Events

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You can find me here…


November 3, 2019, 1-3 pm – Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Reading and discussion

September 26, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Kingston Writersfest

Event details coming!


June 25, 2019, 9:30 am – Probus Club, Lindsay, ON

Reading and discussion


May 15, 2019, Writers’ Trust of Canada Politics & the Pen Gala

Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa


April 28, 2019, 1:30 pm – Wolfe Island Historical Society

Reading and discussion, Wolfe Island United Church Hall


April 27, 2019, 11:15 – 12:15, 1000 Islands Writers Festival

Lindy Mechefske & Erika Behrisch Elce in Conversation, “Historical Research: Telling Another’s Story”


November 21, 2018, 7pm – Novel Idea Bookstore, Kingston, ON

Book launch and reading


November 8, 7pm – Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives, Simcoe, ON

Reading and questions


 November 8, 2018 am – CHCH TV, Morning Live with Annette Hamm

November 6, 2018 – CTV, News at Noon with Leanne Cusack, Ottawa – Part 1 / Part 2

November 6, 2018 – CBC Morning North, Interview with Markus Schwabe

November 5, 2018 – Rogers TV, Ottawa

October 17 – CBC Radio, All In a Day with Alan Neal

October 13, 2018 – CBC Radio, In Town and Out with Giacomo Panico

October 10, 2018 – 98.5 FM The Jewel, Ottawa

September 30, 2018, 3:30-5pm @  Kingston WritersFest

Forgotten Foods of Forest, Fields, and Orchard: tickets and event details here


May 4-9, 2018 Write on the French River, The Lodge at Pine Cove

This will be my fifth consecutive year at the annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat at The Lodge at Pine Cove, held in conjunction with the Canadian literary journal, The New Quarterly.  Read my article on the retreat here.


November 28, 2017, 8pm, Pittsburgh Historical Society

Reading and discussion. Kingston, Ontario


September 21, 2017, Canadian Club of Halton

Reading and discussion. Oakville, Ontario


 July 14-16, 2017, Lakefield Literary Festival

Lakefield, Ontario – stay tuned for website and ticket information


June 17, 2017, 2pm, Brockville Public Library

Public reading and discussion. Brockville, ON


June 3, 2017, 1:30pm, Heritage Tea – Elgin and Area Heritage Society

Reading and discussion. Elgin, Ontario


May 7-10, 2017 Write on the French River, The Lodge at Pine Cove

This will be my fourth consecutive year at the annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat at The Lodge at Pine Cove, held in conjunction with the Canadian literary journal, The New Quarterly.  This year, I’ll be hosting a Social Media for Writers workshop. Read my article on the retreat here.


 May 5-7 2017, 1000 Islands Writers Festival

Gananoque, Ontario –website and ticket information


April 18, 2017, 7:30pm, Gananoque Historical Society

Reading and discussion at Grace United Church, 120 Pine Street, Gananoque, Ontario


April 1, 2017, 1000 Islands Writers Festival, Canada 150 Launch Party

Gananoque, Ontario – website and ticket information


March 13, 2017 CKWS TV Morning Show with Bill Welychka

November 22, 2016, 2-3pm, Picton Public Library

Reading and discussion. 208 Main Street, Picton, Ontario


 November 20, 2016, 8am, CBC Radio Fresh Air

November 17, 2016, 12 noon, Chaffey’s Locks Hall

Lunch and reading, organized by the Chaffey’s Locks Seniors’ Club


November 14, 2016, 5:30pm, Taste Canada Awards Gala

Arcadian Court, Toronto.


September 14, 2016, 7-9 pm, Teeterville Pioneer Museum, Norfolk County, ON

Reading and discussion in Norfolk County, Ontario


May 29, 2016, 10am, The Last But Not Least Feast: A Literary Brunch

The Boathouse, Waterloo, Ontario


May 28, 2016, 9:30am – 12 noon, Local Author Showcase

Lennox and Addington Libraries


May 6-11, 2016, Annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat

This will be my third year at the annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat at The Lodge at Pine Cove, held in conjunction with the Canadian literary journal, The New Quarterly.  This year I will be leading a food writing master class: Why Food Writing Matters. See my article on this retreat here.


January 22, 2016, The Daily Show, Kingston, Ontario CKWS TV

On the Daily Show with Bill Welychka


January 13, 2016, CBC All In a Day with Alan Neal, Ottawa, Ontario

CBC Radio – “D is for Dinner” – listen to the interview here.


January 13, 2016, 7-9pm , Ottawa, Ontario – Royal Commonwealth Society of Ottawa

Reading and discussion


January 12, 2016 – Ottawa, ON, Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner in Canada – Dinner and Reading

Private dinner, reading, and fundraiser for the the Saints Foundation’s Kick4Life, hosted by the British High Commissioner, Their Excellencies Mr Howard Drake & Mrs Gill Drake.


 January 10, 2016, 2pm – Hamilton, Ontario – Sir John A. Macdonald Society

Wreath laying ceremony in Gore Park


January 9, 2016, Hamilton, Ontario, Sir John A. Macdonald Society

Reading at the Sir John A. Macdonald Society Annual Dinner


 January 8, 2016, Kingston, Ontario

Book group dinner at Sir John’s Pub


November 28, 2015, 1pm, Mississippi Mills Public Library – Almonte Branch

Reading and discussion.


 November 17, 2015, 7pm, Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives

Tuesday night at the Museum series – reading and discussion. For more information please contact the L&A County Museum & Archives at 613-354-3027. 


November 12 , 2015, 12 noon – 2pm – Indigo Bay and Bloor, Toronto

55 Bloor Street West, Toronto – book signing


 October 28, 29, 2015, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

Food writing lecture and discussion.


October 22, 2015, 7pm, Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society in conjunction with the Cavan Monaghan Libraries

Reading and discussion in theFireside Lounge of Centennial Place, 2 Centennial Lane, Millbrook, ON.


October 15, 2015, 11am – 12 noon, Macauley Heritage Park, Picton, Ontario

Reading and discussion at Macaulay Heritage Park.


 Kingston Writer’s Fest September 23-27, 2015

Sunday September 27, 2015 – 12:30pm – Join me for lunch at Sir John’s Public House (the actual site of Sir John A. Macdonald’s Kingston law office). We’ll be dining on favourites from Canada’s culinary history interspersed with readings from Sir John’s Table. Tickets at Kingston WritersFest.

Saturday September 26, 2015, 1-3 pm – Come out for my class in Writing Creative Cuisine


September 21, 2015, CBC Radio Cape Breton

Hear the interview here.


September 20, 2015, 2-4pm – Chapters Book Store

Book signing at 3315 Fairview, Burlington, Ontario


September 19, 2015, 12 noon- 2pm – Indigo Book Store

Book signing at 1783 Stone Church Rd E, Suite 1, Stoney Creek


September 18, 2015, CHCH TV Morning Live

Watch the clip here.


September 17, 2015, 7 pm – Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library

Reading and discussion


September 16, 2015, 6:30pm at Toronto’s First Post Office

History Meets History! Reading and discussion.


 September 13, 2015, 2-4:30 pm – Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library at Chaffey’s Locks Hall

An afternoon of readings & refreshments in support of the Rideau Lakes Public Library. Admission is free but donations in support of the Rideau Lakes Friends of the Library will be gratefully received.  I’ll be reading from  Sir John’s Table.

Chaffeys Lock Community Hall 1661 County Rd. 9 (Chaffeys Lock Road)


May 2015, Annual “Write on the French River” Writing Retreat at the Lodge at Pine Cove

I will be leading a food writing class.  You can read about this fabulous retreat here.


 November 2014, Wild Writers Literary Festival | Writing That’s Out There!

In Waterloo, Ontario, leading a food writing class, “A Taste of Food Writing.”