Upcoming Events 2022
Poetry workshop for Vancouver Division, Physician Wellness, Sept 21, 7-8:30 PM.
Evening Gala Reading for Write On Bowen, Cove Commons, Aug 6, 7:30 to 10 PM.
“Ebb & Flow” opening concert of Bach Festival with Early Music Society and Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Reading of water-themed poems alongside music by Maclean, Telemann, Handel & Others. Chan Centre, Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 PM, with preconcert talk at 6:45 PM. Rondeau supper and reading at UBC’s Sage Bistro, July 26.
Poetry in the Park reading, Royal City Literary Arts Society, Queen’s Park, New Westminster, outdoors at the band stand, Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 PM.
Ta’Talu Festival, A Rocha Environmental Centre, 1620 192 Street, Surrey, Saturday, July 9, 2:30 PM (Readings from Worth More Standing tree anthology)
Welcoming Remarks, July 4, 9-10 AM and Cross-Genre Panel, July 6, 10-11:30 AM for UBC MFA School of Creative Writing Summer Residency Program.
Past Events 2022
- Tecumseh Elementary June 23 1:15-2:30 PM, Tilia Prior’s grade 7 class (Hogan’s Alley poems submitted for City Poems Contest)
- David Lloyd George Elementary, June 20, 1:30-2:30 PM, Cindy Chow’s grade 4/5 class (Concrete Poems and Poems to Ordinary Objects/Places)
- University Hill Elementary, June 13, 2-3 PM Kate Sian Foreman-Ng grade 1/2 class and with 30 minutes with Andrea MacEwen’s 2/3 class
Opening Remarks for Launch of Voices of the Street Anthology, Megaphone, SFU Djavad Mowafaghian World Arts Centre, 149 West Hastings, June 22. Workshop June 17th on public reading with readers.
Sunday Summer Reading Series, Galiano Inn, Galiano Island, June 5 (Fiona reads with Gary Geddes and Anne Eriksson.)
Panel for Asian Heritage Month, online discussion with Fiona Tinwei Lam, Ying Wang & Nancy Lee with Host Cherlyn Cortes for the BC Centre for Disease Control, May 25.
BC Poets Laureate In/Verse Online Poetry Series reading, BC Writers Summit, BC Federation of Writers online, May 16.
LiterAsian, Introductory remarks at Launch of 2022 Festival, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, Saturday, May 7.
Downtown Eastside Writers Festival: Welcome speech at Meet & Greet launch on May 5. Carnegie Centre Theatre. Blue Pencil Sessions. Book a 15 minute meeting with Fiona to discuss a draft poem, Friday, May 6, Learning Centre, Carnegie Centre.
Vancouver Writers Fest’s Writers in the Classroom visits, Eric Hamber Secondary and Magee Secondary on May 3 and 11.
Home, Heritage & Migration, A Poetry Workshop , Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, May 1.
Verse Forward, online reading and discussion with Host Phinder Dulai, poetry editor of Canadian Literature, Thursday, April 28.
Verses Festival: Introductory Remarks for April 21 (Hullabaloo) and April 27 (Canadian Individual Slam Poetry Preliminaries) .
SFU Lunch Poems, April 20. Live in-person reading at SFU Harbourside.
Judging Open Mic Contest for Poets Corner Reading Series, April 20, 2022,
Screening of “Plasticpoems” at the Poetry Video Showcase at the Unbound Poetry Festival, Delta Literary Arts Society, April 9.
Visit to Bronwen Tate’s Intro to Writing Poetry Course, UBC School of Creative Writing, April 5.
The Art of Revision Workshop, TWS Community Workshop, SFU Continuing Studies, April 3.
Poetry & Place Workshop, Free hybrid live and online workshop following Historic Kogawa House AGM, held at Historic Joy Kogawa House and online, March 28.
Buried History: A Poetry Workshop at Mountain View Cemetery, Live workshop after a 20-30 minute walking tour on site, March 5 in partnership with Pandora’s Writing Collective.
Poems about Place: Writing Workshop with Heritage Vancouver for Heritage Week, Feb 21.
Point Grey Secondary School, workshop with grade 8-12 student group (Feb 16, March 9, April 6).
Gung Haggis Fat Choy, Sunday, Jan 30 (Annual celebration of Robbie Burns Day and Lunar New Year hosted by Todd Wong with various entertainers, bagpipe music and more, streaming live.) Recording available to view here.
Poetry to Welcome the Lunar New Year, Fiona hosts and reads with Catherine Lewis, James Wang, Isabella Wang, Lucy Yang, & Jaeyun Yoo, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, Sunday, Jan 30 (Free online). Recording available to view here.
Beyond the Concert Hall, Online interview with Leila Getz, Founder and Artistic Director of the Vancouver Recital Society, January 26, 2022
Workshop with the Downtown Eastside Writers Collective, Carnegie Centre (led by Gilles Cyrenne), Jan 20.
Writing the City: Launch of Vancouver Poet Laureate’s City Poems Contest, online panel with local poets Joanne Arnott, Junie Desil, Evelyn Lau, Alex Leslie & Kevin Spenst, moderated by Fiona Tinwei Lam, Sunday, Jan 16 . Recording on VPL YouTube channel available here.
Cross-Pollinations: Canadian Health Humanities Virtual Rounds Series, with Leanne Dunic and Armand Ruffo, League of Canadian Poets, Dec 29 (via Zoom)
Socials 10 Class (Teacher D.P. Lee) at Windemere Secondary School, Dec 8 & Dec 17
English 11 Class (Teacher Tanja Boteju) at York House School, Dec 15
Volunteer Party for Immigrant Services Society, Dec 15 (short reading and writing exercise via Zoom)
LLED (Language & Literacy Education) 367 Teaching Writing, Education Faculty, UBC (Two sections: Dr. Bonnie Nish in afternoon and Dr. Kedrick James in morning), Dec 10
Wax Poetic Interview, Vancouver Co-op Radio, with R.C. Weslowski & Kevin Spenst, Dec 8
Moderator for Storied Event: Writing the Past (Michael Prior, Shaena Lambert, Eve Lazarus), BC & Yukon Book Prizes, Nov 24 via Zoom
Guest reader at re-launch of Betsy Warland’s memoir, Bloodroot–Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss (with Claudia Casper, Jonina Kirton, Miranda Pearson, and Jen Currin) Nov 23 via Zoom
Workshop with the Downtown Eastside Writers Collective, Carnegie Centre (led by Gilles Cyrenne), Nov 18
(See Past Events for Jan 2020-Nov 2021)