Here's some news about how my writing is progressing: My short story, "The Night Belle Walked Along Spadina," will appear in TOK 6: Writing the New Toronto, to be published in April.
I'll be reading from this story at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street in the Atrium on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The event is part of the Keep Toronto Reading Series, hosted by Diaspora Dialogues.
Hope to see you soon. And thanks for all your support.
P.S. Everyone's invited to the launch of TOK 6. Wednesday, April 20, 7:30pm at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto.
Note: Diaspora Dialogues is looking for short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Selected authors will receive mentoring and your piece may appear in TOK 7. See here.
Some good news for me. I submitted a piece to Ars Medica and it will be published in their June magazine. No money for this, just the thrill!
For information about submitting to Ars Medica, see here.
I won third prize in a writing contest that was sponsored by University Women of Canada and yorkregion.com. You can read my story here.
Heather Anne Lambert
Information about this contest for people living in York Region was posted on Quick Brown Fox on Jan 23. Hopefully, they'll run the same contest next year. Details here.
I submitted two pieces to Chicken Soup for the Soul (O Canada version) and I’m thrilled that both pieces have been accepted.
"Manitoulin Connections" tells how I decided that my ancestral connections to Manitoulin Island were strong enough to merit buying the family cottage.
"Forgiving Miss White" tells about how I accepted a position as assistant to a stalwart female east coast pastor. I was just in my early twenties at the time, and the whole experience wasn't a happy one. In my story, I share how, years later, with God's help, I came to forgive, understand and have true affection for Miss White (not her real name)
The book comes out in November. Changes are possible up until a month before publication, but here's hoping neither of these pieces get booted from the final manuscript.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Exploring Creative Writing course this winter in Burlington. Thanks so much. It was also a treat to meet so many great people and talented writers in the class. I plan to join you again soon.
For information about submitting to upcoming volumes of Chicken Soup, see here.
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peterborough, Kingston, London, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.