Edmonton, In Silhouette, etc.

So my pal Jan Markley over at three dead moths in my mailbox tells me I got links hanging out all over the place and I should clean ’em up. Well. Women my age don’t like to hear that kind of thing, ya know? Makes us look old. So here I am hyperlinking up a storm. Ha ha, got you on that last one.

So, news and events, eh? Okay — date is finalized for my reading from Nothing Sacred at Audrey’s in Edmonton: October 29th. The following night I will be leading the Canadian Authors Association’s writers’ circle before returning to Calgary the next day.

I was invited to contribute my biography to Frontenac House’s e-book In Silhouette: Profiles of Alberta Writers. Click on me to read the entry.

On Saturday I received my first manuscript submission for the fall session of my CAA residency. Yeah! So keep those cards and letters coming! I do look forward to reading your work.

Whew! All this hyperlinking is giving me tennis elbow. Best get on out of here and make dinner.

Dead Frog on the Porch

Check out Three dead moths in my mailbox, the blog of my pal Jan Markley, who’s launching her first book, Dead Frog on the Porch, this fall. She chronicles the long, lonely, crazy-making journey of her book here:


Looking forward to the big day, Jan!

Writer-in-Residence info

My residency with Alberta Branch Canadian Authors Association runs Sept. 15 – Dec. 15, 2009 and again from Jan. 15 – Apr. 15, 2010. If you or someone you know would like a free manuscript consultation, you can send up to 25 pages of prose or three poems to:

Lori Hahnel
CAA Writer in Residence
PO Box 36084, Lakeview PO
Calgary, AB
T3E 7C6

or via e-mail at cwir@canauthorsalberta.ca

Look forward to reading your stuff!

Open Book Toronto interview

We’re back from our Island time, which was fun and crazy: 40 degree temps, a round of Norovirus and insane ferry wait times were the low points. But we also had a lot of fun swimming, canoeing, hanging out on the beaches, poking around in museums, second hand stores, bookshops. And even though we just got back yesterday, it already seems like a long time ago. Sigh. Back to work.

So while we were away, Open Book Toronto posted this interview with me:


Fun stuff.