What Happened Next? Interview with Nathan Whitlock

January 27, 2024

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 would look bad for me, professionally. But I also wanted to be able to share with other writers and artists…

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New Suns 2 – Hot off the Presses

March 5, 2023

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

February 6, 2023

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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AugurCon–The Cozy and the Curious: Exploring Slice-of-Life Speculative Literatures

November 17, 2022

2-3:00 PM EST / 11 AM-12 PM PST The Cozy and the Curious: Exploring Slice-of-Life Speculative Literatures Panelists include Senaa Ahmad, Hiromi Goto, and Eden Royce Moderated by Yilin Wang

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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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