23 February 2007

First Date of Tour Confirmed: May 8 in Williams Lake

Gillian and I have been working on putting our tour together. I'm pretty excited about this tour for a couple of reasons. The first is pretty simple and obvious: my first book tour! Wahoo! The second is where we're touring: Northern BC. (Actually, it's central BC, if you look on the map, but everyone calls it the North. I wonder how folks in Atlin feel about that?) It's a beautiful area of our province and I'm really looking forward to revisiting a lot of the places. Our proposed itinerary looks like this: Williams Lake (my hometown), Quesnel, Prince George (Gillian's home), Vanderhoof (Gillian's hometown), Fort St. James, Smithers, and Dawson Creek. Sure, they might not be the obvious literary hotspots, but I'd take Smithers over Toronto any day. I think it's going to be loads of fun and I'm sure we're going to connect with a lot of interesting people. If you know anyone in any of these cities, please let them know about our readings. I'll announce dates as they are confirmed and plug the whole tour with dates just before it starts. Also, if you know any of these towns well, I'd love to hear about any cafe/restaurant/pub/interesting site recommendations you may have.

19 February 2007

Launch Annouced: April 12

Mark your calendars!

I'll be lauching All Things Said & Done with American poet Nancy Pagh at the Robson Reading Series. It will be on Thursday, April 12, 7 pm at the UBC Robson Square Bookstore at 800 Robson Street.

If you're lucky, there may even be some goodies. What do you think goes better with a poetry: fruit plate, veggies, or cake?

18 February 2007


My first full-length book of poetry, All Things Said & Done will be published this Spring by Caitlin Press. I thought this blog would be a good way to letting people know about book news and events. My publisher and I are currently working on some dates for April and I will post what is confirmed soon. As well, I'll be doing a Northern BC tour with the very beautiful and talented Gillian Wigmore this May. Again, when the dates and venues are confirmed, I'll post them here. We may even blog during the tour if I decide to bring my laptop and we can pick up some hot wireless action.

If you have any questions, or would just like to say hi, please do so. In the meantime, you can check out a couple of poems that are in the book here and here. Also, this is neither poetry nor in the book, but just another piece of published writing of mine on the web that you might enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.