What a whirlwind - I can't believe my residency at the University of Calgary is complete. If I have my numbers right, I offered forty-one manuscript consultations, organized nineteen events, and wrote one novel (novella, maybe? but still) in eight glorious months. Phew! I've learned so much from this experience and have a little thank-you for everyone I met included in the video below.
In even better news, I'm passing the torch to Francine Cunningham, an award-winning Indigenous writer who was recently longlisted for the Carol Shields Prize. Best of all, Francine and I studied together during our MFA programs at UBC, and so it's going to be an absolute riot to perform together at the Hello/Goodbye event on September 21st. Tickets and livestream information coming right up! This won't be farewell to Calgary by any stretch of the imagination, and I'm very excited to see you there. (How is next month September already? I'm counting down, but not too fast!)