I’d be happy to speak to your school, organization, or book club about writing, publishing, and the editorial process. Please contact me.
“Memoirs and Landscapes.” Guest lecture. Gender and Geography, Simon Fraser University, May 14, 2018.
Selected recent talks and workshops
“I Want to Publish a Book…Now What?” Publishing workshop at Words in the Woods, Canadian Ecology Centre, Mattawa, Ontario. April 20, 2018.
“Relax into Creativity: Yoga and Writing.” Workshop. Isle of the Arts, Gabriola Island, BC, April 12, 2018.
Career Panel, English Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. March 7, 2018.
Presentation to Publishing Issues and Practices course at Langara College, Vancouver. About the work Page Two does, and the changes I’ve seen in the publishing industry over the years. Plus…jobs in publishing! October 24, 2017.
“Relax into Creativity.” A writing and restorative yoga workshop. Ahimsa Yoga Centre, Toronto. August 20, 2017.
“How Jane Jacobs Influenced My Life and Work,” panel with Zahra Ebrahim and Hibaq Gelle following the premiere of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto. April 21, 2017.
“In House or At Home? Exploring the Differences Between Corporate Editing and Freelance Editing.” Guest speaker in Shannon Gerard’s Publication and Print Media class, OCAD University, Toronto. November 2016.
“Editing Fiction.” Guest speaker in Timothy Taylor’s Writing Fiction class. Creative Writing department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. October 2016.
“How to Get a Job in Publishing.” Talk and Q&A for Brown Bag Career Series. English Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. October 2016.
“Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing.” Panel presentation with Anne Giardini and Nicholas Giardini. Canadian Writers’ Summit, Harbourfront, Toronto. June 2016.
“First Page Challenge,” panel with Adrienne Kerr and Don Gillmor, Canadian Writers’ Summit, Harbourfront, Toronto. June 2016.
“Editing Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin.” Guest speaker for the Massey College Quadrangle Society (book club). Massey College, University of Toronto, Toronto. March 2016.