News/Readings/Interviews

My essay Flood Season has been been nominated by Asian Cha  for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2012 (published by Sundress).

Prose Reading: March 15, 2012 – I will be reading my personal essay, Flood Season, at the Yellow Door Coffeehouse as part of their Poetry and Prose Readings series. Also reading will be Louise Carson, Ehab Lotayef, Susi Lovell, David Bourgeois and Steven Manners. Singer-songwriter Michael Reinhart will be performing.

3625 Aylmer Street, Montreal
514-845-2600
Doors open at 7 pm. Readings begin at 7:30
$5 at the door.

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October 22, 2011

Interview about forthcoming book, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, on writer Berit Ellingsen’s blog.

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August 21, 2011

Seasons of the Lake has been published by The Winnipeg Review.

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July 19, 2011

The official launch of the compilation  The City We Share (Shoreline Press) takes place on Saturday, August 20th at 2 p.m. at the Pointe Claire Library. The event coincides with the city’s centennial festivities. Authors will be on site to give brief readings and sign the books. Editor Mark Abley will be there, and Judith Isherwood from Shoreline Press will have copies of the book for sale.

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June 26, 2011

My book review of The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli was published by the great folks over at diaCRITICS, an online magazine “covering all things related to the arts of the Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora”. (If the link to the review doesn’t work, you can find the article by using their search box, or you can try refreshing the page.)

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April 30, 2011

The Spezzatino blog will be featuring some of my photographs.
Do check out their blog, where “…you’ll find online versions of some our articles, and all the news, interviews and recipes we couldn’t fit between the covers of the magazine.”


March 26, 2011

Dew Drops and Lotus Blossoms, a long essay about tea in Vietnam, will appear towards the end of 2011 in Spezzatino, a food magazine that feeds people. They donate their subscription revenue to food banks, to buy healthy, fresh food for people who need it. You can try out a free sample of their magazine, which will come to your inbox as a PDF.


March 24, 2011

The City We Share

Five part essay Seasons of the Lake, will appear in an upcoming anthology entitled The City We Share, a bilingual collection of work by 35 local writers, in celebration of the City of Pointe Claire’s 100th anniversary. The book is to be published by Shoreline Press.

I had a chance to meet a few of the other authors at the Pointe Claire Library recently, during an evening of readings by eleven contributors. Mike Boone of the Montreal Gazette wrote up a lovely account of the event, and I’ve posted his article here.

Many thanks go to the library; the City of Pointe Claire; Mark Abley, writer-in-residence; the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM); and the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) for pulling the whole thing together. Thanks too, to the others whose works are included in the collection. I’m looking forward to reading them all.


February 1, 2011

Prose Reading: The City We Share – a literary evening

I will be reading my 5 part essay Seasons of the Lake at an evening of readings by local writers on March 16,  7 – 8:30 p.m.  at the Pointe Claire Public Library.

As a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Pointe Claire, Mark Abley, writer in residence, will be hosting this event. He is also editor of the forthcoming anthology, The City We Share.

November 2010 – Photos and travel piece Road trip: Hue – Danang appeared in Du Lich Giai Tri. Road Trip is an early version of Ocean Cloud Pass, a chapter in my upcoming book Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree.

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