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Hot For Teaching, Again!

Posted on May 15, 2011 at 6:11 PM Comments comments (0)

My next Fiction Writing—Getting Started class begins very soon at Langara College Continuing Studies—it starts on May 26th, 2011 and runs for eight glorious Thursday nights of workshopping, discussion of what makes fiction work, stimulating exercises in and out of class, and good clean fun all around.


Check out the course description online&#...

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This Is Nice

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 1:43 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s so rewarding when you read a review that is complimentary, but, more importantly, is also an interesting and thoughtful perspective on your work. I liked this a lot—I mean, “mastery of sexualized prose”? Yow!

Vancouver Is Awesome!

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On January 26th, I was the honoured guest of the Vancouver Is Awesome Book Club held at the fabulous Waldorf Hotel. (If you haven’t checked out their website yet, you totally should. They’re doing great work.)


A cosy and enthusiastic group gathered for an event that was definitely a departure from a traditional reading—in fact, there was no reading! It was a casual discussi...

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The Word is Raw

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 12:48 AM Comments comments (0)

The people behind the 2010 Whistler Writers Festival recently asked their guest authors, "What is the word that explains your writing?" After mulling it over for a bit, here is how I responded.


I enjoyed all the responses actually. Looking at them on the page, they suggest the framework for an interesting sentence: Juxtaposition If Raw Discourse Loss Anxiousness. Sprin...

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W2 Real Vancouver Writers' and Culture Series: taste it again for the first time

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I was fortunate enough to read at this amazing reading series earlier this year during the Olympics—it was so much fun, I think I went every week! And what wasn’t to love: great crowds, brisk book sales, and a relaxed, congenial atmosphere (the kind where people actually stood around and had a drink and talked afterwards). I know, right?!


So I’m double-delighted to be a part of it all over again,

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Ever Wanted to Flash (Fiction)?

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM Comments comments (0)

If you’re looking for a fun way to explore the genre of flash fiction/prose poetry/postcard fiction, look no further. At my upcoming course at Langara College, you’ll explore this many-named genre, and in just four fun-filled weeks, you’ll have a tiny, polished, contest-ready piece of prose!


Find out more and get registration information here.
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Fall is Festival Season!

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 1:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Busy, busy, busy—there’s been a lot going on the last few weeks. On October 16th, my family and I headed up to the Whistler Writer’s Festival. It was a beautiful weekend, and the drive up was wonderful, although I had to put my faith in my car-sickness wristbands to keep me on an even keel.

 

Once there, we settled down at the elegant Aava Hotel, where the bulk of the Festival took place. My first order of duty was the panel discussion on e-books, at which m...

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Toronto Launch

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 5:14 PM Comments comments (0)

“There’s a rainbow in Toronto, where the Maritimers (and West-coasters) are bold…”


Greetings, Toronto friends! This is just to put you on notice that I’m heading to your great city for the Central Canadian launch of The Devil You Know. Now that TIFF is over, I figured they’d have a red carpet or two going spare…


You can visit the Facebook event page

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You Had Me at "Bad-Ass"

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

An amazing review in the Georgia Straight for The Devil You Know! The link is here, but it’s also below.

 

By Jennifer Croll, August 24, 2010

 

The Devil You Know is Vancouver writer Jenn Farrell’s second collection of short fiction, following 2006’s Sugar Bush and Other Stories. With these two successive books, Farrell effectively forg...

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Upcoming Classes

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ll be teaching two classes at Langara College this fall—Getting Started with Fiction Writing beginning in October and Flash Fiction & Prose Poetry in November.


Course summaries are below, but for more information, check out the Langara Continuing Studies website

 

Fiction Writing- Getting Started (CREA1014)

Explore how everyday events can be transformed int...

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