Selected Past Readings (some of these have hyperlinks to audio files of the readings)
Victoria—Friday May 25, 2018. Planet Earth Poetry Series. Sponsored by the QWF.
Salem, Massachusetts—Saturday, May 5, 2018. Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
Hamilton—Thursday, April 12, 2018. gritLIT Festival. Sponsored by the QWF.
Montreal—Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:30 PM. Visual Arts Centre • School of Art / McClure Gallery. 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount Tel: 514-488-9558.
Montreal—Saturday, December 2, 2017. 5:00-7:00 PM. The Atwater Library and Computer Centre. Reading with Julia McCarthy, for the launch of Museum of Kindness.
Ottawa—Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM. Tree Reading Series. Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St. For information contact email@example.com
Halifax—Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM, with Julia McCarthy, at the launch of her book All the Names Between. Writers Federation Hall. Contact Linda Hudson (902) 423 8116 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto—Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. “Poetry as Research, Research as Poetry: A Reading” and conversation with Stephanie Bolster and Susan Gillis. 2012 CCWWP Conference, Humber College Lakeshore Campus. http://ccwwp.ca/conference/
Montreal—Saturday, October 1, 2011. “Compassion and Positive Resistance: A Poetry Reading.” Reading/presentation with my colleague Prof. Susan Palmer in a panel titled “Finding Meaning: Some Reflections by Dawson Students and Faculty on the Dawson Shooting,” part of the Dawson College and ACCC conference: Youth and Violence; The Role of Education; Inspiring Solutions. http://dc37.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/conference2011/e_index.php
Montreal—Thursday, May 5, 2011, with Anne Simpson. Atwater Poetry Project. Atwater Library Auditorium, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, QC. Information: Beth Symansky, 935-7344. For more information on readings and poets, or to listen to recordings of previous Atwater Poetry Project readings visit http://www.atwaterlibrary.ca/events/atwater-poetry-project
Ottawa—Friday May 6, 2011, with Anne Simpson and Colin Morton. AB Series. Gallery 101, 301 1/2 Bank Street. For more information, contact Max Middle • Email: director at abseries dot org • Telephone: (613) 809-0130
Montreal—Thursday, September 30, 2010. The Yellow Door Coffeehouse, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur). Tel: 514-845-2600. http://www.yellowdoor.org/home.php?a=4&side=9&lg=en
Montreal—Thursday, May 27, 2010. The Yellow Door Coffeehouse, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur). Tel: 514-845-2600. http://www.yellowdoor.org/home.php?a=4&side=9&lg=en
Montreal—Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Poetry Plus, a spoken-word event at the Arts Cafe, 201 Fairmount W (corner Esplanade). Tel. 514-939-5670
Montreal—Saturday, November 7, 2009. Read as part of a poetry evening hosted by the Modernist Studies Association annual conference.
Montreal—Monday, April 6, 2009. Thomson House, 3650 McTavish Street (McGill campus). Participated in a bilingual round table on the theme “Teaching Creative Writing in a Multicultural Context / Enseigner la création littéraire dans un contexte multiculturel,” moderated by Stanley Péan. Other participants included Thomas Heise, Mary Di Michele, Robert Lalonde, Yvon Rivard, Monique LaRue and Antonio D’Alfonso. A few short readings (5 minutes per poet/writer) followed.
Montreal—Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 7:30 pm. Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria Avenue, Wesmount, Quebec · Tel. 514.488.9558
Montreal—Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 8:00 pm. Poetry Plus, a spoken-word event at the Arts Cafe, 201 Fairmount W (corner Esplanade). Tel. 514-939-5670
Montreal—Thursday, November 20, 2008. Paragraphe Books (2220 McGill-College at Sherbrooke). Launch of the Best of Canadian Poetry in English, 2008 — the inaugural volume of an anthology guest-edited by Stephanie Bolster (continuing Advisory Editor Molly Peacock).
Montreal, Quebec—Thursday, December 13, 2007. The Yellow Door Coffeehouse, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur). Tel: 514-398-6243. www.yellowdoor.org/poetryprose.html
Windsor, Ontario—Saturday, November 3, 2007. BookFest Windsor. www.bookfestwindsor.ca
Trois Rivières, Quebec—the 4th, 5th, and 6th of October, 2007. Poetry reading and other activities at the 23e Festival International de la Poésie, à Trois Rivières, Québec. www.fiptr.com
Burlington, Vermont—Sunday, September 16, 2007, from 4:30-5:00 p.m. Sunday Poetry Series— with Greg Delanty, David Budbill, Diane Lockward and Major Jackson. Waterfront Theatre on the corner of Lake & College Streets in downtown Burlington. www.burlingtonbookfestival.com
Ottawa—Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. Reading with Barry Dempster plus a panel discussion on writing inspired by the lives of real people. Tree Reading Series. Royal Oak II Pub (in the downstairs event room, separate from the main pub), 161 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa. See a photo from the event at www.johnwmacdonald.com/blog/2007/06/barry-dempster-susan-elmslie.html
Quebec City—Friday, May 18, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. Reading as part of the inaugural Quebec City Writers’ Series at the Morrin Centre, 44, chaussée des Écossais, Québec, (Québec). Tel. 418-694-9147. For information, contact: email@example.com
Bar Italia, Toronto, March 18, 2007. Panel discussion with readings—”Poetry as Biography”—with Barry Dempster and Steven Price. Moderated by Maureen Harris.
Art Bar Poetry Series at the Victory Café, Toronto, March 20, 2007.
Atwater Library, Westmount, QC, February 15, 2007. Participated in a tribute to Anne Szumigalski and the launch of When Earth Leaps Up, with poets Mary di Michele and Mark Abley, Szumigalski’s literary executor and editor of her posthumous collection. Hear the reading by following the first of these links: http://www.atwaterlibrary.ca/en/node/564www.atwaterlibrary.ca
The Yellow Door, Montreal, December 7, 2006.
Vancouver Public Library, November 3, 2006.
Scrivener Benefit Reading, Café Esperanza, Montreal, October 21, 2006.
Book launch (I, Nadja, and Other Poems), Café Esperanza, Montreal, October 13, 2006.
Zeke’s Gallery, Montreal, April 25, 2006. Hear a recording of the reading by clicking on the link on my links page.
CBC Poetry Face-Off, Casa del Popolo, Montreal, February 16, 2006.
The Yellow Door, Montreal, September 22, 2005.
Dawson Voices, Dawson College, Montreal, April 2004.
Poetry 101 Reading, Gallery 101, Ottawa, June 12, 2003.
Reading and discussion with Claire Rothman’s Creative Writing class, Marianopolis College, Montreal. Sponsored by the Canada Council. April 24, 2001.
a night of above/ground. Café Sarajevo, Montreal. April 9, 2001.
Montage Benefit Reading, Blue Dog, 3958 St Laurent, Montreal. November 27, 2000.
The Yellow Door, Montreal. April 27, 2000.
Blizzarts, Montreal. (Launch of Faizal Deen’s poetry collection, Land Without Chocolate). April 16, 2000.
Poetry @ Lunch Reading Series, Rare Books and Special Collections Division, McGill University. March 24, 2000.
Women’s Show, Shorer Gallery, Montreal. July 15, 1998.
WHIPlash Poetry Festival, Saw Gallery, Ottawa. June 19, 1998.
Mainlines Reading Series, Fauche le Vent, Montreal. June 15, 1998.
Women’s Words Reading, Isart, Montreal. March 29, 1998.
The Yellow Door, Montreal. September 27, 1997.
Mainlines Reading Series, City Pub, Montreal. July 7, 1997.