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Anne Lamott in Toronto

I have read a huge number of books about creative writing; one of my all-time favourites remains “Bird by Bird,” by Anne Lamott. She’s blindingly honest, personable, funny – and a very good writer.

So I imagine she’s a good speaker too, and I’m going to find out in May of next year when she comes to speak in Toronto, sponsored by the Henri Nouwen Society. Nouwen was a deeply spiritual man, a priest and a writer; Lamott will speak about her own faith, and, I hope, about her own creativity. I urge you, if you’re in Toronto and interested in writing or in life, to get a ticket to this event.



2 Responses to “Anne Lamott in Toronto”

  1. theresa says:

    She is such a beautiful writer. Her novels — wonderful and messy. And I loved Some Assembly Required, about her son's child and the negotiations around his first year of life — again, messy and real and very funny.

  2. beth says:

    I agree, Theresa – and her honestly. You feel you're sitting at the kitchen table with her – the mark of a wonderful writer.

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