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Nov 11: Giving a reading at Naked Heart Festival

Posted by on 2 November 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Naked Heart is the world’s largest LGBTQ literary festival and Ontario’s most racially diverse literary festival. I feel honoured to be giving a reading at the festival for the second year in a row. I will be sharing an excerpt from my novel-in-progress. Aside from this reading, I plan to spend my weekend checking out the rest of the festival....

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Jun 13: Giving a reading for Proud Voices: Bricolage

Posted by on 30 May 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The program for Proud Voices, Glad Day Bookshop’s literary season for Pride Toronto, has now been released. There are many great events in the program, including a reading I’ll be appearing at (with a line-up that I’m especially excited about!). Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto’s LGBTQ bookshop (and the world’s oldest LGBTQ...

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AWP Conference (Feb 8-11): A panel talk and a reading

Posted by on 22 January 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Edited on Feb 4 and Feb 6 to add: In the wake of the US Government’s new travel bans (now currently on hold), I am angry and saddened about those who won’t be able to go to the 2017 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Washington, DC, as well as those attendees whose travel to the conference has been compromised. After giving some thought to a...

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Dec 10: A slightly unusual reading in Melbourne

Posted by on 8 December 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

This Saturday, as part of my visit to Melbourne, I will be giving a reading from my novel-in-progress. It’s a slightly unusual reading due to its venue: Writers in Residence: Tom Cho, Kate Goldsworthy, Lily Chan Saturday 10 December, 3pm Author Lily Chan is opening up her house in Footscray to present a free literary reading in her backyard! The...

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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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