Sabbatical Colloquium Delivered

On January 15, 2024, I gave my sabbatical colloquium–a fancy word for a talk, in this case, an account of what I did during my sabbatical vacation. With my title “What the Fool Says,” maybe you get the picture. Aside from discussing the reading and writing I did, and how that connected with my overall interest in the nature, mode, and techniques of comedy and humour, I offered an update on my second collection of Mulder stories, The Healing Arts, which I’ve been revising under the mentorship of Joseph Kertes from the Humber School for Writers. I also shared that I finished drafting and am currently revising my first novel, tentatively titled Milksop, which is Evan Mulder’s coming-of-age story, a novel I drafted through working with The Novelry. And lastly, I read one of the stories I wrote on my sabbatical, “Lickety-Split.” Thanks again to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts! If you’re interested in my talk, it was recorded on zoom: I’d be happy to share it with you.

Book Club zoomers

On April 20, 2023, I’m joining a book club in East Lansing, Michigan–at least via Zoom–to talk about the particular brand of moonshine found in my stories. I hope the group found my tales intoxicating. Thanks to my good friend Suzette Vos for organizing this!

Celebrating Redeemer’s 40th with Moonshine

I will be reading from Moonshine Promises and signing copies at 21 Five, the Redeemer Bookstore (777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, Ontario), as part of Redeemer University’s 40th anniversary celebrations on October 1, at 3:30 pm.

I am excited and honored to share the stage for this reading with fellow authors Amber Kuipers, author of When Grey Came Stay, and Brent van Staalduinen, author most recently of Cut Road: Stories.

Peddling Moonshine at Chapters Indigo

During September I have two book promo and signing events at Chapters Indigo stores!

The first is on September 18th at the Ancaster Chapters from 11 AM to 2 PM. (Meadowland Regional Centre, 737 Golf Links Road, Unit 1, Ancaster, Ontario)

The second is on September 24th at the London North Indigo from noon to 5 PM. (Richmond Centre, 86 Fanshawe, London, Ontario)

Please stop by and say hello if you’re in the neighbourhood!

First Book Club Invite

I’ve been invited by Hilda Roukema to visit her book club to discuss Moonshine Promises. I’m excited to meet these readers on February 18th, 2022.

First Reading from Moonshine Promises

On October 7th I will be visiting Linda Booy-Korvemaker’s Grade 12U English class at Smithville Christian High School to share a reading from Moonshine Promises and reply to students’ curious queries.

Hamilton Poetry Centre’s Poetry Palooza

Event Date: April 25, 2019

On April 25, I’m participating in the Hamilton Poetry Centre’s Poetry Palooza! I’ll be reading Kim Addonizio’s “First Poem for You,” paired with my own poem, “Skin” (published in The New Quarterly 148 (Fall 2018). Poetry Palooza is a reading hosted by the Hamilton Poetry Centre, held at the Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre in the Customs House, Hamilton, Ontario.

Poetry Palooza Poster
Poetry Palooza Poster