I’m delighted to be the Writer-in-Residence at this year’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, BC. I’ll be working one-on-one with writers during the Holley Rubinsky Blue Pencil Sessions, endowed by the late beloved Kootenay writer and mentor. My other events include a craft talk, a reading, a panel discussion and getting massaged. Yes, EMLF has a massage therapist in residence! Click here for festival details.
Attention Montréal! I’ll be in town to give a day-long writing workshop. Plotting Your Storyline: Character as Springboard runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the QWF Office, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3. For a full description of this fun and practical workshop, and to register, click here. À bientôt!
I’m thrilled to be taking part in Authors for Indies at Munro’s Books in Victoria. Munro’s Books was recently named the third best bookstore in the WORLD by National Geographic. Hope to see you there!
Please join me, Michael Kluckner and Eve Lazarus for this multi-media talk and lively question period.
A big thanks to BC Bookworld for its coverage of Vancouver Vanishes!
Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival has been nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. A big congratulations to my co-contributors: John Atkin, Kerry Gold, Evelyn Lau, Eve Lazarus, John Mackie, Elise and Stephen Partridge, Bren Simmers, Michael Kluckner and Tracey Ayton. Thanks to Anvil Press. See the list of all the nominees here.
Please join us for this illustrated talk on our Vancouver’s vanishing original housing stock, followed by a question period. Books will be available.
Thank you to the Hallmark Heritage Society for inviting me to speak about Vancouver Vanishes, the Facebook Page and the book. Details here and below.
February 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2755 Admirals Rd
I’m looking forward to an evening with wine and refreshments discussing Ellen in Pieces at Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature: Thursday, 28 January at 7 pm. For details and to register click here.
For Metro Vancouver editors and writers, I’m teaching a day-long class on Editing Fiction for Editors British Columbia. Details are here. Hope to see you there!