Thank you, Ottawa!
I'm back from Ottawa, where I tried poutine at the National Poutine Festival, got to see the Library of Parliment, and participated at the Ottawa International Writers' Festival. Poutine is sort of slimy (sorry, national dish) but the Ottawa Writers' Festival was smashing. A great reading and interview at coffee roaster, a packed workshop, and a great big reading to 250 kids at a middle school. A great trip -- thank you, Ottawa.