So the writer-in-residence gig is now in full swing. There’s a reception on February 3 and you are invited. Please see the invite below. Also, if anyone is interested in getting feedback on their work, or just coming and talking to me about writing, there is now a process in place for that. Details below.
And, while we’re on the subject of good news in my writing life, my story “I Love Liver: A Romance” will be coming out in The Year’s Best Science Fiction #11, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer in the US. Yip!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND DISTRIBUTION
The Department of English at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a special reception for Larissa Lai, Writer-in-Residence for 2006 (January – June). The evening will feature a reading by Larissa Lai, followed by a reception.
Friday, February 3 2005
Segal Building, Simon Fraser University
500 Granville Street at Pender
7:00 – 8:30
This event is open to all members of the Simon Fraser
University community as well as the Vancouver arts community.
Please RSVP to Simon Fraser University,
Harbour Centre, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-291-5100
(fax 604-291-5098) by January 31.
Sponsored by the Writer-in-Residence Program with funding
assistance from the Office of the President and the Dean of Arts,
Simon Fraser University.
About Larissa Lai
Larissa Lai’s first novel, When Fox Is a Thousand, was short-listed for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and has recently been republished by Arsenal Pulp Press. Her second novel, Salt Fish Girl, about an ageless female character who shifts shape and form through time and place, was shortlisted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She has also published short stories, critical articles, and poetry. She is an accomplished editor and curator, and she is currently completing a doctorate in literature at the University of Calgary. In 2005, Lai’s work was the subject of a special issue of West Coast Line, an established periodical on literature and art.
Larissa Lai will be available for consultation at Simon Fraser University from January to June, 2006. To contact her call the Department of English at 604-291-3136.
For information on the Writer-in-Residence Program, please consult the Department of English website (