Monday, August 4, 2014

"Soldier of the Horse" at the VPL

As predicted, last Wednesday the 30th of July was a busy one. I was interviewed briefly on The Early Edition on CBC Radio, then attended an afternoon showing of "War Horse", Spielberg's movie adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel.

That evening, I spoke in the Alice MacKay room of the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library. My topic was Soldier of the Horse, the first public presentation regarding my first novel in some time.

The event was a joint effort by the VPL and the Vancouver branch of RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute. At the left in the photo is RUSI president Cameron Cathcart, a former CBC reporter and great advocate of the need to celebrate our military history and remember the sacrifices of so many.

More RUSI events to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War will be featured at the Vancouver Public Library.


Anonymous said...

Anne and I had the good fortune to attend your evening presentation that was well attended and very well received. The combination of information and slide show generated a lively session of questions and answers that could have gone longer had time permitted.
Rick V.

Robert Mackay said...

Thanks for the feedback. It is always interesting to hear back from attendees about their own stories, and what in particular they'd like to hear more about.

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