Events

With gratitude 

Joanna is grateful to all the event organizers, funders and publishers who have worked so hard to move events online during the Covid pandemic. 

Upcoming events

Monthly Poetry Reading (online)
BC Federation of Writers
2pm, Saturday 12 June 2021

Dartington Hall
Devon, England
31 October to 2 November 2021

Videos of previous events 

Safe inside your walls
Joanna Lilley in conversation with Angela Lovell of the Manitou Branch of South Central Regional Library, Manitoba
22 February 2021

Jennifer Still and Joanna Lilley
March 2021

Ellen Bielawski: 00:00
Joanna Lilley: 17:30
Ron Chambers: 33:30

Ellen Bielawski: 00:00
Joanna Lilley: 19:15
Ron Chambers: 36:05

These two As the Ice Melts videos present stories and poetry on the theme of our changing environment by Yukon authors Ellen Bielawski and Joanna Lilley and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations storyteller Ron Chambers. The videos were recorded on location in Yukon, Canada, thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts' Digital Originals fund and launched at an online watch party on January 28, 2021.

Yvonne Blomer, Jenna Butler, Beth Kope, Joanna Lilley, Annick MacAskill, Arleen Paré

Victoria Festival of Authors
30 September to 4 October 2020

Curated by Hannah Hodgson
8 to 22 July 2020

Watershed lit, fig
Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada's 2020 conference 
8 to 22 July 2020

Francine Cunningham, Joanna Lilley and Kevin Spenst 
15 July 2020

Featuring Joanna Lilley and Fraser Sutherland 
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 Spring Mini 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
April 2020


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 and conferences at which Joanna has performed include: Alaska Innovation Summit (Juneau), 
Atlin Lit Up (British Columbia), BIG LIT (Scotland), Cascadia Poetry Festival (Seattle), Culture Days (Yukon), Edmonton Poetry Festival, gritLIT (Hamilton), Growing Room (Vancouver), Hope and Resistance in the Anthropocene Symposium (UK), Isolation Fest (UK), NorthWords NWT (Yellowknife), Pivot Festival (Whitehorse), Victoria Festival of Authors, Watershed, lit, fig – Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse Poetry Festival, Wild Words North (British Columbia) and The Word on the Street in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan). 


Invite Joanna to your book club

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

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


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.