Boobs is Launched!

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!





The reviews are coming in on the Best Canadian Poetry 2015 collection, and my name crops up in this one.

Also, stay tuned on the launch of Boobs at the end of the month! If you’re in Vancouver, draw a couple circles in your calendar for Friday, April 29th.


Strangers on a Train

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!

On the Radio

We’ve slunk into rainy season here on the west coast, and to say I’m not a little sad about it would be untrue. But! September also brings with it some killer literary events. (That’s “killer” as in awesome, just in case anyone was concerned.)

Here are a couple nifty events at which you can see/hear yours truly. And don’t forget to check out the Vancouver Writers Fest from October 20th to 25th – I’ll be there as a fan (I recommend the Poetry Bash).


On the Airwaves

I will be joining brilliant novelist Chelsea Rooney on the Storytelling Show this coming Sunday, September 19th, to discuss all things literary. The Storytelling Show is a Co-op Radio program that covers “women’s storytelling in all its variations: novels, short stories, mythology, and people with experiences they want to give voice to.” We’ll be chatting about poetry, books we loved as kids, and anything else that strikes our fancy.

Tune in: Sunday at 9:00pm, CFRO 100.5fm

The program will stream the following day at


On the Streets

I’m pleased as punch to be reading at this year’s Word Vancouver festival, which runs September 23rd to 27th. There are myriad incredible readings to catch during the festival’s schedule of panels, so be sure to check out the program guide. For me, I’ll be at the Vancouver Public Library Main Branch to read from the The City Series: Number One – Vancouver chapbook alongside my fellow contributors.

Join us: Sunday, September 27th, at 11:00am
Event: The Chapbook: For Love or Money?
Location: The Alice McKay Room, VPL Main Branch (Inside, Downstairs)

That’s the latest and greatest! Happy September, everyone.


Frog Hollow Smash Success

Hello, folks!

Last night’s launch of Frog Hollow Press’s “The City Series: One – Vancouver” chapbook was just the loveliest! We had stunning weather on the patio at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and there was so much talent at the mic! Impossible to pick a favourite. Thank you to hosts Dina Del Bucchia and Sean Cranbury for the great night, and to editor Michael Prior for bringing us all together. Photos below, credits to Sean Cranbury and PRISM international.