This year's selection,Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Calgary author Marcello Di Cintio, is the best book yet, I think. Di Cintio travels the world to explore areas that have erected walls (Gaza, Cyprus, Belfast, US/Mexico) and talk to the people that live on both sides.
This year there was no gathering of VIPs, which was a nice break... I'm always challenged by the elderly ladies with snow white hair. Instead I took quick shots of the author, the two poets (one the new Calgary poet laureate), the Library's CEO (or as one fellow asked me, "Is that Mr. Library?"), the Library Board chair, and the entertainment. No stress.
|Derek Beaulieu (Calgary's poet laureate), Marcello Di Cintio (author), and Bertrand Bickersteth (poet)|
|Marcello Di Cintio in front of a photo he took in Belfast, Ireland.|
|Mr. Bill Ptacek, Library CEO|