New work + upcoming readings

A few pieces from my book of prose poems that’s out in the fall with Nightwood, The things I heard about you, are in the new issue of online journal The Rusty Toque. You can read them here.

A couple readings are coming up soon in June:

I’m reading with Cecily Nicholson and Christina Cooke to celebrate the launch of Christina Cooke’s chapbook l’appel du videThe event is on June 12 at 7 PM at the Our Town on Knight & Kingsway. All the details about the event are here.

A bit about Christina: Christina Cooke’s work, creative or otherwise, centers on queer feminine perspectives from the Jamaican diaspora attempting to find solace, to find community, to find home. Her short fiction appeared in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society (CA) and Sou’wester (US); her creative non-fiction and poetry appeared in HYSTERIA: A Collection of Feminisms (UK). She is also an editorial collective member of the feminist journal Room Magazine (CA). To learn more about her writerly endeavours, follow her on Twitter: @cjctlc.

A bit about Cecily Nicholson: Cecily Nicholson is the administrator of Gallery Gachet and has worked with women of the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood since 2000. Her work, both creative and social, engages conditions of displacement, class, and gender violence. Nicholson is the author of From The Poplars (Talonbooks, 2014), Triage (Talonbooks, 2011) and is a contributor to Anamnesia: Unforgetting (VIVO Media Arts, 2012).

I’m also reading on June 19 with Amber Dawn as part of the Thursdays Collective’s LETTERING project. You can read all the details about the event here. The event is at 7 PM at the Lost & Found Cafe at 33 W Hastings. The Thursdays Collective has been in operation at the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings for years, having put out many chapbooks and the Arsenal Pulp Press anthology V6A. At this event, Amber and I will read letters to the collective and they will respond.

A bit about Amber Dawn: Amber Dawn is a writer from Vancouver, Canada. Author of the memoir How Poetry Saved My Life and the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire and With A Rough Tongue. Amber Dawn was 2012 winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers. Until August 2012, she was director of programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. She currently teaches Speculative Fiction writing at Douglas College.



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