i had a great event at dartmouth's woodlawn library last night. i hadn't been since it was a hole in the mall and was blown away by the gorgeous new facility - big windows, big computers, and even a few books. i gave my talk in the presentation room - a converted movie theatre. comfy stadium seating chairs, a giant projection screen, great sound system - an ideal spot.
lots of great questions and observations from the audience after, too. one woman new to the city told me how she mentioned in passing to colleagues that she was going to take her dog for a walk in seaview park. one laughed and warned her not to stray too close to the back of the park - lest the crazy old man in the camper leap over the fence and attack her.
another woman told me how she had used eddie's story - plus his videos on youtube - to teach her son about africville and about his own african nova scotian roots.
i'm on the run now - i'll be on cbc mainstreet just after 3pm to talk about atlantic book week - in particular, the panel discussion i'll be hosting tonight at the old triangle in halifax.
tune in - and hopefully turn up for a few drinks at the triangle.