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Craft Mart ~ Nov 8 (6pm - 11pm) & Nov 9 (11am - 7pm) ~ Hamilton Artists Inc. ~ 155 James Street North, Hamilton
Halifax Crafters Society Winter Market ~ Nov 30 & Dec 1 ~ Olympic Community Centre ~2304 Hunter Street, Halifax
City of Craft ~ Dec 14 & 15 ~ The Theatre Centre ~ 1087 & 1095 Queen Street West, Toronto

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Read&Write: Lynn Crosbie

Spoiler alert.

You have been dead 28 years. I see what is left in the stars.

Do you have goosebumps? 'Cuz that just gave me goosebumps. The third installment of the Pencil Project is courtesy of Lynn Crosbie. Lynn writes a kick-ass weekly cultural criticism column for the Globe, and is the author of Miss Pamela's Mercy, VillianElle, Pearl, Queen Rat, and Liar (and that's just the poetry) and her appreciation of Michael Jackson written last year is most definitely worth a gander. Lynn describes the line above as a crystallization of her new book - consider this wooden pencil the official teaser! A G-Uknit exclusive, yo! A leak, if you will. I met Lynn over the summer when she walked into the bookshop (as she often does) one fine Saturday afternoon needing something to read. I love when Lynn comes in. Mostly because she swears like a sailor and I really love swearing and people who swear. But I was super nervous because how the hell do you recommend a book to Lynn Crosbie? I mentioned that I was reading Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You. And she bought it. And I was more nervous. But she liked it. And she called and told me she liked it. And that made my day.


Knotted Nest said...

This is an amazing project! I'll be at the QWAC too, so I'll definitely swing by and check them out in person. Great idea : )

roisin said...

I need this one - not sure if I'll be at Qwac, can you save me one?

Ghostface Knittah said...

Of course I will, Ro! It's one of my favourites, for sure.

And so excited to see Knotted Nest is gonna be there, too - I've had my eye on them table runners...

gary barwin said...

This is such a fantastic, lovely project. Usually we think of the writing as coming from inside of the from the inside of a person. These are like pencil tattoos. Excriptions. Exographics. Hand-held aphorism technology. Beautiful!