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.  


The Vermin has landed

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


Like Steve said, this year’s edition of Writing in the Works was once again a smash.Image

From left to right, that’s me, Roberta Rees, Ken Cameron, Inge Trueman and Steve Passey in back. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us; in spite of the ridiculous weather, we had a packed house. Thanks also to Marje and staff at Memorial Park Library, Shelf Life Books and Elaine Morin, Susan Calder and Leslie Gavel for all their hard work.

Next up: yours truly is off to the Access Copyright AGM and summit in Toronto at the end of the month. Looking forward to learning more about the contentous issue of copyright in these crazy times. And very soon after that will be the kick-off to my two-month term as writer-in-residence at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society. The fun starts on May 1 at Gravity Wine and Espresso Bar, when Marcello Di Cintio will be passing the w-i-r torch on to me. More details soon.

It Might As Well Be Spring

It Might As Well Be Spring


Because here’s our poster by the lovely and talented Elaine Morin for Writing in the Works, taking place on April 11! Can’t wait!