What I read—2017 (Running list)

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 in reading

So as my 2017 goals state I am trying to read more books just for the pure joy of getting lost in a story, like I used to when I was a youngster, which means that I am going to be reading more fantasy, thrillers and mystery books this year since these are the books […]

Best books I read in 2016

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 in Life update, reading

Hey everyone! So I know I like totally failed on my #95 reads challenge but I did read some amazing books this year nonetheless and I would like give you a break down of the top 5. Why? I don’t really know. I guess blogging about books is just easier than say, baring my soul […]

Publication: Book reviews!

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Fiction, reading, Reviews

I have recently reviewed two books for Prism Literary Magazine. They were my first books reviews, ever, other than what I do here on my blog. I love reading, as many of you know, and getting the chance to put into coherent thought why I like a book and what intrigues me about a book, […]

What I read….

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in In my head, Life update, reading

So this year has been terrible for me reading wise. I am no where close to my #95books challenge, like I’m talking I’m only at 20 (!!!!). There are only a few months left in the year and I will endeavour to read hopefully ten more but still, that will make this the worst reading […]

Interview: I was on the radio!!

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Interview, out in the world, Poetry, reading

So the wonderful Erika Thorkelson interviewed me for Vancouver Co-op radio for her show The Storytelling show. We talked about my writing life, my relationship with my granny, why I write about Indigenous issues, my Etsy shop and music I love. It was super fun! It was my first time on the radio and I […]

LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in out in the world, Poetry, reading
LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Water is Love, Medicine, Spirit, Balance A poem written by Francine Cunningham with Cree translations by Myrtle Calahasian. I wrote this poem to celebrate water or nipiy. I asked my grandmother, Myrtle Calahasian, to help me with the translations and to read the voice of the wind. I love my grandmother’s voice and to hear […]

Publication: Boobs: women explore what it means to have breasts an anthology

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Non-Fiction, out in the world, Publications, reading

I have a creative non-fiction piece in this amazing anthology from Caitlin Press. It’s called Learning to not laugh it away and talks about my experiences growing up with big breasts. It was such a liberating and fun experience writing about moments that I have had around my  breasts. The title is actually what I […]

What I read in December

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 in reading

LAST MONTH of the year! How did I do? Not that great. I spent this month working and watching christmas movies. So many Christmas movies. But thats ok because its a new year and that means….a new list and new goals! Fifty, Under the Keel by Michael Crummey. Awesome book of poetry. I really did […]

Indigenous Literary Magazines

Posted on Nov 14, 2015 in Publications, reading
Indigenous Literary Magazines

I have been trying to gather in one place a list of magazines and journals who publish primarily Indigenous voices. Since I am doing the work anyways I thought I would share. If you have any to add please let me know on my Facebook page or Tweet me @francinebarbara and I’ll add them. Thanks […]

Public Reading: Teen Angst Night, Nov 17th 2015

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in out in the world, reading

UPDATE: I read and it was embarrassing but also hilarious. I had so much fun going through my old journals and seeing who I used to be. I would have to say that my journals from high school could be broken down into three parts. 60% about God and religion. 20% about philosophical theories and […]