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Shortlisted in Briarpatch Magazine’s fifth annual Writing in the Margins contest!

I am delighted to announce that my essay Bombshell is one of five shortlisted nonfiction entries in Briarpatch Magazine‘s fifth annual Writing in the Margins contest. Today’s exciting news brings balance for an email I received yesterday, my first rejection letter of 2016. I … Continue reading

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A selection of News from a Literary Life

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Sống Chung với Mệ in the 2015 issue of Đặc San Văn Lang Boston. This piece is my translation to Vietnamese of my essay Life with Mệ, which appeared in the 2012 Writers … Continue reading

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“Ebony Teeth” now published in Existere Journal

I’m honoured to have a nonfiction piece, Ebony Teeth, included amongst the literary and artistic offerings in the latest issue of Existere Journal. Ebony Teeth is a brief look at the once widespread Vietnamese practice of dyeing the teeth permanently black. Though I rarely … Continue reading

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Wintering

“…the blue snow at dusk, twinkling under moonlight, and the fragile glass world after freezing rain.” An excerpt from my essay Wintering, published yesterday in The Winnipeg Review. Click the link to read the full essay.  

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Days Like This

Pleased to announce that my personal essay, Days like This, has been published by Pure Slush. “I was almost asleep when a vague change in the shadows made me open my eyes…” Curious? Click the link to read the rest! Warning: not for … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Lake: now published

The book launch for The City We Share (Shoreline Press) was a huge success! A large audience, including Pointe Claire’s mayor Bill McMurchie, editor Mark Abley, Judith Isherwood of Shoreline Press, and most of the 35 authors featured in the book gathered … Continue reading

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The City We Share: Book Launch

The City We Share (Shoreline Press) is finally available  , and the book launch will be held at the Pointe Claire Library on Aug. 20, 2011. Please see the poster below for more information. My essay Seasons of the Lake … Continue reading

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