happy news…(^__^)

Half World has been nominated for the Ontario Library Association White Pine Award. Ten titles are short-listed and readers in the program select their favourite book. You can read about it here:


In other happy news, my good friends (who are amazing writers/activists/scholars!) Rita Wong and Larissa Lai are coming to the University of Alberta this Friday. The three of us are speaking on a panel:

Friday, October 30, 3:30 pm, HC L-3
Human Spellings: Writing Relation
Hiromi Goto, Larissa Lai, and Rita Wong
Join writers Hiromi Goto, Rita Wong and Larissa Lai for readings of their work and a discussion about their writing practices in the context of community, justice, and subjectivity. All three writers share a concern with how to enact a self and a writing voice, under national and global conditions of inequity, violence and injustice. They engage the power of language and the imagination to help us understand how we might be or become human in relation to one another and in relation to other beings– animal, vegetable and elemental. This event is supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Please join us if you are able to!