PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all *in-person* book events have been CANCELLED until further notice. Below you’ll find information on virtual/online events that I’ll be participating in. I’m also available to do book club visits via Skype or Zoom–please get in touch if you would like to discuss this opportunity!
I love doing book events, so if you are interested in having me speak at your literary festival/conference/class, or if you would like to bring me to your local bookstore, please do get in touch. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot do public events in spaces that are not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible means, at minimum, that an event has wheelchair-accessible entry (no stairs) and easy access to wheelchair-accessible washrooms. A wheelchair accessible stage (or no stage at all) is also appreciated if at all possible. Further accessibility measures (ASL, captioning, scent-free environments, etc) are always welcomed and encouraged. For tips on how to make your literary event accessible, check out this great resource.
April 21, 7pm EST: Fairy Tales Retold: Amanda Leduc in conversation with Vanessa Moeller.
April 22, 4:30pm EST: When Nature Reclaims: Amanda Leduc and Pablo Strauss in conversation with Carole Chan.
Accessibility Information: The 2021 Frye Festival will be broadcast free on YouTube at @FryeMoncton. Closed captions are available through YouTube.
May 3, 8pm EST: Writers on Loss and Grief, with Therese Estacion, Amanda Leduc, and Kimiko Tobimatsu in conversation with Tanya Boteju.
Accessibility Information: All FOLD 2021 sessions will be close-captioned. The virtual platform for this year’s festival also includes additional accessibility features like text resizing, colour contrast, and screen reader capabilities.
All-access festival passes are $39 and can be purchased at thefoldcanada.org/register.
I will be speaking about ableism in language and storytelling, and looking at how editors can integrate awareness of this into their work practice.