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Love Without Borders: An evening of storytelling (March 27)

If you’re in Toronto and free on Friday evening, March 27, I’ll be facilitating a great panel of writers and musicians discussing love and ideas of home, belonging, and identity in a globalized world.

Hosted jointly by Ryerson International Student Services Office and Ryerson’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, the event will showcase readings and performances by Shani Mootoo, Casey Mecija, and Vivek Shraya. It’s a free event and open to the public. Read more

Karaoke night at Little Fiction

It’s about courage. It’s about connection. It’s about dreams of fame and glory. It’s about Dolly Parton and The Lion King.

My new story, “Thursday night karaoke“, is live now–and a free read–over at Little Fiction. For those of you not in the know, Little Fiction is one of the most celebrated, innovative online literary journals in North America. LF produces high-quality short story “singles” in multiple formats, lovingly designed by managing editor and stylemaster Troy Palmer. Read more

The BERTIN-CORKUM Dialogues: PART 1 – The Wonder Years

Kris Bertin is a good friend and a fine writer. His stories have in spades everything I look for in top quality fiction–deep heart, great emotional risk, exceptional attention to craft, and characters so heartbreakingly complex they feel like they are part of yourself.  Read more

Nothing Looks Familiar: In conversation with Shawn Syms

Shawn Syms writes stories that push boundaries–of identity, compassion, of what it means to be alive and human at this particular moment in time. I’m a big fan of his work, in particular the deep respect and humility he offers his characters, allowing space for the many complex edges of their lives to co-exist and intermingle fully, without judgement. Read more

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