Events

2017

Vancouver launch of Sustenance:  Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food, Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, Sunday 1:30 pm, October 22, 2017 TBA

Vancouver Launch of Summer Book Anthology (Sylvia Hotel, Pendrell Room, June 23)

Saltspring Island Launch of Summer Book Anthology, (Duthie Gallery, June 10)

Surrey Muse Reading (City Center Branch Surrey Library,  May 26/17)

Northwest Animation Festival (Screening of “Drunken Laundry Day”, Hollywood Theater, Portland, May 14/17 )

DOXA festival screening of short animated video poem, “Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski” opening for “No Fixed Address”,   Vancouver (SFU Woodwards, Saturday, May 6)

Mashed Poetics at Verses Festival  (Wise Hall, April 26/17)

Geist 104 and Oratorealis 3 Joint Launch (Cultch, April 25/17)

Intergenerational Verses Festival,  Writing Workshop on Family, Growing Room Conference (Mount Pleasant Public Library,  March 12/17)

Character Development: A panel on writing about parenthood, Growing Room Conference (Creekside Community Centre, March 12/17)

2016

Annual Pandora’s Collective Christmas Fundraiser for Kids in Need  with Rachel Rose, Kate Braid, Karen Shklanka, Kevin Spenst, Timothy Shay, Heidi Greco, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Roger Holdstock, Michael Burnyeat, Samuel Louis and Bob Walker, hosted by Bonnie Nish  (Dec. 16/16)

Screening of “Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski”, Slideluck Hong Kong III Potluck Dinner and Slideshow (The White Loft, Hong Kong, Friday, November 11)

Comedy Quickies, Whistler Writers Festival (Maury Young Arts Centre, Oct 13/16)

Room Magazine Rooftop Reading Series (Vancouver, Aug 19/16)

Poetic Justice Reading  (New Westminster, June 19/16)

 

2015

Annual Christmas Fundraiser for Children in Need hosted by Pandora’s Collective. Poets readings from the anthology, The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Dec 10/15)

Word Festival:  Writing from Life, Ricepaper Magazine Panel discussion with Fred Wah, Leanne Dunic and Fiona Tinwei Lam (September 27/15)

Word Festival DPRS Reading with Evelyn Lau, Sandy Shreve and Fiona Tinwei Lam (poems by Maya Angelou) (Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, Poetry on the Bus, Sept. 27/15,)

Dead Poets Reading Series: (reading poems by Philip Levine at Vancouver Public Library, September 13/15)

Canadian Authors for Indies Day:  Author with Daphne Marlatt and P.W. Bridgeman (People’s Co-Op Bookstore, May 2/15)

“Words as Medicine” Creating Space poetry reading at Canadian Conference on Medical Education  (CCME) with Hiromi Goto, Renee Saklikar,  Stephen Collis, Karen Shklanka,  Mark Winston, and Sarah de Leeuw on April 24/15)

Natural Divide or Shape-Shifting Chic: Negotiating CNF’s Extremes (WordsThaw Festival Panel with Mark Leiren-Young, Jane Silcott. Moderated by Lynne Van Luven (UVic, March 21/15)

Words on Ice, WordThaw Festival reading (Karen Enns, Kevin Kerr, Matt Rader, Peter Midgely, Arleen Pare, and D.W. Wilson at UVic, March 20/15; Panel discussion March 21/15 with Mark Leiren-Young and Jane Silcott)

Writing Women: International Women’s Day Reading with Jane Silcott and Lorri Neilsen-Glenn (Historic Joy Kogawa House, March 8/15)

2014

Collaborative Fundraiser for Kids in Need co-hosted by Pandora’s Collective and the Dead Poets’ Reading Series featuring Evelyn Lau, Christopher Levenson, Diane Tucker, Rob Taylor, Fiona Tinwei Lam and Bonnie Nish and musicians Sam Louis, Bob Walker, Christina Kent and Fraser Union (Cottage Bistro,  Dec 10/14)

Berlin’s Interfilm Festival (November 12 and 15/14)

Berlin’s Biannual Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Screening of “Omelet”  (Babylon Theatre, Oct 17/14)

People’s Co-op Bookstore Fundraiser with Fraser Union and Cynthia Flood (Bookstore, Oct 10/14)

Pandora’s Collective Fundraiser Reading for Timothy Shay (Cottage Bistro, June 18/14)

Pioneers, Mavericks and Game-Changers”, World Poetry Vancouver Reading Series for Asian Heritage Month (Britannia Community Center, May 10/14)

Victoria Launch of The M Word Anthology of Essays (Russell Books, Victoria, May 8/14)

Calgary Launch of The M Word Anthology of Essays (Shelf Life Books, Calgary, May 4/14)

Public Library Reading from The Rainbow Rocket (VPL Renfrew Branch, March 28/14)

Surrey Muse (with Martha Roth and Summer Pervez, Surrey Central Library, Feb. 28/14)

2013

Screening of 3 poetry videos at Athens International Film Poetry Festival (EMPROS Theatre, Athens, Greece, Dec 14/13)

Victoria Launch of How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting: Essays on Parenthood and Loss (with Yvonne Blomer, Janet Baker, & Cathy Stonehouse at The Moka House as part of the Planet Earth Poetry Series, Victoria, Nov. 29/13)

Lunch Poems at Simon Fraser University (with Dennis Bolen at Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre,  Nov. 20/13)

Dead Poets Reading Series (Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch,  Nov.10/13)

Writers in the Making (Guest Reading and Workshop), Eric Hamber Secondary School,  Nov. 5 and 26/13)

Pushing the Boundaries: Women, Memoir and the Radical Essay (with Jane Hamilton Silcott, Kate Braid and Cathy Stonehouse, at the Vancouver Public Library, Oct 28/13)

Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, Screening of Poetry Film “Aquarium” and Reading (Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Oct. 19/13)

Poetry Reading at the Summer Dreams Literary Art Festival  (Trout Lake, Aug 24/13)

Panel and Reading hosted by SFU at the 23rd Annual Virginia Woolf Conference ( Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, June 6/13)

Written in the Forest: Poetry reading by Han Shan Poets in celebration of the McLellan Forest in conjunction with art exhibit by Susan Falk (The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, May 11/13)

Joint Launch of The Rainbow Rocket and Loretta Seto’s Mooncakes (Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens,  May 5/13)

Launch of Force Field: An Anthology of 77 BC Women Poets (Vancouver Public Library, April 13/13)

Poetry Reading with Leah Horlick in conjunction with launch of Amber Dawn’s How Poetry Saved My Life  (Pat’s Pub,  April 12/13)

2012

Pandora’s Collective’s Twisted Poets Literary Salon (Christmas Fundraiser for kids in need with Raoul Fernandes, Evelyn Lau, Russell Thornton, Kevin Spenst, Jen Currin, and Elee Kralji-Gardiner at the Cottage Bistro,  Dec 16/12 )

VideoBardo Festival 2012  (Screening of Video-Poem “Aquarium”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2/12)

Launch of Hidden Lives anthology (with editors Lenore Rowntree, Andrew Boden and others at the Jazz Cellar, Nov 8/12)

Surrey International Writers’ Conference (Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC, Saturday, Oct 20/12)

Visible Verse Video-Poem Festival (Screening of “Omelet” at Pacific Cinematheque, Saturday, Oct 13/12 7pm)

Create, Collaborate and Celebrate (Writing Workshop co-facilitated with Joanne Arnott on “Ancestors”, hosted by Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop and Aboriginal Writers’ Collective West Coast, Oct 13/12 9am-12pm)

Word on the Street Vancouver (Poetry Tent, Room Magazine poets, Sunday, Sept 30/12, 4pm-5pm )

International Day of Peace Reading (Canadian Peace Initiative, Unity Spiritual Centre, 5840 Oak St., Friday, Sept 21/12 7:30pm-9:30pm)

The Downtown Eastside Writers Manuscript Coaching Project (The Writer’s Studio at S.F.U. and The Carnegie Centre Apr-Jun/12)

“Love, Relationships & Other Complications,”  Panel Discussion hosted by Urban Ink with Evelyn Lau and Chris Gatchalian (Performance Works Theatre, Sunday, Mar 4/12 noon)

Workshop with The Writers’ Room After School Program (Queen Alexandra Elementary School, Feb 1/12)

2011

Vancouver Reading from The Bright Well (with Elise Partridge, Miranda Pearson, Rachel Rose and Betsy Warland, Vancouver Public Library, Dec 6/11)

Toronto Launch of The Bright Well (With Sue Downe, Glen Downie, Maureen Hynes, Lois Lorimer, and  Betsy Struthers at The Art Bar, Nov. 29/11)

Dead Poets Reading Series (with Raoul Fernandes, Sonnet L’Abbe, Russell Thornton, and Chris Levenson at Project Space, Nov 20/11)

Calgary launch of Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Creative Non-Fiction  (with Myrna Kostash and Sharon Butala at Shelf Life Books,  Nov 17/11)

Vancouver Launch of Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Creative Non-Fiction ( Vancouver Public Library,Nov 9/11)

Vancouver Launch of The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer (People’s Co-op Bookstore,Oct 26/11 )

V125 Poetry Conference (Moderator of panel with Miranda Pearson, Rachel Rose, Jen Currin, and Gillian Wigmore, SFU Oct 20/11)

Poems on Peace workshop,Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Peace Initiative (Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, Sept 25/11)

Writing Workshop and Reading with Intrepid Pens (Hosted by Amanda Grondahl, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, July 2/11)

Mother’s Day Reading with Mette Bach, Shana Myara, Maddy Van Beek, Lorrie Miller, and Cathleen With (Historic Joy Kogawa House, May 7/11)

Downtown Eastside Writers’ Jamboree (Carnegie Centre, Manuscript Consultation,Apr 29/11 )

Association for Comparative Literature Conference: Multi-Lingual Poetry Slam Reading with Karen Houle,  Andreas Schroeder, Nilofar Shidmehr, George McWhirter, Rhea Tregebov and others (Vancouver Central Public Library, Apr 2/11)

New York Launch of Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 (Mar 3/11, St. Paul’s Chapel and Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and Mar 4/11 Lillian Vernon Creative Writers’ House, New York University)

Carnegie Centre Reading for Walk Myself Home Anthology (Carnegie Centre Theatre,Feb 9/11)

This is Not a Love Poem Reading (Waldorf Hotel, Feb 10/11)

Communal Literary Magazine Reading (The Beaumont Studios, Feb 3/11)

On the Edge Reading Series (Emily Carr University, Jan 27/11 )

VPL Reading for Walk Myself Home Anthology (Vancouver Public Library,  Jan 13/11)

Past

The author has conducted many public readings over the years, both locally (e.g. the Vancouver Public Library downtown, the Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, the CBC Poetry Face-Off,  the Word on the Street Festival, the Asian Heritage Festival/ExplorAsian), and elsewhere (Toronto, Montreal, Kingston, Victoria, Winnipeg,  San Francisco and New York).  She has also conducted writing workshops (e.g. for  low income adults, single moms, students from primary to post-secondary) in schools and various community settings.