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. (Recording here)

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 in January, February, March & April (Separate sessions)


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

Screening at Berlin Interfilm Short Film Festival 2020 “Plasticnic” in the Green Film Competition Nov 23-29/20 

Screening at Zebra Poetry Film Festival Berlin 2020 “Plasticnic” Nov 19-22/20

Screening at Film & Video Poetry Symposium 2020 in Los Angeles (“Plasticnic” 12 Nov-31 Dec/20)

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

Lyra Poetry Festival, Bristol, UK:  screening of “Plasticnic” with other poetry films on Climate and the Environment, Mar 14

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

REELpoetry/Houston TX international poetry film festival, (“Plasticpoems”), Jan 25

Poetry Night reading with 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


Athens 8th International Video Poetry Festival (Screening of “Plasticnic” as part of a 1 hr reel of poetry videos curated by Marie Craven, Dec. 13-14/19)

Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019,  Mayflower Club, North Hollywood, December 7-8/19

Twisted Poets Literary Salon with Linda King and Renee Norman, Hood 29, Nov 29  

Thursdays Writing Collective, Guest instructor, Carnegie Centre, Main & Hastings, Nov 28

Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival, Cork, Ireland, (Screening of “Plasticnic” as part of a 1 hr reel of poetry videos curated by Marie Craven, Nov 22-24/19)

Vancouver Co-Launch of Odes & Laments  and Miranda Pearson’s poetry book, File Cafe Lokal, Oct. 17/19

Wax Poetic Interview with RC Weslowski and Lucia Misch, Oct. 9,  Vancouver Co-op Radio, CFRO 100.5 FM

Word Vancouver, Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library, Sept. 29/19

Planet Earth Poetry Series, Victoria, Sept 27/19, at Hillside Coffee and Tea,  Victoria

Poetic Pairings,  Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library, Britannia Library, Gallery Room, Sept 24/19

Experimental Film, Music & Dance Festival (Screening of “Plasticpoems”) at the Carlton Cinemas in Toronto, Oct. 24/19

O’Bheal’s 7th International Poetry-Film Festival, (Screening of shortlisted “Plasticnic”) Indie-Cork Festival of Independent Film and Music, Cork, Ireland Oct 13/19

Screening of Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski: A Poem by Henry Doyle, at the Film & Video Poetry Symposium 2019 at Cinema Kosmos, Moscow, Russia, July 14/19

“Moving the Message: Environmental Advocacy through Lyric, Concrete and Video Poetry” at Endnotes: Disruption, Resistance, Resilience, UBC Green College, May 30/19

Presentation on W. S. Merwin, Dead Poets Reading Series, Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library, May 26/19

Screening of “Plasticnic” at Poetry+Video (part of a 1 hr reel of poetry videos curated by Marie Craven) Murwillimbah, Australia, May 4; O’ Bheal Winter Warmer Festival, Cork, Ireland Nov 22-24, and Athens International Poetry Video Festival, Greece Dec 13-15

Screening of “Plasticnic” at All Together Now Festival  Annex Gallery, Highland Park, Michigan, Apr 28

Screening of “Plasticpoems” at Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, Apr 11

Screening of “Plasticnic” and “Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski”, Newlyn Film Festival,  Acorn Theatre Penzance, Newlyn, UK, Apr 5-7

Screening of “Plasticnic” at the Trenton Film Festival, Mill Hill Theatre, Trenton, NJ, Mar 30

Screening of “Plasticnic” at Reelpoetry/HoustonTX,  University of Houston, Downtown Campus: screening with panel discussion, Mar 23

SFU Lunch Poemswith Evelyn Lau, Teck Gallery at SFU,  515 West Hastings, Jan 16


Heartwood Anthology Launch and Twisted Poets Literary Salon Fundraiser for Kids In Need, Dec 5, 7-9 pm at HOOD 29 (Readers include Sheri-D Wilson, Michael Penny, George McWhirter,  Elena Johnson, John Donlan, Suparna Ghosh, Daniela Elza, Susan McCaslin, Heidi Greco, Robin Susanto)

WordStorm Workshop, Oct 27, 10 am- 2 pm (“Beyond the first draft”, 100 Chapel Street, Nanaimo, BC)

WordStorm Reading with P.C. Vandall and Bobbi Schramm,  Oct 26, 7 pm (The Buzz Coffee House, 1861 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC )

Poetry Three Ways, Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, Oct 18, 10:15-11:45 am (Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island)

Screening of Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Muenster, Germany, Sept 27-28

Readings from Migration Songs chapbook of bird poems, The International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival, Main Floor atrium (between the escalators), Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place,), Aug 25

Screening of Video Poem, “Aquarium”  at the Art in Nature Festival, Seattle, Aug 25-26,  (Northwest Film Forum Videopoetry)

Victoria Launch of Love Me True, Oak Bay Branch, Victoria Public Library (with Yasuko Thanh and Jane Silcott), June 23

Sustenance Anthology Reading,  Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market, June 17

Toronto Launch of Love Me True, Ben McNally Books, Toronto, May 3

Screening of Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski: A Poem by Henry Doyle at the Film & Video Symposium, Boston Court Cinema, Pasadena, CA, April 29

Vancouver Reading from Love Me True, Book Warehouse 25th and Main (Mandy Len Catron, Rachel Rose, Monica Meneghetti, Gina Leola Woolsey and editors), April 3

Vancouver Launch of Love Me True, The Heatley, with readings from local contributors, February 28

Incite Reading Series, Panel Discussing and Reading from Love Me True, featuring Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Jane Silcott and Fiona, Vancouver Public Library, Feb 14


Wild Writers Literary festival  (Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at CIGI Campus Auditorium, Waterloo)

Launch of Sustenance:  Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Vancouver International Writers’ Festival,  Sunday, Oct 22,  Revue Stage, Granville Island)

Vancouver launch of Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (Vancouver Public Library, Thursday, Oct 19)

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, Apr 26/17)

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

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

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


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, Nov 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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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.