Unceded Airwaves

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Today on Unceded Airwaves, we have an interview with Elder Larry Grant about All Our Fathers Relations, an upcoming documentary film that aims to record and revitalize the interconnected histories of Chinese Canadian and First Nations relations along the Fraser River in British Columbia.

I’ll be taking part in a discussion with other Indigenous collective members about the Vancouver Women’s March on Washington last Saturday.

Today, and every Monday, from 11-12:00. Here’s the link. The little orange button in the corner will open the player. If you miss it, the episodes are all archived.

Growing Room Literary Festival

What a huge honour to be included in Room Magazine’s first feminist literary festival, Growing Room. So many great women and powerful voices on this playbill, with talks and readings and workshops all weekend. Taking place March 11-12.

Check out the playbill on Room’s site, or read about the festival in the Georgia Straight, and follow them on the Twitters @roommagazine to keep up to date.

49th Shelf Spring Preview

Thanks to 49th Shelf for including Bad Endings in their spring 2017 preview! This is the year of the short story, tell yer mother and yer sister and yer sister’s friends.

Check out the whole list, which includes Daniel Zomparelli’s Everything is Awful and you’re a Terrible Person, which I’m certainly looking forward to, and many more!

They mentioned us on the Twitter!

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Thanks to Globe Books editor Mark Medley for the nod on Twitter! Bad Endings is coming out this March. Look for it in your favourite neighbourhood bookstore, or they can pre-order for you if you’re the impatient type (no judgement).

 

New work in Matrix Mag.

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I have not been keeping up with my Carleigh news. School is quite intense, and taking a lot of my time! I’ll try to catch up a little over Christmas, but in the meantime, here’s a pic of me & the short fiction issue of Matrix! My story, Read These Postcards in a Gonzo Journalist Voice is (very loosely) based on a 4 month trip to Thailand I took a few years ago. I said loose. So don’t ask who Julio was. Many thanks to Matrix, and I really recommend picking this one up, because it also has this year’s LitPOP winners!

 

Grad School

I’m starting my MFA at the University of British Columbia this fall, but I’ll still be writing reviews fairly frequently. I’m working on four of them right now in fact, so expect to see a lot of my opinions this fall. Also on deck is a piece on Katherena Vermette for the Literary Review of Canada, new fiction in Matrix and subTerrain, and the launch of my first book, Bad Endings, in spring 2017.

In creative writing your Master’s thesis is your book, which is a very practical use of time. My constantly evolving project about the Peel River trip will be the subject, natch. I figured I needed a committee for this one. In addition to my writing course load I’m taking classes in Indigenous representation, and even though class hasn’t started yet, I’ve already benefitted from the reading lists!

This is going to be great.