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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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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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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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Where I am, where I am at + 12 Dec: Reading in Tucson

Posted by on 23 November 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On 2 November 2012, I travelled to the US to do a residency at Vermont Studio Center. Since that time, aside from the occasional return to Australia, I’ve been travelling – in fact, I’ve sometimes been moving about so much that friends and family have regularly asked me where I am. Of course, where I am is not really the same as where I am at,...

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9-12 Oct: Appearing at the 2014 literASIAN festival in Vancouver

Posted by on 3 October 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up soon, I’ll be going to Vancouver to appear at the 2014 literASIAN festival. Presented by the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW), literASIAN is ACWW’s celebration of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writing. This year’s festival runs from 9-12 October. The festival’s main venue is the UBC Learning Exchange, which is in the...

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2015 Sister Spit tour: Now taking bookings

Posted by on 1 August 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

[Note: Some months after this post was written, the east coast leg of the Sister Spit tour was cancelled. However, I was invited on the west coast tour leg. Read my later blog post for the tour details!]  I’ve been invited on the 2015 Sister Spit: Next Generation tour for the US East Coast! Co-founded by author and curator Michelle Tea and film-maker...

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