Upcoming Publications and News
The Beggar King has arrived! My new YA fantasy novel is on the shelves, published by Thistledown Press.
Eastern Townships, QC: May 9, 2013, 7:30pm at the North Hatley Library (165, rue Main)
Victoria, BC reading: June 1st, 2013 at Dark Horse Books (623 Johnson Street), time tba
I will also be running a workshop for young writers at the BC Youth Writers Camp (July 2-6, 2013): http://www.penwriters.com/youth_camp.html
Poetry Reading: Twisted Poets Literary Salon (presented by Pandora’s Collective) will feature readings by Daphne Marlatt and Michelle Barker at The Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street, Vancouver), as well as open mic. Wednesday, June 12, 7-9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome
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 here:
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). This story has been nominated for the Journey Prize. Cross your fingers!
I’ve just found out I will be joining this wonderful community as an auxiliary mentor.
Federation of B.C. Writers’ Off-the-Page Program
I was fortunate to participate once again in this wonderful program that brings together writers and youth. I spoke to the grade 11 and 12 students in Wayne Kuechle’s creative writing class at Penticton Secondary School, and we worked through some fun exercises. It was a pleasure to work with such talented writers.
Citr Radio Interviews on Skald’s Hall
Here is the link to podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Citr–SkaldsHall
I was fortunate to share the hour with fellow poet, Daniela Elza Check out her website for more information. And a new interview airs Friday, April 19th.
Force Field Launch at the Vancouver Public Library, April 13, 2013
Thanks to Mona Fertig and Susan Musgrave for the chance to be part of this beautiful and empowering event for women poets. This poetry anthology of 77 Women poets is now for sale in all major bookstores.
Beggar King Launches in Vancouver and Penticton
There have been 2 launches so far, and they’ve been fabulous! Thank you to everyone who made these evenings so wonderful.