Readings & Events

2016-2017 Events

2017 Readings and Performances:

March 23rd, 2017 – Montreal Reading: Atwater Poetry Project, with writer Carolyne Van Der Meer, Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, at 7:00 PM, at the Atwater Library. With support from the League of Canadian Poets. Facebook event

March 24th, 2017 – Montreal Reading: Concordia University Humanities Conference: Dirty Disciplines, Wild Knowledges, Research-Creation Showcase. With David Jhave Johnson, Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole, Peter Dubé, Joanna Donehower, Tatiana Koroleva, Natalie Doonan, Mayra Morales, Andrew Forster, Ifeoma U. Anyaeji, Darian Goldin Stahl. Friday, March 24th, 2017, 6:30-9:00 PM. Concordia University, EV 11.725. Facebook event

April 5th, 2017 – Writers in the CEGEPS reading and workshop, CEGEP Édouard-Montpetit. With support from the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers in the CEGEPS program.

April 25th, 2017 – Toronto Reading: Featured reader at The Art Bar, with poets Lisa Richter and Ron Charach. Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, 8:00-10:00 PM. Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, (College/Spadina), $5 entrance fee. With support from the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Canada Council for the Arts. Facebook event

April 29th, 2017 – Montreal Event: Guest bookseller at The Word Bookstore for Authors for Indies Day. 3:00 PM, 469 Milton Street, Montreal.

May 2nd, 2017 – Montreal Reading: Blue Metropolis Literary Festival: Dialogues Littéraires de Montréal. A literary dialogue between Montreal’s past and present, in English and French. Poets read literary excerpts set in Montreal, from the 1800s to the present day. With Catherine Kidd, Fortner Anderson, Jean-Luc Bonspiel, and Natalie Thibault. May 2nd, 2017, 9:00 PM. Le Divan Orange, 4234 St. Laurent Blvd.

May 26th, 2017 – Montreal Reading: Featured Reader at Poetry Speakup: The Montreal Inter-Active Poetry Exchange. Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Shaika Cafe, 5526 Sherbrooke Street West (NDG).

June 10th, 2017 – Ottawa Reading: Featured reader and panelist at Prose in the Park Literary Festival and Book Fair, in the company of poets Michael Mirolla, Michael Fraser, Sarah Tsiang, and Bänoo Zan. Parkdale Park, Saturday June 10th, 2017, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM. The festival will feature an incredible lineup of authors, and is free of charge. With support from the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Canada Council for the Arts. Facebook event

Thursday, June 29th – Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland Reading: Featured reader at North West Words reading series. Thursday, June 29th, at 8:00 PM at Florence Food Co., 63 Main Street, Letterkenny. Details of fellow readers TBA. With support from the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) and the Canada for the Arts.

September 5th, 2017 – Montreal Reading: Featured reader at Resonance Reading Series, hosted by poet Klara du Plessis. Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, 8:30 PM, at Resonance Cafe, 5175A Park Ave, Montreal. Details of fellow readers TBA.

2016 Readings and Performances

September 23rd, 2016 – Laurentians Book Launch: Morin Heights, Quebec (private event, by invitation.)

October 12th, 2016 – Montreal Book Launch: Small Fires will be launched at The Word bookstore in Montreal on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, at 7:30 PM. All are welcome! Facebook event.

October 23rd, 2016 – Montreal Reading: Words and Music series, hosted by Ian Ferrier. Poetry reading and choral soundscapes of the poems in Small Fires, featuring Choeur Élan, directed by Damaris Baker. Sunday, October 23rd, 9:00 PM (doors open at 8:00) at La Vitrola, 4602 St. Laurent Blvd. Facebook event.

October 28th, 2016 – Book Launch and Reading, Montreal: School of Canadian Irish Studies, 5:30-7:30 PM. The event will be held at Concordia University in the Hall Building, 10th floor, School of Canadian Irish Studies, McEntee Reading Room, Room # 1001.01. The launch is open to the public, and all are welcome. The School asks that guests RSVP by email: cdnirish.fas@concordia.ca.

November 10th, 2016 – Montreal Reading and Book Signing: The Quebec Writers’ Federation and Paragraphe Bookstore host a reading in celebration of the 2016 QWF Awards finalists. Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College avenue, 6:00-7:45 PM. Facebook event.

November 15th, 2016 – Radio Interview and Reading, Montreal: Featured guest on CKUT’s JPM Literary Report, hosted by Montreal poet Jeffrey Mackie. 7:30 AM, CKUT Radio, 90.3 FM.  

November 26th, 2016 – Book Fair and Reading, Montreal: The Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Atwater Library host the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair. Reading at 3:00 PM. Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater avenue, Westmount. Facebook event.

 

Past Readings and Events

League of Canadian Poets, Words and Music Reading Series, Montreal, 2016

Visual Arts Center Reading Series, Montreal, 2014

Lapalabrava Reading Series, Montreal, 2014

Through the Window: An Evening of Poetry at Fleurbain Gallery, Montreal, 2013

Lovers and Others Reading Series, Montreal, 2013

Argo Bookshop Reading Series, Montreal, 2013

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2013

Twigs and Leaves Reading Series, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, 2013

Lovers and Others Reading Series, Montreal, 2012

Poetry Plus at the Arts Café, Montreal, 2012

And This Is No Exaggeration: Concordia Poetry MA Students’ Reading, Montreal, 2012

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2012

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series, Montreal, 2011

Lapalabrava Reading Series, Montreal, 2011

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2011

Jazz/Poetry Collaboration, Banff Centre for the Arts, 2010

Live Lit Reading Series, Banff Centre for the Arts, 2010

Poetry Plus at the Arts Café, Montreal, 2010

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2010

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series, Montreal, 2009

Artsake, Montreal, 2009

Poetry Plus at the Arts Café, Montreal, 2009

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series, Montreal, 2009

Poetry Plus at the Arts Café, Montreal, 2008

Lovers and Others Reading Series, Montreal, 2008

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2008

League of Canadian Poets, Rites of Spring, featured reader, Montreal, 2008

Collective Arts Show, Montreal, 2008

League of Canadian Poets, Rites of Spring, featured reader, Montreal, 2007

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2007

Non-fiction Reading Series, Boa Bar, Montreal, 2007

The Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, 2003

Radio

CKUT Radio, The Morning After show’s JPM Literary Report, hosted by Jeffrey Mackie.  Interview and reading.  Broadcast May 7, 2013, and available online at http://archives.ckut.ca/64/mp3.20130507.07.00-09.00.m3u (approx. 20 minutes into the broadcast).

CJAD Radio podcast, The Irish Show, co-hosted by Amber LeBrun. Read poem Niamh. Interviewed about living on the island of Inishmore, Ireland, and how it has influenced her work. Available online as of October 15, 2009.

CBC Radio One, Cinque à Six, hosted by Patti Schmidt. Read creative non-fiction piece Alle and Matthias as part of a reading series called This Really Happened. Broadcast May 5, 2007.

CBC Radio One, Cinque à Six, hosted by Patti Schmidt. Read poems Night on the Dark Earth and an excerpt from The Silken Threads. Interviewed about her craft as a poet, travel, and sources of inspiration. Broadcast March 17, 2007.

CBC Radio One, Between the Covers, hosted by Heather Brown, featuring the winning texts in the poetry category of the 2006 CBC Literary Awards. An abridged version of her long poem The Silken Threads was read by Donna Carol White. Broadcast March 2, 2007.