Make me Swoon!

I’m excited to announce that I will be reading at an upcoming event called Swoon: A Reading Series on Love & Desire. The event will be held on April 4th at Cocoa Nymph, 3739 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, and hosted by the dashing novelist Jeffrey Ricker and the lovely poet Ruth Daniell!

If that wasn’t enough to make you swoon, check out the rest of the line-up: Joelle Barron, Taylor Basso, Nicole Boyce, Sugar le Fae, Garth Martens, Rachel Sawatzky, and Jennifer Zilm!

Can you feel the love? I can!

Swoon

 

 

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How to Annoy a Writer, Part II

In which I explain how to annoy elderly women writers…

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In recent e-phemera offerings, I shared Ruth Daniell‘s 10 Ways to Annoy a Poet and a story by Nicole Boyce, both of which were inspired by Rebecca Makkai‘s  hilarious post 14 Ways to Tick Off a Writer. Continuing with Makkai’s theme—“Writers are fun and easy to annoy”—I share with you a little story in which I annoyed a whole room full of lovely older women writers.

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This summer, thanks to a generous grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, I spent three months performing research for a novel set in California. One of the first things I needed to know was the history of the area where the novel takes place: a little town called Morgan Hill. I figured that I should learn about the indigenous plants that grew there before humans and their concrete covered the land and, lucky for…

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