Interview with Jordan Hall

I met up with Jordan Hall—who was one of the inaugural readers at Swoon in spring 2013 and is the current Playwright-in-Residence at Pi Theatre—to eat waffles and ice cream and talk to her about Carmilla, the new webseries that she wrote and is currently airing every Tuesday and Thursday for SmokeBomb Entertainment. You canContinue reading “Interview with Jordan Hall”

Days of unicorns, fancy teacups, fog, rain & pretty books

I can’t believe it’s already November! What a whirlwind fall’s been so far. I’ve been so busy, but having so much fun, too! First up, the Vancouver Writers Festival happened at the end of last month. Due to my work schedule, I took in a bunch of events concentrated into just a couple days, butContinue reading “Days of unicorns, fancy teacups, fog, rain & pretty books”

The Writer Tag and Blog Hop, or: My writing process, complete with a robin in the garden

I find it endlessly fascinating to know about other writers’ processes, so I am pretty pleased with the current Writer Tag and Blog Hop that’s going on! I get to read everyone else’s trade secrets and decide which ones I want to steal–and so do you! You also get to look at some photos ofContinue reading “The Writer Tag and Blog Hop, or: My writing process, complete with a robin in the garden”

10 Ways to Annoy a Poet (and other writers of “less marketable” literature)

I wrote a short humour piece that is up on the PRISM international‘s blog today, in which I share with Sierra Skye Gemma my top 10 tips for annoying poets and writers of “less marketable” literature. Please feel free to share the link widely, especially if you can relate to any of the annoying thingsContinue reading “10 Ways to Annoy a Poet (and other writers of “less marketable” literature)”

24th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, The Tyee has a post up called “Verse for Hurt Women, Known and Still Hidden.” In the article, Fiona Tinwei Lam reminds us of the targeted killing of 14 women engineering students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989, and further reminds usContinue reading “24th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women”

Writing Prompt

Zach Matteson and Jeffrey Ricker of PRISM international have a great online series of writing prompts; they post a new writing prompt once a week, every Tuesday. This week they’ve featured a writing prompt based on American poet Robert Hass‘s poem “Faint Music.” It’s a writing prompt that I generated awhile back and shared with the wonderful folkContinue reading “Writing Prompt”

Reading PRISM international with the Grimm Brothers

When I visited Europe this summer, I made sure to bring along some great reading material, and I’ve got photographic proof! Andrea Hoff featured me in PRISM‘s great online series “Where I’m Reading PRISM.” To see a photo of me reading PRISM international in the historic market square of Hanau, in Hesse, Germany–in front of a giant statue ofContinue reading “Reading PRISM international with the Grimm Brothers”

Welcome

Welcome, readers! If you’re interested in learning about what I write and why I write, and the weird and wonderful things that contribute to my life as a writer, then you have come to the right place. Please note I am also keen to talk about dessert–especially chocolate desserts–as well as feminism, fairy tales, children’sContinue reading “Welcome”