Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Live over Skype!

For the first time ever, Algonquin Reads hosted an author reading session over Skype.  Richard Wagamese, the author of Indian Horse, lives in British Columbia and graciously agreed to fit us into his schedule, corresponding nicely with the Algonquin Learning Resource Centre’s Library Week, in October. The event was held in the beautiful Mamidosewin Centre, and the staff there treated us to Moose stew and other refreshments.   The technology for the Skype session went off without a hitch, thanks to our wonderful ITS team.  The only problem was…. I couldn’t get the author to sign my copy of the book!
It was a great session, attended by staff, faculty and students.  Richard Wagamese read a selection from his book and answered questions from the audience. He was funny and serious and gave helpful advice to aspiring authors in the audience.  He even gave us a sneak preview of his next book, Medicine Walk, coming out in April. 
Thanks for all the assistance from the Learning Resource Centre the Mamidosewin Centre. And a big thank you to everyone who attended!