New book contract with Repeater Books

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Big news!

I’ve just signed a publishing contract with the wonderful Repeater Books for my next book. After the 2017 release of my first book, Little Houses, Big Forests (desire is no light thing), also published by Repeater, I can’t wait to begin working together again on this brand new project…more soon.

The Repeater Book of the Occult

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Late last year I contributed a short piece to a very special occult anthology book from Repeater Books, The Repeater Book of the Occult.

As the book was published in the thick of the pandemic, the first in-person book launch took place only recently in Estonia. The book’s co-editor, Tariq Goddard, and illustrator Christiana Spens, were accompanied at the event by local musicians, for a discussion and recorded readings from Carl Neville, Claire Cronin and myself. 

It all took place in a suitably low-lit, historical space celebrating this evocative collection of horror writing.

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Photos by Eve Maria.

Synopsis

Exploring the history of mysticism, the Occult, and “the grey zone between what appears and what is,” editors Tariq Goddard, Eugene Thacker, and a party of contributing Repeater authors including Rhian E. Jones, Carl Neville, Leila Taylor, Claire Cronin, Siouxzi Connor, Tristam Adams, Elvia Wilk, and Christiana Spens, explore their favourite classic horror tales in this beautiful hardback volume.

Current Research

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My current research, with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney,  looks at the gendering and sexualising of natural landscapes in film, literature and art. The work enquires, from a posthuman, postfeminist, material ecocritical perspective, how the story-making process could be used to advocate for more-than-human nature?

As part of this research, writing and filmmaking process, I will soon undertake a residency at the Library of Water, Iceland, following in the footsteps of Roni Horn, Anne Carson and Rebecca Solnit.

 

The WØMB Symposium for Gender Equity

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Now in Berlin organising the Symposium for Gender Equity with The WØMB. I will also be hosting a panel discussion on Feminism in the Age of the Anthropocene. Looking forward to discussing ecofeminist planetary survival strategies with the wonderful panelists!

Join us on Saturday August 31 for an intense and enriching day of masterclasses, talks, workshops and discussions.

 

 

The WØMB: 2018

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After a long hiatus while busily working on other independent projects, I’m back with updates!

For the most part of 2018 so far, I have been dedicating a lot of my time to the  organisation I founded together with Klaudia Domurat, called The WØMB.

The WØMB is a non-profit association empowering female, non-binary and female-identifying creatives and entrepreneurs in the creative industries. We hold bi-annual symposiums with workshops, masterclasses, roundtables and panels led by industry professionals from all over the world.

We began this project to raise awareness for the power-based gender imbalances in the creative industries and to address this through hosting practical skill-building sessions, building vocational knowledge and also through strengthening confidence and community.

Personally, it has been an immensely satisfying journey so far to work to empower other creatives and to be inspired by strong, likeminded female-identified and non-binary people here in Berlin. We’ll be introducing some of these individuals via the mini-films we made at our next Sympoisum in Berlin on Gender Equality Day on August 25.

Follow us here on Facebook, on Instagram (@wearethewomb) and get involved via our online beta platform www.thewomb.net.

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

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It’s already the end of the year! Wow, so much has happened in just 365 days…

To celebrate the holiday season and to wish everyone a merry Christmas, my publisher Repeater Books put together this lovely little Christmas Compilation including an extract from my book, ‘Darkness is a Trusted Friend.’

Thank you so much for all your support this year!

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For the full text, visit me on Facebook.

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Transgressive Cultures Conference, Paris

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I was so happy to be back in Paris last week – I fell in love with the city all over again!

I was there to present my book Little Houses, Big Forests (desire is no light thing) for the first time in France. I was invited by the Transgressive Cultures Conference, held at the University of Chicago, to read several extracts from the book – Just tumult everywhere endlessly, Leda in Glass and several vignettes from my novel.

Klaudia Domurat and I also showed our film In the Dark, Dark Room for the first time in France, as well as some of the other provocative visuals we have been working on with our studio Uferlos. 

The event was organised by Jack Sargeant and featured so many inspiring academics, thinkers, writers and artists, each highlighting the ever-growing importance of transgressive thinking and creativity in an increasingly conservative world.

Thank you, Jack for the invitation and we hope to join another event in the future.

Reading & Screening in Paris

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I’m in Paris right now to present my book and film for the first time in France.

I was invited to present the works at the Transgressive Cultures Conference at the University of Chicago, Paris, organized by Jack Sargeant. I will be reading from the book and screening the film at tomorrow’s panel on Transgressive Film and Literature. I’ll also be happy to take questions from the audience.

Still in love with this city!