Hey ya

2019 was busy with getting some things in order, didn't have much time for writing or art of any kind, but there were plenty of changes. April: Artscape had a call out for 80 units for low-income people who are artists living in Toronto. A long time friend from my days at CIUT, Marcus Ware,... Continue Reading →

Fragmented thoughts on political correctness and appropriation

I don't understand the problem that people have with political correctness. I'm on many sides of this issue. I think it stems from a conversation I had with my boyfriend about how people were outraged with Steve Martin's tweet upon Carrie Fisher's passing. The responses: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 Here's one from New York Magazine: https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/813902690073899008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fsteve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 I think Steve Martin... Continue Reading →

On Being A Writer In The Writing World

  When I go to a literary event, I first have to gather my bearings to find a familiar face. I keep to myself most days and social media is my connection to networking and "being out there." I'm maybe 90% more introverted than extroverted in person, so seeing a familiar face in a crowd... Continue Reading →

There Is No Escape Out of Time Book Launch

Come help us celebrate our new titles and the warm weather! Jacqueline Valencia, There Is No Escape Out of Time (poetry) Michael Murray, A Van Full of Girls (short fiction) Dog the Moon, Stan Rogal (fiction) Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:30 PM The Supermarket Restaurant and Bar (Kensington Market) 268 Augusta Ave Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/1033169150113367/... Continue Reading →

July Update

There are few things on the go, but if I haven't posted on here yet, here you go: 1. My poem "The Climb" is up at The Week Shall Inherit The Verse. http://theweekshallinherittheverse.blogspot.ca/2015/06/jacqueline-valencia.html The poem is part of a larger lyrical project I've been working on whereupon I take some of my old poems and... Continue Reading →

Some random thoughts after Avant-Canada 2014.

"We use the term Conceptual Writing in the broadest sense, so that it intersects other terms such as: allegory, appropriation, piracy, flarf, identity theft, sampling, constraint and others. Conceptual Writing, in fact, might be best defined not by the strategies used but by the expectations of the readership or thinkership." - Place, Vanessa, and Robert Fitterman.... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: