Upcoming Readings, West Coast Tour (Updated)

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I’ve got a few readings coming up. One of them pretty soon, here in Toronto, before a little west coast and prairie tour with fellow Biblioasis author Kris Bertin, who can write like a sumbitch and has a new book out toward the end of February. Most of the readings are locked up, but we’re still finalizing details. For now though, I’m gonna post the ones I know about for sure, along with the details and links.*

Ben McNally Reading

On February 25th, I’ll be reading at Ben McNally books in Toronto, as part of the launch for Patrick Warner’s new novel, One Hit Wonders. I was asked to read by the excellent Megan Gail Coles, who writes the hell out of things herself, and works for Warner’s publisher, Breakwater Books. Kate Cayley, who won the Trillium Book Award for her novel How You Were Born, will also be reading. This’ll be a good one, so come on by. It’ll all start up at 6:30pm on the day.

If you click this line, you’ll get to the official event post from Ben McNally Books, with full details.

If you give this one a click, you’ll get to the Facebook page for the event. I invited all the people I could think of, but feel free to ask other folks to attend. It’d be much appreciated.


The first readings out west are in Vancouver and Victoria, on March 2nd and March 3rd. In both towns, me and Bertin are joined by Jess Taylor, who I read with on a little Ontario tour, supporting her collection of stories, Pauls.

In Vancouver on Wednesday, March 2nd, we’ll all be reading as part of the Incite series, which takes place at the Vancouver Public Library under the umbrella of the Vancouver Writers Fest. If you click on this, you can find all the details for that event. It will be free and also amazing…

In Victoria, the very next day, we’ll be reading downtown at Russell Books. That’ll all start at 7:30pm (as will the Incite reading), and if you click this line you’ll go direct to the Facebook event, where you can embiggen our self-esteem by saying you’ll go and telling all the other people you know in Victoria.

Shelf Life Books

As far as the prairies go, we’ve got the one event locked up for Calgary on March 4th, at Shelf Life Books. Starting at 7pm. If you check out this link you’ll find the details for that one. There’ll likely be Facebook event pages up at some point too, and I’ll share them if they show up.

The good people at Biblioasis are working on Audrey’s Books in Edmonton on the Saturday or Sunday, and that should be sorted very shortly. More to come…

*Unfortunately, we were unable to find a venue to suit the schedule in Edmonton, and our adventure will end in Calgary on the 4th. Hopefully I can get back out there someday. But it’ll probably be after the novel comes out. Apologies to all the good folks in Edmonton who did what they could to help us out in trying to plan a reading there. 😥

And, finally, for friends in Toronto, I’ll be reading later in the spring at Rowers Reading Series, on May 2nd. It’s a ways off, and I’m not sure who else is on the card, but that is a consistently great series if you are around town.

So, please spread the word and join us at whatever events you can. There are some good books getting read from and you can buy some of them and get them scrawled on as well, if it floats your boat.

I’ve got another post coming this week about a few things. Until then, thanks and take care.


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