Half of a cross country tour! Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver

By a stroke of luck and the help of friends, my next round of touring will take me across the country in a way that almost seems coordinated! Thanks to The Dundurn Group, The Writers Union of Canada, and the Vancouver International Writers Festival for helping me with my travel costs. And of course, thanks to the organizers of these events for making it all happen.

If you’re in Montreal, Edmonton, or Vancouver, come say hello!

The [Not-So] Local Legends Reading Series, Wednesday October 19th, 2011 / Doors @ 7pm, Starts at 7:30pm promptly, The Concordia Co-op Bookstore, 2150 Bishop Street, Montreal (Metro Guy-Concordia)

Exposure, Queer Arts Festival, Edmonton, Thursday, October 20th, 6:30-8pm, Leva Bar

Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, Saturday October 22, 2pm and 8pm. I’ll be  on two different panels. Check out the fest’s full schedule here.

Writer-In-Residence @ Open Book: Toronto starts Thursday!

I’m excited to be September’s Writer-In-Residence at Open Book: Toronto. Stay tuned for posts about writers’ groups, five things I’ve learned about touring, what I wish I knew years ago about grant writing, and my homemade writing retreat (just add water!).

I’ll be highlighting some artists I think are fantastic, including Elizabeth Ruth, Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya, and promoting some events and work that excite me.

This Writer-In-Residence is a guest blogging gig (4 posts per week), so check in regularly for new posts. And don’t be sending in your works in progress–it’s not that kind of residency (please!).