August 22, 7 pm Outdoor Stage, Gallery in the Woods, Hornby Island Arts Council, Hornby Island, BC
August 18, 6 pm Outdoor Stage, Gallery in the Woods, Hornby Island Arts Council, Hornby Island, BC
April 25 2 pm Saltspring Library, Saltspring Island, with Amanda Hale
November 17, Saturday, 1 pm, Harbourfront Library, Nanaimo, with Pat Smekal, hosted by Tina Bielo
November 15, 6 pm, Bastion Books, Victoria, with Amanda Hale
October 13, Saturday, 11:30 Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler Writers Festival with Billy-Ray Belcourt, Lorna Crozier, Laisha Rosnau
September 29 Saturday, Poetry Weekend, Fredericton
September 28 Friday, 8-10 pm Saint John Arts Centre, Fog Festival, with Bruce Meyer and Clyde Wray
September 27 Thursday @ 6:30, The Abbey, 546 Queen Street, Fredericton, with Chris Bailey and Nathaniel Moore
September 25 Tuesday, University of Regina, 8 pm, with Judy LeBlanc
September 24rd Monday, St. Pete’s 7 pm, with Judy LeBlanc
September 23rd Sunday, 3:00 pm - Storefront, Saskatoon McNally Robinson Booksellers with Judy LeBlanc
September 22, Saturday, 7-9 pm, Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, with Judy LeBlanc, Alice Major and Kelly Shepherd
September 4, 2018, 8 pm
Phone Booth, Joe King Comedy Show with Jenny Brown
Joe King Park, Hornby Island, BC
August 9, 2018, 7 pm
What I Missed the First Time: The Fairy Tales at Midlife
Outdoor Stage, Gallery in the Woods, Hornby Island, BC
July 12, 2108, 7 pm
What We Think About When We Think about Hornby: Island Writers Read
Outdoor Stage, Gallery in the Woods, Hornby Island, BC
With other Hornby writers.
NORTH ISLAND LIBRARY TOUR JUNE 20-22
with Judy LeBlanc, The Promise of Water
June 20 - Cortes Island Library 2:30pm
June 20 - Quadra Island Library 6:45pm
June 21 - Tahsis Library 5pm
June 22 - Gold River Library 3:30 pm
June 12, 2018, 2-4 pm
Vancouver Island launch of Gush: Menstrual Manifestos for our Times
with Janet Miller, Kim Clark, Sonnet L'Abbe
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library
90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4In celebration of
June 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.
World Oceans Day
at Oceans of Wisdom (curated by Sussan Thomson and Wendy Pope), at the Denman Community Hall on Denman Island, B.C.
Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
at Surrey Centre Public Library
Room 120, 10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
with Kate Braid and Mercedes Eng,
hosted by Renee Saklikar, Poet Laureate of Surrey
Sunday May 6, 2018 from 1 - 4 p.m.
McLoughlin Gardens, 814 Tasman Road, Merville, BC
Friday April 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm–
New Horizons Reading, host Sheila Martindale
234 Menzies Street, Victoria, B.C.
Friday April 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm–
Planet Earth Reading Series, host Daniel Scott
Hillside Coffee and Tea (103-1633 Hillside Avenue). Victoria.
Sunday, April 22, 12:30
Centennial Square, host Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer
as part of Earth's Day Poems for the Planet.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9 a.m.
Radio interview, CFRC 101.9 FM Bruce Kauffman’s program called Finding a Voice: https://findingavoiceoncfrcfm.wordpress.com/
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018, 9 p.m.
WIRED ON WORDS AND MUSIC SHOW
At the Casa del Popolo, Ian Ferrier, host.
4602 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R6
With Sean McGarragle, Seeley Quest, and Dance by Marie-Pier Gilbert and music by Cookie Magique
Monday February 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
Brown & Dickson Booksellers
609 Richmond Street, London, Ontario,
Canada, N6A 3G3 226-667-4977
Sunday February 11, 2018, 4 p.m.
Quaker Meeting House
Sparta Road, Sparta, ON
Hosted by Julie Berry and Friends, (250 218 2222)
Tuesday February 6, 2018 - Rowers, Toronto
Glad Day Bookshop 499 Church Street Toronto
Tuesday February 6 At 7 Pm To 9 Pm
With Marc Di Salverio Nora Gold Catherine Graham
Sunday February 4, 2018 - Lit Live, Hamilton
The Staircase 27 Dundurn St N Hamilton
Sunday Feb 4 2018 7:30
David Coleman, Danila Botha, David Peter Clark and Gary Barwin
Thursday February 1, 2018
12 noon, reading at 12:30
New Horizons Literary Lunch,
1765 Sollans Road, Hornby Island, B.C. V0R 1Z0
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Radio CFRO 100.5 FM, Interview hosts RC Weslowski, Pamela Bentley, and Kevin Spenst http://www.coopradio.org
Thursday January 25, 2018 - Pandora’s Collective Presents TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON
Monday December 11, 2017 - The Common Reading Series, Toronto
Thursday December 7, 2017 - Knife and Fork, Toronto
Tuesday December 5, 2017 8:00 - 10:30pm- The Art Bar, Toronto
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. Laughing Oyster Books and Courtenay Public Library present Cornelia Hoogland and Judy LeBlanc.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7p.m. at The West Village Theatre (2007 10 Ave SW) in Calgary Alberta. My long poem, "10 HEXAGRAMS FOR 10 PROVINCES, 3 TERRITORIES" was one of ten winners in the Canada 150 Poetry contest (sponsored by Calgary Spoken Word Society │Single Onion │Free Fall Magazine & Canada 150)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. Bolen Books in Victoria. With Shane Nielson, Jim Johnstone, Joe Denham.
Monday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. With Ilya Tourtidis (Romancing Eternity, Ekstasis) at The Red Tree Specialty Coffee, hosted by Dan Kirk, #106-2456 Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Sunday October 22nd at 3:00 pm. This special Poetry* Hornby Island event will be at the Hornby Island Community Hall, 4305 Sollans Rd., Hornby Island, B.C. Readers also include Judy LeBlanc, and Arleen Pare.
Saturday October 21st at 7:00 pm. This special Fat Oyster event “of the year” (writes Zoe Lambert), will be at the Fanny Bay Hall. Readers include Judy LeBlanc, Arleen Pare, and Cornelia Hoogland.
Vallum's Poem of the Week
Photo of the Sculptor as a Young Boy
At eighteen months the boy has the clarity of a tuning fork;
an interior self set to a faint vibration,
caused, no doubt, by the slide of rubber on skin
as he catches the ball he’s been handed
and instructed to hold. His vivid grip--
the way his piano fingers span the circumference--
compels the viewer not to his sweet face
but to the instrument of his body, hands in particular,
made for holding the tension
in the mapping of surfaces:
see his thumb worry that fleck of loose paint. The burn
of his life’s work ahead of him.