Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

Title: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
Location: Eden Mills
Description: The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival was founded in 1989 and has taken place annually since then. Although it started out as the fulfillment of Governor General Award winner Leon Rooke’s personal vision, the Festival has matured and expanded over the years becoming a nationally acclaimed and widely respected literary event that still maintains a small “footprint.”

Julie is excited to be part of this much beloved writers’ and readers’ festival/celebration.

Learn more here.
Date: September 16, 2012

The Pivot Reading Series

Title: The Pivot Reading Series
Location: The Press Club 850 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Description: The Pivot Reading Series presents the writers breathing life into Canadian literary culture. Established and emerging, time-tested and fresh; Pivot is what’s happening in literature, right now.

Julie will be reading with George Murray, Meagan Strimas, and Gillian Wigmore.

This also happens to be the final Pivot for host Elisabeth de Mariaffi who is moving to St. John’s to join in romantic bliss with one of the above readers. Sadly, said reader is not me. Pivot will go on, but let’s check back in on Julie in a few. (This will be a great night!)

Books for sale at the venue. Also bring some loose bills for the hat-passing, a very nice gesture in lieu of feeding or petting the animals . . . erm, readers.

Learn more here.

Start Time: 08:00 pm
Date: June 27, 2012
End Time: 10:00 pm

Pongapalooza

Title: Pongapalooza
Location: SPiN Toronto, Toronto
Description: On May 8th, 2012 the first annual Pongapalooza event, a ping pong tournament at SPiN Toronto in support of First Book Canada, will help bring awareness to low literacy rates in Canada and raise funds to provide children in need access to brand new books. The ball is rarely on the table for children from low-income families in our society and we believe we can help change that through this unique fundraising event.

Start Time: 06:00 pm
Date: May 8, 2012
End Time: 10:00 pm

Julie is getting some great coaching tips from these guys:

In Conversation at Blue Heron Books

Title: In Conversation at Blue Heron Books
Location: Uxbridge
Description: Julie will take part in a panel on memoir writing and creative non-fiction, entitled “You Think You Know Me, But You Have No Idea” with James FitzGerald and Andrew Westoll.

Learn more here.
Start Time: 07:00 pm
Date: May 2, 2012
End Time: 09:00 pm

Seen Reading Book Launch

Title: Seen Reading Book Launch
Location: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Description: Doors open 7:00 p.m. Readings at 7:30 p.m.
Julie will be appearing along with Freehand authors Alex Leslie and Ian Williams.
Start Time: 07:00 pm
Date: April 30, 2012
End Time: 10:00 pm

ImagiNation 2012: Writers’ Festival

Title: ImagiNation 2012: Writers’ Festival
Location: Morrin Centre 44, chaussée des Écossais, Québec
Description: Reading and discussion with Miguel Syjuco

Learn more about ImagiNation 2012: Writers’ Festival here.
Start Time: 07:30 pm
Date: April 14, 2012
End Time: 09:30 pm

ImagiNation 2012: Writers’ Festival

Title: ImagiNation 2012: Writers’ Festival
Location: Québec
Description: SILQ (Salon international du livre de Québec)
Book signing with Miguel Syjuco

Learn more about ImagiNation 2012: Writers’ Festival here.
Start Time: 12:30 pm
Date: April 14, 2012
End Time: 01:30 pm