Past Events


Guest reader at re-launch of Betsy Warland’s memoir, Bloodroot–Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss,  Nov 23  via Zoom (with Claudia Casper, Jonina Kirton, Miranda Pearson, and Jen Currin)

Guest reader at launch of Henry Doyle’s debut poetry collection, No Shelter, Empress Tavern, Nov 17

Webinar on Writing Partnerships (FTL with Cooper Lee Bombardier and Moira Dann) for the Creative Nonfiction Collective, Nov 13 online 

Panel on Inheritance & Chance: Writing what is passed down (Moderated by Rob Taylor, with FTL, Junie Desil, Keith Maillard and Hope Lauterbach, Nov 6,  Fraser Valley Literary Festival, University of the Fraser Valley, U-House Conference Centre, Abbotsford Campus

Moderator for Panel on Poetic Perspectives on Addiction & Recovery (Ash Winter, Tara Borin, Sachiko Murakami, & Cass Blanchard) Word Vancouver, Sep 26

Moderator for Panel on Anthologies to Save the Planet (Yvonne Blomer, Catriona Sandilands, Christine Lowther, & Kathryn Mockler), Word Vancouver, Sep 24

Moderator for What Do You Need a Poem For: Community Engagement Through Poetry with Ronna Bloom, The Writers Union, May 18 online (recording available for TWUC members)

Reading from Old Bones & Battered Book Ends Anthology, (Contributors from anthology) emceed by editor Ian Cognito, Vancouver Island Regional Library Online Book Launch, Feb 23 

Gung Haggis Fat Choy Virtual Celebration of Robbie Burns Day & Chinese New Year, Feb 21 

A Feast of Words: Reading and Writing Session for Chinese New Year, (Online) Sun Yat Sen Gardens, Feb 20

Climate & Artists Series: Re-imagining Cities and Waste, Panel discussion of innovative solutions to carbon neutrality including screening of Fiona’s two poetry videos on marine plastic pollution, Jan 27 

Featured Poet, Surrey Muse, reading with Liam Wallinger, Celeste Snowber & Catherine Lewis, hosted by Jovian Radheshwar on  Jan 22. (Recording here on the Surrey Muse YouTube channel)

Launch of Old Bones & Battered Bookends, Electric Mermaid: Live Reads online via Port Alberni’s Char’s Landing, Jan 15  (15 readers from the anthology, alongside featured reader Theresa Shea)

Deep Writing Workshops to generate new work, SFU Continuing Studies, online via Zoom (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sept, Oct, Nov in separate sessions)

Host of In/Verse monthly online reading series for the BC Federation of Writers Sep 2020 – Sep 2021


Reading & Discussion in conjunction with Jazz Keillor’s “Of Stuff” exhibit, The Fort Gallery’s Philosopher’s Cafe, Thursday, Dec 10

Poems to Get You Through This Winter: A Best Canadian Poetry 2020 event, Dec 10 with Anita Lahey and Luke Hathaway discussing this year’s anthology and highlighting readings of some of the contributors

Spotlight on Racism: Poets & Musicians Speaking Their Truths  (with Chantal Gibson, Gabriel George, Marcus Moseley and others) Christ Church Cathedral, Oct 30

Poets’ Corner Reading Series (Online) reading with Maureen Hynes and Allan Briesmaster, Oct 21

Poetry in Transit, Word Vancouver, (Online) Sept 25

Vancouver Launch of Sweet Water Watershed anthology, edited by Yvonne Blomer, Word Vancouver Festival (Online) Sept 24

Postcards from the In-Between” LiterAsian 2020  (Online) Aug 16 with Anosh Irani, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Kevin Kapenda, Rachel D’Sa, Carlo Javier, & Natalie De Santos; Moderated by Julia Lin (Recording here)

Pop Up Reading with Kevin Spenst in Kitsilano (2600 West 13th and Pulp Fiction Bookstore Kitsilano) June 17

Virtual reading for  Odes & Laments with Maureen Hynes, Art Bar Reading Series, Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto (College/Spadina), May 5th

Online Launch of Sweet Water Watershed anthology edited by Yvonne Blomer, Wednesday, Apr 22  

Screening of “Plasticnic” poetry video (for End Times Video Poetry Showcase) at Cadence Poetry Video Festival Apr 19

Strangers on a Train Reading Series,  Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street on Feb 18 

Poetry Night readingwith Jennifer Zilm, Joseph Dandurand, Cornelia Hoogland, Michael Mirolla, Ted Goodden, & Fiona Tinwei Lam hosted by Writer-in-Residence, Michael Mirolla of Guernica Editions, Kogawa House,  Jan 24