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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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List now available: Transgender Writers and Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia

Posted by on 5 May 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m pleased to announce the release of a much-needed resource: a list of Transgender Writers and Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia. Copies of the list are now available upon request. As I mentioned in my callout from late last year, major media reportage about transfolk and people with intersex variations is overwhelmingly written by...

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1-15 April: Sister Spit 2015 tour of west coast USA + Vancouver

Posted by on 12 March 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

As I flagged on this blog last August, I’m returning to North America soon for a tour. This 2 week tour will span some cities in west coast USA, as well as Vancouver. By March of last year, I already had plans to return to Australia in December. However, I’d reserved the possibility of returning to North America if a fantastic artistic...

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