(All times given in Eastern)
“Worldbuilding the Real World: Creating the Fictional Here”
November 26 2022, 12.30 pm
I’m moderating a panel with Kim Fu, Natalie Zina Walschots, and Maria Dong.
Worldbuilding: it’s not just for secondary worlds. Building the speculative into our own reality is its own kind of worldbuilding. Join these “real world” speculative authors as they explore what it means as a creator to stand on the knife’s edge of fantasy and fact, and learn what it takes to make something out of something.
The Quarantine Review’s Re-launch Reading Series
Wednesday, October 12 2022, 7.30 pm
Looking forward to joining Catherine Bush, JJ Dupuis, and AG Pasquella, other Quarantine Review contributors for the magazine’s first in-person event, where we’ll relaunch books published during the pandemic.
The Edmund Burke
107 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Saturday, October 1 2022, 4.00 pm
I’ll be part of Pulp Fiction: a panel with Terri Favro and Jason Smith.
“Hear three authors who are pushing the boundaries of genre read from their books and discuss what it means to take “pulp” seriously.”
Word on the Street
“Fabulist Fiction: Identity Exploration Through Magical Realism”
Saturday, September 25 2021, 2.30 pm
How does magic realism, or fabulism, make for a useful technique in exploring identity? How does heritage, myth and culture influence the magical elements in fiction? And why are deep-dives into identity sometimes best served by the fantastical and the allegorical? Joining Rahela Nayebzadah and Irene Marques.
Ephemera Reading Series
Wednesday, August 18 2021, 7 pm
Excited to be one of the readers at the next Ephemera Series, Toronto’s monthly SFF reading series, joining Nghi Vo, Charles Payseur, and Margo MacDonald.
Discussion with author JJ Dupuis and Invisible Publishing Fiction Editor Bryan Ibeas
Wednesday, August 4 2021, 8 pm
Readings and discussions including a retrospective on experiences over the last year and how it’s helped (or hindered) writing over the last year, and a Q&A.
Presented by Bakka Phoenix Books
Filipino Heritage Month – Discussion with Invisible Publishing Fiction Editor Bryan Ibeas
Tuesday, June 22 2021, 9 pm
Bryan and I will talk about our working relationship as Filipino-Canadians and how it influenced the writing of The Quiet is Loud, and how underrepresented stories can be supported.
The Quiet is Loud Book Launch
Thursday, May 20 2021, 8 pm
Join us on May 20 at 8pm ET for the official IG Live launch of The Quiet is Loud. The launch will hosted by Teri Vlassopoulos and Invisible Publishing, in partnership with The Book Wardrobe, my local indie bookstore.
PLUS, we’ll be announcing the winner of the tarot reading with Aerin Fogel! To enter that contest, check out the post at @invisibooks. And head back there on the 20th for the launch on IG Live.
The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity)
“Writers on Mystery and Magic”
Tuesday, May 4 2021, 8 pm
Writers of fantasy invent new narratives and explore incredible worlds that move far beyond what we know, that traverse time and space with breathtaking detail and imagery. Joining Ausma Zehanat Khan and Evan Winter.