See me live tomorrow night!

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If any of you guys read Xtra West then you might have seen the advertisement for the Xtra West Reading Series starring Dr Pega Ren and myself! I’ll be reading a chapter from upcoming book about my family history in Alabama. I am, however, tempted to use this forum as an opportunity to vent my frustrations with Xtra West (see yesterday’s post).

But I promised myself I’d be gracious and professional. My buddy Shantel will be there as will my sister Angelina.  Any of my other friends and stalkers in the Vancouver area are welcome to come.

It takes place at the Davie Village Cafe at 1141 Davie. It’s that little cafe right next to the Shoppers Drug Mart. If you’re in a wheelchair then you’re SOL – it’s up a big flight of wooden stairs.  Admission is free and there’ll be free snacks! So come with an empty stomach and a bunch fo Tupperware! That’s my plan.

It’s kind of neat that they splashed my face in there. There were two ads for the event which ran in two issues of Xtra West. I looked at the 2007 ad rates and the cost for those ads would be $3,200! Now, half of the ad is for the other person so my share of the ad would total $1,605. At 17¢ a word that’d be worth a  9,400 word article! Yowzers!


I am a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada who has blogged here for 20 years. I like to share my thoughts and feelings on my own online space. From 1998 until 2017 I worked as a journalist and I hope to use this website as an archive for all of my stories.

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