July 16: Mid-Summer Write-A-Thon

Come join me for a day of writing and inspiration!

“The event runs from 9:30-4:30 (PST), including an Open Mic from 3:30-4:30 for anyone who wants to read or perform what they worked on during the Write-a-Thon (or something else they have created).

On event day, you will sign in to the Zoom meeting ready to write and to be inspired. We suggest having everything ready to work on a piece of writing. That means bring your notebook, your favourite pen, your laptop, your headphones, and whatever else you need to be productive. Some people will be spending their time writing letters to friends, others will be working on the first draft of a novel, and some will be working on school assignments. You are free to work on whatever you want. “

Bramah and the Beggar Boy at The Malahat Review

Such a pleasure to see a review of Bramah and the Beggar Boy (Thank you Manahil Bandukwala!) in The Malahat Review.

The Feminist Caucus in Conversation series 2022

Image: League of Canadian Poets

The Feminist Caucus in Conversation series is an annual chapbook and audio project from the League of Canadian Poets. In this project, listen to members of the LCP Feminist Caucus interview each other on topics including poetry (naturally), shared identities, the writing process, family, politics, and more.

In the 2022 series, poets explore the concept of compassionate feminism. These are tough times we live in: pandemic inequities and our climate change emergency, and the ongoing pain of racial and economic injustice, act as clarion calls to action.

How can the essentially solitary act of making poems be sustained by a community of feminists who respect, admire and are curious about one another? How might feminist poets enact these qualities as interactions with each other? How might we as poets practice self-care and take care of each other?

Episode 1: January 12, 2022 – With Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Heather Birrell and Phoebe Wang

Episode 2: January 19, 2022 — With Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Margo LaPierre and Grace Lau

Episode 3: January 26, 2022 — With Renée Sarojoni Saklikar, Tara Borin and Molly Cross-Blanchard

The full 3-part series can also be viewed HERE: https://poets.ca/fcconversationseries/ 

Nov.25-27:  Virtual Events with Meet The Presses

Honoured to be a new member of the Meet The Presses Collective, and to participate in three days of small press festivities. Join us!

bpNichol Chapbook Award Announcement Gala

  • Thursday, November 25th at 7pm EST

Press Clips

  • Friday, November 26th at 7pm EST
  • Join us for a screening of a compilation of videos of small presses from across Canada sharing who they are and what they do!

Small Press Silent Reading Book Club with Vickie Ziegler

  • Saturday, November 27th at 2pm EST

Please note that the Zoom link will be sent out via email one hour before each event. Reach out to 2meetthepresses@gmail.com with any questions.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and all donations are incredibly appreciated. Meet the Presses is an all volunteer collective, and all funds go towards supporting our activities and future events.