Events History

Selected Readings & Performances

Since 2000

  • Dennis Tourbin Memorial Reading (Ottawa, ON: Carleton University) March 10, 2014
  • Cross/Sections (Toronto: Hot Shot Gallery) March 5, 2011
  • Howie’s Follies Fundraiser (Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times) March 16, 2010
  • Dream Catcher launch (Hamilton: Bryan Prince, Bookseller) May 7, 2008
  • Creative Writing I Class (Toronto: George Brown College) April 3, 2007
  • Creative Writing I Class (Toronto: George Brown College) March 28, 2006; July 4, 2006
  • The Cooked & Eaten (Peterborough: The Only Café) February 6
  • Canadian Poetry Night, reading work of Kathy Mac, The Art Bar (Toronto: Victory Café) June 14, 2005
  • The Cooked & Eaten (Peterborough: The Only Café) April 3, 2005
  • The Cooked & Eaten (Peterborough Arts Umbrella) April 5, 2004
  • PEN Canada reading (Toronto: Earth Grounds Espresso Bar) December 4, 2003
  • Editor’s Association of Canada’s “A Celebration of Words” (Toronto: Hart House Library) October 7, 2003
  • LiT LiVe (Hamilton: The Junction Café) November 2, 2003
  • Limestone Poetry Series (The Bookstore Café, Camden East) July 13, 2003
  • St. Thomas University (Fredericton, NB) March 24, 2003
  • Lecture on Swimming in the Ocean for Women Writers course, St. Thomas University (Fredericton, NB) March 24, 2003
  • Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre (St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, NB) March 23, 2003
  • Saint John Arts Centre (Saint John, NB) March 22, 2003
  • Attic Owl Book Shop (Moncton, NB) March 21, 2003
  • The Art Bar (Toronto: Victory Café) March 19, 2003
  • The Art Bar (Toronto: Victory Café) March 19, 2003
  • Erotica Night, The Art Bar (Toronto: Victory Café) February 12, 2003
  • Writers Reading Series (Peterborough, Trent University) November 27, 2002
  • Whetung’s Authors’ Day (Curve Lake Indian Reserve) November 3, 2002
  • Insomniac Press 10th Anniversary reading (Toronto Reference Library) September 17, 2002
  • TREE Reading Series (Ottawa: Royal Oak II Pub) August 27, 2002
  • Suburban Spoken Word (Toronto: Queen of Hearts Pub) August 11, 2002
  • lichen launch, Art Bar Reading Series (Toronto) April 24, 2002
  • Idler Pub Reading Series (Toronto) February 3, 2002
  • poetica (Toronto: rancho relaxo) August 6, 2001
  • “My Funny Valentine,” Art Bar Reading Series (Toronto) February 14, 2001

Before 2000

  • Slamarama (Hamilton: Staircase Theatre) April 28, 2000
  • Mouth Music (Toronto: Theatre Centre) April 27, 2000
  • Art Bar Reading Series (Toronto: Imperial Pub) August 25, 1999
  • Idler Pub Reading Series (Toronto) August 15, 1999
  • The Café Reading Series (Toronto: IV Lounge) July 9, 1999
  • Syntactic Sunday (Toronto: Freetimes Café) April 11, 1999
  • LPG National Poetry Month Marathon (Toronto: This Ain’t the Rosedale Library) April 10, 1999
  • U of T Bookstore Series (Toronto: The Imperial Pub) March 4, 1999
  • Chapters Bookstore (Mississauga) February 27, 1999
  • “Bodice Rippers,” The Idler Pub Reading Series (Toronto) February 14, 1999
  • Dark City Coffee House Reading Series (Toronto) December 9, 1998
  • Written in the Skin reading The Idler Pub Reading Series (Toronto) December 6, 1998
  • submerge tour, Sasquatch Reading Series (Ottawa: Royal Oak II) November 22, 1998
  • submerge tour, The Peterborough Public Library (Peterborough) November 20, 1998
  • Written in the Skin anthology launch (Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) Oct 26, 1998
  • Written in the Skin anthology launch (Ottawa: The National Library) October 22, 1998
  • Word on the Street, WORD Stage (Toronto: The Bamboo) September 27, 1998
  • Canadian Journal of Contemporary Literary Stuff launch (Toronto: The Ballroom) April 7, 1998
  • Freetimes Café Reading Series (Toronto) March 31, 1998
  • The Basement Reading Series (Toronto: Tower Records & Books) March 30, 1998
  • submerge launch, Idler Pub Reading Series (Toronto) February 15, 1998
  • Art Bar Reading Series (Toronto: The Imperial Pub) November 12, 1997
  • Dark City Coffee House Reading Series (Toronto) October 8, 1997
  • Word on the Street, WORD Stage (Toronto: The Bamboo) September 28, 1997
  • Idler Pub Reading Series (Toronto) June 8, 1997
  • TREE, BARD and The Vogon Reading Series (Ottawa) 1995-96
  • Artspace, Trent University and The Jolly Hangman (Peterborough) 1980s

Swimming in the Ocean Tour, 2002

  • Swimming in the Ocean book launch (Toronto: Lava Lounge) May 22, 2002
  • Cooked and Eaten (Peterborough: Peterborough Arts Umbrella) May 6, 2002
  • Syntactic Sunday (Toronto: Free Times Café) May 12, 2002
  • National Library of Canada (Ottawa) May 14, 2002
  • Yellow Door Coffee House (Montréal) May 16, 2002
  • Mother Tongue Books (Ottawa) May 17, 2002
  • Wired on Words (Montreal: Casa del Poplo) May 19, 2002
  • Sleepless Goat Reading Series (Kingston: Modern Fuel Gallery) May 28, 2002
  • Prince Edward County Authors’ Festival (Picton: Regent Theatre) June 1, 2002
  • U of T Reading Series (Toronto: Hart House Library) June 3, 2002
  • I.V. Lounge (Toronto) June 7, 2002
  • Spiral Thought (Brooklyn, NY: The Fall Café) June 9, 2002
  • Bluestockings Women’s Bookstore and Café (New York) June 13, 2002
  • Durtygurls (Ottawa: The Mercury Lounge) July 2, 2002
  • Aloha Café Reading Series (Chicago) July 9, 2002

blood, love & boomerangs tour 1999

  • blood, love & boomerangs book launch (Toronto: cobalt lounge) March 27
  • Raintree Café (Waterloo) April 27
  • Corner Coffee House (Newmarket) April 30
  • YAWP Cabaret (Montréal) May 14
  • Take a Break Café (Fergus) June 4
  • Sasquatch Reading Series (Ottawa: Royal Oak II) June 13
  • Trent Books & Music Grand Opening (Peterborourgh) October 15
  • Aloha Café Reading Series (Chicago, Il) October 5
  • Borders Bookstore (Evanston, Il) October 3
  • Chapters Bookstores: Barrie April 3, Newmarket April 30, London (North & South) May 1, Kitchener May 1, Montréal May 13, Guelph May 16, Burlington May 16, Toronto May 27, St. Catharines May 30, Oakville May 30, Kingston June 12, Ottawa June 12, 1999, Halifax October 22, Dartmouth October 24

Interviews & Profiles

  • Women Writers website, review of Swimming in the Ocean (USA/cyberspace) Winter 2005
  • Ashes, Paper & Beans CHSR 97.9 FM (Fredericton, NB) March 25, 2003
  • Trent University Alumni Association (Feature on website Peterborough) March, 2003
  • Arthur: Words Special (Peterborough) November 11, 2002
  • CHEX TV News (Peterborough) November 3, 2002
  • Village Idioms CKCU 93.1 FM (Ottawa) August 29, 2002
  • Book Television (Toronto) (recorded July 2002, air date unkown)
  • Village Post (Toronto) July 2002, interview with photos (page 19)
  • Aloha Café Circus, WZDR-FM 88.3 (Chicago) July 7, 2002
  • Daytime, Rogers Cable (Ottawa) June 28, 2002
  • Toronto Star, June 7, 2002, interview with photo (page D13)
  • Surface & Symbol, (Scarborough) June 2002, interview and review (page 10)
  • Cabbages & Kings, CHUO (Ottawa) (recorded June 2002, air date unknown)
  • Breakfast Television, The New RO (Ottawa) May 15, 2002
  • Literary Landscape CKCU 93.1 FM (Ottawa) May 9, 2002, July 15, 1999, May 25, 1998
  • CFRU 93.3 FM (Guelph) May 16, 1999
  • Toronto Life, April 1999, profile with photos (page 54)
  • CHRY 105.5 FM (Toronto) April 20, 1999, July 9, 1999, April 24, 1998
  • CIUT 89.5 FM (Toronto) March 23, April 11, 1999, April 26, 2002
  • CKLN 88.1 FM (Toronto) March 23, 1999