Book Tour Schedule 2015

Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press, 2014)
by Debbie Okun Hill
Book Tour and Workshop Schedule*

See Book Tour Schedule 2014 here.

Wednesday, JANUARY 14, 2015 in WYOMING: Featured author and book for Wyoming Library Book Club 1:30 to 3 p.m. Open to the public. (Completed)

Sunday, JANUARY 18, 2015 in DUNDAS: Reading at the Tower Poetry launch. (Completed)

Winter Jan 18 2015 launch - TPS 010 Photo courtesy Wilma Seville edited_edited-1

Reading at the Tower Poetry Society Winter 2015 launch in Dundas, Ontario. Photo courtesy: Wilma Seville

Friday, FEBRUARY  27, 2015 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 8 p.m. (Completed)

SPECIAL DISPLAY: MARCH 1 TO 31, 2015 IN WYOMING. Ontario: MAKING BEAUTIFUL THINGS, a month long display of handicrafts. Includes several poems from Debbie Okun Hill’s new manuscript on pioneer crafts. Wyoming Library. According to the library invitation: “During the week of March 23 to 27, the library will feature community members performing various crafts such as quilting, sewing, tatting, rug hooking, knitting, crocheting, weaving and more.” (Completed)

Wednesday, MARCH 3, 2015 in LONDON: Open Mic reading at London Open Mic Poetry Night 7:30 p.m. (Completed)

Sunday, MARCH 15, 2015 in WINDSOR: Featured reading with Kate Hargreaves and Vanessa Shields. Pillette Village Reading Series. 2 to 4 p.m., Nancy Johns Gallery, 4755 Wyandotte St. E., Open Mic to follow. (Completed)

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Friday, MARCH  27, 2015 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 8 p.m. (Completed)

Saturday, APRIL 11, 2015 in SARNIA: The Bluewater Reading Series celebrates National Poetry Month with the anthology launch of California publication Lummox Number Three (Desire and RoadKill) Also Food and Poetry theme. Reading with seven other local/regional poets plus four out-of-town guests Ronnie R. Brown (Ottawa), David Haskins (Grimsby), John B. Lee (Port Dover) and Michael Mirolla (Toronto). 2:30 p.m. The committee acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The League of Canadian Poets. (Completed)

APRIL 19 to 26, 2015 on the GREAT CANADIAN POETRAIN TOUR: Participant in the Winnipeg-Edmonton-Vancouver portion of the tour. Mini readings will take place throughout the week. More details below or on the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour website.  For featured spotlight reading, see APRIL 24, 2015. (Completed)

 2015 Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Participant - Winnipeg - Edmonton - Vancouver

2015 Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Participant – Winnipeg – Edmonton – Vancouver

Sunday, APRIL 19, 2015 in WINNIPEG: Mighty One-minute PoeTrain reading. (Completed)

Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Fundraiser Winnipeg Event poster

Wednesday, APRIL 22, 2015 in EDMONTON, ALBERTA: PoeTrain reading with 16 other poets 3 to 5 p.m. at the Edmonton City Hall. This event is held in conjunction with the 2015 Edmonton Poetry Festival. More details here. (Completed)

Thursday, APRIL 23, 2015 in EDMONTON, ALBERTA: Meet the PoeTrainers for lunch and an open mic at Remedy Café Southside, 8631 – 109 Street, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Completed)

Friday, APRIL 24, 2015 on VIA RAIL TRAIN:  A Canada Poetry Tour featured reader. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (note time is approximate.) The organizers acknowledge the financial support of the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the ArtsNOTE: This event is open to passengers on the train. (Completed)

Saturday, APRIL 25, 2015 in VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Meet the PoeTrainers for a food and poetry dinner from 8 to 9 p.m. at Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commerical Drive followed by PoeTrain readings from 9 to 11:30 p.m. (Completed)Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Vancouver Events April 25, 26, 2015 posterSunday, APRIL 26, 2015 in VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Meet the PoeTrainers at Picnic in the Park with Pauline Johnson. Haiku reading 2 to 4 p.m. More details on the PoeTrain website. (Completed)

Wednesday, MAY 20, 2015 in WINNIPEG BEACH, MANITOBA: Social visit with Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group. Workshop meeting. (Completed)

Thursday, MAY 21, 2015 in SELKIRK, MANITOBA: Workshop facilitator – (Writing Workshop topic: Exploring the Five Senses). Hosted by the Gaynor Family Regional Library. (Completed)

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Gaynor Family Regional Library

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Gaynor Family Regional Library

Sunday, MAY 24, 2015 in WINNIPEG, MANITOBA:  Featured Radio Show Guest on CKUW 95.9 FM P.I. New Poetry Show.  Show starts live at 4:30 with host Carmelo Militano. Show to be archived here. (Completed)

Monday, MAY 25, 2015 in WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Manitoba launch of Tarnished Trophies with special guests Carmelo Militano reading from Morning After You (Ekstasis Editions, 2014), Brenda Hasiuk reading from Boy Lost in Wild (Turnstone Press, 2014) and Brenda Sciberras reading from Magpie Days (Turnstone Press, 2014). Travel Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 7:30 p.m. NOTE revised on May 1, 2015: Special congratulations to Brenda Hasiuk shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher and to Brenda Sciberras shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the recipient of the 2015 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book. (Completed)

McNally Robinson Featured Readers May 25, 2015Thursday to Sunday, MAY 28 to 31, 2015 in WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Attendance at The Writers’ Union of Canada and League of Canadian Poets Joint Conference and Annual General Meeting. (Completed)

Saturday, JUNE 20, 2015 in ST. CATHARINES: Niagara Literary Arts Festival spotlight reading with Mori McCrea, Anne Osborne, John Barta, Fran Figge, and John Terpstra followed by open mic. 2 to 4 p.m. Mahtay Café on St. Paul Street. (Completed)

Niagara Literary Arts Festival 2015 poster for May 20 event

Friday, JULY  31, 2015 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 8 p.m. (Completed)

Sunday, AUGUST 16, 2015 in LONDON: Members’ Reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering. Mykonos Restaurant, 12:30 p.m.(Completed)

Wednesday, AUGUST 19, 2015 in CHATHAM: Open mic reading during the Morel Magazine launch at the Chatham Cultural Centre.  (Completed)

Friday, AUGUST 28, 2015 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 8 p.m. (Completed) See video here.

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 in SARNIA: One of six Featured Readers at the Bluewater Reading Series event. 2:30 p.m. John’s Restaurant (Completed)

September 12, 2015 in Sarnia, Ontario

September 12, 2015 in Sarnia, Ontario

Friday, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 8 p.m. (Completed) See video here.

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 in SARNIA: Reading with out-of-town and local contributors of LUMMOX, a Calfornia based poetry anthology. Famous Room, John’s Restaurant, 2 to 5 p.m. (Completed)

Sunday, OCTOBER 18, 2015 in HAMILTON: Reading with 8 to 10 other Canadian contributors of LUMMOX, a poetry anthology based out of California. Artword Artbar, 2 to 5 p.m. (Completed)

Nine Canadian contributors of the California-based LUMMOX anthologies will be featured Sunday, October 18 in Hamilton, ON, Canada

Nine Canadian contributors of the California-based LUMMOX anthologies will be featured Sunday, October 18 in Hamilton, ON, Canada

Sunday, OCTOBER 25, 2015 in OAKVILLE: Members’ Reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s The Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering. Official launch of MINDSHADOWS, TOPS Membership 212-page Anthology. Aroma Espresso Bar, Upstairs Lounge, 12 noon. (Completed)

Friday, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 in SARNIA: A First Friday featured reading. More info here. (Completed)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 7, 2015 in ST. THOMAS: Open mic reading at Morel Magazine “Preparing for the Invasion” community event, John Wise Public School, 1:30 p.m. More info here. (Completed)

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 in WINDSOR: Two Poet in the Schools events with special thanks to The League of Canadian Poets. Morning session at W. F. Herman High School. Afternoon session at St. Joseph’s High School. (Completed)

Roger Nash and Debbie Okun Hill - Poet in the Schools St. Joseph High School Windsor Nov 12, 2015 Photo Courtesy Denis Robillard

Roger Nash and Debbie Okun Hill – Poet in the School event, November 12, 2015 at St. Joseph’s High School in Windsor, Ontario. Photo courtesy: Denis Robillard.

Thursday, NOVEMBER 12, 2015 in WINDSOR: One of five featured poets at Poetry at the Manor – Vol. 3 presented by The City of Windsor and Windsor’s Poet Laureate Marty Gervais, Willistead Manor 7 to 9 p.m. (Completed)

Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Friday, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 8 p.m. (Completed)

Sunday, DECEMBER 6, 2015 in TORONTO: Members’ Reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s The Winter WarmUp Poetry Gathering, 12 Noon – 4 p.m. at The Central, 603 Markham Street. (Completed)

*Revised December 15, 2015.

*DISCLAIMER: Tour dates/times/locations can sometimes change at a moment’s notice. Please double check with the organizers and/or venue prior to heading out to an event.

Author of Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press 2014)

Author of Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press 2014)

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