I had an absolutely beautiful evening co-presenting with outgoing CDWP Writer-in-Residence Teresa Wong on Monday night. If you couldn't make it or tune in, you can watch the replay here! Professional captions are embedded in the video. You won't want to miss this glimpse of Teresa's gorgeous forthcoming work; you can find my reading, including a sneaky announcement about my new project at 26:55, and Teresa's presentation at 44:25.
I'm so lucky to be back at Shelf Life Books, a beloved indie who hosted one of the book launches for Moldovan Hotel, on Thursday night! (And with such an excellent line-up!) Livestream is available by registration or you can join us in-person; Zoom auto-captions will be available for the livestream. Full event information is here! The fastest way to find the accessibility information for Shelf Life is to scroll down past the map on this page. Hope to see you then - it's so wonderful to be back.
So...remember when I said I hoped I'd have a reason to visit Mohkinstis/Calgary again soon? Scant days ago? It's an absolute and total honour to be succeeding Teresa Wong and Marjorie Celona as the University of Calgary Distinguished Writing Program's Canadian Writer-in-Residence. As Marjorie steps down from the role for important reasons, I'm very grateful to them for their kind words and the chance to take on the position for the remainder of 2022-23.
Please get in touch to book a manuscript consultation (they're free!), or an event! Not in the city? Not a problem! I'm conducting much of this residency virtually, with pandemic safety and accessibility in mind. It's important to me to connect with writers and communities in, around, and beyond Calgary.
I hope you'll join us on October 17th on the captioned Facebook livestream, or briefly in person (I'm still masking & boosting - I hope you are too) at the cSPACE King Edward Studio Theatre to celebrate Teresa's residency and kickstart mine. I'm so grateful to my referees who supported my application to this program, and I'm so excited to share more with you about my proposed projects soon.