2015

July 25, 2015 — “The New Concrete” Book launch. Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel, London, UK.

July 23, 2015 — Xing the LIne Reading Series. apple tree pub, clerkenwell, London, UK

July 10-18, 2015 —WGA Wordsworth summer camp. week long summer camp for literarily-inclined youth ages 15-18, organized by the Writers Guild of Alberta. Bragg Creek, AB.

July 3, 2015 — A Celebration of Calgarian Writing. including natalie simpson, naomi lewis, sandy pool, richard harrison, weyman chan, helen hajnoczky, hollie adams, braydon beaulieu (hosted by derek beaulieu) Lougheed House. Calgary,

AB.May 28, 2015 –Queen Elizabeth High School guest speaker, Calgary, AB.

May 20, 2015 — Hillhurst Elementary School guest speaker. ACAD. Calgary, AB.

May 16, 2015 — Tangled Up: an afternoon of Constraint-based and Oullipan writing. Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB. (w/ Daniel Levin Becker, Nikki Sheppy, Christian Bok and Jean-Jacques Poucel)

May 14, 2015 — Keynote Speaker. ACAD Convocation. Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB.

May 12, 2015 — Rev: Sustain, Thrive, Accelerate. Calgary Chamber meeting for entrepreneurial businesses. University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

May 10, 2015 — Dear Johnny Deere Book launch. Theatre Calgary. Calgary, AB.

May 6, 2015 — Why cities matter. Panel discussion with shelley youngblut, simon brault, Lougheed House. Calgary, AB.

May 2, 2015 — Authors for Indies Day. Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB. Participant in national program to raise awareness of independant bookstores in cnaada.

May 1 – Jun 30, 2015 — artist-in-residence. Lougheed House, Calgary, AB.

April 23, 2015 — Keynote Address. New Voices, Emerging Paths in Contemporary Canadian Writings. Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

April 23, 2015 — roundtable discussion with odile cisneros and christine stewart. New Voices, Emerging Paths in Contemporary Canadian Writings. Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

April 2, 2015 — (Host) Brecken Hancock, Rod Moody-Corbett and Naomi K Lewis Reading. Pages Books, Calgary, AB

March 30, 2015 — Mayor’s poetry challenge. City Hall, Calgary, AB.

March 26, 2015 — filling Station #60/61 launch. Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB.

March 23, 2015 — Guest Lecturer, ENGL265, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

March 21, 2015 — Calgary Cinemateque’s “salon series” screening of MOON, Calgary, AB. (w/ Ken Hunt)

January 30-31, 2015 — Oslopoesifestival, Oslo, Norway.

2014

December 10, 2014 — Roehampton University, London, UK.

November 27, 2014 — Mount Royal University Creative Writing Faculty Reading. Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.

November 25, 2014 — Guest Lecturer, ENGL265, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. (w/ Shyam Shelvadurai)

November 5-7, 2014 — Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, and Revolutionaries, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

November 1, 2014 — One Book, One Calgary, Calgary, AB. (w/ Marcello di Cintio)

October 16, 2014 — Host, Poetry Cabaret, Wordfest, Calgary, AB.

September 26, 2014 — “An evening with Calgary’s Poet laureate” Alberta Culture Days, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, AB.

September 21, 2014 —Word on the Street, Lethbridge, AB.

August 19 – October 24, 2014 — Artist in Residence, Epcor Centre for the performing Arts, Calgary, AB.

August 14, 2014 — Flywheel reading Series, Pages Books on Kensington, Calgary, AB.

June 12-18, 2014 — Writers Guild of Alberta Wordsworth Summer Camp. Bragg Creek, AB.

June 7, 2014 — Panel Discussion on children’s literature, Theatre Calgary, Calgary, AB.

June 4, 2014 — Grown ups read things they wrote as kids, Broken City / CBC Radio, Calgary, AB.

May 11, 2014 — Writers Guild of Alberta Teen Writers Group workshop on small press publishing, Loft 112, Calgary, AB.

May 10, 2014 — Grand Opening of LOFT 122, Calgary, AB. (w/ Erin Moure, Natalie Simpson, Peter Oliva and more)

May 8, 2014 — Ground Rules launch, Shelf Life, Calgary, AB. (w/ rob mclennan, Natalie Simpson and Julia Williams)

May 4, 2014 — Performance, Textfestival 2014, Bury Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. (w/ Jorg Piringer, Eran Hadras)

May 3, 2014 — Round Table discussion, Textfestival 2014, Bury Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. (w/ Ron Silliman, Martin Koppany, Phil Davenport, Sarah Sanders)

April 28, 2014 — Calgary Poet Laureate Announcement. Calgary City Council Chambers, Calgary, AB. (w/ Emily Ju and Kris Demeanor)

April 3, 2014 — Launch of NoD #17. Pages Books on Kensington, Calgary, AB. (w/ Victoria Braun and more)

April 1, 2014 — Guest Lecturing on small press publishing, University of Calgary. Calgary, AB.

March 30, 2014 — The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and Visual book launch. John Dutton Theatre, Calgary. (w/ Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Richard Harrison, Sheri-D Wilson, Weyman Chan and more)

March 15, 2014 — Scrawl-a-thon Fundraiser for  WordsWorth young writer Writing Residency. Loft 112, Calgary, AB.

March 9, 2014 — Typing Pool #2. Loft 112, Calgary, AB.

March 5, 2014 — Al-Mutanabbi Street celebration, Pages Books on Kensington, Calgary, AB. (w/ Richard Harrison, Micheline Maylor, Rosemary Greibel, Paul Zits, Natalie Simpson, Marcello Di Cinto and more)

March 5, 2014 — Guest Lecturing on contemporary poetics, Mount Royal University. Calgary, AB.

February 20, 2014 — Single Onion Reading Series, Calgary, AB. (w/ Christian Bök, Gregory Betts and Ken Hunt)

2013

December 12, 2013 — Flywheel Reading Series. Pages Books on Kensington. Calgary, AB. (w/ Christian Bök and Paul Zits.)

October 24, 2013 — Open Mic / The Muse launch. Alberta College of Art. Calgary, AB.

June 7, 2013 — Book-making workshop. King George Elementary School, Calgary, AB.

May 20, 2013 — The Texfestival Colloquium: Artworks as Archival Problems. Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Manchester, UK (w/ Holly Pester, Carol Watts, Tony Trehy, Tony Lopez, Nick Thurston, et al.)

May 18, 2013 — The Other Room Reading Series, Manchester, UK (w/ Tom Jenks and Holly Pester)

April 25, 2013 — filling Station Magazine’s 20th anniversary celebration. Kensington Legion Hall, Calgary, AB. (w/ Mark Hopkins, Natalie Simpson, Paulo da Costa, Jonathan Wilcke, Jacqueline Turner, et al.)

April 16, 2013 — Launch of Please no more poetry: the selected poetry of derek beaulieu, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB. (w/ Kit Dobson, Bill Bunn and Micheline Maynor)

April 12, 2013 — Launch of Please no more poetry: the selected poetry of derek beaulieu and Writing Surfaces: Selected Fiction of John Riddell, Pages on Kensington, Calgary, AB. (w/ Kit Dobson, Natalie Simpson, Karis Shearer, Richard Harrison and Christian Bök)

April 6, 2013 — Seminar presentation, APPROACHING THE POETRY SERIES: Using Literary Recordings as Scholars and Digital Designers, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

April 5, 2013 — Poetry Reading, APPROACHING THE POETRY SERIES: Using Literary Recordings as Scholars and Digital Designers, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

April 4, 2013 — Seminar on Experimental Poetry, University of Lethbridge.

March 24, 2013 — roundtable discussion on conceptual and concrete poetry, Niagara Arts Centre, St. Catharines, ON. (w/ Gary Barwin, Jenny Sampirisi, Gregory Betts, Eric Schmaltz and Karl Jirgens)

March 23, 2013 — Public Opening, How to Read, Niagara Arts Centre, St. Catharines, ON. (w/ Sharon Harris, Jenny Sampirisi and Karl Jirgens)

2012

December 17, 2012 — Launch of Local Colour: Ghosts, variations, Signal Centre for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden (w/ Helen White, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Stine Janvin Motland, Inga Margrete Aas, Jorgen Gassilewski and Peder Alexis Olsson)

December 6, 2012 — Guest lecture on avant-garde poetry, Queen Elizabeth High School, Calgary, AB.

November 22, 2012 —Liberal Studies Reading Series, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB. (w/ Judy Sterner)

November 9, 2012 — filling Station #54 launch, Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB. (w/ Stuart Ian McKay, Rod Moody-Corbett, Eric Zboya)

October 12, 2012 –Public Opening, Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, USA. (w/ Robert Fitterman, Vanessa Place, Michalis Pichler, Christian Bök)

October 11, 2012 –Vernissage, Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, USA. (w/ Christian Bök, Michalis Pichler, Fiona Banner)

September 30, 2012 — Pilot Reading Series, Sparrow Bar, Montreal, QC. (w/ Candice Maddy, Simon Wake, Michael Nardone & Mina Pam Dick)

September 28, 2012 — Concordia’s Writers Read Series, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

September 22, 2012– Mass Poetry Reading. Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.

September 21, 2012– Keynote Reading. Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. (w/ Erin Moure)

September 21, 2012 — Roundtable discussion: “Poetry and the Academy.” Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. (w/ Tamis MacDonald, Rob Winger, Kevin McNeilly & Erin Moure)

June 22-26, 2012 — Self-Directed Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB

April 21, 2012 — Segue Reading Series, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, USA (w/ Jen Bervin)

April 20, 2012 — “Poetics Sights and Sounds: Talk and Reading.” Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (w/ Craig Dworkin)

March 31, 2012 — A/B Series, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON.

March 31, 2012  — The Daily Grind, Ottawa, ON.

March 24, 2012 — City of Calgary Calatrava Peace Bridge Opening, Calgary, AB.

March 23, 2012 — filling Station #52 issue launch, Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB.

March 20, 2012 — Seminar on Uncreative Writing, University of Calgary, Rachel Zolf, Instructor.

March 1, 2012 — Calgary Poet Laureate Short-listed Nominees reading and panel discussion, Calgary AB (w/ Sheri-D Wilson, Kris Demeanor, Diane Guichon, TB Perry & Transit)

2011

December 9, 2011 — Pages on Kensington, Calgary, AB (w/ Jake Kennedy, kevin mcpherson eckhoff)

October 14, 2011 — Wordfest, Calgary, AB. (w/ Lynn Coady, Tim Bowling & Steven Ross Smith)

August 19-21, 2011 — tekstallianse 2011, Oslo, Norway.

June 24, 2011 — Olive Reading Series, Cafe Leva, Edmonton, AB. (w/ Gregory Betts)

June 3, 2011 — Seminar on Creative Writing, Centennial Senior High School, Creative Writing 15-25-35, Rebecca Trew, Instructor.

May 29, 2011 — filling Station / Pooka Press Pub Crawl — Riley Park, Calgary, AB.

April 30, 2011 — TextFestival, Manchester, UK.

April 23, 2011 — dANDelion Magazine Launch / ProVag Event, Calgary, AB.

April 8, 2011 — Seminar on Experimental Poetry, University of Lethbridge,

March 31, 2011 — Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

March 29, 2011 — Boog City, New York, NY, USA (w/ Robert Fitterman, Charles Gute, Jake Kennedy, Steve Giasson, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, & Rachel Zolf)

March 12, 2011 — Round table on Contemporary Poetics (w/ McCaffery, Mac Cormack, mcpherson eckhoff, bissett, novick, rawlings, Betts) — Niagara Arts Centre, St. Catharines, ON

March 11, 2011 — Bird is the Word, Niagara Arts Centre, St. Catharines, ON (w/ McCaffery, rawlings, mcpherson eckhoff, bissett & novick, Barwin)

March 11, 2011 — Seminar on Creative Writing. Brock University, Dr. Gregory Betts. (w/ mcpherson eckhoff)

February 4, 2011 — Seminar on non-narrative fiction. Alberta College of Art + Design, English 310, Mark Giles, Instructor.

January 28, 2011 — Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC.

January 28, 2011 — Seminar on Conceptual Poetry, Okanagan College (Kelowna Campus), Jake Kennedy, Instructor.

2010

November 13, 2010 — Pages Books, Calgary, AB.

October 28, 2010 — Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB

October 8, 2010 — Seminar on visual narrative. Mount Royal University, English 3372, Dr. Kit Dobson.

September 22, 2010 —English Dept. Staff / Student Mixer. Mount Royal University.

September 8, 2010 — 100 Wines, Calgary, AB

September 3-5, 2010 — Miss Read Artist Book Festival, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany [work only, artist not in attendance]

August 21, 2010 — Monastiraki, Montreal, QC

July 14, 2010 — SoundEye Festival of the Arts of the Word, Cork, Ireland

July 8, 2010 — wurm im apfel Reading Series, Dublin, Ireland

July 7, 2010 — The Other Room Reading Series, Manchester, UK

July 7, 2010 — Bury Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

June 1, 2010 — Pages Books on Kensington, Calgary, AB

April, 2010 — seminar on concrete and experimental poetry. University of Calgary, English 233, Prof. Robert Majzels.

April 29, 2010 — Palomino Saloon, Calgary, AB

April 28, 2010 — Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC

April 27, 2010 — Auburn Saloon, Calgary, AB

April 24, 2010 — Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, ON

April 23, 2010 — Edmonton Poetry Festival, Edmonton, AB

March, 2010 —seminar on concrete poetry. University Elementary School, Grade 3/4, Instructor Christopher Blais.

January 7, 2010 — Flywheel Reading Series, Calgary, AB

2009

November 20, 2009 — Play Chthonics Reading Series, Vancouver, BC

2008

July 18, 2008 — Scream Literary Festival, Toronto, ON