Upcoming Events

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.

GROWING ROOM LITERARY FESTIVAL, Vancouver

Start date: March 14, 2020 - End date: March 15, 2020

Time: Various

Location: Vancouver

READING AT GLASS BOOKSHOP, EDMONTON

Date: March 17, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Glass Bookshop, Edmonton City Centre, West 10200 102 Avenue NW Unit C215 Edmonton, AB T5J 4B7

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Glass Bookshop
  • Doors open at 7:00pm, reading at 7:30pm
  • Accessibility Info: Glass Bookshop is located in City Centre Mall, Edmonton. The mall has wheelchair accessible washrooms that will remain open for the event. The bookshop is located on the Pedway level, which is accessed via elevator. Patrons can access the Pedway from street level and the parkade. City Centre Mall is on the LRT line. For more detailed accessibility information on the venue, please visit the City Centre website.

DISFIGURED Launch with Pauline Greenhill, WINNIPEG

Date: March 19, 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: McNally Robinson, 4000-1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6

  • Accessibility info: McNally Robinson has wheelchair accessible entry and wheelchair accessible washrooms.

“DIFFERENT WORLDS AND DIFFERENT BODIES” Lecture at University of Winnipeg

Date: March 20, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: University of Winnipeg

  • As part of Dr. Michelle Owens’ “Embodied Subjects” class in Disability Studies

MUSE & THE MARKETPLACE, BOSTON

Date: April 4, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Location: Stuart Room, 4th Floor, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116-3912

  • Saturday, April 4, 9:00am: “Different Worlds and Different Bodies: The Disabled Body in Literature” Discussion Class
  • Accessibility Info: This discussion class is located in Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel, across the hall from a single-occupant, wheelchair accessible restroom. All session rooms at Muse & the Marketplace will have chairs removed from theater style seating for attendees using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, in addition to companion seating options. 
  • For detailed accessibility information on the Park Plaza Hotel, please see their accessibility statement.
  • For more information on the #MUSE2020 conference, please visit their website.

gritLIT, HAMILTON

Date: April 18, 2020

Time: 12:30

Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton, 40 Bay St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3

  • “The Disability Narrative”. With Dorothy Ellen Palmer and Rasiqra Revulva
  • Accessibility Info: gritLit 2020 takes place in Homewood Suites by Hilton in downtown Hamilton. All sessions take place in wheelchair accessible rooms with easy access to wheelchair accessible washrooms. For detailed accessibility information, please visit the hotel website.

SIX BRIDGES BOOK FESTIVAL, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: TBD

Location: CALS Library Square, Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Details TBA

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