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.
Congrats to the 2019-2020 Berton House writers! My time here is almost over and it’s been wonderful. Click here to read more about the upcoming group and their projects.
I’ll be at the Federation of BC Writers Spring Writes Festival from May 2-5th. Very exciting! Click here to check out the workshop and readings!
Poster by Isabella Wang
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.
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!
What a pleasure to be Blueridge Chamber Music Festival’s first poet in residence! I was given the opportunity to write several poems based on Hugo Wolf’s Italienishes Liederbuch, a collection of 46 short songs about love.
Read more about the festival here.
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!