Sunshine Coast Arts Council Literary Reading Series

September 19, 2022

In beautiful Sechelt on October 22nd, 7pm…..

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

June 5, 2022

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 a personal choice at City Hall. Please be kind and respectful of others.) Free Admission, Light refreshments RSVP: Register via…

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ICYMI: Shelagh Rogers, me and Ann on the Radio

April 9, 2022

Ann Xu and I had a wonderful radio visit with Shelagh Rogers last month. Read about or listen to the interview by clicking on the image of Shelagh. 🙂 “She’s a 76-year-old Japanese Canadian woman who’s been living in a supported living situation. Her daughters really wanted her to be there, I think just for peace of mind and safety and all sorts of loving reasons. But Kumiko never felt comfortable there and she was…

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A Conversation about Writing Graphic Novels and Graphic Journaling – One Book One SFU

April 9, 2022
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One Book One SFU

March 7, 2022

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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Brooklyn Book Fest – October 3, 2021

February 8, 2022

  Event details: https://brooklynbookfestival.org/event/personal-stories-universal-resonance/

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On Edge Reading Series – Tonight (Feb 8) at 6:30 pm.

February 8, 2022

Free public online event tonight at 6:30! Register to join. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you to the Emily Carr Writing Centre and Mercedes Eng. Full details: https://www.ecuad.ca/events/on-edge-reading-series-spring-2022-with-hiromi-goto    

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Au Revoir 2021

December 31, 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 and shared it with their communities. I am so grateful.   Shadow Life made some lists! Thank you, dear Readers.…

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Thank you, New York Public Library

December 4, 2021

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 City… That a book I wrote and was gorgeously brought to life by artist Ann Xu @espershand is recognized on…

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Me and Kyo Maclear @ Calgary WordFest

November 1, 2021

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, Nov 9 at 7pm

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