READINGS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

KINGSTON WRITERSFEST
I’ll be reading at two events in the Kingston WritersFest: Saturday Night Speakeasy with Michelle Berry, Janie Chang, Karen Connelly, Glenn Dixon, Pierre-Luc Landry, Diane Schoemperlen, and Anna Porter on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9pm; and Wine, Women, and Words, with Alison Pick, Karen Connelly, and Leanne Dunic on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4pm.

RESONANCE READING SERIES IN MONTREAL
I’ll be reading at the Resonance Reading Series in Montreal, QC on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9pm. Details TBA.

 

PAST EVENTS

PETERBOROUGH LAUNCH FOR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WITH PET FOXES
On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7pm, please join us at The Spill (414 George Street North) for the Peterborough launch of Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes. Poets Tara Azzopardi and Lesley Belleau will also read, and afterward, there will be experimental instrumental music by Erik Culp and Bennett Bedoukian.

WORD ON THE STREET POP UP READING & PANEL AT DUNDAS WEST FEST
On Saturday, June 3, 2017, I’ll be participating in a reading and discussion with other BookThug authors at this outdoor street festival. The event is in the Dundas St. Clarens Parkette just east of Lansdowne in Toronto at 1:30pm.

LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS NEW MEMBERS READING
During the League of Canadian Poets Annual Conference, I’ll be reading at the New Members Reading. Sunday, June 11 between 12:30 and 3:30pm. Venue TBC.

READING AT KNIFE | FORK | BOOK
On Thursday, May 4, 2017 I’ll be reading with Maureen Scott Harris and Lisa Richter at knife | fork | book in Rick’s Cafe (281 Augusta Avenue) in Kensington Market, Toronto. Doors 6:30pm. Free.

AUTHORS FOR INDIES – BOOK CITY, DANFORTH
I’ll be recommending books and hanging out on Saturday, April 29, 2107 at 11am in Book City on the Danforth as part of Authors for Indies. 348 Danforth Avenue, Toronto.

BOOKTHUG SPRING 2017 LAUNCH PARTY
Don’t miss the BookThug Spring Launch at the Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8pm. Joining me will be Christine McNair, Stephen Cain, Marianne Apostolides, Erin Robinsong, Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei. Free.

TORONTO LIT UP LAUNCH
Please join the League of Canadian Poets and the IFOA in launching National Poetry Month, and with a launch featuring five of us with new poetry collections:
R. Kolewe, Inspecting Nostalgia (Talonbooks)
Kateri Lanthier, Siren (Véhicule Press)
Jennifer LoveGrove, Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes (BookThug)
Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements (McClelland & Stewart)
Catriona Wright, Table Manners (Véhicule Press)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:30-8:30pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts – 5040 Yonge Street, North York – free.

PIVOT READING
I’ll be reading at the Pivot reading series at The Steady (1051 Bloor Street West) in Toronto on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8pm. Joining me will be writers Kerry Clare, Aisha Sasha John and Kateri Lanthier. Pay-what-you-can.

TORONTO LAUNCH FOR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WITH PET FOXES
Please join us at Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) in Kensington Market at 7pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017  for the launch of my new poetry collection Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes. Poets Canisia Lubrin and Shannon Bramer will also read from their forthcoming fall 2017 poetry books. Free. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

PSGUELPH’S LAUNCH OF ROE BY CANDACE DE TAEYE – TORONTO, JULY 21, 2015
On Tuesday, July 21 at 7pm, I’ll be reading with Candace De Taeye who is launching her chapbook Roe, published by PSGuelph. Music by Hymns57. No cover. Refreshments provided and books for sale. Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue.

PSGUELPH’S LAUNCH OF ROE BY CANDACE DE TAEYE – BOWMANVILLE, JULY 23, 2015
On Thursday, July 23 at 7pm, I’ll be reading again with Candace De Taeye for the Bowmanville launch of her chapbook Roe, published by PSGuelph. Music by Hymns57. No cover. Roses Bistro (84 King Street West, Bowmanville, Ontario) at 7pm.

ANVIL PRESS LAUNCH OF RUE BY MELISSA BULL – MONTREAL, MAY 1
On Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7pm, I’ll be reading along with Alexandra Leggat at the Anvil Press launch of debut poetry collection Rue by Melissa Bull. Librarie Drawn and Quarterly (211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal QC). No cover. There will be wine and books by the authors.

EPIC BOOKS READING WITH JULIE PAUL – HAMILTON, MAY 8
On Friday, May 8 at 7pm, I’ll be reading at Epic Books in Hamilton, Ontario with fiction writer Julie Paul, author of The Pull of the Moon. The reading is at Epic Books (226 Locke Street South in Hamilton). Free. Readings, chats, and book signings.

THE INTERRUPTION – INTERVIEW AND READING
Sean Cranbury interviewed me for his podcast The Interruption, a 49th Shelf-Books on the Radio collaboration. Check it out and listen to the interview and reading featuring new poems.

TADDLE CREEK LAUNCH PARTY – THE CHILDHOOD ISSUE – TORONTO, DECEMBER 3
On Tuesday, December 3 at 8pm I’ll be reading new poems at the launch of the childhood-themed issue of Taddle Creek. Also reading is Chris Kuriata and Sarah Meehan Sirk. Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street, south of College Street). No cover. Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase.

THE INCOMPARABLES BOOK LAUNCH – TORONTO, NOVEMBER 27
On Thursday, November 27 at 8pm I’ll be reading from Watch How We Walk at the launch of Alexandra Leggat’s new book The Incomparables. There will also be readings and entertainment by Ed MacDonald and Ron Hawkins. Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue). Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. No cover.

HIJ HOUSE READING SERIES #8 – TORONTO, NOVEMBER 23
On Sunday, November 23 at 2pm I’m reading with Adam Dickinson at the Book Thug HQ in Toronto. There will be readings, a Q&A session, pie, and a new issue of HIJ available for $5. A receptacle of some sort will passed for donations for the authors. 260 Ryding Avenue.

GRITLIT, HAMILTON’S LITERARY FESTIVAL – HAMILTON, APRIL 5
On Saturday, April 5 at 3pm I’m reading as part of GritLit in Hamilton, Ontario, along with Krista Bridge and Lauren B. Davis. The reading is at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (123 King Street West) and tickets are $10.

PLAN99 READING SERIES – OTTAWA, MARCH 1
On Saturday, March 1 at 5pm I’ll be reading at Ottawa’s Manx Pub (370 Elgin Street) along with author Ania Szado. The Plan99 Reading Series is curated and hosted by poet David O’Meara.

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ECW PRESS FALL LITERARY PARTY
Join us for readings by ECW Press’ authors Brian Panhuyzen, Stacey Mae Fowles, myself and others on Monday, November 11 at 7pm at No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street in Toronto). Free, cash bar, readings and book signings.

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THE BRIDE OF INDIE LIT NIGHT
Canada’s independent presses travel to Waterloo to pair with The Starlight Social Club (47 King Street North) and Words Worth Books (96 King Street South) to bring the latest and greatest in indie literature to Kitchener-Waterloo. On Monday, November 4, join us at the Starlight Lounge for readings by Margaret Christakos, Cary Fagan, Sarah Liss, Stacey May Fowles, Brian Panhuyzen, Robert Priest and myself. Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Starlight Social Club, 47 King Street North in Waterloo. Free. Book sales by Words Worth Books.

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LAUNCH FOR WATCH HOW WE WALK
Join us at the launch party for Watch How We Walk on Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm at The Piston (937 Bloor Street West in Toronto). I will be joined by special guests Julia Tausch and Alexandra Leggat, both reading fiction. The launch is free, with a cash bar, and there will be book signings and short readings.

49th SHELF – MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL 2013
My novel Watch How We Walk makes 49th Shelf’s list of most anticipated fiction for fall 2013.

QUILL & QUIRE’S FALL PREVIEW – WATCH HOW WE WALK
Quill & Quire mentions Watch How We Walk in its Fall 2013 preview of upcoming fiction.

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY REVIEWS WATCH HOW WE WALK
And the results are mostly favourable.