moment.  He knew then, he said, that he was an actor.  Harvey Keitel talks about auditioning for ten years before he was accepted.  Every time he…

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Just Go To Meetings?

A couple of months ago I experienced my first heckler.  I was doing a reading from my new novel, The Empty Room, at a library in Toronto.  The Empty Room is a speculative look at what a day in my life might look like, had I not quit drinking 18+ years ago.  I figured there’d be a…

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Lakefield Literary Festival

I’m delighted to be appearing this Saturday, July 13, at the Lakefield Literary Festival in Ontario.  You can find the details here, if you’re in the neighborhood!  Canadian literary giant Douglas Gibson (editor of such notables as Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood and Mavis Gallant) will be hosting the event and I’ll be sharing the…

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