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Crosstown Arts residency update and Jul 23: PechaKucha talk

Posted by on 15 July 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Since June 3, I’ve been on an artist residency at Crosstown Arts in Memphis (a fantastic residency program; applications for 2020 close today!). While here, I’ve been doing a major revision (including a restructure) of the penultimate chapter of my novel-in-progress. The revision has been going well, in many ways better than I had anticipated....

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Awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant

Posted by on 26 February 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Yesterday, I learned that I’ve been awarded a Literary Creation Projects (Works for Publication) grant from the Ontario Arts Council. The grant, my first from a Canadian arts funding body, is for the further development of my novel-in-progress. I have really needed this—not even “just” the grant itself, but the morale boost here in...

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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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