Events – 2021

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NOTE:  AS PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS EASE, A FEW IN PERSON EVENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN SCHEDULED AND PROMOTED BELOW!

(DISCLAIMER: Information is usually updated twice a month. Please double check with the organization of each respective event to ensure the details haven’t changed before you connect online – July 28, 2021)

TARNISHED TROPHIES BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE: 2014 AND 2015.

MY PREVIOUS READINGS AND WORKSHOPS: 2016-2017 ,  2018, 2019, and 2020.

At the moment, I have NO CURRENT READINGS AND WORKSHOPS scheduled for 2021.

EVENTS:

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ONTARIO EVENTS:

NOVEMBER 7, 2021 IN STRATFORD: The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic presents Mark Hertzberger followed by an open mic, 7:30 to 9:35 p.m.  at 23 Albert Street. Open mic sign-ups 30 minutes before showtime. Social distancing required. Admission FREE.

OCTOBER 26, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

OCTOBER 19, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

OCTOBER 12, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

OCTOBER 5, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

OCTOBER 3, 2021 IN STRATFORD: The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic presents Carrie Lee Connel and Andreas Gripp followed by an open mic, 7:30 to 9:35 p.m.  at 23 Albert Street. Open mic sign-ups 30 minutes before showtime. Social distancing required. Admission FREE.

OCTOBER 2, 2021 IN ST. CATHARINES:  “Speak up, Character!”, a hands-on workshop on writing dialogue with Ruth E. Walker (author, poet, playwright, creative writing instructor), 10 to 1 p.m. at the St. Catharines Central Library. (Alternatively, it will be printed online via ZOOM). More details TBA.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 ONLINE: An Evening with Anna Yin plus the launch of the anthology Mirrors and Windows, 7 p.m. EDT via ZOOM. See the poster below:

September 13, 2021 online

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 IN STRATFORD: The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic presents a guest reader Penn Kemp followed by an open mic, 7:30 to 9:35 p.m.  at 23 Albert Street. Open mic sign-ups 30 minutes before showtime. Social distancing required. Admission FREE.

AUGUST 31, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

AUGUST 24, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

AUGUST 17, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

AUGUST 11, 2021 ONLINE: Literary Arts Windsor presents Randell Adjei, Ontario’s first Poet Laureate, 7 to 8 p.m. via ZOOM. Check the Facebook event page for additional information. 

AUGUST 10, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

AUGUST 8, 2021 IN STRATFORD: The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic presents Solo followed by an open mic, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  at 23 Albert Street. Open mic sign-ups 30 minutes before showtime. Social distancing required. Admission FREE.

AUGUST 3, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

AUGUST 1, 2021 IN STRATFORD: The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic presents David Stones launching his new poetry book sfumato  followed by an open mic, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  at 23 Albert Street. Open mic sign-ups 30 minutes before showtime. Social distancing required. Admission FREE.

August 1, 2021 in Stratford

JULY 29, 2021 ONLINE: The virtual launch  of Windfor, a new  book of poetry by Allan Briesmaster with special guest readers Kate Marshall Flaherty, Luciano Iacobelli, Tom Gannon Hamilton, and Donna Langevin, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT via zoom. See the poster below for additional information:

COMPLETED EVENTS:

JULY 27, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

JULY 22, 2021 ONLINE: Blue Denim Press presents Shane Joseph in conservation with Marie-Lynn Hammond, Patricia Calder, Michael Croucher, and Christopher Cameron on writing during a pandemic, with select readings from Our Pandemic Times, 7 to 8 p.m. EDT via Facebook.

JULY 20, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

JULY 13, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

JULY 11, 2021 ONLINE: The Baseline Press 2021 Chapbook Launch with the launch of seven new poetry titles, 3 p.m. EDT via ZOOM. A link will be posted on the Facebook event page on launch day.

July 11, 2021 online

JULY 6, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers TBA. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

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