Beautiful Trouble essay featured in The Sun Magazine

The Sun Magazine recently reprinted several essays from Beautiful Trouble, including a short one I authored. You can check out the May 2014 issue, which also includes great fiction , non-fiction, interviews, and a transcript of Pete Seeger’s testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee by going here. The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for nearly forty […]

“Left & Leaving” – New Creative Non-Fiction in Ricepaper Magazine!

A short memoir I wrote, longlisted this spring for the CBC Creative Non-Fiction Prize, can be found in the latest issue of Ricepaper Magazine, alongside exciting writing from the likes of Doretta Lau (shortlisted for the 2013 Journey Prize) and Madeleine Thien (author of Dogs At the Perimeter and Certainty). “When I was young, we […]

#flashfiction: A short noir tale

I tried my hand at crime fiction and Shotgun Honey picked up this flash fiction story. “Johnny wasn’t a deep thinker. But he burned hot; bright and reckless. He’d slam on the brakes going seventy, slide through a corner and scream my name so loud I could feel his voice ricochet around my ribs. The […]

Talking prose & politics with Shani Mootoo & Marcello Di Cintio

Recently, I interviewed Shani Mootoo (Giller-prize nominated author of Cereus Blooms at Night, Valmiki’s Daughter, and several other works) and Marcello Di Cintio (Shaughnessy Cohen Prize-winning author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades and two other non-fiction books) for Briarpatch Magazine. “I’m fascinated by people’s stories. Being a writer is like having a backstage pass […]

Prairie fires and magnetic fields

I’ve got a short story in this fall’s online issue of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement:   “You can see the light of Calgary for an hour before you see a single street lamp, a glow of orange like a grass fire. I press my face against the passenger side window and look up at […]

Enter Briarpatch Mag’s 3rd annual Creative Writing Contest!

For the 3rd year running, Briarpatch Magazine is looking for fiction and creative non-fiction that “brings to life issues of political, social, and environmental justice.” It’s my second year coordinating the Writing in the Margins contest and I hope that I’ll get to read even more amazing stories than I did last year. The amazingly […]

Nominated for the 2013 CBC Literary Prize!

I’m feeling pretty great, because today I was long-listed for the CBC Creative Non-Fiction Prize. The nomination is for a piece I wrote exploring memory, migration and family history, called “Left and Leaving.” Congratulations to all of the other writers who also made the long-list. The finalists will be announced on Monday, July 8th.