Reading-Workshop Schedule 2016/2017

The journey continues….Scroll down and check out my past and future readings.

AUTUMN 2016*

Tuesday, OCTOBER 18, 2016 in TORONTO: Ten minute spotlight reading during Author Talks & Lectures: An Evening with James Deahl and Norma West Linder at the Toronto Public Library Parliament Street Branch 7 p.m. (Completed)

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at CADENCE, a reading series with a little music at the Coffee Lodge, Exmouth Street 7 p.m. (Completed)

Saturday, OCTOBER 22, 2016 in ST. CATHARINES: Five minute contributor reading during the Banister anthology launch organized by the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association at the St. Catharines Library 2 to 4 p.m. (Completed)

Tuesday, OCTOBER 25, 2016 in DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, USA: Contributor reading during the launch of Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before, an Edgar Allan Poe themed anthology at the Henry Ford Centennial Library 6 to 8 p.m. More info here.(Completed)

Sunday, OCTOBER 30, 2016 in OAKVILLE: Open mic reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering at The King’s Arms, Upstairs Lounge 1 to 4 p.m. (Completed)

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The local author Book Fair, WORDS: The Literary and Creative Arts Festival, November 5, 2016 in London, Ontario, Canada. Photo Courtesy of Sharon Berg.

Saturday, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 in LONDON: Local Author Book Fair table with Sarnia authors Sharon Berg and Bob McCarthy at WORDS: The Literary and Creative Arts Festival Book Fair, Museum London, 10 to 4 p.m. with open mic reading at 12:20 p.m. (Completed)

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 in TORONTO: Contributor reading with James Deahl, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Jennifer L. Foster, Eryn Hiscock, Larry Hopperton, Donna Langevin, Norma West Linder, Michael Mirolla, and Lynn Tait at the Toronto launch of LUMMOX, Number Five – 2016 Toronto Public Library’s Main Street Branch 6:30 to 8 p.m. More info here. (Completed)

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Contributor reading in Toronto and Sarnia, November 9 and 12, 2016.

Saturday, NOVEMBER 12, 2016 in SARNIA: Contributor reading with James Deahl, John B. Lee, Norma West Linder, Denis Robillard, and Lynn Tait at the Sarnia launch of LUMMOX, Number Five – 2016 at John’s Restaurant’s Famous Room (Completed)

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at CADENCE, a reading series with a little music at the Coffee Lodge, Exmouth Street 7 p.m. (Completed)

Friday, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 in TORONTO: Anthology contributor reading of Memory and Loss (Ink Bottle Press, 2016) at Hot House Restaurant & Bar 8 p.m. More info here. (Completed)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 in OTTAWA: Anthology contributor reading of Memory and Loss (Ink Bottle Press, 2016) at Pressed Café 8 p.m. More info here. (Completed)

Sunday, NOVEMBER 27, 2016 in TORONTO: Anthology contributor reading of Fire and Sky (Brydge Builders Press, 2016) and member reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s Winter Warmup Poetry Fest at Bar Italia 12 noon. (Completed)

Wednesday, DECEMBER 14, 2016 in SARNIA: Open set reading at CADENCE, a reading series with a little music at the Coffee Lodge, Exmouth Street 7 p.m. (Completed)

2017*

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 1, 2017 in LONDON: Open set reading at London Open Mic Poetry event, Mykonos Restaurant 7 p.m. (Completed)

Saturday, FEBRUARY 11, 2017 in CHATHAM: Featured reader at All Four Love: National Poets Read Love Poetry with Canadian poets Cornelia Hoogland, Kara Smith and Vanessa Shields with special music guest and world renown singer Crissi Cochrane. Thames Art Gallery, 75 William Street N. 7 to 10 p.m. Ticket required. (Completed)

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Sunday, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 in SARNIA: Open Stage reading at The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Christina Street, 7 p.m. (Completed)

Tuesday, APRIL 4, 2017 in TORONTO: Featured reader (20 minute reading) at The Art Bar Poetry Series, Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College) 8 p.m. Cover Charge. (Completed)

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Wednesday, APRIL 5, 2017 in LONDON: Open set reading at London Open Mic Poetry, 7 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant (Completed)

Tuesday, APRIL 11, 2017 in TORONTO: Open mic reading at  The Art Bar Poetry Series, Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College) 8 p.m. Cover Charge. (Completed)

Tuesday, APRIL 18, 2017 in SARNIA: Spotlight reader at this “National Poetry Month” event. Other featured readers include Sharon Berg, Kara Ghobhainn Smith, James Deahl, Norma West Linder, and Carmen Ziolkowski. All the poets are current or former members of The Writers’ Union of Canada,  7 to 9 p.m. at John’s Restaurant. (Completed)

National Poetry Month April 18, 2017 in Sarnia for distribution

Saturday, APRIL 29, 2017 in SARNIA: Guest reader at Signposts & Traces: Ash Tree Memorial Trail Performance. Local artist Mary Abma and a community of poets, musicians, and storytellers will come together to eulogize the ash trees that have been devastated by the emerald ash borer. Walk the trail, contemplate the loss of the trees, leave offerings at each site and use the QR codes at each stop to view each tree’s memorial page. Canatara Park. 10 to 11 a.m. After the event, walk the trail with artist Mary Abma, then stop by the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, where artifacts made by Abma in commemoration of each tree with be on display. (Completed)

April 28 to May 2017

emerald ash tree theme

Thursday, MAY 4, 2017 in FOREST: Workshop facilitator “Exploring the Five Senses” with two grade 11 classes at North Lambton Secondary School. (Completed)

Monday, MAY 15, 2017 in SARNIA:  Open mic reading during “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. (Completed)

Saturday, JUNE 3, 2017 in SARNIA: Book table participant from noon to 3 p.m. at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Twenty-minute featured reading starts at 12:15 p.m.  This event is part of Sarnia-Lambton’s 2017 ArtWalk celebration. (Completed)

June 3 and 4, 2017 at Lawrence House ArtWalk

Sunday, JUNE 25, 2017 in KITCHENER: Open mic reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s Funshine Poetry Festival 12:30 to 4 p.m. at The Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fisher Hallman Road. (Completed)

Sunday, AUGUST 27, 2017 in LONDON: Open mic reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North. (Completed)

Monday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Open Stage 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts (Completed)

Wednesday, OCTOBER 25, 2017 in KINGSVILLE: Harvest Poetry Gathering featuring a half reading (30 minutes) with Phillip Crymble, Peter Hrastovec, and Vanessa Shields. Thanks to the League of Canadian Poets’ Canada Poetry Tours program. Doors open at 6 p.m. Poetry reading at 6:45 p.m. at Tony’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 15 Main Street W. Admission is free.

Sunday, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 in ST. CATHARINES: Open mic reading (weather permitting) at The Ontario Poetry Society’s The Autumn Harvest Poetry Festival, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mah Tay and Lounge, 231 St. Paul Street.

2018*

Thursday, AUGUST 30, 2018 in LONDON: Featured presenter at Couplets: A Collaboration  between Debbie Okun Hill and an emerging poet TBA. 6 – 7 p.m. The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas Street.

*Revised September 20, 2017.

*DISCLAIMER: 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.

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