Here is the line up for the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Nominees for Arts, Culture and Design. Congratulations to Kathleen Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, who won the award, and to all the nominees.
Please come out and support your hard-working local bookstores at the 3rd annual Authors for Indies! This year I’ll be recommending books at 32 Books in North Vancouver. See you there!
It’s a huge honour to receive this nomination in the category of Arts, Culture and Design, especially along side such an amazing group of women in the arts community. Read the entire list of nominees here.
Thrilled to be going to Fernie for the first time! Come out for music, readings and conversation at the Fernie Heritage Library, Friday March 10th at 7:00pm.
Should zoning laws be rewritten to protect character homes? I think so and will be arguing for this with the brilliant heritage activist Michael Kluckner. Wednesday March 8th, 6:30 pm, UBC Robson Square. For more information to and reserve a seat, click here.
Plotting is the subject of this combined reading and talk. It takes place at the Nanaimo Campus of Vancouver Island University, Thursday March 2, 1:00-2:15. Click here for full details. Thanks to Kathy Page for this invitation.
Thanks to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for inviting me to read in their On Edge series. I’ll be on stage with Kevin Spenst on 23 February and 6:30 pm. Emily Carr University Library, 1400 Johnston St., Granville Island
I’m delighted to have been named the Associate Director of Narrative for the 2017 Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The position is especially meaningful as I was myself a participant at the Writing Studio in 1987 and 1991. Like many Canadian writers, the Banff Centre was crucial to my development as an artist. For application information, click here.
Very much looking forward to this!