Cracker Jacks for Misfits Exile Editions Book Launch: Wednesday October 9 at 5:30pm
Christine Ottoni Discussing Cracker Jacks for Misfits: Anette Street Library, Monday October 21 at 6:30 pm
The Wonderful Women Writer Series: Deer Park Library, Tuesday October 29 at 5:15 pm
Pivot Reading Series, Thursday November 21
Eden Mills Writers’ Festival September 2019
It was lovely to be back at Eden Mills for the 2019 Writers’ Festival. I read in the University of Guelph’s MFA set from Cracker Jacks for Misfits. Exile had special advance copies of the book printed especially for the festival.
Junction Reads Featured Author May 2019
It’s always a pleasure to read among friends. I returned to Junction Reads in May to read a bit of my story Burn Slow and Catch Fire from Cracker Jacks for Misfits (Exile Editions, Fall 2019).
Junction Reads Co-Host January 2019
After a long break away from the mic, I co-hosted the January 2019 edition of Junction Reads alongside writer Kate Henderson. It was a very special evening around the fire. Thanks to curator Alison Gadsby for having me!
Eden Mills Writers' Festival September 2017
This year, I was honoured to read at the Eden Mills Writers Festival in beautiful Eden Mills, Ontario on the Eramosa River. I read my short story Glass Teeth, a piece about a family in love, in the first set of The Fringe. The Fringe is a series that provides space for emerging writers to showcase their work. My many thanks to the judges and festival organizers. It was a lovely weekend spent surrounded by great literary talent.
Slackline Creative Arts Series June 2017
Thank you to the very kind and supportive organizers of the Slackline Creative Arts Series. The team hosted a warm and welcoming show on Father's Day. I read a piece of creative non-fiction called The Growing Up Season.
Untethered Launch May 2017
untethered has welcomed my work once before and I can't thank editors Steph and Nicole enough for giving Ghost Letting a home. After a long hiatus from readings to work on a manuscript, it was hard to get up on stage at the launch. But I lived to tell the tale.
The Underdog Poets Academy May 2015
The Underdog Poets Academy is a monthly reading series that offers writers a safe and inviting space to read their work. I got to read some old and new poems at their May reading. Underdog attracts an incredible group of poetry lovers and writers.
FRACTURED Launch Exile Editions November 2014
In FRACTURED: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse, I found a home for my short story Brown Wave. Thanks to Michael Callaghan, the Exile team, and our editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Wind Up Bird Writes of Passage October 2014
Writes of Passage is a very special poetry series hosted by Sang Kim and WindupBird Cafe. In Writes of Passage, two new generation poets are paired with established poets to collaborate and read on a topic. Canadian poet Justin Lauzon and myself had the pleasure of working with Morton Ritts and Jill Solnicki on the topic of Loss, Death and Mourning.
Emerging Writers Reading Series Meat Locker March March 2014
Canadian writer Jess Taylor is the founder of the Emerging Writers Reading Series, a monthly series dedicated to professionally serious, emerging writers. I was a featured reader in March 2014 for an evening hosted in conjunction with Meat Locker Editions.