My reading in Banff was with June Hutton, John Lathrop and Eloy Urroz. I must admit it is a bit of a blur, as I came down with a wicked cold and was stoned on cold medicines. I emerged only for the reading and then stumbled back to my bed in a fevered state. I remember my fellow writers as being warm and inspiring. I also had the great pleasure of meeting Seth (George Sprott), Hal Niedzviecki (Peep Diaries), Barry Callaghan (If Beside Still Waters), Lorna Crozier (Small Beneath the Sky), Jan Con (Botero’s Beautiful Horses), Colin McAdam(Fall), Lisa Moore (February), and Tim Wynn-Jones (Rex Zero) , many of whom participated in a summit salon at the Banff Centre. It was educating to be exposed to so may diverse writers and ideas of writing.