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. 

Upcoming in-person event

Outdoor Readings in the Gardens
9 July 2020
7pm PDT
Featuring Ellen Bielawski and Joanna Lilley
Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse

Coming up or now online

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

Watershed, lit., fig.
Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada Biennial Conference
10 July 2020
Live events
3pm CST – Lightning Round – Poets sharing new collections
4.30pm CST – Writing Showcase and Open Mic Night
Videos available online

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
15 July 2020
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 

Live event
Featuring Francine Cunningham, Kevin Spenst and Joanna Lilley
7.30pm PDT

Wild Words North Festival
24 to 26 September 2020
Online workshop

Victoria Festival of Authors
30 September to 4 October

Videos of earlier 2020 online events 

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

Lunch Poems at SFU
Wednesday 21 October 2020
12pm
Simon Fraser University
Tock Gallery, Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

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 and the Canada Council for the Arts for many of these events.