This fall, I will be reading from my new books in Victoria and on Pender Island.

On Friday November 8, I’ll be reading at 7:30 pm at Russell Books, #100, 747 Fort St., Victoria, part of the Planet Earth Poetry series. I’ll be reading from How Can You Live Here? and also from my 2020 collection Watching a Man Break a Dog’s Back: Poems for a Dark Time.

Diana Hayes, Salt Spring Island poet, editor, photographer, founder of Raven Chapbooks, and year-round ocean swimmer, will also be reading. There will be an open mic session and admission is free.

Then, on Saturday November 9, I’ll be on Pender Island for a reading at 2:30 pm at Bridgemans Bistro, 4605 Oak Road. I will be reading from The Road to Appledore as well as How Can You Live Here?, joined by four fellow former members of the work-writing circle, the Vancouver Industrial Writers’ Union (1979 to 1993). Giving brief readings will be authors Kate Braid, Zoë Landale and Sandy Shreve—now on Pender—and Kirsten Emmott, now in Comox. Admission is free.