My short story, “Fences,” placed third in the inaugural Word on the Street Writing DiverCity Contest! The story is now featured on their website, and will be excerpted in The Toronto Star on Saturday, September 23rd. As well, I will be reading from the story at the Word on the Street festival itself. The festival is on September 24th at Harbourfront Center, and I’ll be reading at 2:15 at the Vibrant Voices tent. If you’re around, come on out!
Thanks to the festival for starting such a great contest, thanks to the judges for choosing my story, and congratulations to the two other winners, Amanda Ghazale Aziz (second place), and Elham M. Ali (first place).
You can read my story, a short interview with me, and the other two stories, here.
I’ll be doing two poetry readings in Montreal, in early March. They are:
On Friday, March 3rd, I’ll be reading at Paragraphe Books (right outside of the McGill gates), along with Marianne Ackerman, David Sherman, and Luciano Iacobelli. The event starts at 6:00! (Check out the poster below.)
The second reading is Tuesday, March 7th, at the Resonance Reading series. I’ll be reading along with Kim Fu, Karissa LaRocque, and andrea bennett. The readings start at 8:30. The event page is here, and their Facebook page is here.
If you’re in Montreal, come on out!
I’ll be reading some poetry this Thursday, February 2nd, at the amazing knife | fork | book in Kensington Market, along with Jim Nason. Come on out! Doors at 6:30.
Touch Anywhere to Begin
Doors 6:30PM Poetry 7-ish
More details here.
Tonight is Toronto’s annual Dead Poet’s Night, put on by Art Bar, Rowers Reading Series and (this year) Best Canadian Poetry, and hosted by David Clink. I will be reading from the work of Mahmoud Darwish, along with a lot of other great poets reading from a lot of other great (dead) poets. The reading’s at Supermarket, at 7:00pm. Come on out!
Geoffrey Morrison, over at The Rusty Toque, has written a generous review of Arguments For Lawn Chairs. Morrison’s review looks at both my poetry book and David Huebert’s We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class. Check it out here!