Open Book - Writer in Residence for October 2022

Open Book’s Writer in Residence virtual program hosts award winning poets, writers, and artists.  I’m truly honoured and blessed to be asked to be the Writer in Residence for October 2022.  I’m also excited, a little nervous, but looking forward to sharing those things that help feed my spirit and creativity.  It should be fun!  Maarsii, chi meegwetch, and thank you to Open Book for having me.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022 - Algonquin College Alumni Awards

Algonquin College Alumni of Distinction Awards.  An evening to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the many graduates of Algonquin College.  I’m truly honoured to be receiving the Alumni of Distinction award for Apprenticeship having graduated from the Auto Body Repair class of 1985. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available here.  Come and help celebrate this amazing group of recipients.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2022 - Write By The Lake with Rick Taylor

15th Annual Write by the Lake.  Hosted by Richard Taylor at his home nestled in the beautiful hills of western Quebec north of Ottawa.  Rick is an author, writing teacher, sculptor, surfer, and open-water swimmer who has published a collection of short stories, and an Australian travel memoir, House Inside the Waves: Domesticity, Art and the Surfing Life.  The midday session will include a reading with a question and answer session, followed by an informal chat over lunch.  Possibly a swim . . . ; )

Saturday, June 19th, 2022 - Sacred Fire & Pipe Ceremony

Join Métis Circle Keeper Lorrie Potvin for a Sacred Fire and Pipe Ceremony. Ceremony will begin with a smudge followed by songs, prayers and teachings. The morning will end with a sharing circle and closing prayer.

Register Here – Wintergreen Studios

Saturday, June 18th, 2022 - Horses in the Sand Launch - Multi-Author Event

Join us for the launch of Horses in the Sand, a memoir written by Lorrie Potvin that documents her journey to becoming a tradeswoman, teacher, and artist.  Lorrie will be joined by Cheryl Sutherland, author of Alchemy: A Geography of Love and Brenda Missen, who will read from Tumblehome.  It’s sure to be a memoirable event!

Register Here – Wintergreen Studios

Horses in the Sand  book launch and reading.  A multi-author event celebrating and honouring Two-Spirits during June, both PRIDE and National Indigenous History month.  Come out to hear the diverse voices of poets Tyler Pennock and Seán Kinsella.  For more information contact Glad Day here.


Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 - 2SLGBTQIA+ Writer's PRIDE! in Perth, ON.

Horses in the Sand is being launched at Writer’s PRIDE!  An evening to showcase 2SLGBTQIA+ authors and writers.  Everyone is invited to join in this celebration of a variety of queer voices from the local and regional literary arts community.  This free event is sponsored by Spark Books & Curios.  For more information visit Queer Connection Lanark.


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