Category Archives: Road Pics

More than scandals in Ottawa


Stella Harvey, Faith Johnston, Mary Hagey and Sheila Fischman join forces to distract the Books on Beechwood audience from the sad goings-on over on Parliament Hill.


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The Tour Takes Toronto: FictionKNITstas in the Big City

8175930094_cd0ba7dca4_zThe FictionKNITstas found themselves at Ben McNally Books for the eighth stop on the whirlwind cross-Canada author tour.


Stella Harvey, Nicolai’s Daughters, and her gorgeous shawlette.


Stella Harvey, Ailsa Kay, and Dora Dueck answer questions from the audience.

Toronto3Host Cordelia Strube and the lovely Fictionistas. Check out Ailsa’s gorgeous needle-work bag, courtesy of her knitter and inspired by her book Under Budapest! Absolutely stunning.

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Words Worth Reading in Waterloo

Carrie Snyder looks on while Dede Crane, Ailsa Kay and Mary Hagey show off their knitwear after sharing words worth reading with the audience at Wordsworth Books in Waterloo.

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A Warm Winnipeg Welcome for the Fictionknitsas

C_Diehl-audience-Wpg72Charlene Diehl and a capacity audience welcome the Fictionknitsas to Winnipeg.


F_Johnston-Wpg1-72Faith Johnston leads off the Winnipeg event with a reading from The Only Man in the World.


N_Dixon-Wpg1-72Nicole Dixon takes responsibility for the wet weather and flood warnings caused by the title of her book, High-Water Mark.


McNally_Treats-Wpg-72Oops. Momentarily distracted by the delicious dainties provided by Prairie Ink Café at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Mmmmmm!


L_Bird-Wilson-Wpg1-72Lisa Bird-Wilson wins out over the dainties, with the audience attentive to the heart-rending details in her reading.


D_Dueck-Wpg1-72Dora Dueck models one of the 2 (!)  lovely scarves made by her knitter Cheryl Anne Rector while she reads from What You Get at Home.


work-of-their-hands-Wpg-72Our knitters in the audience. No idle hands here… and it’s so much easier to knit when you’re listening rather than reading. None of those pesky pages to turn!

Char-Dora-Faith-Nicole-Lisa72Charlene Diehl puts the questions to the Fictionknitsas. Some surprising answers!

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Busy at the Beehive

28d06cThe Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria is the first stop on the cross-Canada tour.

28d04dThe wool assortment beckons…

28cfffDede Crane, author of Every Happy Family welcomes the Fictionknitsas to Victoria.

28d00fGillian Campbell reads from The Apple House.

28d01eStella Harvey models the shawl inspired by Nicolai’s Daughters which was created for her by knitter Monica Miller.

28d03eNicole Dixon reads from High-Water Mark.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to FictionKNITstas…

bcferriesStella Harvey discovered her novel Nicolai’s Daughters on the BC Ferry to Victoria! She’s taking it on tour with FictionKNITstas, too. What a coincidence…

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Toronto pics and write-ups

All five FICTIONistas on the Toronto leg of the tour. (l-r) Heather Birrell, Margaret MacPherson, Arley McNeney, Alison Preston, Sarah Kathryn York.

Many more pics in the Event Pictures gallery of what went on at the kickoff event in Toronto.

Read Winnipeg press The Lance’s feature on FICTIONistas here.

Alison Preston’s thoughts at CBC Manitoba’s SCENE.

One more event to go: Tuesday May 8th at Vancouver Public Library. Be there!

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