It’s weird being a single human being again. I have only been with one person in the last six years and I’m telling you, it took a while, but I was finally able to see the light of monogamy (I’d just never had unconditionally loving monogamy before). I don’t want to have to date again. It’s weird being back in a city where you once caused violence with your sexuality, where you hurt folks and were hurt so hard. There is so much to think about and I have a lot of time to do that now. Please pray for me.
Tomorrow is my workshop at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, so please come if you are in town. I will be reading from Dirty Kids, leading exercises on acknowledging our own backgrounds and biases and looking at Ted Conover’s new work on immersion journalism. Workshop is free with membership (25$); contact me with questions or accessibility info.
Great review from Publisher’s Weekly; check out the full page here.
Tonight is the night (Oct 4th)! Come to No One Writes to the Coloniel (460 College Street) from 7PM-10PM for a free reading and Q/A. I will be reading from Dirty Kids and Anna Maxymiw will also be reading from her book, The Lodge, forthcoming with McClelland & Stewart.
After attending a particularly inspiring talk from CrippledScholar this week, I have realized how drastically inaccessible my current website is for those who use screen readers. I will be updating/rebuilding this site within the next few months to address this, and will be adding more regular content. Please be patient with my minimal coding + html skills.