I'm taking part in Read for the Cure, a fundraiser for the Cancer Research Society. I'll be one of three authors in attendance, along with Wayne Johnston and Colm Tóibín. The event take place at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. Full details on the event website.
Friday, November 2
The CIGI Campus in the CIGI Auditorium
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON
I'm on stage with Rawi Hage and Jael Richardson. Tickets are $10 and you can buy them here.
Writer's Craft Class
Saturday, November 3
11:10am - 12:30pm
I'm teaching a workshop on character. Tickets are $20 and you can save your spot here.
All events will be held at the Gaelic College, at the beginning of the St. Ann’s Bay loop of the Cabot Trail—the Artisans’ Loop.
Opening Night Readings
Friday, September 28
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
I'm reading with Linda Spalding and Madeleine Thien after the break at 8:50pm
Saturday, September 29
11am - 12:30pm
I'm running a workshop on character (my favourite topic): how you create them and how you give life to them on the page
The Spark: Where Ideas Begin
Saturday, September 29
I'm in conversation with Phonse Jessome and Joanne Schwartz
Writing History: Confronting and Imagining the Past in Fiction
Sunday, September 30
I'm in conversation with Linda Spalding and Madeleine Thien
Saturday, September 22
Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre, Toronto
I'll be in conversation with Catherine Hernandez, author of the novel Scarborough.
Audible Presents Great Books
Sunday, September 23
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
I'll be reading and answering questions about The Boat People
All information about the festival is on their website.
Sunday, September 9
Village of Eden Mills
I'm reading with Kim Thuy and Dr. Brian Goldman. The full reading schedule is here.
Advance tickets are $20 (students $10) or you can pay $25 at the gate (students $15). Free for kids under 14.
I'll be taking part in the Voices of Canada Reads Panel at Winterset in Summer, one of my favourite literary festivals. I'll be on stage with Omar El Akkad, author of American War, and moderator Noreen Golfman. Join us at the Beaches Heritage Centre in Eastport, NL. Tickets go on sale in April.
Newfoundland is the coolest! We have a performance series at a bird sanctuary that pairs writers with musicians for an intimate night of entertainment. I was thrilled to be invited to take part this year. Tickets available at the door only.
Saturday, July 28
8pm (doors open: 7:30pm)
Interpretation Centre at Cape St. Mary's, NL
More info on their website
So pleased to be on stage once again with Djamila Ibrahim, this time in Ottawa. We'll be part of a session called "Borders and Belonging" along with Arif Anwar and hosted by Ferrukh Faruqui.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Streeet, Ottawa
More info and tickets here.
55 Bethune Street, New York
Buy tickets here
The artist-residents of this New York cultural institution open their homes and workspaces for intimate salon-style readings and conversations with authors from the PEN World Voices Literary Festival, followed by cocktails in their legendary gallery. I'll be reading at this super cool event along with authors: Nachoem Wijnberg, Rupert Thomson, Ashley Hay, Susan Kuklin, Basma Abdel Aziz, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Trifonia Melibea Obono, Sharon Bala, Demian Vitanza, Alicia Kopf, Hadi Nasiri, Kanchana Ugbabe, Ayse Kulin, Mariko Tamaki and Leni Zumas.
I'm going back to where it all began, to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21/ Quai 21. I'll be giving a talk about the book. A Q&A and book signing will follow. The event is free and you can register and get more details on Eventbrite.
Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Kenneth C. Rowe Hall
Language: Presented in English
I'll be at the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street, Lice MacKay Room) reading from my book and answering questions along with three other authors. This is a free event but registration is required. You can RSVP and find out more about the event here.
CBC's Canada Reads and Weekend AM are hosting a free event at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's, NL. I'll be on stage doing a reading and in conversation with CBC's Heather Barrett and there will be other people sharing their own arrival stories as well. Also: food and live music! The event is being recorded and will be broadcast on Weekend Arts Magazine.
Location: The Association for New Canadians Training Centre
19 Smithville Crescent
Parking: There's a lot in front of St. Pius IX church/ behind Rennie's River Elementary school. From there you take the outdoor stairs which are located the side of the building closest to St. Patrick's Mercy Home. These stairs are the ones that are further from St. Pius IX church. The event will be around the back of the building.