I do readings, public speaking, proposal/manuscript consultation, high school visits and other events. Please feel free to contact me for rates and scheduling, and to check back for updates on upcoming happenings.
April 29, 2017: Authors for Indies Day @ The Book Warehouse, 632 West Broadway Vancouver, 12-2 pm. Please drop into the bookstore—or to any independent bookstore in Canada—to support Authors for Indies day. I'll be working on the floor at the Book Warehouse along with other local authors, selling some of my favourite books in support of independent booksellers.
May 4, 2017: International Women's Forum 2017 Speaker Series @ the Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, 5:30 pm., Mohamed Fahmy and I will be participating in our first event together to discuss our writing collaboration for The Marriott Cell. We'll be in conversation with the CBC's Gloria Macarenko. Books will be for sale at the event.
June 1, 2017: OnWords 2017, Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre. I'll help kick off the conference with an opening night roundtable discussion also featuring Jen Sookfong Lee and Syliva McNicoll, and moderated by Waubgeshig Rice, to explore what "Writing the World Now" means.
June 24, 2017: Royal City Literary Arts Society Annual General Meeting Keynote Address, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, 1-3 pm.
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.
July 10-14, 2017: UBC Department of Creative Writing Summer Alumni Workshop at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 460, UBC Campus: I"ll be teaching a multi-genre summer residency class for MFA alumni aimed to reinvigorate and inspire the writing practices of graduates.
Here is a list of some previous speaking engagements:
Meet the Author Series @ Historic Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver, 2017
Audrey's Books, Edmonton, 2016
Word Vancouver Festival, 2016
Dunbar Public Library, Vancouver, 2016
Canadian Writer's Summit, Toronto, 2016
Book Warehouse, Authors for Indies, 2016
Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Annual Conference, Victoria, 2015
New Westminster Public Library, 2015
Hager's Books, Vancouver, Authors for Indies, 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