‘Over the Rainbow’ Anthology at the Library

The Toronto Public Library and York University have both acquired copies of Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins anthology. My “Unearthing History” short story is available to read – check it out!
 

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Publication: Foxfire

My short story Foxfire has been published in Enchanted Conversation Magazine. Amanda Bergloff made the accompanying cover art. You can read the whole August 2019 issue here.EC - Cover

It features my protagonist Cindy, from Unearthing History, and her partner, Toki.

I was inspired by:

  • Kitsune and Sanwuzu mythology
  • My trip to Japan, which included listening to crows and going to Sendai. On the hill where Aoba Castle resides, I got a good view of the cityscape and the blue mountains
  • Immigrant and first generation experiences

Spadina Museum

The Toronto Public Library offers free access to certain museums in May. All you have to do is bring your library card to the destination.

The Spadina Museum has preserved what the mansion looked like in the 1920s and 1930s.

Below is a Frankie Drake Mysteries exhibit:

 

A guided tour showed different parts of the house:

Toronto Comic Arts Festival / 100 Years of Yuri

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is held in downtown Toronto and features comics and graphic novels, artists, and a variety of panels and exhibits.

The Toronto Reference Library had a gallery on 100 Years of Yuri Manga, curated by Erica Friedman:

Topics to read up on the Yuri genre and related topics:

Titles that were recommended at the 100 Years of Yuri panel:

Additional interesting things: