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subTerrain: Strong words for a polite nation

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

subTerrain #74 is out on news stands! Pick up your copy and join the adult colouring craze for a chance to win prizes. Read my short story EARTH, which finds itself in excellent company including work by André Alexis, Susan Cormier and Peter Babiak.

Strong words, indeed!

TRAMP: Queer Author Edition at The Steady

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Saturday Night, March 1st at The Steady, 1051 Bloor Street West

Dinner at 5:00
Authors at 8:30
Dancing at 10:00

Zoe Whittall invites you to get sexy with
Morgan M. Page
Kristyn Dunnion
Red Durkin (from NYC)
Shani Mootoo
Rachel Matlow, and
Mara Sternberg

Tramp is an eating, reading, drinking, dance party for women-identified humans who love women. Respectful folks welcome, of course.

Crazy Cat Lady Calendars For $ale

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Looking for the perfect gift for the cat loving folks in your life?

Why not order a 2014 Crazy Cat Lady Calendar and spend the next 12 months with local cat activist hotties and some of their intimate feline friends? I’m Miss Rocktober, naturally!

Order calendars online, ‘like’ us on Facebook, and don’t forget to tell your friends. Your hard earned cash will be going to support three grassroots feral cat rescue organizations that work year round to save animals.

Paws up for the Felines!


In the Spotlight, courtesy of Sarah Selecky

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Sarah Selecky is not only a talented writer, she is a gifted, generous mentor who is passionate about writing and reading short fiction. I encountered her online writing course, Story Is A State of Mind, then met her in person at the Banff Art Centre last spring. Sarah is the push I needed to grow bolder and more precise in my writing practice. In this link, Sarah spotlights an excerpt I am currently working on, called Gone To Ground, and we chat about process, intention and style.
Thank you, Sarah Selecky!”>

The Next Big Thing - repost from Facebook

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The Lovely and Talented *Heather Wood* invited me to participate in The Next Big Thing, where authors answer ten questions about their up and coming work. It’s kind of like a chain letter. So I’ve asked some of my favourite authors to take up the torch next. Stay tuned as Emily Pohl-Weary, Anne Laurel Carter and Pat Bourke share juicy tidbits about their works in progress!

To read the original post and visit the other author links, visit my page on Facebook

What is your working title of your book?
The Wolf That Waits For Me

Where did the idea come from for the book?
First I dreamed her. The vision of this massive, shaggy wolf kept returning to me, most persistently whenever I was between the worlds.

What genre does your book fall under?
Literary Short Fiction Collection – with a touch of magick.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
One story, Fits Ritual, is about 2 con-artist homeless boys who fake public seizures in order to fleece concerned citizens’ wallets. I’d want Rory Culkin to play androgynous Hoofy, who suffers from Hepatitis C, and Max Minghella to play his calculating and charming lover, Roam. Susan Sarandon would play the outreach nurse. I will write a new story just so Noomi Rapace and Crispin Glover can be in it. I would hang out with them on set and nibble their earlobes as much as possible.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The Wolf That Waits For Me captures moments of profound transformation in the linked lives of its desperate characters.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I began in January 2012 and am not finished yet.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This collection could be compared to The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell, an author I adore. Both are linked story collections that feature unsavory characters on the brink of violence, despair and – god forbid, hope. Woodrell’s stories are set in the Ozarks, and his characterization and story telling pay profound tribute to the men and women of those hills, and the land itself. I, on the other hand, am writing about urban hustlers, bullied queers, post-suicide teens.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Seven people I love have died in the past few years. Grief and paranormal interactions have forced me to think about life/death cycles in new ways and this book is a direct result of some of those witchy reflections.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There will be sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.

Free workshop for young writers - Tuesday Dec 4 6:30 pm at Kennedy/Eglinton

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Dear Emerging Artists and Youth with Attitude:

Please come to a free author event and writing workshop on Tuesday Dec 4 at 6:30 pm at the Kennedy/Eglinton branch of the Toronto Public Library. You will learn to WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT as I lead you through creative writing and visualization activities to help focus on what matters most to you. Bring a friend, bring a pen, and let’s get busy.

For more information or to register for this free event, please call Marie Belanger
Branch Head - Kennedy/Eglinton
2380 Eglinton Avenue East in Toronto
416-396-8929 direct
416-396-8924 branch line

CANZINE 2012: October 20 + 21, 918 Bathurst Street

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Oh yes, it’s Canzine Time again.
Vendors will flock to 918 Bathurst to display, sell and trade 200 zines, small presses, comics and more.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 at 6pm: Punk Radical Reading Series


Liz Worth (host, author of Treat Me Like Dirt)
Mark Black (author of NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere)
Laina Dawes (author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal)
Kristyn Dunnion (Yours Truly, lady punk warrior)
Sam Sutherland (author of Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk)

Plus check it, Canzine is hosting a delish VEGAN lunch. Oh yes, they are!

Buy advance tickets, advanced lunch vouchers and the premium package at:

Impossible Words with Anand Mahadevan and Kristyn Dunnion!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Impossible Words with Anand Mahadevan and Kristyn Dunnion!

On Saturday, October 13 at 1:30pm, the Academy of the Impossible (231 Wallace Ave), is hosting a literary salon with superstar fiction writers Kristyn Dunnion and Anand Mahadevan. They will be discussing their recent books with young writers Ziadh Rabbani and Jessica Goldman from the Toronto Street Writers. A Free and Awesome event in the west end for writers, readers, artists and allies!

For more information visit or email or visit the Impossible Arts facebook page.

Keep Toronto Reading Festival 2012!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

What’s better than a beloved book? A beloved book and your favourite pint of beer!

Join Misha Glouberman, host of the Trampoline Hall Lecture Series, and a celebrity panel of guests  including MOI for the 3rd Annual Book Exchange - where books are the only acceptable currency for the evening! Bring a book you are willing to exchange. You will be encouraged to drink beer and sing praises about your book in order to lure others into exchanging their beloved books with you. Fun, right?!

Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm at the Imperial Pub and Library, 54 Dundas Street East.

Sadly you must be 19 years + to attend this event.

 Stay tuned for more exciting details to follow ……………………..

WINNIPEG - it’s my first time!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Dear Winnipeg:
It’s my first time visiting.
Please be gentle!

Come out to McNally Robinson in the Atrium on THURSDAY Oct 6 at 8 pm
1120 Grant Avenue
I’ll be reading with the likes of Jim Nason (The Girl on the Escalator)
Jacob Scheirer and Phoebe Tsang

Help show a queer vegan punk a good time, why doncha?