Feature Performances & Curations (selected venues)

2015 Events/Readings:

  • November: Authors in conversation with Aislinn Hunter – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
  • October: Poetry Open Mic, Surrey International Writers’ Conference
  • October: air india [redacted] Panel Discussion – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
  • September: WORD Vancouver Underground Words & Art – Vancouver Public Library
  • September: WORD Vancouver Musing on the Poetic Process – Vancouver Public Library
  • September: WORD Vancouver Poetry on the Bus – Vancouver Public Library
  • September: Book Launch for the Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them – SFU Harbour Centre
  • September: Fresh Local Poetry – Vancouver Trout Lake Farmers’ Market
  • September: Absence/Longing – Writing toward silence and longing workshop – New West Anvil Centre
  • July: Denman Island Readers and Writers’ Festival, Denman Island
  • June: 30th Anniversary of Air India 182, West Cork Art Centre, Ireland
  • June: Fat Oyster Reading Series, Fanny Bay
  • June: Air India meditations – Soundscapes with John Oliver, Vancouver Public Library
  • May: Komagata Maru Commemoration, Vancouver
  • May: Cascadia Poetry Festival, Vancouver Island University
  • April: Honey, Hives and Poetry in the City, Vancouver Public Library
  • March: Gathering of Surrey Muse, Surrey Public Library
  • March: Erato Ensemble Presents The Song of Orpheus, Vancouver
  • February: McNally Robinson Reading, Saskatoon
  • January: Wordstorm Reading Series, the Vault Cafe, Nanaimo
  • January: On Edge Reading Series at Emily Carr University, Vancouver

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2014 Events/Readings:

  • December: Poetic Justice at the Heritage Grill, New Westminster
  • November: Poetry and Conversations on Canadian history, memory and loss in Hamilton
  • November: Public Reading at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • November: Scotiabank Giller Prize Light Bash, in support of Frontier College
  • October: Readings with Phinder Dulai, SFU Special Collections
  • October:  Author Reading at Collingwood Public Library
  • September: WORD Vancouver 2014 – Poetry in Transit
  • September: An Evening of Poetry – The Royal City Remembers
  • August:  “Memory-digital and the palimpsest” presentation at the University of Winnipeg, hosted by Dr. Angela Failler.
  • August: Author Event at the Neechi Commons in Winnipeg
  • July: Twisted Poets Literary Salon at the Pandora’s Collective
  • July: Interview by Media Mornings at Vancouver Co-Op Radio
  • July: Indian Summer Festival – Passages at the Museum of Vancouver: Remembering the Komagata Maru
  • June: The Human Bean Coffee House in Cobourg, Ontario
  • June: The Factory Reading Series in Ottawa, pre-small press book fair
  • June: Rowers Club Reading Series in Toronto
  • May: Panel at the CCWWP conference Performance as a Site of Research. Poetry Craft & Criticism + Poetry Readings.

2013 Events/Readings:

  • October – December, 2013: readings at selected venues throughout British Columbia, children of air india, elegies about the bombing of Air India Flight 182.
  • September:  Storytelling and Poetry, the Yin Yeung ExpressRicepaper Magazine (Canada’s only Asian Canadian literary magazine)
  • August: 2 Cities / 5 Poets poetry event at Vancouver’s People’s Coop Books, curated by Jen Currin, including, Seattle’s Don Mee Choi and Melanie Noel
  • July: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, “Exclamation/Reclamation, Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver
  • July: TD Bank: Inside the Art Showcase with U.S./Canadian film maker Vic Sarin and others;
  • June: explorASIAN 2013 Recognition Gala: lyric prose tribute to publishers and news editors
  • June: Orpheum Annex, world premiere, ArtSongLab, a musical-poetry collaboration with the Vancouver International Song Institute  (Canada/United States)
  • June: 23rd Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Writing in/Against Empire, curator and performer
  • April: Douglas College Performing Theatre, feature poet and Writer in Residence, LitFest New West (New Westminster, British Columbia)
  • April: Burnaby, B.C. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, book launch, Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue Publishing)  – reading with authors of the anthology
    May, Vancouver Public Library, tribute and book launch, re the late Hon. Jack Layton
  • March: Poets and the Social Self, SFU Woodwards/Goldcorp World Art Centre, curator and feature poet with W.Compton, J.Arnott, and Michael Turner
  • March: Twisted Poets reading series (Vancouver) in honour of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, anthology (US/Canada/international)
  • February: Elliott Bay Books, Seattle WA with Rachel Rose and guest poets
  • January: Ish River poets circle, La Connor WA with Rachel Rose, Jen Currin at al
  • January: Gung Haggis Fat Choy, (Asian Canadian Writers Workshop), Floata Restaurant, Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C.