Author Archives: carleigh baker

About carleigh baker

Proud Métis writer and storyteller. Winner of the subTerrain 2012 Lush Triumphant award for fiction. Social media so-and-so.

Isle of the Arts Festival on Gabriola Island

I’ll be doing a lot of coastal travel this spring! Very excited to read with Charles Demers and Roger Farr at the Isle of the Arts festival on Gabriola Island from 7:30-9:30PM on April 9th. Check it out here. Our event is called Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry: The City is Also an Island. Check out the full schedule here.

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Dead Poets Reading Series

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I’ll be reading some Gwendolyn MacEwen poems on Sunday November 18th at 3pm at the Vancouver Public Library, check it out!

Here’s the full lineup:

June Jordan (1936 – 2002), read by Phanuel Antwi
Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992), read by Bibiana Tomasic
Gwendolyn MacEwen (1941 – 1987), read by Carleigh Baker
Richard Outram (1930 – 2005), read by Amanda Jernigan

Learn more about the Dead Poets Reading Series here. 

Vancouver Noir and Polja: a new story, and a Serbian translation

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Absolutely thrilled to get two books that I’ve contributed to in the mail last week. Vancouver Noir is edited by Sam Wiebe, and includes stories by Timothy Taylor, Sheena Kamal, Naben Ruthnum (as Nathan Ripley), S.G. Wong, and many more! You can pre-order from Akashic Books, and we’ll be launching it on November 8th, 2018, at the Shebeen Whiskey Room, the back room of the Irish Heather on Carrall Street. Hope to see you there!

The other book is Polja, a Serbian literary journal. This is the first time one of my stories has been translated! Editor Alen Besic picked Last Woman, which originally appeared in the Hingston and Olson short story advent calendar for 2017. They even translated my name, Karli Bejker!

Bad Endings is a finalist for an Indigenous Voices Award

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So many congrats to all the finalists for the first Indigenous Voices Awards! I’m so honoured to be on this list I don’t even know what to say besides maarsii, kinanâskomitin, Þakka þér fyrir, & thank you to everyone who supported these awards!