I do readings, public speaking, proposal/manuscript development and consultation, writing workshops and other events. Please feel free to contact me for rates and scheduling, and to check back for updates on upcoming happenings.
June 24, 2017: Royal City Literary Arts Society Annual General Meeting Keynote Address, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, 1-3 pm.
July 2-7, 2017: YouthWrite Peak Experience, summer writing camp for youth aged 15-19 in Bragg Creek, Alberta, at the foot of the Rockie Mountains. I'm excited to be joining a talented team of instructors aiming to inform and inspire our next generation of writers. I'll be teaching a weeklong creative nonfiction workshop and expect to be more than a little inspired myself. ;)
July 9, 2017: Practice, Purpose, Passion: The Pragmatics of Your Writing Career Professional Development Workshop, 9 am - 4:30 pm at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, UBC Vancouver Campus: I, along with podcaster Jen Moss and YA Author (and UBC faculty member) Emily Pohl-Weary will be co-leading part of this intensive one-day workshop aimed to inform, prepare and re-energize your career as a writer. Register here.
Here is a list of some previous speaking engagements:
Writers' Union of Canada OnWords Conference, opening panel with Jen Sookfong Lee and Syliva McNicoll & Waubgeshig Rice, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver 2017.
International Women's Forum Speaker Series with Mohamed Fahmy & Gloria Macarenko, Vancouver 2017.
Book Warehouse (Broadway), Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver, 2017
Audrey's Books, Edmonton, 2016
Word Vancouver Festival, 2016
Dunbar Public Library, Vancouver, 2016
Canadian Writer's Summit, Toronto, 2016
Book Warehouse (Main), Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver, 2016
Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Annual Conference, Victoria, 2015
New Westminster Public Library, 2015
Hager's Books, Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver, 2015
Billy Bishop Royal Canadian Legion, Vancouver, 2014
Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, Vancouver, 2013
STAR Fest, St. Albert, AB, 2013
LitFest Nonfiction Festival, Edmonton, 2013
Maria A. Shchuka Public Library, Toronto, 2013
Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford Campus, 2013
Chapters Books, Edmonton, 2012
Vancouver International Writer's Festival, Vancouver, 2012
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, 2012