Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photos by Skot Nelson: Main Street Magazine Tour

The Main Street Magazine Tour was well attended, well put together, and quite enjoyable. Nephew Harper Campbell came along with Clelie and I, and we had a good visit before and after the event. Photographer Skot Nelson posted a number of shots on Flickr:

Here are Skot's photos of the Kafka's Coffee & Tea performances by myself and Elena Johnson.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Alien Contact!

Well, here I am, pointing you toward August’s Broad Pod -- the podcast of Broad Universe. Broad Universe promotes the “voices of women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror”. It’s podcast blog, Broad Pod, features short readings by a selection of writers on a given theme each month. On the theme of Alien Contact, you’ll find me among my colleagues, reading from “Equals”, a story about the ethics of first contact. The full story is in my book Finding Creatures & Other Stories.

“Equals” is “Science made lyrical and passionate.”

—Eileen Kernaghan, author of Wild Talent: A Novel of the Supernatural

Aug 15 2010

The Broad Pod Episode 7: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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Welcome to the August episode of the Broad Pod! This month's theme is alien contact. Join our host Jean Marie Ward (URL: and four out-of-this-world authors--Gloria Oliver, Casey Wolf, Roxanne Bland and Trisha Wooldridge--as they explore the space ways for your listening pleasure. We think you'll find our universe is very broad indeed.

Please let us know what you think of our podcast.

Happy listening!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Upcoming Readings of "The Corpse Pose"

I'll be reading "The Corpse Pose" a couple of times in Vancouver this and next month. The story was the first I wrote following my Dad's death in December, and deals with death from a number of angles. I wonder how easy it will be to read it to an audience. With that slight trepidation, I am looking forward to the events. 

"The Corpse Pose" will be published in the December Room Magazine's Women and Spirituality issue.

The Short Version:

The Main Street Magazine Tour! Thursday, August 19, 2010, 6:20–6:55 p.m. @ Kafka’s Coffee & Tea. 2525 Main St. 

Word on the Street Vancouver! Sunday Sept 26th, 2010, 11 am to 5 pm at the Library Square in Vancouver. Time and room number not yet announced.

The Long Version:
The Main Street Magazine Tour

A celebration of local arts, literary and cultural magazines, the Main Street Magazine Tour sees BCAMP team up with neighbourhood businesses to showcase the local literary landscape of BC magazines. Local poets Elizabeth Bachinsky and Jennica Harper lead you to a free series of 30-minute readings, exhibits and performances, held in various Main Street shops and cafes. The evening culminates in an afterparty with music, prizes and more.


Word on The Street Book & Magazine Festival

Sunday Sept 26th, 2010, 11 am to 5 pm at the Library Square (Central Library) in Vancouver.

"WOTS brings out an estimated 35,000 visitors for literary readings, demonstrations, music, contests, panels and much more. It's one of the year's highlights and is a great way for publishers to connect with readers, current and new."

And vice versa, I should think!

image borrowed from Hindu Website.