Oct 24: Blending Genres at Vancouver Writers Fest

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An honour to be on a Rachel Rose moderated panel with Hiromi Goto and Harold R. Johnson at this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest:

It’s achievement enough to publish a literary work, but one that combines genres—and excels in all of them—is a talent that few possess. Hiromi Goto has produced acclaimed poetry and novels—and now Shadow Life, a graphic novel that’s steeped in literary fiction with poetic magical realism. Harold R. Johnson is an acclaimed fiction and non-fiction writer. In The Björkan Sagas, he merges myth, fantasy, and history into an epic of exploration and adventure. Renée Sarojini Saklikar is an award-winning author, lawyer, and poet whose latest work was 10 years in the making. Bramah and the Beggar Boy is intellectually, geographically, and temporally wide-ranging: ambitious in scope. As the publisher explains, “The portal is deep. The portal is open. Take a deep breath. Jump.”

Sept 30: A Celebration of Pedlar Press

I’m delighted to have joined the Meet the Presses Collective, an all-volunteer collective devoted to promoting micro, small and independent literary presses. Their next online event for Fall 2021 in lieu of an in-person Indie Literary Market will be a celebration of Pedlar Press and a conversation with founder Beth Follett. Check out the details below!

As Pedlar Press winds up publishing new work at the end of 2021, author and editor Alayna Munce will speak with founder, Beth Follett, about persevering with joy and courage through changes in the literary world, and the twenty-five-year legacy of one of Canada’s most consistently impressive independent publishers of contemporary works of poetry, prose, and graphic novels.”

Sept 19: Strange Beasts and Good Citizens w/ Rachel Rose & Maria Reva

The Massy Arts Society presents Rachel Rose, author of the Giller-longlisted story collection, The Octopus Has Three Hearts (Douglas & McIntyre), and Maria Reva, author of Good Citizens Need Not Fear (Knopf Canada), in conversation with Renée Sarojini Saklikar, author of Bramah and the Beggar Boy (Nightwood Editions), for a virtual event in celebration of their latest books.

It will take place on Sunday, September 19 at 11am on Zoom.

It will also be livestreamed to Facebook. Spaces are limited, and advance registration is recommended.