Oct 8, Portland Oregon, "Wordstock" 11:00am: moderating a panel "Writing Across Borders" with Bharati Mukherjee, Eduardo Halfon, and Rahul Mehta. At noon, reading from "The Meagre Tarmac,". At 4:30-5:45, running a workshop with Bharati Mukherjee- "Learning to Self-Edit; Why Stories Get Rejected."
Oct 10 at Colorado College (Colorado Springs) Round Table on Canadian writing with Nino Ricci and Steven Hayward. Evening: reading from my own work.
Oct 12 , Litquake San Francisco, 7pm "Z-Space" 450 Florida Ave. Honoring Ishmael Reed (reading a brief essay on Ishmael)
Oct 15, 2:30 pm, Litquake San Francisco, at Z-space, 450 Florida Ave., San Francisco, panel discussion "The Art of Short Fiction" with Laura Cogan (editor of Zyzzyva) and authors Ann Packer and Eric Puchner.
October 19, San Francisco, 7pm, Books, Inc. Opera Plaza- reading and book signing of "The Meagre Tarmac"
October 21-22 Vancouver, BC "Vancouver International Writers Festival" - Oct 21, panel "Land of Plenty" with Peter Behrens and Ling Zhang; Oct. 22, In Conversation, and reading, with Rudy Wiebe
October 24-November 6, Toronto, International Festival of Authors, readings and panels, with readings at Ontario book festivals in London, Windsor, Orillia, Owen Sound and Guelph.