Events

2016

  • Ottawa, April 16: Ottawa Writer’s Festival, 8 pm.
  • Toronto, April 20: Writer’s Trust Author Series. 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, 1:30 pm.
  • Ottawa, April 20: Politics and the Pen Writers’ Trust Dinner.
  • Toronto, May 1: Ben McNally Author Brunch. King Edward Hotel, 10 am.
  • Aurora, ON, May 4: Aurora Public Library, 7 pm.
  • Toronto, May 6: Toronto Public Library “Eh List” reading. Beaches Branch, 7 pm.
  • Toronto, May 11: IFOA Weekly Reading with Jim Lynch and Helen Simonson. Harbourfront, 7 pm.
  • Vancouver, May 18: Vancouver Writers Fest Incite Reading. VPL Central Library, 7:30 pm.
  • Victoria, BC, May 19: Russell Books, 7 pm.
  • Winnipeg, MB, May 26: McNally Robinson Grant Park, 7 pm.
  • Toronto, May 29: Junction Reads. Magic Oven, Dundas and Keele, 5 pm.
  • Lakefield, ON, July 16: Lakefield Literary Festival, 8 pm.
  • Lumsden, SK, July 22: Sage Hill Summer Reading Series, St. Michael’s Retreat Centre, 7 pm.
  • Sechelt, BC, Aug. 12: Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, 9 am.
  • Perth, ON, Fieldwork Art Project Site, Aug. 23: Framework Reading, 3 pm.
  • Orillia, ON, Sept. 16: Orillia Public Library, “Big Read” reading, 7 pm.
  • Eden Mills, ON, Sept. 18: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, 2:30 pm.
  • Huntsville, ON, Sept 24: North Words Literary Festival in Muskoka, 3:30 pm.
  • Peterborough, ON, Sept. 28: Trent University, time TBC.
  • Toronto, Oct 2: HIJ House Reading Series, 2 pm.
  • Ottawa, October 3: Read for the Cure fundraising event for The Cancer Research Society.
  • Toronto, October 4: By the Lake Bookclub at the Assembly Hall, 7 pm.
  • Calgary, October 12-14: Wordfest.
  • Edmonton, AB, October 17: University of Alberta, main campus.
  • Edmonton, AB, October 18: University of Alberta, Augustana campus.
  • St. Albert, AB, October 18: STARfest Readers’ Festival, 7 pm.
  • Edmonton, AB, October 19: Grant MacEwan University .
  • Vancouver, October 21: Vancouver Writers Fest, 10 am and 8:30 pm.
  • Toronto, October 4: By the Lake Bookclub at the Assembly Hall, 7 pm.
  • Toronto, October 26 & 29: International Festival of Authors, 6 pm  and 3 pm.
  • Kitchener, ON, November 6: Wild Writers Literary Festival, 10 am.
  • Toronto, November 16: Read for the Cure fundraising event for The Cancer Research Society.


Selected Events Archive
  • Yorkshire, UK, February 16-18, 2015: Yorkshire Network for Canadian Studies, details here.
  • Lancaster, UK, February 20, 2015: University of Lancaster.
  • Toronto, May 2: Authors for Indies nation-wide meet the authors event, Danforth Book City.
  • Toronto, May 27, 2015: Interviewing Marina Endicott about her new novel, Close to Hugh, onstage at the North York Central Library.
  • Toronto, May 30, 2015: The Reading Line, group cycle with author readings along Bloor Street.
  • Blackstrap Lake, SK, July 21, 2015: Sage Hill Summer Reading Series.
  • Toronto, February-May, 2013: Writer in Residence at the Toronto Public Library, North York Central Branch.
  • Waterloo, ON, February 25-March 1, 2013: Writer in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Waterloo, ON, March 6, 2013: Reading at Wilfrid Laurier University with Andrew Westoll.
  • Brantford, ON, March 7, 2013: Reading at the Brantford Public Library with Andrew Westoll.
  • Toronto, April 25, 2013: Hosting panel discussion with authors Nino Ricci, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Rabindranath Maharaj, Toronto Public Library, North York Central Branch.
  • Sechelt, BC, May 31, 2013: Reading at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.
  • Ajax, ON, May 4, 2013: Ontario Writers Conference.
  • Barrie, ON, April 18, 2013: Reading at the L3 Writers’ Conference.
  • Orillia, ON, September 15, 2013: Speaking to the Writers’ Community of Simcoe County, 1 pm.
  • Kentville, NS, October 2, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Kentville Public Library, 7 pm.
  • Halifax, NS, October 3, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, The Library at Mount Saint Vincent University, 1 pm.
  • Halifax, NS, October 3, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Dalhousie University Club, 7 pm.
  • Yarmouth, NS, October 4, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, NSCC – Burridge Campus, 7 pm.
  • Lunenburg, NS, October 5, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Lunenburg Public Library, 2 pm.
  • Halifax, NS, October 6, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Spring Garden Road Memorial Library, 2:30 pm.
  • Amherst, NS, October 7, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Four Fathers Memorial Library, 7 pm.
  • Halifax, NS, October 8, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University, 10:30 am.
  • Truro, NS, October 8, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, Truro Public Library, 7 pm.
  • New Glasgow, NS, October 9, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, New Glasgow Public Library, 7 pm.
  • Port Hawkesbury, NS, October 10, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, NSCC – Strait Area Campus, 1 pm.
  • Sydney, NS, October 10, 2013: One Book Nova Scotia Reading, James McConnell Memorial Library, 7 pm.
  • Toronto, October 31, 2013: Taking part in The Journey Prize 25th Anniversary Celebration at Harbourfront, IFOA, 8 pm.
  • Toronto, November 4, 2013: On-stage interview with John Miller of the Toronto Writers’ Co-operative, Toronto Reference Library, 6:30 pm.
  • Toronto, November 27, 2013: Speaking at the Gardiner Museum Lunch and Learn program, 12 pm.
  • Vancouver, March 13, 2012: Reading at UBC Creative Writing Department.
  • Sherwood, AB, May 26, 2012: Strathcona County Library.
  • Edmonton, AB, May 27, 2012: Stanley A. Milner Library.
  • Guelph, ON, August 29, 2012: Screening of Northwords film at The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, the Bookshelf Cinema.
  • Ajax, ON, September 8, 2012: Speaking to the Writers’ Community of Durham Region.
  • Port Perry, ON, September 13, 2012: Reading at the Scugog Memorial Public Library.
  • Huntsville, ON, September 29, 2012: NorthWords Muskoka Literary Festival.
  • Newcastle, ON, October 10, 2012: Reading at Clarington Public Library.
  • Toronto, ON, October 11, 2012: Screening of Northwords film at the Planet in Focus Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  • Toronto, ON, October 20, 2012: Screening of Northwords film at the International Festival of Authors, Harbourfront.
  • Whitby, ON, October 25, 2012: Reading at the Whitby Library.
  • Ajax, ON, October 27, 2012: Reading at the Ajax Public Library.
  • Oshawa, ON, October 28, 2012: Tea with the Author at the Oshawa Public Library.
  • Edmonton, March 28, 2011: Reading at Grant MacEwan University, Canadian Authors Series.
  • Edmonton, March 29, 2011: Reading The Artery Literary Saloon.
  • Toronto, April 7, 2011: Reading at the Toronto Reference Library.
  • Ottawa, April 29, 2011: Prairie Scene festival, National Arts Centre.
  • Toronto, May 4, 2011: Brockton Writers Series, St. Anne’s Church.
  • Toronto, May 25, 2011: Kama Reading Series, Park Hyatt Hotel.
  • Eganville, ON, July 13, 2011: Bonnechere Authors Festival.
  • Bayfield, ON, August 21, 2011: Village Bookshop Books and Brunch.
  • Eden Mills, ON, September 18, 2011: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.
  • Manosque, France, September 25, 2011: Manosque Salon du Livre.
  • Toronto, October 25, 2011: York University, Canadian Writers in Person.
  • Toronto, November 22, 2011: Heliconian Club Lecture Series.

 

2010 and earlier
  • Toronto, August 11, 2010: Launch of Fauna, Ben McNally Books.
  • Victoria, September 18, 2010: Reading with Kathy Page at Bolen Books.
  • Vancouver, September 20, 2010: Reading with Richard Harvell at the Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch. Presented by the Vancouver International Writers Festival.
  • Edmonton, September 22, 2010: Reading at Greenwoods Bookshoppe.
  • Winnipeg, September 23, 2010: Reading at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
  • Toronto, September 26, 2010: Reading at The Word on the Street Festival.
  • Saint John, NB, October 4, 2010: Lorenzo Series reading at UNB.
  • St. John’s NL, October 5, 2010: Lorenzo Series reading at Memorial University
  • Brockville, ON, October 15, 2010: Thousand Islands Writers Festival.
  • Toronto, October 23, 2010: Reading at the International Festival of Authors.
  • Waterloo, ON, October 26, 2010: Words Worth Books Event at the Princess Twin Cinema with Sandra Birdsell and Annabel Lyon.
  • Barrie, ON, November 3, 2010: IFOA Ontario, Gryphon Theatre.
  • Victoria, BC, November 6, 2010: University of Victoria Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, 2010 Community Seminar.
  • Salt Spring Island, BC, November 7, 2010: Reading with Don Domanski at ArtSpring Island Arts Centre.
  • Nanaimo, BC, November 8, 2010: Reading with Don Domanski at Vancouver Island University.
  • Victoria, BC, November 9, 2010: Reading with Don Domanski at St. Michael’s University School.
  • Toronto, December 5, 2010: Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Brunch, King Edward Hotel.
  • Toronto, March 24, 2009: Heliconian Club Literary Lecture Series.
  • Montreal, April 1, 2009: The Jewish Public Library.
  • Toronto, June 1, 2009: Rowers Pub Reading Series, Harbord House.
  • Lakefield, ON, July 18, 2009: Lakefield Literary Festival.
  • Toronto, March 6, 2008: University of Toronto Festival of the Arts.
  • Hamilton, ON, April 4, 2008: gritLIT Literary Festival.
  • Turin, Italy, May 9, 2008: University of Turin.
  • Turin, Italy May 11, 2008: Fiera del Libro (Turin Book Fair).
  • Siena, Italy, May 14, 2008: Siena-Toronto Centre.
  • Lyon, France, May 27, 2008: The International Forum on the Novel at Villa Gillet.
  • Toronto, August 6, 2008: Interviewing Amanda Boyden about her novel, Babylon Rolling, Gladstone Hotel.
  • Vincennes, France, September 26-28, 2008: Festival America.
  • Toronto, September 18, 2008: Panel discussion on historical fact and fiction at the Toronto Public Library, North York Central branch.
  • Grimsby, ON, October 22, 2008: Grimsby Author Readings Series.
  • Toronto, October 30, 2008: University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Religion.
  • Montreal, November 4, 2008: Éditions Alto launch of Effigie, Verre Bouteille
  • Quebec City, November 5, 2008: Éditions Alto launch of Effigie, Boudoir Lounge.
  • Toronto, April 10, 2007: Launch of Effigy, TINARS series, Gladstone Hotel.
  • Winnipeg, April 18, 2007: Launch of Effigy, McNally Robinson Booksellers
  • Calgary, April 19, 2007: McNally Robinson Booksellers.
  • Orillia, ON, July 18, 2007: Leacock Summer Festival.
  • Toronto, October 27, 2007: Giller Prize short-list reading at the International Festival of Authors.
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