Vancouver Island

Hear Joanna read from her novel, Worry Stones, on her Vancouver Island tour and take part in an audience question and answer session. All events are free.

Monday 4 November 2019
Featuring Barbara Langhorst, Joanna Lilley and Linda Quennec
Campbell River Branch
Vancouver Island Regional Library
6.15 to 7.45pm

Tuesday 5 November 2019
Featuring Kim Clark, Barbara Langhorst and Joanna Lilley
Harbourfront Branch
Vancouver Island Regional Library
6.15 to 7.45pm

Wednesday 6 November 2019
Featuring Barbara Langhorst, Stella Leventoyannis Harvey and Joanna Lilley
sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch
Greater Victoria Regional Library
7 to 8.30pm

Get in touch with event ideas

Joanna loves sharing the joy of words with readers and writers and is always interested in giving readings, taking part in discussions and delivering workshops. Just get in touch if you'd like to talk about any ideas for events.

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Get in touch if you'd like Joanna to come to your book club in person or via Skype or FaceTime. 

Previous events

In 2019 so far, Joanna has taken part in the Young Authors' Conference in Whitehorse, Live Words in Whitehorse and Teslin, and the Growing Room festival in Vancouver. She's also given a writing workshop with Os Pressan in Reykjavik, Iceland, a reading and talk about her debut novel, Worry Stones, at the Scottish Writers' Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, and a poetry reading from If There Were Roads at Poetry Chichester in England. She's also given a poetry reading at Gurdeep Pandher's Punjabi Dinner in Whitehorse.

In 2018, Joanna gave readings from Worry Stones at St Peter's College in Muenster, the Vertigo Series in Regina and McNally Robinson bookstore in Saskatoon with novelist Barbara Langhorst. She also read at People's Coop Bookstore in Vancouver with novelist Ethel Whitty. 

Joanna also took part in a poetry 'milk run' tour of Alaska, hosted by 49 Writers, giving workshops, readings and craft talks in Juneau, Cordova and Anchorage on the theme of Human Geography: Putting Words in their Place.

Also in 2018, Joanna gave poetry readings at Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, Lunch Poems at SFU in Vancouver, the BIG LIT festival in Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland; the launch of The Northern Review in Whitehorse, Yukon; St Peter's College, Muenster, Saskatchewan; McNally Robinson bookstore in Winnipeg with Karen Clavelle and Carmelo Militano; knife fork book poetry bookstore in Toronto with Richard Scarsbrook and Steve Venright, and with Lisa L Moore, Jamella Hagen, jkmunro and Michael Eden Reynolds at Baked Café, Whitehorse. She also hosted authors at the Atlin Lit Up festival in Atlin, BC.

In 2017, Joanna gave readings in Dawson City (Westminster Hotel); the Atlin Arts and Music Festival, where she also delivered fiction and poetry workshops; the Whitehorse launch of her book, If There Were Roads; Chrys Salt's Whitehorse reading; Poetry New Westminster; the launch of the Circumpolar Duet exhibition, and at the Vancouver and Whitehorse launches of Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (Caitlin Press).

In 2016, she gave poetry and fiction readings at the Yellowknife Book Cellar in Yellowknife, The Art Bar Poetry Series in Toronto, The Word on the Street in Saskatoon, gritLIT festival in Hamilton with the Hamilton Poetry Centre and at the University of Edinburgh. While on her travels, she also delivered a fiction writing workshop in Yellowknife, as a Northwords NWT event.

It wouldn't happen without them

Joanna is very grateful to all the volunteers and venues who have hosted and helped herShe also very much appreciates the financial support of the Government of Yukon Touring Artist Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts for many of these events.