Events

With gratitude 
Joanna is grateful to all the event organizers and publishers who have worked so hard to move events online during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Coming up or currently online

Isolation Fest

8 to 22 July 2o20
Festival video online for a fortnight
Created by Hannah Hodgson

Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada Biennial Conference

Watershed, lit., fig.

8 to 22 July 2020


Recorded videos, part of the Watershed conference
Hosted by Yvonne Blomer
Poetry readings by David Uerex Williamson, Gillian Harding-Russell, Ariel Gordon, Kelly Shepherd, Joanna Lilley and Laurie D Graham
Recorded videos, part of the Watershed conference
Featuring Laurie D Graham, Kai McKenzie and Joanna Lilley
Chaired by Jenny Kerber
Hearing Voices: Poems of Extinction 

Wild Words North Festival

26 September 2020
Featuring Lorna Crozier, Ryan Dickie, Sonnet L'Abbe and Joanna Lilley with guest appearances from Erin Moure and Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Victoria Festival of Authors

30 September to 4 October 2020
Panel discussion

Lunch Poems at SFU

21 October 2020
12pm
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC

Videos of earlier 2020 online events 


Francine Cunningham, Kevin Spenst and Joanna Lilley
15 July 2020

The Art Bar Poetry Series
Featuring Fraser Sutherland and Joanna Lilley
9 June 2020

One Minute Poem Series
Poets Corner
4 June 2020

Surrey Muse
Featuring Cynthia Sharp, Dabke Dancers, Nefertiti SheLa Morrison, Sana Janjua and Joanna Lilley
22 May 2020

Poetry London Mini Digital Reading Series
Featuring Robin Richardson, Gillian Sze and Joanna Lilley
20 May 2020

Periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics
Joanna reads three poems from Endlings
28 April 2020

Pandemic Response Reading Series
Joanna in conversation with Cary Hamel of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Victoria Markstrom of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, hosted by poet Paul Pearson
22 April 2020

Schmoozing with Poets
Joanna in conversation with host Lee Ellen Pottie
19 April 2020

49th Shelf Launchpad
Interview and reading

Pending or postponed events 

Red Tree Reading Series
Sunday 18 October 2020
Comox
Vancouver Island

Sidney Reading Series
Friday 23 October 2020
Sidney
Vancouver Island, BC

Animals Across Discipline, Time and Space
Rescheduled for 4 to 7 November 2020
John Hill: Poetry Performance
Madeleine Lavin: Book Louse – A Speculative Fabulation
Joanna Lilley: Hearing Voices – Poems of Extinction
Mandy-Suzanne Wong: Awabi
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Critical Animal Studies in an Age of Mass Extinction Biennial Conference
North American Association for Critical Animal Studies
May 2021

Portsmouth Poetry
Poetry workshops and readings with Tessa Foley, Emily Priest, Maggie Sawkins, Liz Weston
Guildhall Studio
Portsmouth
UK

Poetry Café
Poetry reading and open mic
The Vinyl Frontier
Eastbourne, East Sussex
UK

Brown and Dickson Bookstore
Poetry reading with Tom Cull and Joanna Lilley
567 Richmond Street
London, Ontario

knife fork book
Poetry reading with Kate Marshall Flaherty, Laura K McCrae and Joanna Lilley
Artspace Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario

Vertigo Series Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan

McNally Robinson Bookstore
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Invite Joanna to your event
Joanna has given readings across Canada as well as in the US and UK and has delivered workshops as far afield as Iceland and Alaska.

Festivals Joanna has performed at include: the Cascadia Poetry Festival (Seattle), Edmonton Poetry Festival, gritLIT (Hamilton), NorthWords NWT (Yellowknife), Pivot Festival (Whitehorse), The Word on the Street in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Atlin Lit Up (British Columbia) and the Whitehorse Poetry Festival.

Invite Joanna to your book club
Get in touch if you'd like Joanna to join your book club online.

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 financial support of the Government of Yukon Touring Artist Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets and The Writers' Union of Canada for many of these events.