Last Wednesday, the UCPBA of Toronto hosted a book event for Kobzar's Children. Toronto contributor Sonja Dunn and I (Marsha Skrypuch) participated.
This was the first time that Sonja and I shared a launch and it was so much fun!
I chatted a bit about how the anthology came to be and then introduced Sonja. She held the audience captive as she read her story, Changing Graves.
Usually when I have done Kobzar events, contributors each only read a page or so from their story, but because it was just me and Sonja, I figured she should read her entire story. There isn't a good place to stop it and it's short and hilarious. The audience was in stitches.
Sonja has a fabulous presentation persona because she had her own TV show for 29 years. It was a pleasure to hear Changing Graves in the author's own voice.
I answered questions after her reading. There was an interesting and lively discussion.
The next event is in Hamilton at the end of March. Natalia Buchok and myself will be at that one.