Coming up next Thursday, I’m doing a free reading in Vancouver with local writer Alex Leslie. Below are the details from the event flyer. This event is being presented and hosted by Larissa Lai, a writer herself and someone who has been a wonderful supporter of my work.
Check it out if you’re in town and please spread the word!
Bombyx Batryticatus Productions Presents
A free public reading by Alex Leslie and Tom Cho
Hosted by Larissa Lai
222 E Georgia Street
Thursday 13 June
Doors open: 7pm
Reading starts: 7:30pm
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/518526148213090/
Alex Leslie has published a book of short stories People Who Disappear (Freehand, 2012) shortlisted for a 2012 Lambda Award for Debut LGBT fiction, and a chapbook of microfictions, 20 Objects For The New World (Nomados, 2011). She edited the Queer issue of Poetry Is Dead magazine. Her writing has won a Gold National Magazine Award for personal journalism and a CBC Literary Award for short fiction. Recent work has been published in Descant, Plenitude and The Capilano Review and is forthcoming in EVENT. She is working on a collection of stories entitled This Could Be You.
Tom Cho is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. He writes fiction, freelances as a writer and performs his words onstage. He’s also produced arts projects, both as an independent producer and for Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne Fringe and other organizations. He’s writing his second book (working title: The Meaning of Life and Other Fictions). His first book is the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing(Giramondo, 2009). It was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (South East Asia and Pacific), 2009 Age Fiction Book of the Year and Melbourne Prize Trust’s 2009 Best Writing Award.