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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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A brief note from Taos, New Mexico

Posted by on 5 November 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I’ve been spending the last two months or so doing an artist residency in the town of Taos, New Mexico. I feel very lucky to have been given this opportunity – a fellowship from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. During my time here, I’ve been working on my novel. While working here in Taos, I’ve been thinking about such...

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From Ólafsfjörasður

Posted by on 8 October 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m writing this from Ólafsfjörður, in northern Iceland, where I arrived a few hours ago. This is the start of my two-month residency at Listhús, where I’ll be working on the draft manuscript for my novel. So far, I have written what I estimate is about 40% of a draft manuscript. At this point, I am feeling pretty good about the state of the...

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What relief is

Posted by on 11 March 2013 in Blog, Twitter | 0 comments

Tom Cho 曹勵善 on Twitter Relief: when what you’ve written the night before passes the morning after test. Still the hardest section of this chapter to write...

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More results just in

Posted by on 28 February 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thea Astley. She’s dead, but she’s still winning prizes. That’s how good she is. Yes, Thea Astley’s piece “Hunting the Wild Pineapple” has won the final of the Meanjin Tournament of Books. While I would have loved for my piece to have won the final, I certainly didn’t expect that it would make it so far through the...

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