I’m excited to announce that my story “The Magazine” was accepted for publication in Plenitude Magazine, Canada’s online queer literary magazine. I’m thankful to the people at Moosemeat, my writing group, for the insightful feedback and criticism I got when I first presented the story to the group. Without their valuable responses I wouldn’t have been able to find a home for this story.
Please join me Wednesday, August 8th, at Another Story Bookshop. I'll be reading from my collection of stories and discussing the value of writing groups alongside Mary Lou Dickinson, Ele Pawelski, and Heather J. Wood, all members of Moosemeat, the writing group I belong to. Another Story is located at 315 Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, and the event starts at 7. For more information, click here. Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that I'll be reading this coming Monday, May 7th, at 8 pm at the Words at the Wise reading series. I'm especially excited because I'll be reading alongside Dan Perry (who has a brand new book out called Nobody Looks that Young Here), plus Alice Pelot, as well as our host, Andrew J. Simpson. Wise Bar is located at 1007 Bloor St. West, and for more details click here. Hope to see you there!
Super excited to see my story "Stunts" out now in the latest issue (#146) of The New Quarterly. Thanks to the people at Moosemeat, my writing group, for their thoughtful feedback when the story was first workshopped, and to Pamela Mulloy, Editor of TNQ, for accepting the story. Check it out!
I'm excited to announce that my story "Brother" is out now in the latest issue of The Nashwaak Review, Volume 36/37. Thanks to Stewart Donovan at The Nashwaak Review for accepting the story, and also to all the people at Moosemeat, my writing group, for their helpful comments on making the story better. One of those "Moose" happens to be Ele Pawelski whose own story, "Me and Sir Paul," is also in this issue. Check it out!
Please join me on June 2nd at The 519 where I'll once again be reading as part of the Queer Confessions reading series. Coinciding with Pride, the theme for the evening is "Loud and Proud." I don't know who the other readers will be, but I'll post again when I do. The event starts at 8 pm and is held at 519 Church Street in Toronto. To find out more, go here. See you then!
I'm very excited to see my story "Safe" out now in the latest issue of The New Quarterly (no. 138). The story is about a high school English teacher and his obsession with the murder of Chinese student Jun Lin four years ago. I was worried that no one would take on the story given its subject matter, so I'm very grateful that it found a good home at The New Quarterly. The new issue also has work by Elizabeth Hay, Steven Heighton, Cynthia Flood, and a number of others. Can't wait to dig in! Check it out! Also, learn all about why I do not write at my desk by checking out the TNQ blog here.
A number of months ago, Plenitude Magazine (who had published my story "Lovely Company" back in 2014) asked me to write a short piece on a queer book or author that had a big impact on me. I decided to write about Denton Welch, and you can find that piece on their website. Check it out here.
I'm pleased to announce that my collection of stories, Interpreters, is now available at Glad Day Bookshop. You can order it here or, better yet, drop by the world's oldest LGBTQ book store and support local queer writers.
I'm excited to announce that on Sunday, December 6th, I'll be reading at the Lit Live reading series in Hamilton. I'll be reading alongside Donna Langevin, Janthan Ball, Pearl Pirie, Maureen Hynes, and Ruth Roach Pierson. The event takes place at Homegrown Hamilton, which is at 27 King William Street. Readings start at 7:30 pm. (I guess you can see all that from the adjacent graphic...) For more information about Lit Live, please click here. Hope you can join me!