News | 2018

How to Build a Story

At noon today, I'll be giving a presentation at the Creative Ink Festival on plot and story structure called How to Build a Story. I've got handouts for everyone, but if I've guessed wrong and not brought enough copies with me, here's a link to the PDF version.

How to Build a Story

Festival Reading Event

Several fesitval authors will give 10-minute readings from 7 - 10 p.m. (I'm on at 9 p.m.) at the Creative Ink Festival Friday Night Group Reading on May 18, 2018. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please and I encourage you to come out and listen to your favourite authors as well as stay to meet some new ones as well. Here's the complete roster:
Brenda Carre, Jo-Ann Carson, Dwayne Clayden, Chloe Cocking, Michele Fogal, Manny Frishberg, Tyner Gillies, Chadwick Ginther, C.C. Humphreys, Jim Jackson, JM Landels, Tod McCoy, John Mavin, Sylvia Taylor, KT Wagner, Krista Wallace, Brie Wells, and S.G Wong
Creative Ink Festival

Creative Ink Festival

I'm very much looking forward to participating in this year's Creative Ink Festival (May 18 - 20 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre). When I attended this festival in the past I was both inspired and impressed by the breadth of content offered as well as its focus on speculative and genre writing. This year, not only will I be in a Red Pencil session (where I'll be providing feedback to signed-up festival writers), but I'll also be giving a presentation as well as joining in two panel discussions (each with awesome writers whom I'm also very much looking forward to meeting). Creative Ink Festival

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Strangers on a Train

On Tuesday, February 27, the Langara English Department Reading Series Strangers on a Train continues with Kim Minkus, Matt Hogan, Mary Zhu and I all taking the stage at the Kino Cafe (3456 Cambie St, Vancouver) and if you're reading this, I invite you to join us. This series both encourages discussion and promotes collaboration between writers who wouldn't typically interact with one another, so Kim, Matt, and Mary--I look forward to meeting you and hearing your work.

Langara College's Strangers on a Train Reading Series

TWS Reading Series

If you find yourself in Vancouver on January 4th, I invite you to the first TWS Reading Series of 2018 to listen as writers Kathryn Lee, D.N. Simmers, Tara McGuire, Graham McGarva, Judy LeBlanc, Natasha Sanders-Kay, Sonja Larsen, and I share our work--all on the same stage (but not at the same time). A long time ago I hosted this reading series and I'm very much looking forward to participating again. The time? 8 p.m. The place? Cottage Bistro (4470 Main Street at East 29th). Hope to see you there.

The Writer's Studio Reading Series