Upcoming Readings, 2019

  • Frostbite: A Literary Icebreaker of an Evening. Monday, January 21, 2019. The Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Erin Moure, Michael Turner, Adebe DeRango-Adem, Phoebe Wang, Djamila Ibrahim, Catriona Wright, Dominique Bernier-Cormier, Victoria Hetherington, Chris Bailey, and Paul Carlucci)

Past (Selected)


  • The Launch of Clicking into Place by Jordan Moffatt. Friday, November 2, 2018. Tranzac Club. 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Jordan Moffatt, JC Bouchard, Terese Pierre, Khashayar Mohammadi, and Stephen Thomas; hosted by Fawn Parker and Thomas Molander)
  • The Launch of Everyone Rides the Bus in a City of Losers by Jason Freure. Thursday, October 11, 2018. Farside. 600 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Jason Freure and Catriona Wright)
  • The Tree Reading Series. Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Bar Robo. 692 Somerset West, Ottawa, ON. 8 p.m. (w/ Catriona Wright)
  • Shab-e She’r LXII: Poetry Month Celebration. Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields. 365 College Street, Toronto, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Sozan Jamil; hosted by Bänoo Zan)
  • 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)
  • Poets and Prosecco: A Winter Fundraiser for The Hamilton Review of Books. Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Redchurch Cafe + Gallery. 68 King Street East, Victoria Hall, Hamilton, ON. 7 p.m. (w/ Shannon Bramer, Madhur Anand, and Catherine Graham; hosted by Krista Foss, Sally Cooper, and Dana Hansen)



  • 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