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My Body Is Yours: In conversation with Michael V. Smith

What does it mean to be a man? How does the experience of intimacy between men–the terror and rawness of emotional and physical vulnerability, and the possibility of shared tenderness–figure into our understandings of masculinity at this particular moment in time? Read more

When Nothing Looks Familiar: Reviewing Shawn Syms

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you know I’m a big fan of Shawn Syms’ collection Nothing Looks Familiar. Plenitude  just published my review of this spectacular story collection. Read more

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

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