Pre-Launch Reading to RMC Cadets

It is fitting that my first public reading of Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik took place at the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean. Two years ago, Dr. Nanette Norris of the English Department invited me to read from my work and I included an except from my then-unpublished manuscript. Since that time, the manuscript underwent many edits and rewrites, and the title changed. When Dr. Norris invited me to lecture her students last week about my relationship with Nunavik over the past three decades, she specifically wanted me to read from the newly published novel. Approximately 50 uniformed cadets were in attendance, and asked some very pertinent questions about my experiences teaching