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I Feel Great About My Hands profiles project in Halifax

by Shari Graydon

As a still new non-profit initiative of Media Action (itself an office- and infrastructure-free, virtual organization supported by volunteers), Informed Opinions is always looking for creative ways to fund its work. So we were thrilled when 40 funny, thoughtful, inspiring women agreed to contribute their reflections on the benefits of aging to a new book, the royalties from which support our research, workshops and experts database.

Called "warm, witty and wise" by the Huffington Post and "gentle, reassuring and sane" by the Toronto Star.

Called I Feel Great About My Hands – And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging, the collection has achieved best-seller status since its release in April of this year, and been enthusiastically reviewed by publications ranging from the Huffington Post and Herizons to the Toronto StarWinnipeg Free Press and St. John’s Telegraph Journal.

Women of a certain age – along with their daughters, nieces, sisters, colleagues and friends – have showed up in droves to laugh, cry and nod their heads in recognition at the indignities and insights shared at author readings in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.

And this month I’ll be joined by three contributors from the Halifax area for two readings in Nova Scotia’s fair capital. Novelist Carol Bruneau, memoirist and journalist Dawn Rae Downton, and poet, playwright and performer Sheree Hitch will read at two events on August 16th. If you’re in the neighbourhood – or know someone who is – we hope you’ll come. 

12 noon
Halifax Club Literary Luncheon, 1682 Hollis Street
Tickets $20, contact Stephen Patrick Crane at 


7 pm
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia theatre (Bedford Street entrance)
No charge but please RSVP

 Books will, of course, be available for purchase at both events,
royalties to support Informed Opinions.

For more information about the book, its contributors and the reviews, visit the I Feel Great About My Hands blog.


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