Photo by Kris Krug
Seven walk into a room. They won’t leave until a long list of astonishing submissions are vetted, debated, and slotted into something like a schedule. Yes, it’s planning day for the Northern Voice organizing group, hosted out here at UBC. The digs aren’t as swank as last year, and the choices are tougher. It’s going to be a long day, but I’m more convinced than ever it’s going to a fab event.
Update: We endured, we prevailed. By mid-afternoon we felt comfortable enough with a provisional schedule to adjourn to a nearby restaurant to finish up over chai, just like last year. The sense of relief was palpable and visible.