Past Appearances 2011

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  • Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 8:00 a.m.: A breakfast talk for the Brantford Rotary Club, Brantford, Ontario.
  • Thursday, January 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m.: Live Canada Reads online chat.
  • Friday, January 21, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and discussion at a private book club in Georgetown, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and discussion for the McMaster Alumni Book Club in Hamilton .
  • Friday, February 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A public Canada Reads event in the atrium of the Toronto Reference Library .
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing for the MACReads Book Club at the Brantford Club in Brantford,
    Ontario.
  • Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: Fulfilling authorial duties at The Book Lover’s Ball, Royal
    York Hotel
    , Toronto, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: Fulfilling authorial duties at the Politics and the Pen Gala, Chateau Laurier Hotel,
    Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:00 p.m.: A talk to students in the Master of Communications Management program at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2011, 4:00 p.m.: A talk to a group at Massey College, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Sunday, February 27, 2011, 6:30 p.m.: A talk and discussion at a Toronto-area book club.
  • Monday, February 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A reading and signing at the Grimsby Authors Series, Casablanca Winery Inn, Grimsby, Ontario.
  • Sunday, March 6, 2011, 10:00 a.m.: A talk and signing at the Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors’ Brunch Series, King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m.: A talk to a class of journalism and PR students at Humber College, Toronto.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing as part of the Beach United Church Speakers’ Series.
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading and signing for The eh List Authors Series at the Barbara Frum
    branch of the Toronto Public Library
    .
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading and signing for The eh List Authors Series at the Northern District Library in Toronto.
  • Sunday, March 27, 2011, 2:30 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Keshen Goodman Public Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011, 11:00 a.m.: Books and Brunch talk for Blue Heron Books, Wyndance
    Golf Club
    in Uxbridge.
  • Monday, April 4, 2011, 1:30 p.m.: An interview with senior journalism students at Centenniel College, Toronto.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 2:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at the Pelham Public Library, Pelham, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at the Fort Erie Public Library, Fort Erie, Ontario.
  • Monday, April 11, 2011, 1:00 p.m.: A talk and reading to students at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario.
  • Monday, April 11, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at a fundraiser at the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Belleville,
    Ontario.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 1:30 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing for Durham Lifelong Learning in Whitby, Ontario.
  • Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and reading for the Georgina Public Libraries in Georgina, Ontario.
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Port Hope Public Library, Port Hope, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m.: A talk to a local book club in Toronto.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk to a local book club in Toronto.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12:00 noon: Attending the luncheon for the announcement of the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre, Orillia, Ontario.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11:00 a.m.: A talk, reading and signing at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, Spring Edition, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m.: A talk and discussion at a book club in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2011, 3:45 p.m.: A talk for the Public Affairs Association of Canada, at The Art and Science of Public Affairs Conference,”
    Toronto, Ontario.
  • Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8, 2011: Delivering the keynote address and a workshop at the annual conference of the English Language Arts Council in Banff, Alberta.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Hanover Public Library, Hanover, Ontario.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m.: A talk, reading, and discussion at the Chapter of Readers Book Club, Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Beaches Branch of the Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Thursday, May 26, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing in support of the East Gwillimbury Friends of the Library, Sharon, Ontario.
  • Friday, May 27, 2011, 3:15 p.m.: Speaking on a panel called “ The Writer as Promoter” at The Writers Union of Canada conference.
  • Sunday, May 29, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading and onstage interview at a fundraiser for the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival in Whistler, British
    Columbia.
  • Monday, May 30, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A visit to the winning book club in CBC’s Canada Reads contest in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Monday, June 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: A talk and signing at the Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Business Communicators, Golden Horseshoe Chapter, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2011, 2:00 p.m.: A talk at a book club in Bobcaygeon, Ontario.
  • Saturday, June 11, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: Present the toast to Stephen Leacock at the annual Leacock Gala where the Leacock Medal of Humour is presented, Orillia, Ontario.
  • Monday, June 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Annette Street Library, Toronto.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at a private fundraising dinner for The Writers’ Trust of Canada in Toronto.
  • Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk to a book club in Toronto.
  • Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing for the Clearview Public Library, to be held at the Station on the Green, Creemore,
    Ontario.
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m.: A talk, reading and signing at the Bayfield Writers’ Festival, in the Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield, Ontario.
  • Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at a Books and Brunch event as part of the Bayfield Writers’ Festival, Bayfield, Ontario.
  • Monday, June 27, 2011, 5:30 p.m.: A talk at a Toronto McMaster Engineering Alumni event at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto.
  • Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Owen Sound Public Library, Owen Sound, Ontario.
  • Monday, July 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk to the College Street Book Club in Toronto.
  • Saturday, July 9, 2011, afternoon TBD: A talk, reading and signing at the Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia, Ontario.
  • Monday, July 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m.: A talk to the Humber School of Writers summer workshop, Toronto.
  • Friday, July 15, 2011, 8: p.m.: A talk, reading and signing at the Lakefield Literary Festival, Lakefield, Ontario.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 11:00 a.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Gravenhurst Probus Club, Gravenhurst, Ontario.
  • Friday, July 22, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: Hosting an evening of humour writers at the Leacock Summer Festival, Orillia, Ontario.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 11:00 a.m.: A talk and reading at the Waterford Retirement Community, Barrie, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk about my publishing journey for creative writing and PR students at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Friday, August 5, 2011, 1:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt, British Columbia.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Bracebridge Probus Club, Bracebridge, Ontario.
  • Monday, September 12, 2011, noon: A luncheon address at a Professional Engineers of Ontario conference in Toronto.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: An online chat for Book Buzz, the Toronto Public Library’s online book club .
  • Friday, September 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m.: A reading at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Gala, Eden Mills, Ontario.
  • Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2:30 p.m. TBC: A talk, reading, and signing at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Eden Mills, Ontario
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:30 p.m.: A talk and reading for the McMaster University Summer Reading program, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Friday, September 23, 2011, 5:30 p.m.: A reading and signing for the First Edition Reading Series, Perth, Ontario.
  • Sunday, September 25, 2011, 12:30 p.m.: A reading and signing at the Word on the Street festival, Toronto.
  • Monday, September 26, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Thousand Islands Writers Festival, Brockville, Ontario.
  • Saturday, October 1, 2011, 8:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the North Words Muskoka Literary Festival, Huntsville, Ontario.
  • Monday, October 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at a private book club in Toronto.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 12:00 noon: A talk and reading at a private book club in Toronto.
  • Sunday, October 16, 2011, 2:30 p.m.: A talk and reading for the Writers’ Circle of Simcoe County, Barrie, Ontario.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 8:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at a private book club in Toronto.
  • Friday, October 21, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at a private book club in Toronto.
  • Monday, October, 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.: A talk and reading at a private book club in Toronto.
  • Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:30 p.m.: A talk and signing at the annual Read for the Cure fundraiser for cancer research, Arcadian Court, Toronto.
  • Friday, October 28, 2011, noon: A talk at the Algonkian Niagara Writers Conference, Niagara Fallis, Ontario.
  • Saturday, November 5, 2012, 7:00 p.m.: A talk to an Elections Ontario event in Toronto.
  • Monday, November 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing for Books Galore at the Piano Cafe in Port Perry, Ontario.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2011, noon: A talk, reading and signing for the Flora McRea Group, Toronto.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m.: A talk and reading at the Probus Club of Swan Lake, Markham, Ontario.
  • Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk, reading, and signing at the Locke Library, Toronto.
  • Thursday, November 17, 2011, 11:00 a.m.: A talk, reading and signing at the Probus Club of Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario.
  • Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: A talk, reading and signing at the Toronto Dollar Supper Club, Toronto.
  • Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:15 p.m.: Fulfilling authorial duties at the Writers’ Trust Gala, Toronto.
  • Friday, November 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.: A talk at St. Andrews United Church as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.
  • Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m.: A talk to the University Women’s Club of North York, St. Bonaventure Hall, Toronto.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 12:oo noon: A talk, reading and signing at Deer Park Public Library, Toronto.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: A talk and reading at a book club in Toronto.
  • Wednesday December 14, 2011, 1:30 p.m.: A talk and reading for the Newmarket-Aurora Canadian Federation of University Women, Aurora, Ontario.

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