Proved on the Pulses: On the Essay and its Literary Cousins

National Magazine Awards

June 11th, 2013

This year, I was twice a finalist in the National Magazine Awards in the same category, and took home a Silver Medal for “In Anna Karenina Furs,” published in Maisonneuve.

Thanks to Drew Nelles, and also to Katherine Ashenburg, Ian Brown, Victor Dwyer, and my co-participants in the Banff Literary Journalism program, 2012.

New Piece in Maisonneuve

December 18th, 2012

In July I spent a productive month in the Banff Literary Journalism program, working on a piece about re-reading Anna Karenina…and adultery. You can find the result in the latest Maisonneuve.

Interview at the Malahat Review

December 5th, 2012

It’s Open Season at the Malahat Review, and I’m honoured to be judging the Creative Nonfiction entries. See my interview here.

Toronto Launch of Desperately Seeking Susans!

December 5th, 2012

Join us at the Toronto Launch of

Desperately Seeking Susans

Friday, December 7th 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Supermarket Restaurant and Bar 268 Augusta Ave. Toronto


• Suzanne Bowness
• Sue Chenette
• Susan Glickman
• Susan Ioannou
• Sue Kanhai
• Sue MacLeod
• Suzanne Robertson
• Suzannah Showler
• Susan Siddeley
• Susan Olding


Upcoming appearances at the Kingston WritersFest!

September 25th, 2012

Wednesday, September 26
2 pm

Kingston Seniors’ Centre, 56 Francis Street, Kingston

Reading and discussion
Refreshments provided

Saturday, September 29
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Kingston WritersFest
“Desperately Seeking Susans”
Reading and Discussion with Susan Gillis, Susan McMaster, and moderator Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

Sunday, September 30

2-3 pm

Kingston WritersFest

“The Beautiful and the Damned”

Moderating a discussion with novelists Melanie Dugan and Emily Schultz