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September 2016

Reading: Shelf Life Books

September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books, 1302-4th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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I'll be reading with novelist Angie Abdou (Between, The Canterbury Trail, The Bone Cage), followed by a lively conversation and Q&A about turning real life into stories, the fine line between fiction and nonfiction, writing humour about taboo subjects, the importance of journeys to literature, and other topics. Laughter and enlightenment guaranteed!

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October 2016

The Kibbutz: Ideal, Crisis and Renewal

October 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Butler Board Room, American University
Washington, DC United States
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I will be giving a talk titled "Chasing Utopia: The Rise and Fall – and Transformation – of the Kibbutz Ideal in Israel" on a panel with Ranen Omer-Sherman (University of Louisville), talking about "The Imagined Kibbutz: Tensions Between the Individual and the Collective," and Tal Elmaliach (University of Wisconsin), discussing "The Kibbutz as Establishment in Israel’s Early Decades" at a special symposium on "The Kibbutz: Ideal, Crisis and Renewal" at the American University of Washington D.C. organized by the Center…

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November 2016

Book Launch w/ Jenny Manzer

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Space, 2nd floor, 510 Fort St
Victoria, BC Canada
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NEW DATE: Come hear David read from Chasing Utopia and Jenny from her YA novel Save Me, Kurt Cobain. Discussion and Q&A to follow. Books for sale from Munro's. Free & open to the public.

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January 2017

Reading: Writers & the World

January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch, 735 Broughton Street
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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Join us for "Writers and the World" on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch. Hosted by Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer, this FREE event will feature poetry readings inspired by the environment we live in and the political world we’ve made. Featured poets will include Patricia Young, David Leach, Garth Martens and Philip Kevin Paul. "Writers and the World" is a prequel to "WordsThaw", the Malahat Review's fifth-annual spring…

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August 2018

Avoiding Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

August 29, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
PAX Dev, Sheraton Seattle
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The bulk of educational games fail to achieve learning outcomes due to bad design: cognitive dissonance between mechanics and moral messaging, mismatch of form and content & sacrifice of free play to rote learning. An analysis of the few games that are exceptions to this rule can help game designers create simulations and educational games with a wider appeal and deeper impact about issues as vast, abstract and seemingly intractable as avoiding and preparing for climate change.

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