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Hi, friends! Just a reminder that I’m going to be in Vancouver all this week, ready to talk poetry, process, fairy tales, feminism, and the joys and pitfalls of searching for happily ever after. On March 14, I’m throwing the Vancouver launch of The Brightest Thing, and I’m super excited about this event: Vancouver is the city where I really grew up as a writer, and I’m looking forward to seeing a whole lot of my fellow writers there, as well as old and new friends–you, I hope!

♥ The Brightest Thing Book Launch – Vancouver
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00pm
nə́ c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch – Vancouver Public Library
730 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Free event. No need to register, but you may RSVP (through Facebook events) here. Books will be available for purchase.

I’m also really excited to be participating in Growing Room 2019. Room Magazine has been one of the most supportive magazines to me as an emerging writer and I’m really proud to be a part of their feminist literary festival this year. I’m over the moon that the workshop I’m leading, Speech Arts for Writers, is sold out; it promises to be a really fun afternoon of learning and performing and talking about process with the fellow writers who signed up. If you missed out, don’t worry: I’ll be participating in two panels/readings that are going to be super fun: “Mother Goose Was a Feminist: Crafting the Modern Day Fairy Tale” and “Close-Up Magic: Launch of Room Issue 42.1.” Registration is now closed for those events, but you can still show up. According to the Growing Room organizers, there’s space for walk-ups at all of their panels and readings (with the exception of “Funny Feminists”)–so even if you didn’t register, I hope you’ll consider coming out! Both events are going to be magical. Here are the details below.

♥ Mother Goose Was a Feminist: Crafting the Modern Day Fairy Tale
part of Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival
Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm
Annex Performing Arts Theatre
823 Seymour, Vancouver, British Columbia
Free event. Registration closed. Walk ups welcome!

Close-Up Magic: Launch of Room Issue 42.1
part of Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm
Red Gate Revue Stage
1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC
Free event. Registration closed. Walk ups welcome!