Past events:

Gaspereau Press Day at Maple Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery in River John, NS on July 18th, 12-3 pm.

Book launch with Bren Simmers and Laurie Brinklow on May 15th at 3 pm and 7 pm (ADT) at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown. With musical guests Adam Hill, Sean Kemp, Chris Corrigan, and Mike Mooney. Free to attend, pre-registration required. Reserve your spot by emailing

Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival presents The Electronic Garret on May 5 at 7 PM (CDT) with Arleen Pare, Micheline Maylor-Kovitz, Tanja Bartel, and host Ariel Gordon. Free to attend, pre-registration required.

Attic Owl Reading Series presents National Poetry Month Extravaganza on April 29 at 7 pm (ADT) with Lisa Richter, Jessica Moore, Claire Kelly, Kelsey Klip, Carolyne Van Der Meer, Keagan Hawthorne, and Martha Vowles. Free to attend on Facebook Live.

Celebrating Poetry Month with Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Richard Lemm on April 27 at 7 pm (ADT). Online event, free to attend, pre-registration required.

The Electronic Garret and Type Books present Resilience: A Poetry Month Reading on April 22 at 7 pm (EDT) with Yvonne Blomer, Barbara Tran, Bren Simmers, Tanja Bartel, Kerry Ryan, and host Kateri Lanthier. Online event, free to attend, tickets through Eventbrite.

CANCELLED Common Readings in Toronto, ON on March 23, 2020.

Pivot Point Launch at Massy Books in Vancouver, BC on February 26, 2020.

Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, BC on February 28, 2020.

Pivot Point Launch at Cafe Lara in Halifax, NS on November 23rd, 2019.

Pivot Point Launch at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown, PE on November 15th, 2019. Joint CD release with Adam Hill.

Odd Sundays at The Tipsy Muse Cafe in Fredericton, NB on November 3rd, 2019.

The Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose in Kentville, NS on October 26, 2019.

Frank Ledwell Festival in St. Peter’s Bay, PE on August 17th, 2019.

Poets and Pints at The Pilot House in Charlottetown, PE on April 9th, 2019.

Narratives of the Lost  Chapbook Launch at Copper Owl in Victoria, BC on July 15th, 2018.

Odd Sundays at Corked Wine Bar in Fredericton, NB on April 15th, 2018.

PLAYA Presents at PLAYA in Summer Lake, OR on December 9th, 2017.

Open Studio at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon on October 4, 2017.

Literary Cafe at the Harrison Festival in Harrison Hot Springs on July 10th, 2017.

Narratives of the Lost: a collaborative art show with visual artist Laurel Terlesky and musician Adam Hill at Ranger Station Art Gallery from June 3 – July 2, 2017.

Writing A Sense of Place Workshop at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs on June 24th, 2017.

Poetry As Play: A Workshop at Ranger Station Art Gallery on April 22, 2017.

On Edge Reading Series with Hasan Namir at Emily Carr University on March 9, 2017.

World of Words Revision Workshop and Reading, Fraser Valley Regional Library on March 4, 2017.

Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, BC with my dad d.n. simmers on February 17th, 2017.

UFV Bookstore with Jordan Abel and Kevin Spenst in Abbotsford, BC on November 29, 2016.

Listen to the Wax Poetic Interview on Vancouver Co-op Radio with hosts Pamela Bentley and Kevin Spenst on July 13, 2016.

Author for Indies at Book Warehouse on Broadway in Vancouver, BC on April 30, 2016

Third Annual Poetry Crawl with Kevin Spenst and others in Vancouver, BC on April 16, 2016

Wordstorm in Nanaimo, BC on January 26, 2016

Poetic Justice in New Westminster, BC with d.n. simmers (my dad) on January 24, 2016

Lunch Poems at SFU in Vancouver, BC with Christopher Levenson on January 20, 2016

Spoken Ink in Burnaby, BC with Raoul Fernandes on December 10, 2015

Audreys Books in Edmonton, AB with Emilia Nielsen at 2 pm on November 15, 2015

Flywheel Reading Series in Calgary, AB on November 12, 2015

Whistler Writers Festival at 11:30 am on Saturday October 17, 2015

VPL Carnegie Branch, Vancouver BC on September 23, 2015

Old Crow Cafe on Gabriola Island, BC on September 17, 2015

Vertigo Reading Series in Regina, SK on September 14, 2015

Twisted Poets Literary Salon in Vancouver, BC on July 23, 2015

Art Bar Poetry Series in Toronto, ON on May 19, 2015

Poetluck at Lynne McIlvride’s studio in Uxica, ON on May 17, 2015

Planet Earth Poetry Series in Victoria, BC on May 8, 2015

Nightwood Editions Spring Launch Party in Vancouver, BC on April 26, 2015

The Paper Hound with Kevin Spenst in Vancouver, BC on April 25, 2015

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