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The Creative Six-Pack: Details



Sun., May 24th, 2020: The Instant Short Story. NOW ONLINE!!!

One day Pop-up writing class, February 8th, 2020, View Royal, BC.


One day Pop-up writing class, September 28th, 2019, View Royal, BC:

October 17th, Argo Bookshop in Montreal QC, 7 pm.

October 19th, writing workshop, Perth ON. SOLD OUT, but book selling and signing to follow at 1:45 pm at the Perth library.

October 20th, Novel Idea, Kingston ON, 5 pm.

Past events:

October 2nd, VFA, Victoria BC

BOOK LAUNCH! Tuesday, June 4th, 2019. 7 pm, Munro’s Books, Victoria BC.

Reading and Q & A: Tuesday, June 18th, 7 pm. Bolen Books, Victoria BC.

Vancouver Launch: Sunday June 16th, 1:30-3:30 pm. Joy Kogawa House.

Emceed the Victoria Butler Book Prize shortlist panel discussion and reading at the GVPL, as part of the VFA. Tuesday, September 25th, 2018.

Friday, August 10th, 2 pm. Perth & District Union Library, a reading and book signing.

Saturday July 21, 2018. A Gathering of Poets, Vancouver Public Library.

Friday March 16th, 2018, Emceeing Words on Ice literary reading at WordsThaw Writers Festival.


Thursday Feb. 2nd, Groundhog Day–reading at the Copper Owl, in Victoria, for Truth and Shadows: a CNF reading.

Sunday, Feb. 5th: Love, Poetry and Chocolate at the GVPL. Info here!

Tuesday, February 28th: Book Launch! Munro’s Books. Doors at 7, reading at 7:30. Music and cupcakes and signing, too!

Saturday March 4th: Fat Oyster Reading Series and workshop in Fanny Bay, BC.

Friday, March 24th, feature reader at Planet Earth Poetry, Hillside Coffee and Tea.

Wednesday, April 19th: feature reader at The Rabbit Hole reading series at The Copper Owl, Victoria.

Saturday, April 22nd, all-day workshop @ Royal Roads U, Colwood

April 29th, blue-pencilling and reading at the FBCW, Nanaimo

September 27, 2017: “Speaking The Unspeakable” panel discussion and reading at Victoria Festival of Authors.


Host of a reading and panel discussion of 2016 Victoria Butler Book Prize shortlisted writers, on Wed. Sept. 21st, for the Victoria Festival of Authors.

Recent readings, Spring 2016:

Wednesday, March 9th, Salt Spring Island Library, 7 pm. With Kathleen Winter and Kathy Page.

Wednesday, March 16th, Warren Review’s Event Series “The Rabbit Hole,” at The Copper Owl, Victoria BC

Past Readings / Appearances:

  • Pop-up writing class: May 29th, Oak Bay. Here’s the info. 
  • MISSA: I facilitated a 2-day workshop in beautiful Metchosin, July 2 & 3.  Throwing Your Voice.
  • Thursday, October 22nd, 2015: Hillside Coffee and Tea, Victoria BC, with Yvonne Blomer and Bonnie Reilly Schmidt. 7:30 pm.
  • June 5th, 2015.  Elevate The Arts, Courtenay, BC , reading with four other writers at the Art Gallery, 7 pm.
  • June 7th, 2015. One Day Writing Workshop, Cumberland, BC. For more info: the Facebook Event.
  • June 15th, 2015. Fairfield Market. Elements Reading Series. 7 pm.
  • May 16th, 2015: reading from “This Place a Stranger,” an anthology of tales about women travelling alone. Pender Island, BC, Talisman Books. 
  • May 2nd, 2015: Backbeat Books, Perth ON. Book launch and reading, 1 – 5 pm. Reading at 4 p.m.
  • May 5th, 2015: Stella Luna Gelato, Ottawa, ON. Book launch and reading. 7 p.m.
  • May 6th, 2015: The Pivot Reading Series in Toronto, ON. 8 p.m.
  • May 8th, 2015: Epic Books, Hamilton, ON. 7 p.m
  • April 14th, 2015: Munro’s Books, Victoria. Read Local BC event–“On The Road.”
  • March 21st, 2015: Wordsthaw, Brief Encounters, University of Victoria.