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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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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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Twenty-five years of Writers Victoria

Posted by on 17 November 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

From 2000-2004, I was the Chair of the organisation that was then known as the Victorian Writers Centre and has now become Writers Victoria. This year, this organisation is celebrating 25 years of operation. Along with other individuals associated with the organisation, I was invited to share some thoughts for the occasion. This resulting piece has also...

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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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(Australia only) A callout to transgender writers and writers with intersex variations

Posted by on 16 October 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Update on 20 November: This callout, as it was written below, was originally for transgender writers. I had wondered whether the list should include both transgender writers and writers with intersex variations, but had been wary of contributing to the conflation of trans and intersex issues that is already pervasive. However, today’s media...

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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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Four questions on writing

Posted by on 1 September 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

I was recently tagged by Vivek Shraya, a fellow Arsenal Pulp Press author,  for a writer-related “blog hop” (he also tagged another fellow Arsenal Pulp Press author, Amber Dawn). In a nutshell, each writer answers 4 set questions on writing which they post on their website and they tag two other writers to continue the chain of responses. What...

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