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JULY 7, 2022 – Norfolk County Archives
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Gananoque Public Library – More details coming soon…
June 6 2021@ 12 noon ALICE MUNRO FESTIVAL OF THE SHORT STORY
June 2, 2021 8:40 am – CHCH TV, MORNING LIVE with Annette Hamm
May 4, 2021, 12:20 PM – CTV Ottawa News at noon with Leanne cusack
September 25, 2020, 6-7:30pm @ KINGSTON WRITERSFEST
Please join me in conversation with author Sara Franklin as we discuss the fundamental importance of food, life in the Catskills, diner cuisine, food traditions, and Sara’s latest book, The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook. For tickets (free) and event details please click here.
November 3, 2019, 1-3 pm – Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Reading and discussion
November 2, 2019, 2-3:30 pm – Ottawa Public Library, Carlingwood Branch, 281 Woodroffe, Ottawa
Reading and discussion: “The Fundamental Importance of Our Culinary History”
October 27, 2019 – Taste Canada Awards Gala
FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK, TORONTO
September 26, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Kingston Writersfest
June 25, 2019, 9:30 am – Probus Club, Lindsay, ON
Reading and discussion
May 15, 2019, Writers’ Trust of Canada Politics & the Pen Gala
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
November 21, 2018, 7pm – Novel Idea Bookstore, Kingston, ON
Book launch and reading
November 8, 7pm, 2018 – 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 – 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
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
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
May 28, 2016, 9:30am – 12 noon, Local Author Showcase
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
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
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.”