While many may have learned how to bake bread during pandemic isolation, I finally forced myself to self-video a poem reading from some conditions apply, which released May 8 and formally launches with Toronto LIT UP and Inanna Publications on June 18. In the meantime, I’m grateful for the invitation to read “an upbeat poem […]
Starting today — my book birthday — some conditions apply is available for sale from Inanna Publications. Order your copy now. Celebrate with me today at 1 pm EST by joining the Pulp Literature Press Pandemic Live Stream Reading Series – Episode 7 on their YouTube channel to hear my first reading from the new book and two Pulp […]
I encourage you to continue writing during these uncertain times. To this end, I offer 3 free editorial hours — writing mentorship and all document editing — for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown. I look forward to reading your work. Note: the usual student permissions will be upheld, but mentorship and coaching are available […]
All thanks to the Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Festival of Authors, and the TORONTO LIT UP program for the honour of launching with Inanna authors Heather Babcock, Nina Munteanu, and Ruth Panofsky. Tuesday, May 26, Queen Books (914 Queen Street East), 6–8 pm Register here: https://inanna2020spring.eventbrite.ca
Thank you, City of Toronto, for banning pesticides and enabling joyful seas of yellow to dot summer lawns and fields. Let dandelions join racoons as unofficial mascots. Perhaps I love dandelions because they’re the only flowers I was allowed to pick as a young child. But this only got me started. For me, a winter […]
Reflections on Writing: What’s Your Score? is now posted on the Inanna Publication blog. See: https://www.inanna.ca/2020/01/27/reflections-on-writing-whats-your-score-mary-rykov/
… and other tales from an academic editor published November 21st on University Affairs. Link here to this Op-Ed essay.
November 2019 writer Q & A, from L to R: Maria Meindl, Mary Rykov, Andrea Thompson, and Deepa Rajagopalan. With gratitude for the BWS support to the Toronto writing community, a good time was had by all — and thanks for all the cake!