readings and workshops

Atlin Lit Up
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018
Join Joanna as she hosts a stellar line-up of authors at Atlin Lit Up
the literary festival within the Atlin Arts and Music Festival

Lunch Poems at SFU
Wednesday 19 September 2018
12 pm
Teck Gallery
Simon Fraser University
Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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

Alaska readings
Autumn 2018
Details to come


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 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.

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 and then you can ask her any questions you like (she thinks).