Upcoming Publications and News
I am excited to be presenting a workshop on writing dialogue at the Fall 2013 Junior Authors Writers’ Conference on October 19th in Richmond, BC. For more information go http://www.laurathomascommunications.com/conference/
My short story, “The Things We Lose on Purpose,” will appear in an upcoming issue of The Fiddlehead.
The Beggar King has arrived! My new YA fantasy novel is on the shelves, published by Thistledown Press.
Poetry Review: Found in a review of the 2011 Best Canadian Poetry anthology by The Toronto Quarterly:
“Michelle Barker’s poem “Black Sheep” is also quite impressive and is a theme poem written in answer to a call for submissions put out by Vallum. Barker describes her poem in this way, “I wanted to look behind the façade at the rebel in a quiet moment, the truth of what it feels like to be left out.” Read the full review.
Four of my poems are included in Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (edited by Susan Musgrave and published by Mother Tongue Publishing). To order a copy, please visit www.mothertonguepublishing.com
The Centrifugal Eye’s Fifth Anniversary Anthology is now available for purchase. One of my poems, “Late August” is included in the book. To order a copy, please visit http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/centrifugaleye
My poem, “Disabled,” appears in the newest edition of FreeFall Magazine. The poem, “Wildflowers With Cruel Parents,” is in Arc’s most recent volume. My poem, “Family Portrait,” has just come out in Quills (2013).
Go to http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/audio-video.html to listen to a partial reading of my story, “What Fits Inside a Box,” published by FreeFall Magazine (Fall, 2012).