Upcoming happenings

Word Vancouver PEN Canada panel discussion with two of my favourite nonfiction writers, John Vaillant and Deborah Campbell, Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:40-1:40 pm at the Vancouver Central Library.

Meet Our Local Authors event with North Shore Elder College, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:00 -11:30 am, Fir Room, Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver.

Looking forward to moderating Vancouver Writers Festival event 09: Truth-Telling with Annahid Dashtgard, Anna Mehler Paperny and Lorimer Shenher, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:15pm, Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island.


Please feel free to contact me for rates and scheduling for the following services:

Editing: story editing, manuscript review

Consulting: writing nonfiction proposals that sell, narrative structure, story pitching

Teaching: creative writing workshops, writing mentorship

Previous happenings

Here is a partial list of previous events & speaking engagements:

In conversation with Susan Orlean and Michael Harris for the Banff Centre Literary Journalism program, Canmore, Alberta, July, 2018.

In conversation with author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean about her latest book and her writing life for Incite presented by the Vancouver Writer’s Festival and the Vancouver Public Library, March 2019.

Featured Presenter @ Locution, a monthly reading series hosted by the UBC Creative Writing Graduate Program, January 2019.

In conversation with Susan Orlean and Tim Falconer for the Banff Centre Literary Journalism program, Canmore, Alberta, July, 2018.

In conversation with Rachel Rose and Jan Redford at Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, and Third Place Books, Seattle, June 2018.

Panelist, Write On Vancouver, VPL Central Branch - The Art of the Fact with Travis Lupick and Miriam Libicki, May 2018.

Panelist, Practice, Purpose, Passion: The Pragmatics of Your Writing Career Professional Development Workshop,  UBC Department of Creative Writing, Vancouver, 2017.

Instructor, YouthWrite Peak Experience, summer creative writing camp, Bragg Creek, Alberta, 2017

Keynote Address, Royal City Literary Arts Society Annual General, New Westminister, 2017.

Panelist, Writing the World Now, Opening Panel, The Writers' Union of Canada OnWords Conference, with Jen Sookfong Lee and Syliva McNicoll & Waubgeshig Rice, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver 2017.

Speaker, International Women's Forum Speaker Series with Mohamed Fahmy & Gloria Macarenko, Vancouver 2017.  

Guest Author, Book Warehouse (Broadway), Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver, 2017

Featured Author, Audrey's Books, Edmonton, 2016

Presenter, Word Vancouver Festival, 2016

Featured Author, Dunbar Public Library, Vancouver, 2016

Panelist, Canadian Writer's Summit, Toronto, 2016

Guest Author, Book Warehouse (Main), Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver, 2016

Panelist, Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Annual Conference, Victoria, 2015

Featured Author, New Westminster Public Library, 2015

Guest Author, Hager's Books, Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver, 2015

Book Launch with Danielle Metcalf-Chenail, Billy Bishop Royal Canadian Legion, Vancouver, 2014

Featured Author, Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, Vancouver, 2013

Participant, STAR Fest Literary Festival, St. Albert, AB, 2013

Featured Author, LitFest Nonfiction Festival, Edmonton, 2013

Featured Author/Slide Presentation & Discussion, Maria A. Shchuka Public Library, Toronto, 2013

Edna Staebler Creative Non-Fiction Winner Interview, Wilfred Laurier University, Branford Campus, 2013

Book Launch, Chapters Books, Edmonton, 2012

Panelist with Kim Thuy, John Burnside & John Vigna, Vancouver International Writer's Festival, Vancouver, 2012

Panel with Deni Bouchard, Moderated by Kirk LaPointe, Vancouver International Writer's Festival, Vancouver, 2012

Slide Presentation/Feature Presenter, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, 2012