readings and workshops

Debut novel book launch with Joanna Lilley (Worry Stones) and Barbara Langhorst (Want)
Hosted by St Peter's College
Monday 22 October 2018
7 pm
Library, Michael Hall, St Peter's College, Muenster, Saskatchewan

Debut novel book launch with Joanna Lilley (Worry Stones) and Barbara Langhorst (Want)
McNally Robinson bookstore
Wednesday 24 October 2018
7 pm
Eighth Street at Circle Drive, 3130 Eighth Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Debut novel book launch with Joanna Lilley (Worry Stones) and Barbara Langhorst (Want)
Hosted by Vertigo Reading Series
Tuesday 23 October 2018
7.30 pm
Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, 1925 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan

Poetry reading with Joanna Lilley and Patrick Friesen
Hosted by Planet Earth Poetry
Friday 26 October 2018
7 pm to sign up for the open mic (please do!)
Event starts at 7.30 pm 
Hillside Coffee and Tea
1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

Whitehorse launch of Worry Stones featuring Joanna Lilley, Ellen Bielawski, 
Patti Flather and Lily Gontard
Hosted by Jamella Hagen
Thursday 29 November 2018
7 pm
Baked Cafe, Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Poetry readings and craft talk 
Hosted by 49Writers
December 2018
Juneau and Anchorage
Details to come

Reading and talk about writing a novel
Hosted by the Scottish Writers' Centre
Details to come
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Glasgow, Scotland

Poetry reading with Joanna Lilley
Hosted by Chichester Poetry
The programme includes an open mic (come along and share your work!)
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Time to be confirmed
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.

In 2018 so far, Joanna has read at 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 Cafe, Whitehorse. She also hosted authors at the Atlin Lit Up festival in Atlin, BC.

In 2017, Joanna read 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).