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On an artist residency at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation; awarded an artist residency at Crosstown Arts

Posted by on 5 October 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m about three and a half weeks into a twelve-week artist residency at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. I was here in 2014 and I feel very grateful to have received this opportunity for a second time in my lifetime. While here, I hope to finish the penultimate chapter of my novel-in-progress (which is a five-chapter work). The process...

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May 8: Talk on Tom of Finland at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Posted by on 13 May 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Last week, I gave a talk on Tom of Finland at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), in conjunction with the exhibition Tom House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland. I spoke on a day of significance for appreciators of Tom of Finland: May 8th, the date of Tom’s birthday (now known as Tom of Finland Day). Tom would have been 98 years old. My...

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Apr 6: Reading in NYC

Posted by on 21 March 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up on Friday April 6, I’ll be reading from my novel-in-progress, as part of a line-up of Australian writers for a reading in New York. The reading is part of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies 2018 Conference, but is open to the public: Readings by Australian writers Friday Apr 6, 7:00-9:00pm Molasses Bookstore 770 Hart...

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Feb 21: Reading for the launch of Tanis Franco’s Quarry

Posted by on 7 February 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up soon, I’ll be reading at the launch of Toronto writer Tanis Franco’s debut book Quarry. Here’s a description of the gig, as drawn from the Facebook event: Launch: Tanis Franco with Tom Cho, Sarah Pinder & Gwen Benaway Wed Feb 21, 2018, 8:00pm–9:30pm Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6 FREE Join...

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Nov 11: Giving a reading at Naked Heart Festival

Posted by on 2 November 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Naked Heart is the world’s largest LGBTQ literary festival and Ontario’s most racially diverse literary festival. I feel honoured to be giving a reading at the festival for the second year in a row. I will be sharing an excerpt from my novel-in-progress. Aside from this reading, I plan to spend my weekend checking out the rest of the festival....

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Kaya Wilson to run the Transgender Writers and Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia project

Posted by on 10 October 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In what is some great news, the Transgender Writers and Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia project is now being run by writer Kaya Wilson. As I’ve mentioned previously, I developed this list to increase, in Australia’s public conversations, the presence of writers who are transgender or who have intersex variations. In September...

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Jun 13: Giving a reading for Proud Voices: Bricolage

Posted by on 30 May 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The program for Proud Voices, Glad Day Bookshop’s literary season for Pride Toronto, has now been released. There are many great events in the program, including a reading I’ll be appearing at (with a line-up that I’m especially excited about!). Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto’s LGBTQ bookshop (and the world’s oldest LGBTQ...

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AWP Conference (Feb 8-11): A panel talk and a reading

Posted by on 22 January 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Edited on Feb 4 and Feb 6 to add: In the wake of the US Government’s new travel bans (now currently on hold), I am angry and saddened about those who won’t be able to go to the 2017 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Washington, DC, as well as those attendees whose travel to the conference has been compromised. After giving some thought to a...

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Signing with a literary agent; receiving a Pushcart Prize nomination

Posted by on 13 December 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Here’s an exciting announcement: I have now signed with the literary agency MacKenzie Wolf, which is based in New York. My agent, Rachel Crawford, came to encounter my work by reading it in a recent issue of Review of Australian Fiction. My thanks to this journal—especially Matthew Lamb, the editor—for publishing my work and so helping to bring about...

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