What Happened Next? Interview with Nathan Whitlock

Back in November of last year I was interviewed by the smart, generous, funny writer and podcaster @nathan__whitlock for his series, #WhatHappenedNext. I talked about my writer’s burnout, but also, we laughed a lot. And that is a fine thing indeed. I haven’t written publicly about having writer’s burnout because frankly I worried that it…

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New Suns 2 – Hot off the Presses

So excited to receive New Suns 2: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color!!! My short story, “Home is Where the Heart Is” came after a long dry spell. Writing stories is also a kind of spell. So is reading… Edited by the inimitable #NisiShawl! Can’t wait to dive in! Published by Solaris.  

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Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

The 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. February 8-12th, 2023 (rescheduled from October 2022 due to hurricane Ian). This conference feels particularly urgent and necessary these days… Full Schedule here: https://www.jclcinc.org/conference/2022/schedule/

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Wilde about Sappho – Pride Reading at Victoria’s City Hall

Join City of Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton, local poets and Special Guest Mayor Lisa Helps to celebrate Pride Month in Victoria. Featuring: Ali Blythe, Wendy Donawa, Hiromi Goto, matthew [bettina] heinz, Eli Mushumanski, Shō Yamagushiku Tuesday, June 7, 2022 — 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30pm) City Hall, Antechamber (Masks are…

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One Book One SFU

In case you missed this, here is a link to the recording. 🙂 Please join us this Wednesday, March 9th at 7pm for an Interactive Livestream via Zoom. (I’ll be on stage with Erica and Sarah!) Tickets via Eventbrite    

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Au Revoir 2021

Pressure to arrive at some kind of overview of a year’s passage. The close of one thing and entry into another. Then I think of the universe…. What is time? ^__^)/   It was so great to bring Shadow Life out into the world. Thank you, to everyone who has read it and bought it…

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Thank you, New York Public Library

Super, super excited that #ShadowLife has made the New York Public Library’s Best of 2021 List!! Imagine a young Japanese Canadian tomboy book nerd with serious Bangs living in the 1970s rural Pacific Northwest, reading from The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and A Cricket in Times Square, and dreaming about New York…

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Me and Kyo Maclear @ Calgary WordFest

Come join me in conversation with dear writing friend, Kyo Maclear and lovely host Shelley Youngblut as we talk about how bodies are represented and seen. Our relationships with these ideas. And soooo much more! Kyo is such a thoughtful thinker, writer, conversationalist. I always walk away from our conversations with so much goodness. Tuesday,…

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