Reading-Workshop Schedule 2018

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

Workshop and readings for 2016 and 2017 appear here.

Tarnished Trophies book tour events appear here for 2015 and here for 2014.

2018*

Monday, APRIL 16, 2018 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Open Stage, 7 to 9 p.m. at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South (Completed)

Wednesday, MAY 2, 2018 in LONDON: Open mic reading at London Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North. (Completed)

Chalk Dust Clouds by Debbie Okun Hill - Books arrive September 29, 2017

Chalk Dust Clouds (Beret Days Press, 2017) by Debbie Okun Hill, winner of The Ontario Poetry Society Golden Grassroots Chapbook Award.

Saturday, MAY 5, 2018 in COBOURG: Member reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s The Spring Into Poetry Party 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Meet at 66 King East. (Completed)

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Reading in Cobourg with numerous members of The Ontario Poetry Society.

Wednesday, MAY 23, 2018 in LONDON: A six-minute taped radio interview with host Kevin Heslop interviewing regional poets Frank Beltrano, Stan Burfield, Debbie Okun Hill, and Ron Stewart in preparation for Poetry London’s special literary presentation later that evening. The taped readings will air at 11a.m. on CHRW, 94.9FM. Recordings will also be available through CHRW’s soundcloud page,  https://soundcloud.com/chrwradio/.  (Completed)

Wednesday, MAY 23, 2018 in LONDON: Five-minute Regional Showcase reading at a special Poetry London co-presentation 7 p.m.  TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street. More info here.(Completed)

Poetry London Presents - Wayne Johnston - Regional Poet Showcase - May 23, 2018 in London - Revised location

Wednesday, JUNE 6, 2018 in LONDON: Open mic reading at London Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North. (Completed)

Monday, JUNE 11, 2018 in SARNIA: Open mic reading at Open Stage, 7 to 9 p.m. at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South (Completed)

Sunday, AUGUST 19, 2018 in LONDON: Member reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s The Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North. (Completed)

Saturday, AUGUST 25, 2018 in SARNIA: Emcee at Big Pond Rumours Press launch and celebration event. More info on the event page. (Completed)

Tuesday, AUGUST 28, 2018 in PETROLIA: One of three featured readers at the Big Pond Rumours Southwestern Ontario Tour, 6 p.m. at The Cottage Petrolia, 4190 Petrolia Line. PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE TO ‘THE COTTAGE PETROLIA’. (Completed)

August 28, 2018 in Petrolia

Thursday, AUGUST 30, 2018 in LONDON: Presenter at COUPLETS: A Collaboration  Please note this event has been expanded to two hours with four presenters: Sile Englert, Victoria Hetherington, Debbie Okun Hill, and Jessica O’Neil. 6 – 8 p.m. The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas Street. (Completed)

August 30, 2018 in London

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 in OAKVILLE: The launch date for the anthology Things That Matter, 2 to 4 p.m. Location TBA. (Effective September 11, 2018, the launch date has been postponed. Watch for an update later in September.)

Sunday, OCTOBER 14, 2018 in OAKVILLE: Member reading at The Ontario Poetry Society’s The Autumn Ingathering for Poetry, 1 to 4 p.m. Units 2 & 3, Taste of Columbia – Fair Trade Coffee & Gift Shop, 67 Bronte Road.

Saturday, OCTOBER 20, 2018 in ST. CATHARINES: Contributor Reading at the launch of the 33rd volume of The Banister, a contest anthology organized by the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Rotary/Bankers Room of the St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street.

SAVE THE DATE – 2019

Spring 2019 in VENICE, CALIFORNIA, USA: (Tentative) Contributor Reading at the publisher’s launch of Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry For the 21st Century (Lummox Press, 2018), More details TBA.

Tamaracks - Lummox Press 2018 - front and back cover

Saturday, APRIL 27, 2019 in WELLAND: Contributor Reading at the Welland launch of Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry For the 21st Century, 2 to 4 p.m. Welland Public Library, 50 The Boardwalk.

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*Revised September 20, 2018

*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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