Smooth uneventful drive to PEI from St. John this morning. Spent a couple of hours at my folks' place before heading into Charlottetown for my interview with Matt Rainnie for CBC Mainstreet. That interview will air shortly after the show starts at 4 pm Atlantic. Then early supper and the reading. Back to Halifax in the a.m.
Last night's reading was very enjoyable. It was well-attended, graciously hosted by Pat Joas of Inprint Books and everyone read very well. I taped it and will upload the audio when I get home.
The organization, helpfulness and overall class of the Atlantic Book Festival folks have been most impressive. Because of the jobs I've worked, I have a perhaps heightened appreciation for the usually unsung work that goes into logistics. People tend to notice such things only when they go wrong, which is a shame. So thanks to Susan Mersereau, Nicholas Graham, Melanie Bedgood, Pat Joas and Simon Lloyd, who've made this experience entirely pleasurable for me with their exceptional flexibility and attention to detail.