It’s less than two weeks until WORD Vancouver, and I’m so excited to share my poems with you. If you’re excited about the festival, too, there are a couple things you can do to spread your excitement, especially if you are favourably inclined to social media. You can like the WORD Vancouver page on Facebook and follow the festival on Twitter at @WORD_Vancouver. Please consider RSVPing to the event on Facebook, because it makes me squee with happiness when I see so many people plan to spend their September weekend supporting fellow readers, writers, magazines and book-makers of all kinds.
If you’re on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #wordvan14 to spread the word about the specific presentations you’re excited about (e.g. mine). And hey, you can even tweet at me directly; I’ll probably reply and retweet!
I’m performing at WORD for Room Magazine, and they now have a lovely run-down of Room‘s events at WORD, including the one with yours truly. Check out their blog post here: Catch Room at WORD Vancouver on Sept 28 in three different ways.
My contributor copies of Room Magazine‘s Geek Girls issue arrived a couple days ago, and let me tell you, I am so proud to have my work in this magazine! (Can I just say: ee! I’m in the same magazine as Emily Carroll!) I am especially excited about this publication because I’ve been dreaming of having my work featured in Room for years, and it seems especially appropriate that it happened for me in their Geek Girls issue. I’m married to a video game designer/devourer of comic books, and I’m loved by a bunch of other wonderful people who have helped to expand my geekiness beyond the realms of books and fairy tales (Thanks, Matt, you were right–Doctor Who is awesome!). Meghan Bell, in her editor’s letter for the issue, says,
This issue of Room is a love letter to unremitted, unrestrained, and often unfashionable enthusiasm.
She goes on to say that it wasn’t “[her] interests that defined [her] as a geek, it was the degree of [her] passions.” This resonates with me. I love how unapologetic these artists are for loving what they love. I’m contentedly geeky about many things that I love, and I love many people who are geeky, too.
I think you’ll like my poems, “Fairy Tales I” and “Fairy Tales II.” You can read them when you pick up a copy of Room from your local bookstore, order online, or–even better–pick up a copy of Geek Girls from the Room Magazine‘s Table at WORD Vancouver any time on Sunday, September 28. They’re going to be at table T10b on Homer Street (check it out on this map). They’re going to have a special WORD subscription deal, too.
Alright, friends, once again: the Room Magazine event will take place at 12:20pm on Sunday, September 28 as part of the festival’s Magazine Words programming and I want to see your lovely faces there! Come and say hi. Tell me what you’re geeky about.