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Writers’ Trust

What an amazing week in Toronto at the Writers’ Trust awards! Congrats to all the winners, and many thanks to everyone at the Writers’ Trust for being such great hosts. Rogers made short videos of each of the fiction award nominees, here’s mine!

 

Ottawa/ Kingston/ Toronto mini-tour

 

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I have some readings and panels coming up!

October 22nd: Ottawa Writers Fest. Panel with Eden Robinson.

October 23rd: Queens University. Reading from Bad Endings.

October 24th: Toronto @ Type Books, Queen St. West. Reading from Bad Endings.

October 25th: Toronto @ IFOA. Rogers Writers’ Trust panel with Claire Cameron, David Chariandy, Omar El Akkad and Leanne Simpson.

And then I’m going to fly back home and sleep forever.

Bad Endings takes the Vancouver Book Award!

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Thanks to Sean Cranbury for the photo.

Such an honour to be at the Mayor’s Arts Awards on October 11, and I’m thrilled that Bad Endings won the Vancouver Book Award! Congrats to all the nominees, and many thanks to the judging panel, and the City of Vancouver.

If I look a little nervous here, it’s because I was a little nervous! I didn’t have a speech prepared, but people tell me I did okay. 🙂

Bad Endings is a finalist for the Rogers Writer’s Trust fiction prize

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Well, I certainly didn’t expect to get this news at 6AM yesterday. Absolutely thrilled to be a finalist for the Rogers Writer’s Trust prize, alongside Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Omar El Akkad, David Chariandy, and Claire Cameron. Such an honour to be included in this list! Many thanks to the Writer’s Trust, and to my publisher, Anvil Press.

WORD Vancouver

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I’m going to be all over WORD Vancouver this year, but there’s plenty of great non-Carleigh events happening too! Here’s the full schedule, check it out!

As for me, I’ll be on the Mixed Voices Raised panel at Perspective Point from 11:00 am to 11:45 am on Sunday, September 24, I’ll be doing a reading of Bad Endings at Suspension Bridge from 12:25 pm to 12:45 pm (also on Sunday, September 24), and Writers Reading Writers: A PRISM panel on Influence, Space, and Resources at Perspective Point from
1:50 pm to 2:35 pm (on Sunday as well).

As a new board member of the BC Book Prizes, I’ll be manning their table from 3-4PM on Sunday, stop by and say hello, and learn all about us!

Hope to see you there!