readings and workshops

Hear Joanna Lilley read at the following events or take part in her workshops over the next few months:

Workshop: Human Geography – Putting Words in their Place
Hosted by Os Pressan
1pm to 3pm, Sunday 13 January 2019
Cafe Stofan
Aðalstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

What I Learnt the Hard Way (so you don't have to)
Reading and talk
Hosted by the Scottish Writers' Centre
Tuesday 29 January 2019
£5 (£3)
Clubroom, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Poetry reading
Hosted by Chichester Poetry
The programme includes an open mic (come along and share your work!)
7pm, Wednesday 30 January 2019
New Park Centre, Chichester, England

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.

previous events

In 2018, Joanna has given readings from her debut novel, Worry Stones, at St Peter's College in Muenster, the Vertigo Series in Regina and McNally Robinson bookstore in Saskatoon with novelist Barbara Langhorst and 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 has given 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 her. She also very much appreciates the support of the Government of Yukon Touring Artist Fund.

book clubs

Get in touch if you'd like Joanna to come to your book club. She can read some fiction or poems or both and then you can ask her any questions you like (she thinks).