Writer & Editor
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)
06-08/2021: Kathy ver Eecke’s (Get a Book Deal 101) interactive membership group called "Pitch to Publish."
04/2020-ongoing: Sonja Larsen's "Truthful Tuesdays - Explorations in Creative Non-Fiction"
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
04/2017 - 10/2017 Ink Tank: bi-weekly workshopping group.
05/2014 - 10/2016 TWS Alumni: Studio Nine bi-weekly workshopping collective.
04/2015 Verses Festival of Words: City-wide Vancouver event.
05/2014 CCWWP: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Progams Conference at UBC in Vancouver.