Sunday, June 24th, 2023 - Pipe Ceremony, Wintergreen Studios
Come join me at Wintergreen Studios to participate in a Pipe Ceremony and Sharing Circle starting at 1:30. The circle will begin with a smudge and opening prayers. Teachings about the Sacred Pipe and Two-Spirited peoples will be shared. June is both PRIDE and Indigenous History month, and in a time where there is heightened tension surrounding the 2SLGBTQI+ community it’s important to come together to celebrate diversity and to learn from each other in a good way. All folks are welcome in the sacred circle, where everyone is equal. More info here.
Sunday, June 18th, 2023 - Pipe Ceremony, Arbor Gallery, Vankleek Hill, ON
Come join me at the Arbor Gallery on Sunday afternoon to participate in a Pipe Ceremony and Sharing Circle starting at 1:30. The circle will begin with a smudge and opening prayers. Teachings about the Sacred Pipe and Two-Spirited peoples will be shared. In a time where there is heightened tension surrounding the 2SLGBTQI+ community it’s important to come together to celebrate diversity and to learn from each other in a good way. All folks are welcome to come and be in the sacred circle, where everyone is equal.
Saturday, June 17th, 2023 - Reading, Arbor Gallery, Vankleek Hill, Ontario
The Arbor Gallery – Galerie Arbor is a non-profit charitable organization. Its vision is to serve as a community-based centre where artistic expression and appreciation is lively and recognized as a core social and economic asset.
The Mission of Arbor Gallery – Galerie Arbor is to generate opportunities to reflect, nurture and challenge the diversity of artistic expression and appreciation. Very grateful to be invited to read and discuss the writing process with patrons and visitors of the Gallery. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 15th, 2023 - Artists' PRIDE, Crystal Palace, Perth, Ontario
Come out to celebrate and support all the queer creatives in our community. Meet faithfully middle-aged culture change writer Arria Deepwater, community builder and photographer Lor Taylor, James K. Moran, an out bi-guy novelist, and pointillism artist Susan Wagner-White. It is going to be a great evening MC’d by Kathryn Baker-Reed. The body of work I’ll be showing is called Rusted Development, it is a “re-imagination of the ordinary.” Sponsored by Spark Books & Curios, doors open at 6:00 p.m. Come and have some fun!
Month of June, 2023 - Rusted Development Show & Display, Arbor Gallery
The Mission of Arbor Gallery – Galerie Arbor in Vankleek Hill is to generate opportunities to reflect, nurture and challenge the diversity of artistic expression and appreciation. Very grateful to be invited to read and discuss the writing process with patrons and visitors of the Gallery. June is both a celebration of PRIDE, and of Indigenous History. As a queerishly two-spirted Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario I am blessed to be offered this opportunity to show and display my art. Called Rusted Development, it is a “re-imagination of the ordinary.”
Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 - Writing our Stories
Writing our Stories, hosted by Lanark County Interval House, and Carleton Place Public Library. An opportunity to gather in a safe place, listen to readings by Lorrie Potvin, author of First Gear – A Motorcycle Memoir and Horses in the Sand, and Brenda Missen, author of Tell Anna She’s Safe, and her most recent memoir Tumblehome – One Woman’s Canoeing Adventures in the Divine Near Wilderness. Discussion, writing and a sharing circle will complete the afternoon. Details forthcoming for times and registration. Very grateful for this opportunity.
Monday, November 28th, 2022 - Premier's Awards
Premier’s Awards 2022, celebrating outstanding college graduates while honouring the important social and economic contributions that graduates have made Ontario and beyond. The Awards recognize graduates in seven categories – Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate and Technology. I’ve been nominated for Apprenticeship. Truly blessed and what an honour!
Thursday, November 17th, 2022 - Inanna's Fall Launch Party!
It’s happening! Inanna Publications, an independent feminist press based out of Toronto, is having a party to celebrate 2022’s cohort of authors and to launch the wonderful books they’ve written. In person, with people! The venue is the Danu Social House, 7:00 p.m. mingle, readings at 8:00 p.m. Event details and schedule of authors still to be determined. Show up and have some fun!
Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 - LPG's Indie Reading Room Series
LPG – The Literary Press Group of Canada is hosting a ten author event at The Staircase Theatre on Dundern St. in Hamilton. Truly blessed to be invited and am really looking forward to being among people in a great venue. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., drinks and munchies included, it is truly shaping up to be a memorable evening! Supported by Epic Books. Hope to see you there.
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.
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!
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.