I’ll be participating in Planet Earth Poetry on Friday, June 21st in Victoria. It’ll be my second trip to the island in as many months, and I’m looking forward to sharing poems at Hillside Coffee and Tea. Please join!
I’m launching Lift tomorrow in Vancouver. I hope you can join us.
Friends, I have a book coming out.
It looks like this. It’s available for pre-order, and will arrive on your doorstep on May 1, 2019 from Thistledown Press.
Vancouver, there will be a book launch on Wednesday, May 22nd. For Victoria folk, Tuesday, May 14th. Saint John kindred, mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 25th (I know, it’s a long way away - I need to fly to you, bear with me).
It’s taken me forty minutes to write this post, because I don’t have the words. But it’s taken me years to be able to type this announcement, and I’m not taking any bit of it for granted.
I have a book coming out.
I am happy to announce that Boobs is now out in the world! Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts was launched this past Friday at Heartwood Community Cafe, and the evening made me both laugh and cry with its wonderfulness. (Literally - I teared up more than once.) The readings spanned familiar topics including bra shopping and friend envy, introduced us to stories of illness and perseverance, and took a brave and bawdy look at all things breast. It was tops.
Pics are below, photo credit to the collection's fabulous editor Ruth Daniell.
If you would like to procure a copy of your very own Boobs, it can be purchased here, or ask your local indie!
It's a busy literary week in these parts - the Vancouver Writers Fest is happening on Granville Island, and I'm supremely pumped to catch the Poetry Bash (I mean, can we talk about Karen Solie?) this coming Saturday. Before then, however, I'll be reading poems as part of Langara College's fantastic reading series Strangers on a Train. I've been meaning to drop by this series for eons, and you, like me, can be a first-timer tomorrow eve!
Details: Tuesday, Oct 20th at 7:00pm at the Railway Club. Poems? Check. Free of charge? Double check.
See you under the model train!