The River Walk:
Sept/Oct 2017, Canada
"A river touching the back of a town is like a wing. River towns are winged towns" - Henry David Thoreau
Canada is a network of crucial riverways, from the mouth of the Saint- Laurent to the muddy-necked Fraser. In autumn 2017 I'll be making my way across Canada, telling stories by the riverside with a variety of wonderful poets & writers as my co-hosts.
More here about my interest in all things riparian.
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