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Launching at The Beaver
The Canadian launch of Growing Up Jung has now been set. It will take place on September 27th at a place called The Beaver on Queen West in Toronto. I have a bit of a sentimental connection with The Beaver so I was happy when my publisher suggested it as a possible party venue. The Beaver is where I first had dinner with my then-colleague and now fellow columnist and good friend Lisan Jutras. The two of us met up there several times after that, once at the beginning of a long night roaming the city during Nuit Blanche. When I was working as an editor at The Globe and Mail, I met Canadian director Laurie Lynd at The Beaver to interview him about his gay hockey film, Breakfast With Scot. And on another night, I ended up at dancing at The Beaver at the end of a night of club-hopping down Ossington. The Beaver, once owned by the late Will Munro, is known as queer friendly, but I find it just plain friendly. It’s an open space for whatever you are, as far as I can tell. And the food is good!
A week and a half after the launch, on October 7th, I’ll be doing a reading at TYPE Books in Forest Hill. I’m excited about this reading because it’s in the neighborhood of my former in-laws, so they will have to come (and maybe drag their friends too). But if you see this my dear former in-laws, don’t worry, I will not read any embarrassing scenes involving your daughter.
Other events forthcoming will be a reading at the Deer Park library in Toronto, The Box Salon at the Rivoli, Books and Brunch in Montreal, and more, which you can see here at the events page of this website.
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