Atlantic Canada poetry tour

Join Joanna to celebrate National Poetry Month at events in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Fredericton and Prince Edward Island in April 2024.

National Poetry Month at LaHave River Books

A National Poetry Month reading with Brian Braganza, Joanna Lilley and Alison Smith.

Monday 1 April 2024
4pm Nova Scotia time
LaHave River Books
3421 Route 331
Nova Scotia 

Total Solar Eclipse at the Annex

An evening of eclipse entertainment at Bonavista's historic Garrick Theatre featuring artists including singer-songwriter Sue Pyper and poet Joanna Lilley.

Monday 8 April 2024
The Garrick Theatre
Church Street
Newfoundland and Labrador

National Poetry Month at Westminster Bookmark

Joanna Lilley will join New Brunswick poets Dominique Béchard and Lynn Davies to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Sunday 14 April 2024
88 York Street
New Brunswick

National Poetry Month at UPEI

Joanna Lilley is celebrating National Poetry Month at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Tuesday 16 April 2024
7pm PEI time
Faculty Lounge, Main Building
University of PEI
550 University Avenue
Prince Edward Island

Explore Atlin

Yukon authors Ellen Bielawski, Patti Flather and Joanna Lilley will be reading from their novels-in-progress, followed by a Q and A.

Saturday 25 May 2024
7pm Yukon time (to be confirmed)
In person

Kershaw's Café 
161 First Street
Atlin, BC

Details are still being finalised – check back before the event.

Migrations conference

Joanna will be sharing her work at the 2024 Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada (ALECC) biennial conference at Wilfred Laurier University that takes place from 19 to 22 June.

Invite Joanna to your event or book club

Joanna has given readings, talks and workshops at as far afield as Iceland and Alaska as well as in her home town of Whitehorse, Yukon, and online.

Get in touch if you'd like Joanna to join your event online or in person.

Joanna is also available for book club appearances. You can use book club questions to spark discussion about Joanna's poetry book, Endlings, which is all about extinct animals. 

You can borrow Joanna's novel, Worry Stones, as a book club set at the Whitehorse Public Library in Yukon.

It wouldn't happen without them

Joanna is enormously grateful to all the organizers, funders and publishers who create and support events. 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 and other funders for all the events she's participated in over the years.

Joanna Lilley leads a poetry workshop
at the Northern Nights Festival.
(Photograph: Louise Dumayne)