My Favourite Things

I enjoy hiking and camping, playing board games with friends, cooking, reading, and writing. I also love travelling – both near home and to far off places. I like camping for the weekend, going to small towns all around the world, visiting ancient sites, travelling on ferries and trains, taking part in traditional music and theatre festivals, and seeing rivers.

Oscar Wilde is my favourite playwright. Mary Oliver and W.H. Auden are amongst my favourite poets. (I’m also partial to e.e. cummings, Lee Maracle, Langston Hughes, and many more.) Literary romance, historical fiction, and serious science fiction are my favourite genres and I’m a fan of Ursula Le Guin, Ken Follett, Zora Neale Hurston, Eden Robinson, Tim Federle, Gore Vidal, Nella Larsen, etc.

I also love non-fiction writing, such as the writing of Hannah Arendt, MLK, David Harvey, Joan Didion, Thomas King, and John Ralston Saul. Science and philosophy are my favourite non-fiction subjects. I read about teaching, learning, thinking, writing, and schooling – drawing a lot from Paulo Freire and Lev Vygotsky. I used to own a children’s book store. I still love children’s books and I wish I had the time (and money) to open another small shop someday.

Critical Education Project

I am the founding organizer of the Critical Education Project, a network of North Coast and Skeena region educators.

Scrawler’s Academy

I am the lead facilitator of the Scrawler’s Academy, a creative writing program for teen authors.