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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)