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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Writers Read to Free Dawn Walker

Hosted by: Kelley Jo Burke

Featuring: Kelley Jo Burke; Alicia Elliott; Kim Fahner; Barbara Gowdy; Louise B. Halfe, Sky Dancer; Elizabeth Renzetti; Dawn Walker; Nathan Whitlock; 

To register:


8pm EST


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The Electronic Garret celebrates

National Poetry Month


Hosted by: Ariel Gordon (Winnipeg International Writers Festival)


Kim Fahner, Dr. Micheline Maylor, Conni Cartlidge, Maureen Hynes, Nikky Sheppy

8 p.m. (EST)

Sponsored by:

The League of Canadian Poets and the WIWF

Tuesday, March 14 - Thursday, March 16, 2023

Water and Stone Tour

Frances Boyle & Kim Fahner



Nancy Jo Cullen (Kingston)


Kate Rogers (Cobourg)

Tuesday, March 14 

6:30pm @ Perfect Books

258A Elgin Street 

Ottawa, ON 


Wednesday, March 15

7:00pm @ A Novel Idea

Featuring: Nancy Jo Cullen

156 Princess Street

Kingston, ON


Thursday, March 16  

7:30pm @ The Third Thursday Reading Series 

Featuring: Kate Rogers

Best Western Cobourg Inn 

(Northumberland Room)


930 Burnham Street

Cobourg, ON

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Sharp Words

Hamilton's Winter Book Fair

"Small Press Coffee Dates"

Virtual (Zoom) 

Hosted by: Ariel Gordon

Reading with Kimia Eslah, Cary Fagan, Anvesh Jain, Theresa Kishkan, John Brady McDonald

Hamilton, Ontario 


2:00 pm EST


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Conspiracy of Three 

Reading Series 

Virtual (Zoom) 


To register, email

North Bay, Ontario 


7:00 pm EST

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Riverside Reading Series 

Dog Eared Café 

Paris, Ontario 


3:00 - 5:00 pm EST


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Book Launch for Emptying the Ocean 

Place Des Arts - Studio Desjardins Theatre

27 Larch Street
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


6:30 pm -- Book Sales
7:00 pm -- Reading

Music -- Pat McGuire 

Thanks to The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) for its support of this public reading event. 


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Frontenac House -- Quartet Book Launch

Online Launch Event

8:00 pm Ontario/EST
6:00 pm Calgary/MST
7:00 pm Nova Scotia



Frances Boyle, Openwork and Limestone

Kim Fahner, Emptying the Ocean

Ben Gallagher, A Grief Cave

Anvesh Jain, Pilgrim to No Country

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Wanted on the Voyage 

Online Reading 


7:00 pm Ontario/EST

4:00 pm British Columbia
8:00 pm Nova Scotia


Organized by Yvonne Blomer (Victoria) and featuring her work,

as well as the poetry of Kim Fahner (Sudbury), Rachel Lebowitz (Nova Scotia), and Tanis MacDonald (Waterloo)

Reserve a spot (Free):

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Panel Discussion

Wordstock Literary Festival

"Colouring Outside the Lines" 


3:30 - 4:30 pm

Host: Kim Fahner

Featuring: Gary Barwin, Farzana Doctor, Shani Mootoo, Tanis MacDonald.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Panel Discussion

Wordstock Literary Festival

"Poetry Primer: Poets Laureate"


5:30-6:30 pm


Host: Kyla Heyming

Featuring: Louise Bernice Halfe, Sky Dancer; Vera Constantineau; Kim Fahner; Chloe LaDuchesse; Tom Leduc


Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Writers' Union of Canada

"Networking with Teachers" (webinar presentation)


2pm-3pm EST


Host: Waubgeshig Rice

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Poetry Reading at Jabbawong Storytelling Festival

10am EST


Kagawong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario 

Friday, May 13, 2022 

Staged reading of the play, All The Things I Draw.

PlaySmelter New Work Theatre Festival

The Sudbury Theatre Centre

Sudbury, Ontario 

7pm EST

Saturday, April 30, 2022

The Electronic Garret

7 p.m. (EST)

Saturday, April 2, 2022 

Poets in Response to Peril


Monday, March 14, 2022 

Femme Folks Fest 2022 -- Working in Northern Ontario


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Conspiracy of Three Reading Series

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