Video: The Paper Hound Reading Series
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Video: The Paper Hound Reading Series

This December, the great and magnanimous Kevin Spenst invited me to read at his series–The Paper Hound Reading Series–which touts this tagline: “Every Tuesday afternoon, the Paper Hound hosts Vancouver’s quickest and most eclectic reading series.” And it is quick. In the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, glug a glass of wine, or put back … Continue reading

DIY Five-Step Chapbooks…
chapbooks

DIY Five-Step Chapbooks…

…are complicated, like multi-decker sandwiches. But the reward isn’t edible, sadly. When making chapbooks, first realize that it’s a labor of love that yields expletives and eventually, cute little books. It’s fiddly, time-consuming work. I give you the pros & cons, the why-the-hell-did-I-do-this moments. 1.     Choose your poems. My second chappie is called Five … Continue reading

Natalie asks the bad boys…
interviews / writing rules

Natalie asks the bad boys…

…how they break the rules. If you’ve taken creative writing classes, you’ve learned—perhaps the hard way—many of the writing rules and conventions. You’ve probably sat in a workshop and had that out of body experience when you realize that you’ve done exactly what you “shouldn’t”, i.e. a story that starts with a dream sequence, cheesy … Continue reading