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April 2019

Memorializing the Yonge Street Tragedy

April 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mel Lastman Square [Outdoor Stage], 5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M2N5V7 Canada
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As Toronto's Poet Laureate, I will take part in a memorial for the victims of the Yonge Street Tragedy, the Van Attack which occurred on April 23, 2018. The 10 victims who died were identified as: Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, 45, of Toronto Andrea Bradden, 33, of Woodbridge Geraldine Brady, 83, of Toronto So He Chung, 22, of Toronto Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, of Toronto Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94, of Toronto Ji Hun Kim, 22, who was a student living in…

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The Poet Laureate Presents

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poet [Event Space], 1170A Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M1L1
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Come and join East End Arts and Fieldgate Urban for The Poet Laureate Presents: Readings at ‘The Poet’, an intimate evening of poetry! Featuring and hosted by myself, alongside three incredible local poets – mercedes killeen, Peter Norman and Lily Wang – come and celebrate my appointment as Toronto’s newest Poet Laureate, literary excellence in our communities, and National Poetry Month! “I’m proud to present three young poets whose work will inspire anyone, whether inside and outside the vibrant Toronto…

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Vallum Issue 16:1 and Art of Surgery Chapbook Launch – Toronto

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7 Canada
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Celebrating National Poetry Month, in tandem with the launch of Vallum 16:1 "Connections," I will be launching my new Art of Surgery chapbook, part of the Vallum Chapbook Series.  I will be reading alongside of Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Ashley Hynd, MA | DE, John Reibetanz, and Meg Freer. This event takes place on Friday, April 26, from 7-10pm at the Tranzac Club in Toronto . Feel free to RSVP via Facebook. I hope to see you there. The chapbook and…

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May 2019

Vallum Issue 16:1 and Art of Surgery Chapbook Launch – Montreal

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rocket Science Room, #204-170 Jean Talon O., Atlas Building, Little Italy H2R 2X4
Montreal, Quebec H2R 2X4 Canada
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In tandem with the launch of Vallum 16:1 "Connections," I will be launching my new Art of Surgery chapbook, part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, in Montreal. I will be reading with Colin Morton, Mary Catherine Shea, Mark Grenon, Deanna Radford, Bryan Sentes, Erin Robinsong, and M.W. Jaeggle. Join us from 6:30 to 9:30pm on May 4, 2019 at the the Rocket Science Room, #204-170 Jean Talon O., Atlas Building, Little Italy, Montreal, QC, H2R 2X4. This event is free…

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Scrivener Square Poetry Writer’s Group

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On May 9th, at 2:00 pm, I will present poems from The Sparrow to the Scrivener Square Poetry Writer's Group. This event is limited to members. More information to follow.

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June 2019

Department of English Reunion Reading

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On June 1st, at 2:00pm, I will be reading at the annual reunion of the Department of English of the University of Toronto. The reading will take place at St. Michael's University. This is a members-only event for English faculty and faculty alumni. More details to follow.

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October 2019

Literary and Lemon Peel Pie Society Appearance

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On October 20, at 7:00pm, I will give a special presentation to the Literary and Lemon Pie Peel Society on "the story poem."  More details to follow.

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