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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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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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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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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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