2019-2020 Readings and Performances:
February 19th, 2019 – Montreal Reading: Featured reader at the Visual Arts Centre, with fellow readers and performers Alejandro Saravia, Ilona Martonfi, Aparna Kaji Shah, Karen Ocaña, Milton Dawes, Michael Foy, Mike di Sclafani, Susi Lovell, and Carolyne Van Der Meer. Tuesday, February 19th, 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, from 7:30-9:30 PM. Facebook event
2 mars, 2019 – Lecture et séances de dédicaces au Salon du livre de l’Outaouais. “La mémoire des mots,” avec Alain Bernard Marchand et Sylvie Bérard, Samedi le 2 mars, 115 rue Principale, bureau 301, Gatineau, 13h30. With support from the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers Out Loud program and the Canada Council for the Arts.
April 3rd, 2019 – Toronto Reading: Poetry NOW: 11th Annual Battle of the Bards, “features 20 dynamic poets and showcases a diverse range of voices, themes, and poetic genres.” Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:30 PM, Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. Facebook event
April 8th, 2019 – Montreal Reading: Lectures Logos Readings, hosted by Maguy Métellus, Horace Goddard, and H. Nigel Thomas. 2741 Notre-Dame west, Monday, April 8th, from 7:00-9:00 PM. With support from the League of Canadian Poets.
May 20th, 2019 – Montreal Reading: Featured reader with poet Louise Dupré at Accent Reading Series, an evening of poetry featuring readings in English and French, followed by an open mic. Monday, May 20th, 7-10 PM at la Marche à Coté, 5043 rue St. Denis. Hosted by Devon Gallant.
June 1st, 2019 – Montreal Performance and Panel Discussion: “Meeting of the Ways II: A Conversation Through Research-Creation” with photographer Shaney Hermann and songwriter John Cairns. Presented at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies 2019 Conference (registration necessary to attend), “Irish Bodies and Irish Worlds,” Concordia University, Montreal. Concordia University, Library Building, LB 314 (Visualization Studio), 1:30-3:00.
July 9th, 2019 – Sydney, Australia Reading: Featured reader at Poetry Night: Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar. 7-9 PM, 50 Gleve Point Road, Glebe, Sydney. Hosted by Toby Fitch, fellow readers TBA.
August 22nd, 2019 – Montreal Reading: an evening of poetry with Sudbury-based poet Kim Fahner and Kelly Norah Drukker at Argo Bookshop. Thursday, August 22nd, 7-9 PM, 1915 Ste. Catherine Street west. Light refreshments will be served. Facebook event
October 22nd, 2019 – Montreal Reading: Featured reader at the Visual Arts Centre, Tuesday, October 22nd, 7:00-9:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM), 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount. An evening of poetry, prose, and music with fellow performers Matt Risk, Ilona Martonfi, Cora Siré, Michael Libling, Shaheen Munir, Keith Henderson, Carolyne Van Der Meer, and April Ford. Co-hosted by Ilona Martonfi and Mike Di Sclafani, $6 at the door. Facebook event
November 12th, 2019 – Toronto Reading: Featured reader at The Art Bar, Tuesday, November 12th, 8 PM, at The Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street (Spadina/College), with fellow readers Catherine Graham and Tunchai Redvers. Facebook event
December 18th, 2019 – Montreal Events Dead Poets’ Society Reading. Hosted by Devon Gallant and Luc-Antoine Chiasson, Accent Reading Series hosts Montreal poets reading from their late, great favourites. With Alex Manley (A.M. Klein); April Ford (Edna St. Vincent Millay); Willow Little (Gwendolyn MacEwen); Kelly Norah Drukker (Seamus Heaney); George Slobodzian (Patrick Lane); Greg Santos (Mark Strand), Brandon Pitts (Nik Beat); Rachel McCrum (Wislawa Syzymborska); Carolyne Van Der Meer (W.B. Yeats); Razielle Aigen (Mina Loy); Joshua Levy (Leonard Cohen); and Robin Durnford (W.S. Merwin). Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, at La Marche à côté, 5043 St-Denis. Facebook event
February 21st, 2020 – Montreal Bilingual Reading: Featured reader at L’Eguelionne feminist bookstore, 1426 rue Beaudry, Montreal. Details and fellow readers TBA.
2018 Readings and Performances:
January 18th, 2018 – Montreal Reading: Featured reader at The Lawn Chair Soiree, an evening of poetry, music, and theatre at the Art Lounge MTL, with fellow performers Deanna Radford , Bior Leek Ajak, and Edward Yankie. Co-hosted by Jan Jorgensen and Brian Campbell. 160 Saint-Viateur east, #108. Thursday, January 18th, 7:00-9:00 PM. Facebook event
March 2nd, 2018 – Montreal Reading and Research-Creation Panel: “Meeting of the Ways,” with photographer Shaney Herrmann, moderated by John Cairns. At “Irish Spaces,” the Second Annual North American Graduate Conference in Irish Studies at Concordia University, Shaney Herrmann, and I will explore some of the intersections between our work on landscapes in the west of Ireland through poetry, images, and conversation. Hosted by the School of Irish Studies, 10th floor Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve west, McEntee Reading Room. Friday, March 2nd, from 7:00-9:00 PM.
April 29th, 2018 – Montreal Writer/Translator Event: “Words Travelling/Travelling Words,” with Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and conversation, in English and French, as we retrace our steps along the routes of writing and translation, and share readings from Small Fires and its translation, Petits feux (Le lézard amoureux, 2018). At Paragraphe Librairie/Bookstore, 220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal. Sunday, April 29th, from 1:00-2:00 PM.
September 2nd, 2018 – Hamilton Reading: Featured Reader at the Lit Live Reading Series, with fellow readers Barbara Sibbald, Darrell Epp, Sky Gilbert, Stevie Howell, and Bahar Orang. At the Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundern Street north, Hamilton, Ontario. Sunday, September 2nd, 7:30 PM. With support from the League of Canadian Poets. Facebook event
October 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018 – Trois-Rivières Readings: Featured reader at the Festival International de la Poésie à Trois-Rivières at selected venues (full program available online). Between September 28th and October 7th, 2018, the FIPTR hosts over 75 poets from Quebec, Canada, and around the world for a series of readings at venues across Trois-Rivières. With support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
November 17th, 2018 – Montreal Events at the Salon du Livre de Montréal: Place Bonaventure, 800, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
4:00-5:00 PM: Book signing of Petits feux with Le lézard amoureux, stand 116
5:30-6:15 PM: “Grand Slam!” Bilingual translation event, La Grande Place
Two poets. Four translators. Watch as words move between languages before your very eyes in this live translation slam! With poets Kelly Norah Drukker and Pierre Nepveu, and translators Donald Winkler, Daniel Canty, Aleshia Jensen, and Jonathan Lamy. (Presented in French & English)
6:30-7:30 PM: Book signing of Small Fires with AELAQ (The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec), stand 753
With support from the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ)
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
June 2nd, 2017 – Montreal Reading: “The Smallness of this Island Earth: Three Women Poets, Three Islands.” With Talya Rubin (Quebec) and Robin Durnford (Newfoundland), an evening of poetry and discussion about the islands that inhabit our first collectionS of poems, Small Fires, Leaving the Island, and A Lovely Gutting. Friday, June 2, 7:30-10:00 PM, 5445 Rue de Gaspé, # 408, Mile End. $5 entry free, includes refreshments. All are welcome! Facebook event
With support from the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) and the Canada for the Arts.
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
June 29th, 2017 – 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. Reading in the company of the Inch Island Writers, followed by an open mic. 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. With fellow readers Christine McNair, Dean Garlick, Jacob Wren, and Stephanie Bolster.
October 22nd, 2017 – Montreal Reading: Featured reader at the Words and Music series, hosted by Ian Ferrier. Details 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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/
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.