Events

Public Readings and Event Hosting

02/2018    Featured Reader at TWS Reading Series in Vancouver: The Plunge , Chapter: "Last Lovers"

06/2017    Canadian Authors Association, Vancouver: The Plunge, Chapter excerpt: "Getting to Know You"

05/2017    Dominion Reading Series, Vancouver: The Plunge, Opening Chapter

02/2017    New Voices Reading Series at VPL and TWS Reading Series, Vancouver: The Plunge, Opening Chapter

09/2016 - 11/2017  Co-host of TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver

07/2016    TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver: Short Story: "Better Red Than Blue" 

11/2015    TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver: Short Story: "Fire Walk" 

03/2015    Pamela Bentley's "Chicken Sessions" Literary Salon in Vancouver: Short Story: "Ace" 

01/2015    TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver: "Ace"  Listen to reading below

11/2014    Pamela Bentley's "Chicken Sessions" Literary Salon in Vancouver: Short Story: "Icy Hell" (part 2)

09/2014    Southbank Writer's Program Reading Series in Surrey, BC: Short Story:"Icy Hell" (part 1)

08/2014    Pamela Bentley's "Chicken Sessions" Literary Salon in Vancouver: Short Story:"Icy Hell" (part 1)

06/2014    Postal Code Reading Series by Thursdays Writing Collective at Lost & Found Cafe in Vancouver: Infallible  (CH 1 of memoir no longer in progress)                          

06/2014    TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver: "No Roses in Roseville" 

03/2014    A non-fiction reading of "Nymph Skin" and discussion session for a Writing 12 class at Delview Secondary, arranged by the teacher, Karen Faryna. 

02/2014    TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver: "Vouchsafe" 

10/2013    TWS Reading Series at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver: "Nymph Skin" 

 

Writers' Conferences & Retreats

 

06/2019  Creative Non-fiction Collective Annual Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC participant in Master Class 2: The Art of the Interview with Denise Ryan.

05/2017  Creative Non-fiction Collective Annual Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC (participant)

08/2016  Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC Writing to Awaken: Memoir As A Path of Transformation (participant)

10/2015  Surrey International Writers' Conference, Surrey, BC (participant)

 

Workshops

03/2018    "Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation" Presented by Mark Matousek

10/2017-11/2017   Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Memoir Workshop Facilitated by Elee Kraljii Gardner

03/2017    "What Publishers Want Vancouver" Presented by Sam Hiyate

03/2017    Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival: "The Finishing Touches" with Betsy Warland

02/2017    Vancouver Writer's Group "Creating Dynamic Characters" with Jason Chabot

12/2016    Editors Canada webinar "Developmental Editing for Fiction and Memoir!"

11/2016    RCLAS "Mastering the Craft of Writing Short Stories Through Narrative Poetry" with Kagan Goh

11/2016    Geist Fall Workshop Series: Writing From Life with Jane Silcott and The Art of the Column with Stephen Henighan.

06/2015    "The Nuts & Bolts of Memoir" 9 week online self-study course by Mark Matousek

04/2015    "Writing As a Spiritual Practice" 6 week online interactive course with Mark Matousek

03/2015    Tax and Business Planning for Writers" Workshop, with Grant T. Smith from Clearline Chartered Accountants    

03/2015    The Writer's Union of Canada "Publishing 2.0 - Tips & Traps" Professional development workshop

07/2014    RCLAS & NWPL present "Wading Into The Swamp: Getting Messy With Writing" with Daniela Elza

06/2014    RCLAS & NWPL present "Lifestory Writing: Finding The Extraordinary in the Ordinary" with Sylvia Taylor                          

03/2014    Amber Dawn 4 day/12 hour “Introduction to Non-Fiction” at SFU

01/2014    Pamela Bentley 2 hour “Bringing Your Mind To The Page” at Blumin Pop Up Shop’s  Chinatown Experiment                               

12/2013    Vancouver Public Library panel discussions on self-publishing, 2 afternoons, 3 hours each

11/2013    Ayelet Tsabari 4 hour “Writing About Place” at Trout Lake Community Centre

 

Writing Groups

 

04/2017 - 10/2017  Ink Tank: bi-weekly workshopping group.

05/2014 - 10/2016   TWS Alumni: Studio Nine bi-weekly workshopping collective. 

 

Volunteer Activities

 

04/2015    Verses Festival of Words: City-wide Vancouver event. 

05/2014    CCWWP: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Progams Conference at UBC in Vancouver.

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