Black Dog Review

My literary comrade Steve Passey and I are happy to announce the publication of the first issue of our new e-zine The Black Dog Review. Issue one features fine work by contributors across Canada and the US, including Sarah L. Johnson, Barbara Biles, Erin Emily Ann Vance, John Grey and many more.

Issue One has been a blast! We hope you enjoy it.

Banff Centre Summer Writers Retreat


It’s been a busy summer so far (even though this is actually the first official day of summer). And besides being busy, it’s been hard to tear myself away from the bizarre and hideous news the last little while. So I think this is kind of old news by now, but I haven’t really had a chance yet to say how lucky I feel and how thrilled I am to be serving as a mentor along with my friend Lee Kvern¬†at this year’s Banff Centre Summer Writers Retreat! We’re going to be working with an excellent group of writers from near and far, and staying at the beautiful Banff Centre for two weeks, August 27 – September 9th.

2018 is the Banff Centre’s 85th anniversary, and while the Summer Writers Retreat is now closed to applications, there is another retreat in late fall. Check the Banff Centre website for details, here.

Can’t wait!