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On Edge

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 Vancouver, … Continue reading

The Writing Studio 2017

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 … Continue reading

Fat Oyster Reading Series

Very much looking forward to this!

Meet the Author: Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature, 17 November 2016

I’m very pleased to be invited back to Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature to talk about Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival.  The evening includes wine and Christianne’s usual delicious snacks.  7-10pm at the lyceum.  Find the address … Continue reading

The Best Canadian Fiction of All Time…

It was an honour to be asked to contribute to this list and even more of an honour to discover a book of mine on it.  A big thank you to the Writers’ Trust of Canada!

Vancouver’s Histories and Mysteries

I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage with the wonderful Eve Lazarus and Aaron Chapman.  Thursday November 3rd at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Short Story Advent Calendar

I’m thrilled to have work in this upcoming very cool collection: The Short Story Advent Calendar. Just like when you were a kid, the Short Story Advent Calendar offers 24 stories that readers open one by one on the mornings leading up to … Continue reading

The Vancouver Writers Fest: Grand Opening

I’m thrilled to be hosting the Alma Lee Opening Night Event at the Vancouver Writers Fest.  These six diverse voices will give you a taste of the delights to come the whole week.  Tuesday 18 October, 8:00 pm at Performance … Continue reading

The Vancouver Writers Fest: Event 80

I’m honoured to be conversing with my old editor and friend John Metcalf about his life and his latest work of fiction (the first in 30 years), The Museum at the End of the World. Saturday 22 October at 8:00pm, … Continue reading

Woo Talk, September 27, 6pm

I’m delighted to be giving a Woo Talk on houses as repositories of narrative.   Woo is an evening of small talks ( 5 to 15 minutes ) along with facilitated conversations at the elegant Sai Woo Restaurant in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. The talks take … Continue reading