October 20th
True Confessions and Tall Tales at the Vancouver International Writers Fest

8:30 p.m. | Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St., Vancouver

A zany, wonderful time is promised with literary delights, Leanne Dunic, Hera Lindsay Bird and Zoey Leigh Peterson. Also, me. 

Tickets are here.


September 7th

Grand Opening: Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Calgary, AB

September 9th

Don't Tell Me What to Do in Calgary
Shelf Life Books

1302 4 St SW, Calgary, AB

Nikki Reimer, Shannon Maguire and Larissa Lai join me at the lovely Shelf Life books to read their work as I launch my short story collection, Don't Tell Me What to Do. There will be snacks and a very nice time!

September 14

Location & Time TBA

September 21st

Real Vancouver Writers' Series September Sizzler
Russian Hall
600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
7:00 pm

Sean Cranbury and I host an evening of amazing readers at Real Vancouver Writers' Series! Drinks! Raffle! Jokes! Great literature!


- Monica Meneghetti, author of What the Mouth Wants, Caitlin Press.
- Curtis AuCoin
- Gary Barwin, author of No TV for Woodpeckers, Wolsak and Wynn.
- Carys Cragg, author of Dead Reckoning, Arsenal Pulp Press.
- Ian Williams, author of Personals, Freehand Books.
- Selina Boan, Vancouver poet, and editor with Prism Magazine, and new chapbook publisher Rahila's Ghost.

September 24th

Word Vancouver
VPL, Homer St. Suspension Bridge

September 26th

Don't Tell Me How to Launch a Book
Shenanigans on Robson
1225 Robson St.


I launch Don't Tell Me What to Do in Vancouver! 

Books! Koozies! A fun time! Special appearances by Jen Sookfong Lee,Kellee Ngan, Anthony Casey, and hosted by Cynara Geissler! Book sales by delightful The Paper Hound Bookshop. All of this takes place at the legendary Shenanigans on Robson. The Pull Tabs are waiting for you.

Unsure about this book? Here's more information from Arsenal Pulp Press and some very lovely words from very smart and talented people about the book:

The space is accessible and on street level. 

There is a lot of neon in Shenanigans, so be prepared for that.


Really Old Events

April 7th

Say Wha?!
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St.
Doors 7:30
Show 8

It's poetry month and Say Wha?! wants to raise awareness of bad poetry. I'll be making funny with these great folks:

Daniel Zomparelli
Kyle Fines
Chip Ellis
Dylan Rhymer

Hosted by the fabulous Sara Bynoe.

April 16-28

That One Thing You Said

I get to be called a visual poet alongside extremely talented folks (Jordan Abel, Lindsay Cahill, Helen Hajnoczky, Eric Schmaltz) at Verses Festival of Words. Come to the launch party for the exhibit on Sunday April 19, 4-7 pm at Havana Gallery, 1212 Commercial Drive.

April 29

Real Vancouver Writers' Series at Verses

Yes. More Verses. Sean Cranbury and I host 4 fab poets, who will read from their new books and also will play the new live game show you didn't know you needed, CanLit Jeopardy!


Amber Dawn
Kayla Czaga
Emily Chou
Raoul Fernandes

Past Events

April 10 2013

It's springtime and Talonbooks is launching its spring poetry collections. Fancy that. I'll be reading with these poets that put me to shame: Wanda John-Kehewin, Mariner Janes, Stephen Collis and Daphne Marlatt. You should join us.

Anza Club
3 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Doors at 7:30 pm
Readings at 8 pm

April 17 2013

Toronto! I am coming to you. Along with Wanda John-Kehewin, Mariner Janes, and Stephen Collis. We’ll also be helping to launch the Mental Health: Inside/Out issue for Poetry Is Dead. We will heal your brain.  Hosted by Poetry Is Dead’s Editor-In-Chief, Daniel Zomparelli. 

The Garrison
1197 Dundas St West
Toronto Ontario
Doors at 7:30 pm
Readings start at 8 pm

 April 19 2013
We take out poetry tour to Montreal too! Same line-up as Toronto, but probably different stuff will happen.

Librarie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard Ouest
Montreal,  Quebec
7 pm

April 27 2013

Coping with Emotions and Otters Book Launch! You can buy a book, have a good time and visit one of Vancouver's loveliest cultural spaces. 

  • Books!
  • Readings!
  • Quizzes! 
  • Live talk show!
  • Maybe more! 


Artspeak Gallery
233 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC
7 pm


May 14 2013

The Real Vancouver Writers' Series returns!  I'll be hosting with impresario, Sean Cranbury. Check back soonish for more details. 

Project Space
222 E Georgia St
Vancouver, BC

June 20-23 2013

I'm heading north to the Whitehorse Poetry Festival. During solstice! That means all the daylight. Check their website for event details.


July 23 2013

Come for the emotions, stay for the books! Readings! Quizzes! Prizes! ! Otter love! Spin the Wheel of Emotions! Ask an otter! And more!

Drink, eat and talk feels and otters.

The Rex Hotel
764 Rossland Ave.
Trail, BC

November 27 2013

I get to read with some fabulous TBA North Van poets come fall. 

North Vancouver City Library
120 West 14th Street
North Vancouver, BC
7 pm

February 21-23 2014

Galiano Literary Festival

March 7 2014

Real Vancouver Writers' Series + Coach House
Present the launch of Sina Queyras MxT

INDEX Gallery
305 Powell St. Vancouver, BC
With readings by Sina Queyras, Leah Horlick, Jillian Christmas, Elee Kraljii Gardner and Daniel Zomparelli
8 pm ($5-10 sliding scale or pay-what-you-can)

Hosted by me! And Sean Cranbury

March 26 2014
Poetry Is Dead's Humour Issue Variety Show

To celebrate the launch of the Humour Issue, guest-edited by yours truly, Editor-in-chief, Daniel Zomparelli and I host an evening of poetry, comedy, sketches and more!

Performance Works
1218 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $20 (buy them here!)
Doors: 7 pm
Show: 8 pm

Featuring these lol-inducing poets:

Billeh Nickerson
Sara Bynoe
Rachaela Van Borek
Sheryda Warrener
Laura Matwichuk
George Bowering
Emily Davidson
Megan Jones
Fernando Raguero
Amber Dawn
Cynara Geissler
Kellee Ngan

And special guest comedians:

Morgan Brayton
Alicia Tobin
Charles Demers
Graham Clark

August 22 2014
Vancouver Launch of Blind Items

featuring special guests!

Artspeak Gallery
233 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC
Doors 7:30

September 24
Real Vancouver Writers' Series with Arsenal & Anvil

Arsenal Pulp Press and Anvil Press launch three new books by three authors. Each! Hosted by myself and Sean Cranbury and in partnership with the Literary Press Group.

Angie Abdou
Jackie Bateman
Wayde Compton
Alexandra Leggat
Vivek Shraya
Jane Silcott

Doors at 7pm
The Anza Club
3 W 8th Ave

September 28
WORD Vancouver

I'll be in the Poetry Tent. Come on over. I'll also be in the pub when I'm not reading in the Poetry Tent. Come on over there too.

October 16
Stigma Shmigma

I join up with Kim Clark and Chelsea Rooney to talk about the things that make other uncomfortable. I will try not to make too many jokes between their serious business. Moderated by Meghan Murphy.

Central Branch VPL
Alice McKay Room, Lower Level
350 West Georgia St.

October 26
The Lit POP Reading Series

I read with Soili Smith, Ali Pinkney. Marie Darsigny, Madeleine Maillet and Will Vallieres. Hosted by Bükem Reitmayer!

Doors 8:30
Readings 9
3956 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

November 6
Poetry Is Dead Issue Ten Launch: The Future

With Editor-in-Chief Daniel Zomparelli I'll host the launch of PID's new ish. There will be games and poems and maybe a robot. Because we're looking to the future!

The Cobalt
More details TBA