...or in my case, the sky.
Tomorrow afternoon, my photographer pal Monique Dykstra and I head for Harrington Harbour. It's a beautiful little fishing village on Quebec's Lower North Shore and we're both super excited about this trip. We're going as part of a project called Quebec Roots , sponsored by the Blue Metropolis Literary Foundation here in Montreal. The two of us will help a group of students produce a chapter in a book, using photos and words to capture what their community means to them.
On Tuesday morning early, Monique and will take a water taxi (FUN!) from Chevery to Harrington Harbour. We'll go right to Harrington Harbour School to meet our students. I'll try to do a blog entry that day to let you know how things go.
A famous Québecois feature film, La Grande Séduction , was filmed in Harrington Harbour, so in a little way, I feel like I already "know" the town a little. But I can't wait to really see it, and to meet the kids and learn their STORIES!
I also look forward to traveling with the other Monique, who has become a close friend over the last few years. You see, the truth is, I'm a bit of a homebody, but Monique D has the soul of a true adventurer, and I think that has rubbed off a bit on me, too. So even if you're staying home this week, I wish you grand adventures, too.
We'll be home Wednesday night and guess what else? Next Monday, I leave for a 12-day trip to Nunavik, where I'll be doing the northern launch of The Middle of Everywhere. Looks like this homebody is in for some fun!!
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I have been able to visit your blog on and off despite the hectic semester here at Marianopolis.
I heard the wonderful news about your novel "What World is left". Congratulations for the Quebec writers' Federation prize, that is truly amazing.
Safe trip to Nunavik and Harrington Harbour, best of luck
Hi Stella, Michael, Emily and Armen,
I love getting comments on my blog. Thanks to all of you for writing!
Stella, I promise to keep you posted about my trip to Nunavik.
Michael and Emily, how exciting to get news from Harrington Harbour.
And Armen, you know I think the world of you. Good luck with the end of the semester and I look forward to seeing you in January!!
Warm wishes to all of you from Monique