Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival forthcoming March 2019 in Vancouver

I’m pleased to officially announce that I’ll be a panelist/workshop leader/performer at Growing Room 2019! I’ll be sharing work from my new poetry book, The Brightest Thing, out very soon with Caitlin Press. Growing Room is an awesome festival and this year’s events are going to be particularly wonderful. Room Magazine has put together an amazing lineup andContinue reading “Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival forthcoming March 2019 in Vancouver”

Book launch for GUSH June 20 in Vernon

The Okanagan launch for GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times (Frontenac Press) is being held at the Caetani Culture Centre in Vernon, BC on June 20, 2018 at 7pm. I’ll be there–I hope to see you!

Glamato Interview

I was recently back in Vancouver for two weeks to run some teacher training workshops for BASA (the beloved speech arts school where I used to teach and for which I still design curriculum), and while I was back in my old neighbourhood I ate a lot of ice cream, dipped my toes in theContinue reading “Glamato Interview”

The Games We Play exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery runs from June 24 to September 17

I have new work appearing in The Games We Play, a juried exhibition that will be showing all summer at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The opening reception is happening on Friday, June 23 and I would love to see you there–the event is free to members and to guests by invitation. You can RSVP toContinue reading “The Games We Play exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery runs from June 24 to September 17”

Final Swoon Event on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver

Please join me and my wonderful co-host Sierra for a love-filled evening of literature and cheesecake! It’s bittersweet but true: this coming Swoon event–on Saturday, May 13–will be the last Swoon event. Sierra and I are so so so proud of the community of love that’s built up around our little reading series, and it’s toughContinue reading “Final Swoon Event on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver”

LitFest Alberta 2016 in sunny (!) Edmonton in October 2016

I had a wonderful time in Edmonton for LitFest 2016! Not only was the weekend full of fantastic conversation about storytelling, Edmonton’s weather cooperated and it was clear and sunny and beautiful for my entire visit. I’m so grateful to LitFest and Caitlin Press for coordinating my attendance and the presentation of Boobs: Women ExploreContinue reading “LitFest Alberta 2016 in sunny (!) Edmonton in October 2016”

Presenting Boobs anthology at 2016 LitFest Alberta in Edmonton Oct 21 & 22

So! This is something I’ve been looking forward to awhile. I have the pleasure of being on two panels as part of ListFest Alberta near the end of October. I’ll be in conversation with some smart writers from across the country, discussing societal expectations, the writing and editing process, and what it means to liveContinue reading “Presenting Boobs anthology at 2016 LitFest Alberta in Edmonton Oct 21 & 22”

Speech Arts Adjudicator for the 2017 Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance, & Speech Arts Festival

I’m pleased to pass on the news that I have agreed to be the adjudicator for all the speech arts and drama sessions of the 2017 Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance, & Speech Arts Festival! The exact dates will be confirmed as we get closer to spring 2017, but you can find more information through the Festival’sContinue reading “Speech Arts Adjudicator for the 2017 Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance, & Speech Arts Festival”

Fun, sun, and books at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

I had the huge pleasure of being part of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts from August 11-14 in gorgeous Sechelt, BC. It was definitely one of the highlights of my summer (and that’s including the glimpse I got of lazuli bunting at the end of July–such gorgeous birds!). On Saturday, August 11,Continue reading “Fun, sun, and books at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts”

Boobs at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

I’m so excited to arrive in Sechelt tomorrow for the beginning of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. I’m looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Word with Lorna Crozier, Janine Alyson Young and Rebecca Hendry for the Boobs event on August 13 at 1:00!