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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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Kim Thúy Charms a Crowd in Pointe Claire.

. Just came back from a lovely literary evening listening to Kim Thúy speak about everything for her first book,  Ru, to the Princess of Monaco to the excitement of winning prizes she didn’t even know existed. I scribbled down notes … Continue reading

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Linh and the Fortune Tellers

Linh and the Fortune Tellers – now published in issue 11 of the  Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Excerpt: “My Vietnamese mother-in-law believes there are good days and bad days for everything. The date and time of any undertaking, she insists, … Continue reading

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“…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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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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