Pornography and Parenthood

Globe and Mail illustration

I’m thrilled to announce that a non-fiction article I’ve been working on for over a year is finally up and available to read on The Globe and Mail website: My Sexual Education. I began work on this piece at The Banff Centre, which … Continue reading

Holy crap, it happened.

Sierra Skye Gemma:

My talented co-writer’s first book comes out in April! Emily Wight is a hilarious writer (I know this for a fact) and an excellent cook (so I’ve been told, although she’s never cooked for me. Hmmmm…) and her cookbook will no doubt be a big hit!

Check Emily out at http://wellfedflatbroke.com/

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Much has happened since we last spoke. Spring has sprung in Vancouver, and we have been playing outside without winter coats. We finally finished all the cheese I bought in early December. I am now raising a Ninja Turtle (Donatello, specifically), and bearing the brunt of his ninja attacks which are not stealthy but do sometimes hurt.

And that book I’ve been thinking about and talking about and fretting over for months went to the printer, and then emerged fully formed this past week! I have real, hard copies here in my apartment, which I can hold and look at and worry about making sticky. I filed my reference copy between books by Nigella Lawson and Fannie Farmer, in hope that some of their magic rubs off.

WFFB Bookshelf

These are fast-paced times.

And there is so much to talk about, recipe-wise, but we’ve hardly had a moment to catch our breath…

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Ready to ROCK with 11th Dimension Press!

I’m very excited to announce that my story “A Good Club” will be included in the Rock Is Not Dead (RIND) anthology from 11th Dimension Press!

RIND is an innovative project bringing together short fiction, comics, and music in one awesome package.

11th Dimension Press is still looking for submissions that are inspired by rock songs. For more information on the project, as well as instructions to submit, please check out Information for Contributors.

The deadline to submit is April 1st.

ROCK ON!

11th Dimension Press

The National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine Writer

Sierra Skye Gemma:

Are you an emerging writer in Canada? Check out this opportunity from the National Magazine Awards!
“The 2012 winner, Sierra Skye Gemma, published a personal essay about grief in the literary journal The New Quarterly. Read our interview with Sierra about her approach to creative writing and how she came to enter her story for a National Magazine Award.”

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Are you an emerging Canadian magazine journalist or creative non-fiction writer? Did you publish one of your first major stories in 2014 in a Canadian consumer magazine, university magazine or literary journal? Chances are you’re eligible to be named Canada’s Best New Magazine Writer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation.

The National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine Writer goes to the writer whose early work in Canadian magazines (print, online or tablet) shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

Last year’s winner, Catherine McIntrye, published an investigative story in THIS Magazine about cancer rates in New Brunswick and correlations to heavy industry. Read our interview with Catherine about her story and ambition to become a magazine journalist.

The 2012 winner, Sierra Skye Gemma, published a personal essay about grief in the literary journal The New Quarterly. Read our interview with Sierra about her approach to creative…

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Swoon Fall 2014 – Author Announcement

Sierra Skye Gemma:

Can’t wait to Swoon? Check out who will be reading on November 15th!

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Swoon is now proud to announce our official author line-up for our upcoming event on November 15 at Trees Organic Coffee at 450 Granville St in Vancouver, BC.

Swoon Fall 2014 will feature performances by:

andrea bennett

Lucas Crawford

Shannon Rayne

Andrea Routley 

Ellie Sawatzky

Mallory Tater

Janine Alyson Young

Each writer will be reading from original work, and there will be a fantastic variety of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry! We are so, so, so excited to introduce you to these stunning writers and their good hearts.

Please find out more about these awesome authors by checking out their bios on our Readers page!

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