Not entirely quiet on the Western Front

As a result of being fortunate enough to receive both a Canada Council and a BC Arts Council grant this year, I am currently working on a new project. Hopefully one which will bear fruit! This has (obviously) involved pulling back on public events and blog postings. Nevertheless there are a few items to share:
I will be participating in the Humber School of Writing’s Summer School “Success Stories” panel on July 7 in Toronto. I developed parts of my short fiction manuscript through Humber, under the mentoring of novelist David Bergen.
I was invited to contribute to the upcoming Mother Tongue anthology Fire and Rain, featuring 75 BC women poets. The anthology will be published this fall.
I also recently joined the newly established CWILA, a collective of Canadian women writers focused on increasing the role of women in Canadian literary journalism—an idea long overdue. Congratulations to poet Gillian Jerome and others for getting this up and running.
Plus, a new review of Animal in The Malahat Review, and one of Grace Shiver in subTerrain (two longstanding Canadian journals I respect and enjoy):
“Stonehouse’s skill lies in her ability to render a topsy-turvy world without alienating the reader.”—The Malahat Review.
“A sophisticated volume of poetry that explores, through many stances, the place of the mother … What pleases me most about Stonehouse’s collection is that what she writes is not always what the reader is left holding. She follows Heidegger’s suggestion that ‘what is spoken is never, and in no language, what is said.’”—subTerrain.

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