Reading at Emily Carr + updates

Summer happened and I stopped updating this blog. But a few things are coming up:

I’m reading at the On Edge series at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Thursday, Oct 3rd with Mercedes Eng. The reading is at 7 PM in SB 406 (if you’re not familiar with the Emily Carr campus, SB is the South building).

Some info on my co-reader, Mercedes Eng: Mercedes Eng is a teacher and writer in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish land. She is the author of Mercenary English (CUE Books). Her work has appeared in West Coast Line, Canada and Beyond, The Capilano Review, Geist, and Open Letter. She is also the author of the chapbooks, February 2010 and knuckle sandwich, which explore the potential of documentary poetics.

Mercedes is a powerful reader and local activist and I’m honoured to be reading with her. I was also glad to hear that my book People Who Disappear is part of the syllabus for a creative writing class at Emily Carr this year.

I have a few upcoming publications: two pieces from my ongoing prose poem series Vancouver For Beginners will be in filling station‘s special issue focusing on experimental writing by Canadian women. The issue will be out this month and I’m looking forward to seeing the work included. Two pieces from Vancouver For Beginners are also forthcoming from EVENT.

A short story from People Who Disappear, ‘People Who Are Michael,’ which records a teenage pop idol’s rise and fall through descriptions of YouTube videos, will be in the anthology Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesfromlivingonline edited by Shawn Syms –“an anthology exploring the intersection between social media & literature.” Contributors include Zoe Whittall and Jessica Westhead. It’ll be out in October and you can pre-order it here. Apparently I’m the only west coast contributor so there’s no launch in Vancouver, but there will be launches in Toronto and a couple other cities too, I think.

I think that’s it for now. Thanks for listening.

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