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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Edmonton Arts Council Grant- Hurrah
Along with the hysterical energy has come a stabilizing feeling I can only describe as dread. I have to write a book. The Council has agreed to fund a significant portion of my salary for the next few months so I can focus on writing the first couple drafts of a manuscript about my neighborhood Alberta Avenue, Edmonton. It will be a book of essays, rants, profiles and obituaries. It will be a book without any easy answers, and hopefully, very few glib pronouncements on the glorious, wondrous, fantabulous privilege of living where I do. It is not to be a book of urban boosterisms. It is meant to be a book about the complexities and hylarities inherent when you live in a changing community.
I will be writing a lot less articles over the next few months. I hope to emerge from this process in May with my clothes tattered, and my soul refreshed. Wish me luck!
And, thank you Edmonton Arts Council.