Speaking, as I do in the last blog post, about my dear friend and writing student Ruth, I must tell you Ruth will be reading one of her great stories at So True, the event I began in 2015 so longterm writing students could speak directly to an audience. We did sixteen of these events, emceed by our beloved Jason Allen, with four curated, rehearsed readers in the first half, four in the second, and then moi, at the Social Capital, an intimate warm space on the Danforth with a bar at one end and a stage at the other.
We were regularly getting about seventy people, as much as the room can hold, when Covid shut us down in 2020. But at last, it’s time to start again. From now on, I’ll probably produce it only once a year, but the show must go on.
If you live in or near Toronto, hope to see you there! A good time and breathtaking stories guaranteed. Confirmed presenters: Diana Lee Tran, Ruth Miller, Jennifer Venner, Sam Stanley-Paul, Mary DiFrancesco, Peg Evans, Jason Allen, and yours very very truly.