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January 2019

Vancouver Launch

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vancouver Film School, 390 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Bonnie Stern Book Club

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Edible Story, 320 Richmond Street East #105,
Toronto, ON Canada
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Food, drinks, and Reproduction. Nothing pleases Bonnie more than to have the opportunity to bring readers and writers together in a truly unique way that offers the rare opportunity to meet some of Canada’s leading authors (and some from farther away), discuss their work and enjoy a delicious meal inspired by the book. Bonnie is very excited to kick off the 2019 season with one of the most talked about debut novels in recent years. In January, the book club…

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CHTV, “CH Morning Live”

January 29 @ 8:40 am
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Toronto Launch

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, ON Canada
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With Canisia Lubrin

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CIUT Radio, “Howl”

January 29 @ 10:00 pm

http://www.ciut.fm/shows/howl

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February 2019

Vancouver Writers Fest Incite Reading: Hot Reads for Chilly Nights

February 6 @ 7:30 pm
Alice McKay Room – Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Lists of recommended books abound at the beginning of the year—perfect for whiling away the season’s evenings. Join us to discover your next three top reads. Éric Dupont (Songs for the Cold of Heart), 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Nominee, Jen Neale (Land Mammals and Sea Creatures), local debut novelist shortlisted for the 2018 Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Award, and Ian Williams(Reproduction), winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and a Creative Writing Professor at UBC, will read from their works and delve into stories behind their…

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Real Vancouver Writers’ Series

February 16 @ 7:30 pm
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Marlon James in conversation with Ian Williams

February 17 @ 7:30 pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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“Sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzingly complex.” —The New York Times Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James captivates the literary world with his unique style, most recently showcased in the internationally-lauded A Brief History of Seven Killings. On February 17, James speaks with author and UBC Creative Writing Instructor, Ian Williams, about his anticipated new epic novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, just days after its official launch. Combining African history, mythology and his own rich imagination, James’ deeply involving novel is an immersive saga of…

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March 2019

A Resplendence of Poets

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE M L King Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Start AWP off right with this off-site reading on Wednesday evening, featuring some of the best poets from both sides of the 49th parallel: Kazim Ali, Ali Blythe, Kayla Czaga, Laura Da', Demian DinéYazhi', Raoul Fernandes, Emily Kendal Frey, Miguel Murphy, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and Ian Williams. There will be books for sale, wine to drink, and revelry to be had. Hosted by Sheryda Warrener and Jen Currin. Join us!

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AWP Panel

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

More info forthcoming.

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April 2019

Ireland

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

Info coming soon.

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May 2019

Toronto future project

May 1

Not a public event. I'm expecting spacesuits.

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FOLD: Festival of Literary Diversity

May 2 - May 5
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Banff

May 6 - May 9

Not a public event but, hey, at least you know where I'll be. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

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Alice Munro Festival

May 24 - May 26

Alls I have are the dates right now.

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June 2019

Griffin Poetry Prize Readings and Announcement Party

June 5 - June 6

The highlight of the poetry calendar!

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Edmonton

June 9

Info to come. A keynote. A poetry workshop.

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Canadian Conference of Writers and Writing Programs

June 13 - June 16

Peterborough. A couple of panels maybe. Deets forthcoming.

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