Is blogging still a thing? I’ve fallen off of regular postings. My partner reassures me that I’m micro-blogging on Twitter and I suppose it’s true. A dear writer friend of mine, who is very savvy, has pointed out writing a lot on a blog is basically writing for free, when it’s important that we try…

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The video of my talk, “Protest”, is up! I had the honour of speaking at EMMA Talks: Engaging Monologues, Mutual Aid, this autumn, with artist and activist Julie Flett. Her talk should be up on the site soon! EMMA Talks states: “The core purpose of EMMA Talks is to bring important stories by women identified* writers, activists, thinkers,…

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Had a great experience with Canadian Women in the Literary Arts– Tina Northrup asked interesting questions and these are the best kinds of interviews– when the interviewer has us thinking longer and more deeply. It’s also freaking great to be interviewed in a feminist venue. Please go take a look!  

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I’ve decided to detail my upcoming trip to Japan here, rather than in the Upcoming Events section because, for the most part, I don’t have the exact information on the locations (such as building name, room number, etc.) and some of the events won’t be open to the public. The ones I’m certain that are…

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I would like to acknowledge the Ho-Chunk and Dakota Sioux Nations and their traditional lands. I am a guest, here, and I am grateful. Thank you, to the WisCon community and committee members, who have invited me as a guest of honour. I am deeply touched and so very chuffed the glow will travel to…

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https://newestpress.com/books/chorus-of-mushrooms-20th-anniversary-edition What an honour and also bemusing to think that twenty years have already passed…. Larissa Lai so generously wrote a thoughtful and historically contextualized afterword and Smaro Kamboureli conducts an interview with me. I think this reissue will be particularly good for students and instructors. Although I like to think it will be good…

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The Athabasca University WIR information is up on their website. Folks looking for information on how to submit writing for consultation please click the “contact” link. You do not have to be an AU student or alumni to submit material. However, you can only submit one time. I’m heading to Edmonton next week for some…

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It’s always an honour and pleasure to be interviewed by the The Bulletin; a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history and culture. John Endo Greenaway asks some very specific questions about Darkest Light ranging from process to content and it was interesting to respond to them. We also talked about my moving to Toronto. Alas!…

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