Flywheel Reading, Jan. 14th

I’m pleased to start off 2021 with a reading for filling Station’s long-running Flywheel Reading Series, along with Jessica Moore. I’ll be reading “Good Friday, at the Westward” from my collection Vermin. Join us on Facebook at this link on Jan. 14th at 7:30 PM.

Great Local Books from 2020

Thanks to Calgary Herald entertainment reporter Eric Volmers who spoke on CKUA Radio about great local books from 2020, including Vermin. You can listen to the piece here.

Vermin reviewed at I’ve Read This blog

Many thanks to Calgary book blogger Anne Logan for this review of Vermin at iverreadthis.com! I appreciate her thoughtful reading of the collection and the insights she offers. Check out her blog for many other reviews and recommendations.

CBC Daybreak Alberta Review of Vermin

Big thanks to Angie Abdou for reviewing Vermin on today’s episode of CBC’s Daybreak Alberta. Angie is a tireless supporter of Alberta books and writers — we really appreciate all she does. Listen to Angie’s review here.

WGA Online Reading Series

Last night’s event where I read from Vermin and my friend and editor Lee Kvern asked me some great questions was a fun time. It and all the other recordings in the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Online Reading Series are now up on YouTube. Watch it here.

CJSW Writer’s Block Interview

I had the great pleasure a couple of weeks ago of talking to Writer’s Block host Dymphny Dronyk about Vermin. The episode airs on CJSW Radio tonight at 8 PM, ans also features two of this year’s Frontenac House poets, Tyler B. Perry and Joan Shillington. The episode will also appear on the CJSW website later; listen in here. Thanks, Dymphny, for the great chat!

Calgary Herald Interview

Thanks to Eric Volmers for talking to me about my new collection, Vermin, which is being launched this Thursday, Oct.22. Read the interview here.

Calgary Public Library 2020 Author-in-Residence

I am honoured and thrilled to be serving as Author-in-Residence at Calgary Public Library this fall! For more information about the program, visit the library’s website here.

Meet Lori Hahnel

2020 Author in Residence

Calgary writer Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero and After You’ve Gone, and two story collections, Nothing Sacred and Vermin: Stories. Her short works have been published in journals in North America, Australia, and the U.K.

Lori has conducted one-on-one manuscript consultations with writers of all ages, backgrounds, and writing interests. In addition to extensive in-classroom teaching experience, she has taught online with Mount Royal University,  Airdrie Public Library, and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She is the co-founder and participant in the long-running Writing in the Works reading series, and her community volunteer work includes serving on the board of directors of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Canadian Authors Association, as a workshop leader and jury member for literary awards.  

As a writer who has benefitted from Calgary Public Library’s Author-in-Residence program, Lori considers it a privilege to be able to give back to the Calgary writing community by serving as the Library’s 2020 Author in Residence.  

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The Vermin has landed

Look what landed on my doorstep just now! Thanks to Catharina, Mel and Sam at Enfield & Wizenty. They look fabulous!

Vermin Launch Oct. 22 and Reading Oct. 27

I am pleased and excited to announce that the launch of my new collection Vermin: Stories is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 PM on Zoom with Betty Jane Hegerat kindly taking care of hosting duties. Further details will be forthcoming soon.

But if that date doesn’t work for you (or even if it does), the following week, Lee Kvern and I will be talking Vermin and other short story shop talk on Tuesday, October 27th, as part of the WGA Online Reading Series.

I hope to ‘see’ you all at an event this fall!