Ophelia and the arrival of spring flowers

Recently, the world celebrated William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Well, that’s our best guess, anyway, anyone who’s studied Shakespeare will tell you: we only know what day he was christened, so we assume April 23rd is his birthday. Regardless, there were some  pretty fun celebrations of the Bard around the world, including “Cakespeare,” a contest hosted byContinue reading “Ophelia and the arrival of spring flowers”

Still Swooning from April 4th’s reading!

It’s been a week since Swoon: A Literary Evening of Love, Sex, and Chocolate, and I’m still feeling silly with happiness! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and made Swoon such a lovely event. It was truly a privilege to host alongside Jeffrey Ricker, and to introduce the audience to such fine writers.Continue reading “Still Swooning from April 4th’s reading!”

Co-hosting Spring 2014 Swoon Reading Series April 4th

Spring 2014’s Swoon is here! Come on out, Vancouver, for a really lovely time tonight. My co-host Jeffrey Ricker and I have been working hard to put together a fantastic literary evening of love, sex, and chocolate.  All our readers have tantalizing, sexy, sweet, lovely performances for you, and our fantastically-supportive venue, Cocoa Nymph, is ready toContinue reading “Co-hosting Spring 2014 Swoon Reading Series April 4th”

Audience appreciation

Happy National Poetry Month! What kinds of poems are you reading? If you’re in Vancouver and looking for more great poetry experiences, may I humbly suggest that you check out Swoon this Friday? This Friday’s event is going to have great readings of both poetry and prose by some  absolutely fantastic writers. I’m really lookingContinue reading “Audience appreciation”

UBC Bookstore Reading Saturday, March 29

If you’re free on Saturday, March 29, come out to the UBC bookstore at the Vancouver campus to hear me read. It’s part of the bookstore’s grand reopening after a big renovation. I’ll be reading from my manuscript, The Brightest Thing, and new work. I’m reading from 1:20-1:40pm, but the day’s events start at 9:30am and go later,Continue reading “UBC Bookstore Reading Saturday, March 29”

Swoon: A Reading Series on Love & Desire

EDIT: We’ve now announced the author line-up for the April 4th Swoon. Check it out here. I am so excited to announce that I’m hosting this spring’s edition of Swoon with my dear friend and fantastic writer Jeffrey Ricker! We have an amazing line-up of writers who are going to read from their work. IfContinue reading “Swoon: A Reading Series on Love & Desire”