Category: Life

In February 2016, I officially became a member of The Writers' Union of Canada.

“Making It” in the Writing World – Becoming a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada

Hey all, as of February 2016, I officially became a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada. My profile can be found online here. Becoming a member of The Writers’ Union has been on my bucket list since I first attended a Writers’ Union conference five years ago. I received a complimentary pass to attend as a Humber College School for… Read more →

Connect with me on Facebook!

I’ve been off work for the last couple of weeks due to (a) our office’s holiday closure and (b) vacation time pre-maternity leave. As a result, I’ve been systematically working my way through my to-do list of things to organize our home and my life pre-baby. One of my maternity leave resolutions was to stay away from social media –… Read more →

Readings Made Simple: A workshop with Andrew J Borokowski

Last month I attended the Readings Made Simple workshop hosted jointly by The Writers Union of Canada and Diaspora Dialogues and led by Andrew J Borokowski. The event was a fun one, held in four parts: Andrew asking us about our public reading experience and sharing insights from his own experience An opportunity for us to read our work in a… Read more →

Becoming a Competent Communicator

Early 2014, I joined The Regional Municipality of York as the Region’s first Corporate Social Media Specialist – a dedicated resource to support the Region’s social media and online communications efforts. Since the role was brand new, I was able to shape the position, and I quickly began a flurry of training sessions and presentations to raise awareness about and familiarity with social media in… Read more →

Finding a Local Arts Scene

In 2014, my boyfriend (now husband) and I moved to Bradford, Ontario – a small town about an hour’s drive north of Toronto and forty-five minutes from where I had been living previously in Markham. Markham is by no means a metropolis (though it did officially change from Town to City status in 2012 and has a population that is literally… Read more →

Inanna Publications Spring Book Launch No. 2 Event Info

Inanna Publications Toronto Spring Book Launch No.2

Next Wednesday, May 27, I will be attending Inanna Publications Second Spring Book Launch featuring readings by Donna Decker, Adebe DeRango-Adem, Cecilia Frey and Charlotte Mendel. The free event is being held in Supermarket in Kensington Market (268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON). Since moving further up north, I haven’t been out and about in Toronto as much as I used… Read more →

Two-year Update

It’s been almost two years since my last post, and I really have no good excuse for the lack of updating other than the fact that life (as it usually does) got in the way. How do you account for two years of time? I thought a quick and easy way would be via a quick photo montage summarizing the… Read more →

My First Reading Ever

On Friday, April 20 I participated in my first reading ever. There’s a million things I could say about the event, from my anxiety in the face of public speaking, to my worry about what my parents would think, to the seeming serendipity of reading at an event I had been an awed witness of only a few years earlier.… Read more →