Forthcoming Events

Kingston WritersFest 

Explore/Experiment/Invent: Short Fiction
Friday, 25 September 2015, 4:30pm (Bellevue Ballroom, Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront)

The short fiction of Priscila Uppal (Cover Before Striking), Mark Anthony Jarman (Knife Party at the Hotel Europa) and Mark Sampson (The Secrets Men Keep) exemplifies the assertion of Alexandra Pringle, editor-in-chief of Bloomsbury who writes that short stories are “perfect small gifts. Like a brief encounter, they can be transforming and transfixing, but, unlike long relationships, they never flag.” Join Priscila and the two Marks as they chat about the creative challenges and opportunities of writing contemporary short prose and read from collections which play with your expectations and reveal the less familiar, at times uncomfortable, but strangely beautiful experiences of everyday life. (Moderated by Aara Macauley)

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Writing Poetry for Grownups
Friday, 25 September 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Sir John A. Macdonald Room, Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront)

If you’re a poet who is seriously engaged in the practice of poetry, then this is the master class for you! Priscila Uppal, author of Sabotage and eight other books of poetry, and dubbed Canada’s coolest poet by Time Out London (U.K.), leads a class for poets who wish to explore their strengths and develop the range of their skills in the company of other poets. The workshop approach will encourage learning while doing. Priscila leads participants through the exercises of reading poetry, writing poetry, and editing poetry, with in-class exercises and sharing. Bring along some of your work or write something new.

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Previous Events

International Festival of Authors

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 7:30pm — The Art of Life (York Quay Centre – Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West)

Launch: Sabotage for Mansfield Press

Monday, 23 March 2015, 7:30pm (Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., Toronto)


Saturday, 19 October 2013, 4:30pm — True Confessions (John Dutton Theatre)

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 9:30pm — Poetry Cabaret (Margaret Greenham Theatre)

Vancouver International Authors Festival

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 8pm — The Secret Lives of Parents (Studio 1398)

Friday, 25 October 2013, 1pm — In the Beginning (Granville Island Stage)

Words Aloud 

Friday, 1 November 2014, 7:30pm — Main Stage Event with Chris Doda, Moe Clark, and Lorna Goodison (Durham Art Gallery)