2017 Events

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Readings with Catherine Graham, Ian Burgham, Giovanni Ricci, Al Moritz, George Elliott Clarke;

Sept. 26, Tree Reading Series, Ottawa. With David Groulx;

University of East London, With The Shaken and the Stirred Canadian Poets; August 2017;

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, August 2017;

Seamus Heaney Homeplace, August 2017;





2016 Events

Saskatchewan Book Awards, Conexus Centre, Regina, April 30, 2016.

McNally Robinson Bookstore, Saskatoon – Readings by Authors shortlisted for 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards, March 14, 7 pm, Travel Alcove.

2015 Events

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: poetry reading and book launch with music at the Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess St, Kingston.

Monday, Dec 14th from 7-9pm.

Reading that evening will be Carolyn Smart from her recently launched collection of poetry called Careen(Brick Books, 2015), Jeanette Lynes with the Kingston launch of her new collection of poetry called Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems (Wolsak and Wynn, 2015), and Jennifer Londry with a Kingston launch of hers called Tatterdemalion(Chaudiere Books, 2015).

Also included in the event that evening will be 2 short music sets featuring a local musician Bob Londry, and Kingston singer/songwriter Roger Dorey. I’ll be emceeing the event that evening.

The launch of Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets

was held at the wonderful Shelf Life Books in Calgary on February 11, 2015 with a packed house.

2014 Events


May 2014: Presented paper on applying historical material in a poetry collection. “John Clare in Space Conference”, Oxford-Brookes University, England.

April 2014: Lecture, “The Joys and Challenges of Writing Historical Fictions.” Literature Matters Series, Grace Westminster Church, Saskatoon.

March 2012: Presented on “Ten Myths About Being a Writer,” Kwantlen Polytechnic University.



Tamworth Book Store (Tamworth, Ontario) with Carolyn Smart and John Donlan, July 2014.

University of Regina, Humanities Research Institute Reading and Talk,
October 29, 2014.

The Edmonton Poetry Festival, April 2014.


Reading/Panel at Victoria Writers’ Festival. October 17- 19th, 2013.

Planet Earth Poetry Reading with Barbara Pelman, Victoria, BC. October 18, 2013.

Kingston Writers’ Festival Writer in Residence. September 25 – 28, 2013.

Sweetwater 905 Festival, Rolla, BC, readings with John Barton and Barry McKinnon. June 15, 2013.

McNally-Robinson Books, Saskatoon, Reading with Jan Conn and Mari-Lou Rowley, March 26, 2013.

University of Regina. March 21, 2013.

Saskatchewan Book Awards Readings Brunch, Hotel Bessborough. March 17, 2013.

BURLESQUE & BLUES as part of the Loyal Blues Fellowship – open mic/coffee house blues, Engineers Hall, 43 Pine Street, Belleville, Ontario. February 22, 2013.

Cobourg Poetry Workshop, 66 King Street East. February 21, 2013.


Orange Toad Cafe, Flin Flon, Manitoba, October 5, 2012.

Saskatoon Word on the Street, Sept. 23, 2012.

Frankford Blues Festival, ‘Devil in the Blues’ with Roger Dorey & Paul King, July 15, 2012.


Kingston Writers’ Festival, Weekend of Sept. 23, 2011.

Artemisia Gallery, Westport, Ontario. August 21, 2011.

Perth, Ontario. July 8, 2011.

Queen’s University. March 30, 2011.

Reading at Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C., Room 3343,
Wed. March 23, 2011.

Reading at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Room G3015, Vancouver,
Wed. March 23, 2011.

Ontario Women’s History Network Conference, Dinner Address
on The Factory Voice, Kingston, April 1, 2011.

The Art Bar Reading Series, Toronto, April 12, 2011.

Poetry London, London, ON, January 26th, 2011.

Redeemer College, Hamilton, ON, January 27th, 2011.

Brian Prince Books, Hamilton, ON, January 27th, 2011.

Thrive Reading Series, Kingston, ON, (with Liz Bachinsky) February 8th, 2011.

Host for launch of Holly Luhning‘s novel, Quiver, February 10th, 2011.

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