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Program Director, Writing Studio

Without a doubt the Banff Centre was been the most formative institution in my writing life.  I first went as a participant in the Writing Studio in 1986 under the directorship of the late, great Adele Wiseman.  I returned in … Continue reading

Ellen in Pieces on The Next Chapter

How I loved Olive Kitteridge!  What an honour to have a book compared to it.  A huge thank you to Angie Abdou for talking up Ellen in Pieces  alongside Olive Kitteridge on CBC’s The Next Chapter.  You can read and listen … Continue reading

Satellite(s)/Vancouver Vanishes

It’s a real thrill when something you create inspires another creation.  “Solo Collective tackles the ever challenging Vancouver housing landscape with its play inspired by author Caroline Adderson’s book Vancouver Vanishes.”  Information about and tickets for Aaron Bushkowsky’s play Satellite(s) … Continue reading

Writer in Residence, Whistler Writers Festival

I’m delighted to be taking up residence on Alta Lake as the 2018 Writer in Residence for the Whistler Writers Festival.  In addition to working one-on-one with local authors, I’ll hosting events at the festival itself.  See the the full … Continue reading

Writing Week on Denman Island 10-14 July

I’m so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, this time as Writer in Residence.  Click here for the full festival schedule.

2017 YWCA Women of Distinction — Arts, Culture and Design

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.    

Authors for Indies, 29 April

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!    

2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award

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.

Booked in Fernie!

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.

Urbanarium City Debate

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 … Continue reading