I had a great time at the Lethbridge Word on the Street Festival and read a new non-fiction piece about fear of bears. A piece so new I was still tinkering with it just before I went up onstage to read.
I also got to see a former student of mine, Matt Schneider, who lives in Lethbridge and is working on his PhD dissertation on the materiality of video games. Matt is also a writer of fiction and he kindly agreed to share a story of his on the Perilous Realm blog, a brief tale that booklovers will enjoy, called The Fable of Brother Buchreder.
Matt has a blog of his own about all things bookish and then some, at buchstauben.com
Note: the last line of the story is a quote from Dante's Inferno, which translates roughly into English as "And we came out once more under the stars."
Illustration: "Lucia Carrying Dante" by William Blake