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Archive for October, 2009

I attended the launch party for this year’s anthology at Idlewild Books this week in New York, and – as I noted in this brief recap of the night – the packed event was tangible proof that there’s still an audience out there for literary travel essays. Considering this week’s news about Gourmet getting the axe, it was a much-needed reminder.

I’ve been focused on the World Hum blog lately, so nothing new in the full-length story department – but if you’re interested, here are some of the short items that have been keeping me busy and entertained:

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Just a quick location update: I arrived yesterday in NYC, and will be here, house-sitting and posing as a West Village resident (I wish!), for three weeks. Then it’s back to Eastern Ontario for three weeks of packing and preparation before I finally make the trans-Canada road trip to Whitehorse. I plan on putting down a few roots in the Yukon and hopefully staying for a full year. I’m really looking forward to exploring the north, and to having a home base again for awhile. Stay tuned!

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