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User Image leeharveyosmond Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:22 PM (UTC)
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12 Valencia
Off a plane and straight from the airport to sign a box of books for my neighbourhood @epicbookshamilton on #lockestreet #hamont . Please feel free to drop in. The store is fantastic .. @penguinrandomca #hamont #hamilton #beaitufulscarsthebook
User Image leeharveyosmond Posted: Nov 21, 2017 12:42 AM (UTC)
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10 Valencia
In honour of The Legend. Sonny Lazare...,, When I was growing up, John’s brother Sonny Lazare was a living legend to me. He was an ironworker, one of the wild daredevils who rolled with the clouds and swung from the stars. People thought the skywalkers were fearless, but they were just as afraid of falling as the next guy. They just didn’t talk about it. I knocked on Sonny Lazare’s door for the first time 2 summers ago and as I did the thoughts and regrets and questions about life and who I was, disappeared into smoke as the door opens and my cousin Sharon appears in the doorway, smiling. Behind her is Sonny, sitting in his easy chair. He pulls himself out of his chair, tears in his eyes, arms outstretched. I’ve never had this kind of welcome from a family member before. “YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RAISED HERE WHERE YOU BELONG. YOU ARE A MOHAWK.” He’s waited fifty-six years for this moment and is an old man now. So am I. But I’m here. I’m scared but I’ve survived. I’m alive and lucky as hell.
User Image leeharveyosmond Posted: Nov 17, 2017 4:48 PM (UTC)
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8 Amaro
Fall Book Tour - #Canada #beautifulscarsthebook Tuesday, November 21
OTTAWA
http://octopusbooks.ca/event/beautiful-scars-tom-wilson-in-conversation-with-lynn-miles
Monday, November 27
TORONTO
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Another Story Bookstore and Pages Unbound
For more information, please call (416) 462-1104
Thursday, November 30
PORT COLBORNE
8:00 p.m., Canadian Authors Series, Roselawn Centre for the Living Arts, 296 Fielden Ave.
http://thecanadianauthorsseries.ca/ Monday, December 4
VANCOUVER
https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(CEN)&fq=types:(53e94e671fdd7868020058c4)/event/59e90a9d934a1925002e5388
Wednesday, December 6
CALGARY
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wordfest-presents-tom-wilson-tickets-39234549594
Friday, December 8
WINNIPEG
http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-15937/An-Evening-with-Tom-Wilson#.WfHuRmf2aUk
User Image leeharveyosmond Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:32 PM (UTC)
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1 Rise
My brothers Chris and Kyle are Ironworkers - On 9/11, when the World Trade Centre came down, my brother Kyle WAS ON THE FRONT LINES OF RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS AND clean up what was left of the towers that my uncle Walter and five hundred other Mohawks had built in the sky over Manhattan. Walter had worked ten years on that project, and with great pride had raised the antenna. Kyle walked ground though zero climbing over mountains of twisted iron and steel. The world was on fire, unpredictable, dangerous. He and two hundred Mohawks moved those mountains so the firefighters could get underneath and do their job. Kyle was pulling some wreckage away and came upon a giant piece of steel that he thought was a rocket. It was uncle Walter’s antenna.

When Kyle finally got a break, he went home to Kahnawake. He washed and cleansed himself with tobacco water because parts of all those people who died there were inside his system. He said that the ritual was part of his responsibility to the people who had died there. Those lost souls are carried on by the Mohawk ironworkers. #beautifulscarsthebook @penguinrandomca #mohawk #ironworkers
RandomHouse Books announces
Tom Wilson's Beautiful Scars Book Launch
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Another Story Bookstore and Pages Unbound
For more information, please call (416) 462-1104 @anotherstorybookshop @pagesunbound #toronto @penguinrandomca #tomwilson #beautifulscarsthebook #blackieandtherodeokings #leeharveyosmond #tomwilsonartwork #hamont @gladstonehotel