Upcoming Readings, 2018

  • The Tree Reading Series. Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Bar Robo. 692 Somerset West, Ottawa, ON. 8 p.m. (w/ Catriona Wright)

Past (Selected)


  • Sawdust Reading Series. Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Bar Robo. 692 Somerset West, Ottawa, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Dorian Bell; hosted by Jennifer Pederson)
  • Publishing and Promoting Your First Book: A Seminar for the University of Toronto‘s MA in Creative Writing Program. Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The English Department of the U of T. (Jackman Humanities Building), 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (w/ Rebecca Rosenblum and Robert McGill)
  • The Speakeasy Reading Series. Thursday, January 25, 2018. Tequlia Bookworm, 512 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON. 7:30 p.m. (w/ Greg Rhyno, Catherine Bush, Rose Cullis, and Rebecca Kelly
  • The Resonance Reading Series. Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Resonance Cafe. 5175A Park Avenue, Montreal, QC. 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (w/ Aisha Sasha John, Ayesha Chatterjee, Jake Byrne, and Nyla Matuk; hosted by Klara du Plessis)


  • Classroom Visit: ENG 389Y: Creative Writing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • LitLive Literary Readings. Sunday, October 1, 2017. The Staircase Theatre. 27 Dundurn Street N., Hamilton, ON. 7:30 p.m. (w/ Alban Goulden, Suzanna Derewicz, Jamie Tennant, Christopher Levenson, and Joanne Arnott)
  • the art bar poetry series. Tuesday, October 10, 2017. NEW TIME AND LOCATION: Cloak and Dagger Irish Pub. 394 College Street, Toronto, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Anne Campbell and Benjamin Hertwig)
  • Say It! Cobourg Poetry Commons. Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The Human Bean, 80 King St. W., Cobourg, ON. Doors at 7:00; Readings Start at 7:30 p.m. (w/ Jessica Heimstra)
  • Amazing New Stuff! Saturday, October 28, 2017. Solita, 1375 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON. 7:30 p.m. (w/ Marianne Apostolides and Ben Doerkson)
  • The Pivot Reading Series. Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The Tranzac Club. 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON. 8 p.m. (w/ Dina del Bucchia & E Martin Nolan)
  • Common Readings, the November Edition. Monday, November 20, 2017. The Belljar Cafe. 2072 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON. 8 p.m. (w/ Adam Sol & Cassidy McFadzean; hosted by Daniel Renton)
  • CANCELLED<In/Words Reading Series. Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The Clocktower Brew Pub. 575 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON. 8 p.m.
  • Three-City Tour: Poetry in London. Friday, December 8, 2017. DNA Art Gallery, 123 Dundas Street, London, ON. 7:30 p.m. (w/ Tom Cull, Canisia Lubrin, & E Martin Nolan)
  • Three-City-Tour: Poetry in Detroit. Saturday, December 9, 2017. Jam Handy, 2900 E Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI. 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (w/ Canisia Lubrin, Aaron Foley, Marlin M. Jenkins, Young Eun Yook, Justin Rogers, & E Martin Nolan).
  • The Boneshaker Reading Series. Tuesday, December 12. The Bloor/Gladstone Toronto Public Library. 1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Margo Lapierre)


  • Desert Pets Press/The Emergency Response Unit Chapbook Launch, Toronto, ON
  • Nightwood/Anvil Press Book Launch at Type Books, Toronto, ON


  • The Launch of 300 Hours a Minute (Desert Pets Press), Toronto, ON
  • Tonight on Our Stage at the NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, ON


  • Lit Live Reading Series, Hamilton, ON
  • “All Lit Up” Toronto Launch Party for the Literary Press Group, Toronto, ON
  • words(on)stages Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • Blue Coffee Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • Poetry Remix: Tears for Fears, Toronto, ON
  • Classroom Visit: ENG215H1S: The Canadian Short Story, University of Toronto
  • Classroom Visit: Journalism Program, Sheridan College
  • Classroom Visit: COMM 301: Professional Writing Skills, Humber, Toronto, ON
  • The Launch of Issue 138.1 of Acta Victoriana, Toronto, ON


  • The Apt. 9 Launch of Conservative Majority, Ottawa, ON
  • Classroom Visit: English, Marianapolis College (Private CEGEP), Montreal, QC
  • The Ruckus Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • Amazing New Stuff Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • Toronto Luminato Festival, “A Literary Picnic,” Toronto, ON
  • The Launch of All We Want Is Everything by Andrew Sullivan, Toronto, ON
  • The Launch of Everything Is Fine, Toronto, ON
  • Classroom Visit: Creative Book Publishing Program, Humber, Toronto, ON
  • “The Boys Are Back in Burlingtown” with Andrew Faulkner, Burlington, ON
  • Classroom Visit: ENGC87: Creative Writing Fiction II, UTSC, Toronto, ON
  • Classroom Visit: ENGB61: Creative Writing Fiction I, UTSC, Toronto, ON
  • The Grey Borders Reading Series, St. Catharines, ON
  • This Is Happening Whether You Like It or Not Reading Series, Montreal, QC


  • Write Club Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • The Pivot Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • The Winnipeg Launch of Cosmo at McNally Jackson, Winnipeg, MB
  • Classroom Visit: The Short Story, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
  • The Dusty Owl Reading Series, Ottawa, ON
  • “Indie Lit Night” w/ Coach House Books, ECW, and House of Anansi, Waterloo, ON
  • F*cked Up Presents: The Long Winter: Imposters, Toronto, ON
  • The Coach House Fall 2012 Launch, Montreal, QC
  • Ottawa International Writers Festival Fiction Event, Ottawa, ON
  • The Toronto Launch of Cosmo with Barry Webster, Toronto, ON
  • Real Vancouver Writers’ Literary Bash at W2, Vancouver, BC
  •  The Coach House Fall 2012 Launch, Toronto, ON
  • The Boneshaker Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • The EW Reading Series, Toronto, ON


  • “Savage: Cult of Personality, Pure Media + the Art of Macho Madness,” Toronto, ON
  • The Pivot Reading Series and Launch of Rebuild by Sachiko Murakami, Toronto, ON
  • The Technicolour Music and Reading Series, Toronto, ON


  • Co-Hosted the Border Patrol Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • The Strong Words 5th Anniversary Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • The Launch of echolocation 9, Toronto, ON


  • The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Pre-Reading, Ottawa, ON
  • The John Newlove Awards Ceremony at the Ottawa Writers Festival, Ottawa, ON
  • The Pivot Reading Series’ One Year Anniversary Reading, Toronto, ON
  • The Broken Pencil Fantasy Party, Toronto, ON