December is always a busy month filled with family responsibilities, maybe work holiday parties, and unreliable weather to convince you to stay indoors with a warm bevvie. However, I’ll be busy with lots of social responsibilities and poetry readings, starting this coming Thursday and the launch event for Ottawa Arts Review’s new issue. This will be in the back room of the Laurier Social House starting at 7PM. If you miss this, I’ll be reading again at the Pour Boy Pub on December 21st with Marilyn Irwin for the December edition of the Sawdust Reading Series. This is one of my favourite reading series in Ottawa at the moment, featuring a great open-mic and an as-of-yet unnamed contest winner (learn more about the Sawdust Poem-Off contest to win the spot as opening featured reader for Marilyn and me)!
Furthermore, I am extremely excited to announce that my chapbook, Listen, Partisan!, is forthcoming with Frog Hollow Press in Victoria, BC. This came out of the chapbook contest that they held earlier this year, in which my chapbook made the shortlist. I’m grateful to Shane Neilson and Caryl Peters, the editor and publisher at Frog Hollow Press, and on top of ordering the chapbook directly from their website, I’ll have copies for sale at some events later in December and in the new year.