Monthly Archives: August 2015

Reading at Galiano Island Books, Sunday Sept. 6

Carleigh poster

I’ll be reading selections from my memoir All These Imperfect Emotions: That Time I Totally Paddled the Peel River Watershed at my new home base, Galiano Island Books, on Sunday September 6th at 2pm. Hop on a ferry and join us!

*Poster design by Donna Moreau.

Reading from the Peel memoir @ Real Vancouver Writers’ Series


Dunno how I missed posting this. Here’s some audio of me reading at the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series 5th anniversary in February. Sean Cranbury and Dina Del Bucchia host a wild night of poetry, prose, and sometimes music, and it was a real pleasure to be involved. Thanks to everyone at RVWS.

Listen to me read at RVW5 on Soundcloud.

Listen to the whole Books on the Radio show featuring RVW5.

New non-fiction coming soon in PRISM 54.1, read it on Going Down Swinging

Very happy to report that Dinner with the Vittrekwas, a CNF essay about the my trip through the Peel River Watershed, will be in Prism International this fall/winter. Pick yourself up a copy when if comes out! You can also read it online on Going Down Swinging, a sweet online publication that swaps stories with PRISM on occasion.

Thanks to Christopher Evans, editor extraordinaire and ardent local bookstore supporter, and to the folks at Going Down Swinging. Also, many thanks to Gary Ross, for his editorial expertise and support.

Jon Chan Simpson’s Chinkstar

Call me a liar and I say fuck yourselftoo often our history is remembered by victims, and victims are the bitches of time.

Check out my Globe and Mail review of Jon Chan Simpson’s Chinkstar, a fresh and totally badass exploration of history, language and cultural truthiness – straight outta Red Deer.