book tour

The Great Upper Canadian Autumn Book Tour

I'll be heading to Ontario (a.k.a., Upper Canada as Maritimers are (still) fond of calling it) November 4-8 for a week-long book tour. Here's the schedule! I'll add more details as they become available to me.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.
LitLive in Hamilton: SkyDragon Centre, 27 King William St.
(group reading)

Monday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m.
Watson Hall 122, Queen's University, Kingston
(solo reading)

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Boneshaker Reading Series, St. Clair/Silverthorn Public Library, 1748 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto
(reading with poet Stuart Ross)

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
Pivot Readings, The Press Club, 850 Dundas St., W., Toronto
(group reading with poets Stewart Cole and Matthew Tierney)

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth St., Sarnia
(solo reading)

The No Dory Halifax Book Launch

I'll be launching High-Water Mark in Halifax on October 18.

Two Maritime writers, zero dories.
Thurs., October 18, 5:30 p.m.
The Company House, 2202 Gottigen St., Halifax
(reading with Darryl Whetter)


First Book Award

High-Water Mark has been shorlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award! Which means I'll not only be in Dartmouth for the awards ceremony May 16, but will be reading May 15 in Halifax at the Keshan Goodman Library with other Atlantic Book Award nominees. Yay! Two book tours in one month!

Update: I'll be a part of a seasoned/new fiction-writers' panel on Wed., May 15, 7 p.m. at Keshen Goodman Library. 

Going West

I've been invited to particiapte in this year's FICTIONista Tour. FICTIONistas is a "collaborative project among independent publishers to bring together Canadian women writers". Several readings are held across the country. I'll be heading to Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg where I will read from HWM. As well, I'll be hosting the tour stop in Montreal. More details re: dates, times and venues are below.



Monday, May 27th, 2013
Featuring authors Gillian Campbell, Stella Harvey, Nicole Dixon
Hosted by Dede Crane
Beehive Wool Shop
1700 Douglas St.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Featuring authors Cathy Ace, Stella Harvey, Gillian Campbell, Nicole Dixon
Hosted by Leanne Prain
People’s Co-op Bookstore
1391 Commercial Drive

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
featuring authors Ali Bryan, Nicole Dixon, Faith Johnston, and Theresa Shea
hosted by Jessica Kluthe
Audreys Books
10702 Jasper Ave NW

Friday, May 31th, 2013
featuring authors Lisa Bird-Wilson, Nicole Dixon, Dora Dueck, and Faith Johnston
hosted by Charlene Diehl
1120 Grant Ave

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
6:00pm – 9:00pm
featuring authors Christine Eddie, Cordelia Strube, Mary Hagey, and Stella Harvey
hosted by Nicole Dixon
3956 St Laurent Blvd

The M Word Launches in Toronto

I have an essay in The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood called "Babies in a Dangerous Time: On Choosing to Be Child-Free." It's a non-mom essay in an anthology that's very mom-oriented--kinda like non-moms in a very mom-oriented world. Anyway, I'm heading to Toronto for the launch on Tues., April 15, 6 p.m., at Ben McNally Bookstore, 366 Bay St. I'll be reading with other contributors and there'll be a discussion. Gonna represent for the child-free! Woot!

After this I hope I never ever have to explain why I'm not having kids. I know I probably will, but, hey--wouldn't it be nice if I never ever had to ever again? Dreams...

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