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|Posted on May 15, 2011 at 6:11 PM||comments ()|
My next Fiction Writing—Getting Started class begins very soon at Langara College Continuing Studies—it starts on May 26th, 2011 and runs for eight glorious Thursday nights of workshopping, discussion of what makes fiction work, stimulating exercises in and out of class, and good clean fun all around.
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|Posted on February 1, 2011 at 1:43 AM||comments ()|
It’s so rewarding when you read a review that is complimentary, but, more importantly, is also an interesting and thoughtful perspective on your work. I liked this a lot—I mean, “mastery of sexualized prose”? Yow!
|Posted on February 1, 2011 at 1:30 AM||comments ()|
On January 26th, I was the honoured guest of the Vancouver Is Awesome Book Club held at the fabulous Waldorf Hotel. (If you haven’t checked out their website yet, you totally should. They’re doing great work.)
A cosy and enthusiastic group gathered for an event that was definitely a departure from a traditional reading—in fact, there was no reading! It was a casual discussi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 7, 2010 at 12:48 AM||comments ()|
The people behind the 2010 Whistler Writers Festival recently asked their guest authors, "What is the word that explains your writing?" After mulling it over for a bit, here is how I responded.
I enjoyed all the responses actually. Looking at them on the page, they suggest the framework for an interesting sentence: Juxtaposition If Raw Discourse Loss Anxiousness. Sprin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM||comments ()|
I was fortunate enough to read at this amazing reading series earlier this year during the Olympics—it was so much fun, I think I went every week! And what wasn’t to love: great crowds, brisk book sales, and a relaxed, congenial atmosphere (the kind where people actually stood around and had a drink and talked afterwards). I know, right?!
So I’m double-delighted to be a part of it all over again,Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM||comments ()|
If you’re looking for a fun way to explore the genre of flash fiction/prose poetry/postcard fiction, look no further. At my upcoming course at Langara College, you’ll explore this many-named genre, and in just four fun-filled weeks, you’ll have a tiny, polished, contest-ready piece of prose!
Find out more and get registration information here.
|Posted on October 21, 2010 at 1:34 PM||comments ()|
Busy, busy, busy—there’s been a lot going on the last few weeks. On October 16th, my family and I headed up to the Whistler Writer’s Festival. It was a beautiful weekend, and the drive up was wonderful, although I had to put my faith in my car-sickness wristbands to keep me on an even keel.
Once there, we settled down at the elegant Aava Hotel, where the bulk of the Festival took place. My first order of duty was the panel discussion on e-books, at which m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 4, 2010 at 5:14 PM||comments ()|
“There’s a rainbow in Toronto, where the Maritimers (and West-coasters) are bold…”
Greetings, Toronto friends! This is just to put you on notice that I’m heading to your great city for the Central Canadian launch of The Devil You Know. Now that TIFF is over, I figured they’d have a red carpet or two going spare…
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|Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM||comments ()|
An amazing review in the Georgia Straight for The Devil You Know! The link is here, but it’s also below.
By Jennifer Croll, August 24, 2010
The Devil You Know is Vancouver writer Jenn Farrell’s second collection of short fiction, following 2006’s Sugar Bush and Other Stories. With these two successive books, Farrell effectively forg...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM||comments ()|
I’ll be teaching two classes at Langara College this fall—Getting Started with Fiction Writing beginning in October and Flash Fiction & Prose Poetry in November.
Course summaries are below, but for more information, check out the Langara Continuing Studies website
Fiction Writing- Getting Started (CREA1014)
Explore how everyday events can be transformed int...Read Full Post »