talking about books . . .

By |October 1st, 2015|Events|

October 5, 2015 – I’m honoured to be hosting Elizabeth Philips, the author of The Afterlife of Birds, and Dianne Warren (Cool Water,  Liberty Street) for an evening of readings and conversation at McNally Robinsons, Grant Park Winnipeg.  7 PM.  More about these authors and their books here.

Biscotti and Books

By |September 19th, 2015|Events|

The Opening Sky, by Joan ThomasSeptember 26, 3:30. Kingston WritersFest – I’m thrilled to be part of an exciting panel chaired by Jared Bland: Reading Women: Books and Biscotti. Reading and talking with Marina Endicott, Caroline Adderson, Anakana Scofield. The books are real, but is the biscotti? […]

Pacing your novel

By |September 19th, 2015|Events|

EadweardMuybridgeHorseinmotionSeptember 27, 2015 – I’m gearing up for teaching a Writers Studio at the Kingston WritersFest, a workshop on “pace.” How important is forward movement in a character-driven novel, and how do we avoid a sense of stasis in novels that value language, emotion, and psychological truth […]

Hello Sunshine Coast

By |August 28th, 2015|Events|

Picture 0939 September 2015 — 8 PM in the Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt BC. 

I’m so looking forward to talking about The Opening Sky at a reading in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in early fall. What a treat to have a chance to visit that beautiful part […]

Jane Urquhart in Winnipeg

By |May 15th, 2015|Events|

22 May 2015 – The Winnipeg International Writers Festival and McNally Robinson– and all Manitoba readers — are delighted to welcome Jane Urquhart to Winnipeg next week, where she will be reading from The Night Stages. I’m looking forward to hosting the event, and to having an on-stage conversation with Jane about this wonderful new […]

Incite, Vancouver

By |May 11th, 2015|Events|

20 May 2015 — I’ll be sharing the stage at the Central Library in Vancouver with two of my literary heroes, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Mark Anthony Jarman. This is the last event of the season for Incite, a wonderful series exploring books and ideas and hosted by the Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Public […]

ImagiNation in Quebec City

By |March 26th, 2015|Events|

quebec cityApril 8-12. ImagiNation Writers Festival

I’m so looking forward to four days in Quebec City, as a guest of this wonderful English-language writers festival. Check out the line-up here. I’ll be speaking Thursday April 9 at 7:30 in the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussee des Ecossais.

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