plug away, you shameless plug

I’m not even going to try for the humblebrag. I straight-up won the Sad Magazine Fantasy Fiction Contest. *cheers*

I’ve known about this for a month, where I received the news first thing in the morning whilst unshowered and annoyed in a terrible London hostel. It made my day then and it still makes my day, which, I guess, means it made my month.

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Part of why we flew back into town when we did was so I could do an interview for them, so, in turn, I could look doughy and uncouth.

Anyway, I shall continue to strive for modesty ever after, but tonight I dine on something that takes more than one pan to cook* because tonight we celebrate!

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*We just moved a week ago and haven’t bought new pots and pans yet. It sucks.

the kudzu review: a live studio audience

More shameless self-promotion! A variation on A Hatred of Clubbing That Transcends Generations, now named A Live Studio Audience has found a home in the virtual pages of the inaugural edition of The Kudzu Review.

Commence celebratory dancing in the streets now.

This is how I both celebrate and mourn.

re:moved

I’ve recently had the chance to join an interesting project by Allison Lasorda.

The Re:moved Project is “an interactive visual narrative project that features individuals’ experiences with home. by examining unique perspectives on homes that have been “lost” (whether through relocation, demolition, or (re)construction) this project aims to remove the stigma associated with nostalgia and, possibly, to provide comfort by allowing constructive participation in it.”

It’s something I’ve found myself relating quite well to. Re:moved is publishing The Duende’s in the Details as well as “Ashleigh’s Story,” a brief chronicle of my experience of home… and whatever meaning we’ve attached to that word.

sfu writer’s studio reading series

I will not be reading from ‘pirates in space.’ Sorry.

If you, like most of humanity, find me charming, intelligent, affable and engaging as hell to listen to, then thank whichever god you think created you because I am going to be doing a reading! If you find me to be none of the above, then luckily for you there will be other readers as well.

This is all part of the SFU Writer’s Studio Reading Series, more details on which you can find here.

7 pm, July 15, 2011 @ Take 5 Café (429 Granville Street at Hastings, in downtown Vancouver)

So join me alongside several other local writers, where I’ll be reading some stuff from projects I’ve been working on and possibly some short fiction. Things might get interesting.

anno domini gallery’s 2011 art of zines in san jose

The 2011 ART OF ZINES exhibition will run for four weeks at the Anno Domini gallery in the SoFA District of San Jose, California. Quoth Anno Domini: “Zines are one of the last frontiers for freedom of speech and creative self expression and we need it now more than ever.” This year’s zine exhibition will run in concert with the SubZERO Festival, a celebration of subculture artists, performers and musicians that begins June 3, 2011.

So, if you’re in San Jose this June, be sure to check out the gallery and my little precious artifacts of precociousness:

… and perhaps there will be other fun stuff too.

langara college film arts unlock the vault

Come one, come all to Unlock the Vault, the night we unleash our final project films upon the world!

7 pm on August 20 at Langara College (100 W 49th, Vancouver)

My little labour of love, My Funny Valentine (ecrit par Robyn Thomas, realise par moi) will be closing the night, following:

Sparrow, written by Robyn Thomas, directed by Kaitlyn Reid
Zeldon’s Excursion, written & directed by Liz Bailey
Missing Link, written by Erik Hoffman, directed by Jordie Keith
Puppet Magic!, written by Lauren Richardson, directed by Michael Goyert
Junk TV, written by Shayan Bayat, directed by Anna Larrina
Next Door, written by Shayan Bayat, directed by Doug Ferguson
Identity Thief, written & directed by Mitchell Politeski

Come and check it out, we’re proud little parents of our cinematic offspring.