The book launch and reading for my new book, Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider, had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Yes, I completely agree that that’s one of the least important of the pandemic’s consequences.) I was disappointed, because the book is full of stories that are lots of fun to tell. But I’m doing a reading after all – and because it’s online, you can join it from anywhere.
Interested? You can join my reading live, or if you prefer, after it happens. I’ll be livestreaming (via Facebook Live) on Sunday, May 3rd at 6 p.m Eastern time (GMT-4); and the video will be available indefinitely, afterward. You can find it on my own Facebook page, here; or you can find it (with a little more searching) as part of the #CanadaPerforms program of Canada’s National Arts Centre, here. Or, if you don’t have Facebook, here it is on Vimeo.
By the way: #CanadaPerforms is a national program, to bring you performances and readings from musicians, authors, and more whose events were disrupted by the pandemic. It’s a fabulous program (and thanks to the NAC and sponsors Facebook Canada, Sirius XM Radio, RBC, Slaight Music, and the Bennett Family Foundation). If you haven’t dipped into #CanadaPerforms, have a look around. There are hundreds of performances and readings to enjoy.
© Stephen Heard April 30, 2020