Spring 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the VMI newsletter highlighting the accomplishments, publications, and writing-related news from the VMI community.

Susan Olding has a new book, Big Reader, Essays from Freehand Books. Susan also has work in The New QuarterlyQueen’s Quarterly, and Prairie Fire. She is reading and presenting a workshop at the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society’s Conference (https://creativenonfictioncollective.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Updated-April23-CNFC-Conference-schedule-May2021.pdf.) and at the BC Writers Summit.

Rachel Rose has a new book of fiction, The Octopus Has Three Hearts, out from Douglas & McIntyre. Join Rachel and Norma Dunning, author of Tainna: The Unseen Ones (D&M), Marion Quednau, author of Sunday Drive to Gunclub Road (Nightwood Editions), and Katherine Fawcett, author of The Swan Suit (D&M), for a lively virtual event on May 29 at 2pm PT/3pm MT. Anyone on or off Facebook can find details and the event link here. The event can also be accessed directly via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85705968937.

Shazia Hafiz Ramji has a poem forthcoming in Vallum’s Invisibility issue. It was featured as a poem of the week in May 2021. Her piece “Dear Kin / Dear Kin (VI)” in Event was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Elee Kraljii Gardiner has a poem, “Also Flesh”, in the spring edition of Hunger Mountain, “Art Saves”.She published an interview with Khairani Barokka about her book of poems Ultimatum Orangutan in Periodicities.

Patrick Lucas has a profile on pro rider James Doerfling,”The Perfect Line,”in FreeHub Magazine.

VMI Fellow Pervin Saket has a publication forthcoming in The Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-2021. She also has a publication forthcoming in ‘Witness: Poetry of Dissent” (Red River Press).

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Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner