Virtually attending a literary salon

I’m thrilled to have been invited to attend the first #yycsalon via Skype tonight and will be live tweeting it since I couldn’t actually make it to Calgary.

Here are the details – you can follow Susan Toy of Alberta Books Canada on Twitter, but she’s hosting, so check out the hashtag instead. And if you’re in Calgary, get yourself on the mailing for the next one – Susan’s going to see if she can’t make the next salon in December (surprise December guest is an Alberta author who won the Bantam/Seal First Novel award who teaches in the MFA creative writing program at University of Calgary – my that’s a broad hint).

Alberta Books Canada is pleased to announce
a new reading series
The Johnson House Literary Salons
in Marda Loop, Calgary
Please join us for the first of these events
Tuesday, November 29th
7 – 9 p.m.
Featuring readings by Calgary authors
Betty Jane Hegerat
Lori Hahnel
Rosemary Griebel
Bob Stallworthy
Followed by a discussion with the authors
Books published by these authors will be available to purchase
thanks to Sue Hill of Monkeyshines Children’s Books
Admission fee – $10 per person
(In keeping with our belief that authors should be compensated for their participation,
ALL monies collected will be paid directly to the authors)
Coffee and tea will be served – please bring your own cup
If you are interested in attending please send an email to with the subject line: Johnson House Salon
You will receive confirmation and the exact address in a return email. Only a limited number of tickets will be available, so please send your request soon.
We look forward to welcoming you to our first Johnson House Salon!


About ruthseeley

Ottawa born, Toronto educated, lived in the Lower Mainland and southern AB for more than a decade. Passionate about community, democracy, and good books. Fond of the Oxford comma.
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2 Responses to Virtually attending a literary salon

  1. pfanderson says:

    Ruth, do you have a Second Life avatar? If so, have you ever attended one of the literary salons or live readings in SL? If not, I’d like to invite you along to attend one with me. I think you might enjoy it.

  2. ruthseeley says:

    Hey Pat – thanks for commenting. No, I’ve never done the Second Life thing – have been participating in some of the video chats with authors on Goodreads. I’ve resisted Second Life for a long time (kinda hoping it will go away, really). One of the things I love about the way social media has evolved from the early days of chat is the transparency and openness – so the notion of avatars and screen names has little appeal. Plus, you know, I’m trying to spend *less* time at the computer and more in the noisy, smelly real world. 🙂

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