On June 13th Kirsten was invited for brunch with a Toronto book club that was discussing “Lost in Moscow”. One of the club members asked the interesting group of professionals to show a survey of hands to see how many people drew pubic hair on their Barbie dolls or action figures, like Kirsten did when she was a kid, and every hand went up.
On May 21, Kirsten was invited to return to Princess Margaret School, in Orangeville, to talk to the grade eights about travel writing. The school’s librarian said that she had an author visit the school recently who sung their book and wondered if Kirsten might be able to do that with Lost in Moscow. Kirsten responded that she’d sing it in Klingon — all 300 pages of it. (The librarian was joking about Kirsten singing — but not about the other author singing…)
Kirsten returned to debate on CTV News’ current events debate show “What’s Your Point?”, which aired on May 1st. Right before Kirsten drove to the studio, her friend Betty sent her this ad for a Lysol douche for your “daintiness” from a 1961 Chatelaine magazine. Kirsten used this ad to support her argument that children should be taught the correct names for their body parts at school.
Ben McNally Books: 366 Bay St., Toronto phone: 416-361-0032
Saturday March 2nd at 3:00-5:00 PM: a short escape with adventurous, hilarious and breathtaking travel stories and a chance to mingle with other travel enthusiasts. (authors reading at 4:00)
Book Signing and Reading: Canadian humourist, cyclist of unusual places, and adventure travel author Kirsten Koza will be reading from her story, “Easter Island and the Chilean with the Brazilian” and from her harrowing Kyrgyzstan misadventure, “Mare’s Milk, Mountain Bikes, Meteors & Mammaries; a nipply night in nomad’s land.” And Vermont’s Jennifer Rose Smith, traveller, writer, baker, maple tapper, and owner of The Nomadic Oven, will be reading, “The Kiwi Hunt.”
RSVP as soon as you are able, please: firstname.lastname@example.org