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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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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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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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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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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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