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Nov 12-13: Appearing at Naked Heart festival

Posted by on 3 November 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m honoured to be appearing at Naked Heart Festival, which is coming up very soon. Staged right here in Toronto, Naked Heart is the world’s largest LGBTQ literary festival. It’s produced by Glad Day Lit, which runs Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore. (This bookstore has been a wonderful supporter of my work right...

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Sept 27: Panel talk for Roots En Route in Hamilton; books on sale at Word on the Street Festival

Posted by on 23 September 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up this Tuesday, I’ll be speaking on a free panel about the challenges facing QTPOC (queer trans people of colour) artists. The panel also features the wise and wonderful Farzana Doctor, author of three novels and a great advocate for other authors. Our moderator will be public educator, producer and advocate datejie green. This panel is being...

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Novel excerpt published in Review of Australian Fiction; latest consultancy work

Posted by on 16 September 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Earlier this week, Australian literary journal Review of Australian Fiction (RAF) published an excerpt from chapter 3 of my novel-in-progress. This excerpt appears under the title “Are You There, God? It is I, Robot”. Each fortnightly issue of RAF publishes two stories by Australian writers. In this latest issue, my piece appears with a...

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July 6: Reading in Vancouver

Posted by on 29 June 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Today is the last day of my Gushul Residency here in Blairmore, Alberta. Tomorrow, it’s time to leave for Vancouver, where I’ll be staying for around a week. While in Vancouver, I’ll be doing a reading at Historic Joy Kogawa House, which is where I was previously based as a writer-in-residence. At the reading, I plan to read an excerpt...

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Apr 30: Reading in Calgary + publication in PRISM International

Posted by on 17 April 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up on Sat April 30, I’ll be participating in Authors for Indies Day. This is a day in which Canadian authors show appreciation for independent bookstores (i.e. indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers. I’ll be at Owl’s Nest Books, Calgary’s longest established bookstore, for at least an hour. I’ll be giving a short...

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AWP Conference (30 Mar-2 Apr), then a residency in Alberta

Posted by on 12 March 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A few exciting things to report! At the end of the month, I’m heading to LA to attend the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference. I’ll be appearing on the following panels: Coming of Age Queer Friday 1 April, 1:30-2:45pm Room 410, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level With Amber Dawn, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Tom Cho,...

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A residency in Vancouver and Creative Victoria funding

Posted by on 3 June 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The horizon of my real life will never be as big as that of my writerly imagination. That’s probably a good thing, really (although, if you’ve ever read my writing…). Nonetheless, in the last week or so, the horizon of my real life has expanded somewhat. I’ve been awarded a writer’s residency at a site in Vancouver, Historic...

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