Thursday, June 16, 2005

Tonight's reading in Thompson

...at the Thompson Public Library was wonderful. Thanks to Trevor Surgenor for organizing the event. When I walked in I was amazed to see copies of Anne Szumigalski's Rapture of the Deep and Voice (by Szumigalski and Marie Elyse St. George) and a tape of Szumigalski's On Glassy Wings waiting on every chair. How moving to find the work of a great poet sitting there, waiting for us to arrive.

The Thompson Public Library sports not only a great collection of poetry, but very soon people will be able to sign out tools. We had a peek at the tools, which include stud finders, shovels, saws, hammers, extension cords, clamps... Apparently there's only a couple other libraries that carry tools -- one in Vancouver, BC and the other in Berkley, CA. I could go on and on about the exciting things going on at the Thompson Public Library, but I think the tools are a good example of the forward thinking happening there.

Thanks again to Trevor and to everyone who came out. It was great to meet you all.

2 comments:

Trevor Surgenor said...

Brenda,

Thanks for such a fantastic show. We'll be keeping our eyes out for you as you migrate back and forth. It was wonderful having you here and a real treat for Thompson. I'll email you pictures of the event today.

All my best,

Trevor

Brenda Schmidt said...

Thanks, Trevor!