Lisa Richter ~ Jane Eaton Hamilton~ Natalie Meisner

An Evening of Poetry and Prose
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:00-9:30 pm
Hosted by Ayla Heeds. Q &A to follow.

An evening of poetry and prose on Salt Spring Island. At the library.



l-r: Natalie, Jane, Ayla, Lisa


I’ll be appearing at the Whistler Writer’s Festival in October:

Writers of Fiction

Lenore Rowntree, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Jim Nason and Joan B. Flood

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Blvd, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada


I’ll be giving workshops at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in October:

Cross-Genre Writing |  3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Saturday Oct 21, 2017

Social Justice Writing |  10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Friday Oct 20, 2017

Along with Blue Pencil sessions for participants!


The Summer Book readings:
1. SALT SPRING ISLAND Saturday JUNE 10th, 7-9 pm, Duthie Gallery, 125 Churchill, Salt Spring Island
a beautiful spot near town with large sculpture garden, we’ll have delectables and vino.
Readers: Jane Eaton Hamilton, Pearl Luke, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Briony Penn, Peter Levitt, Susan McCaslin,
2. VANCOUVER, Friday JUNE 23, 4-6pm, Sylvia Hotel, in the Pendrell Room,
free parking at hotel, cash bar, happy hour, sandwiches,
Readers: Chelene Knight, Grant Lawrence, Claudia Cornwall, Daniela Elza,
Jane Eaton Hamilton, Pearl Luke, Kate Braid, Susan McCaslin,


Presenting the Dayne Oglivie Award June 3, 2017, at SFU Harbour Centre, 4 pm; shortlisted authors: Ali Blythe, Eva Crocker, Kai Cheng Thom


The first Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival with a great line-up of writers! My events are:

BFFFs (Best Fictional Friends Forever), Vancouver, March 11. 3:30 p.m. @ Growing Room, 24 West 4th Avenue with Carleigh Baker, Nilofar Shidmehr, and Kellee Ngan.

Insert Innuendo Here, 1:00 p.m. SchoolCreative @ 112 E 3rd Ave, with Dina del Bucchia, Jen Sookfung Lee, and Amber Dawn.

Poetry Free For All, 3:30 Creekside Comm Ctr


I’m a Human Library Book for the PuSH Festival at VPL downtown Jan 21, Jan 28 and Feb 4, 12-4 pm. I’ll be speaking on the acquisition of queer rights in Canada.




Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters for Winter Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Central Branch, VPL Vancouver

David Eso and Jeanette Lynes collected letters and epistolary poems from more than 120 Canadian poets and published them in the anthology Where the Nights Are Twice as Long. To celebrate the longest night of the year, we gather poets Daphne Marlatt, George Bowering, Ivan Coyote, RC Weslowski, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Heather Haley and Renee Saklikar to read excerpts of their letters. With Historic Joy Kogawa House writer in residence Christine Lowther.


I’m excited to be reading with June Hutton Oct 6, 2016, for the On Edge Reading Series out of Emily Carr. 7 pm EC Library, Granville Island



An Evening with Kogawa House Writers-in-Residence

June 6, potluck bbq at 6, readings at 7 with:

Tom Cho

Jackie Wykes

Jane Eaton Hamilton

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

Alexandra Bischoff

Meghan Matos

Please join our writers-in-residence over dinner and an evening of impromptu readings at Historic Joy Kogawa House next week. Tom Cho and Jackie Wykes will be back in town after their residency in Blairmore, AB. Jane Eaton Hamilton will be home from touring the new novel Weekend. Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall will be freshly arrived from Toronto to begin a three-month residency at the house.
Alexandra Bischoff and Meghan Matos will also read.
Potluck BBQ dinner at 6:00
Readings at 7:00 or 7:30
Where: In the back garden at Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 W 64th Ave Vancouver


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Toronto Pride June 30

An evening of women’s voices and women’s words, featuring the Toronto book launch of ‘Weekend’ by Jane Eaton Hamilton.
Thursday June 30th
6:30pm – 8pm
Yorkville Public Library
(wheelchair accessible)

Farzana Doctor
Jane Eaton Hamilton
Jessica Webb
Marnie Woodrow
Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins

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At the Garnet, Peterborough, ON June 3, 8 pm

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Photo by Agnes of Venus Envy. l-r: Wendy Clouthier, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Agnes, Pamela Mosher, Shelagh Plunkett

Venus Envy, Ottawa!

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At Let’s Talk in Cobourg, ON June 29, 7:30, doors at 7

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Boobs Anthology reading June 18

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Vancouver Launch! June 6


Jane and Susan Safyan June 2016

Launch with editor Susan Safyan

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Cynara Geissler, Arsenal Pulp Press publcist, wears the cover colours!


Dagger Editions Launch Party, April 2

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It would be [Caitlin’s Press’s] pleasure to see you on April 2nd, from 7 PM until midnight at Lost + Found Cafe, where we will have the following readings:

Betsy Warland
Nicola Harwood
Ali Blythe
Shelagh Plunkett
Jane Eaton Hamilton


Come Together, Heartwood, Feb 17

The Bed Lecture Series, Feb 6

Human Library Book as part of the PuSH Festival, VPL, Jan running into Feb.



May 16, 7 pm, Talisman Books, Pender Island

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May 6, 7 pm: reading at Book Warehouse to help Sassafrass Lowry launch “Lost Boi”

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April 29: Fanny Bay

April 30: Hornby Island

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April 25: reading 11 am at Douglas College 

April 25: reading 7 pm for Swoon

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March 5, 7 pm Cottage Bistro for SFU The Writer’s Studio

March 6-12 readings in LA, please contact for further info



Sept 21, 3-5 pm: Poetic Justice, Heritage Grill, New Westminster

Sept 28, 3-4 pm: WORD on the Street, diversity panel, Vancouver, Sunday, Sept 28, 3:15-4:15 pm

Oct 7: Russell Books Launch, 7:30 pm (downstairs).  Victoria with Arleen Paré, Ariel Gordon and Julie Paul

Oct 23: Twisted Poets, Vancouver

JEH-TORONTO Glad Day poster

Nov 20: Glad Day Bookshop launch and joint reading with Nancy Jo Cullen, Tanis MacDonald, Elizabeth Ruth, Maureen Hynes, Toronto

Nov 26: McNally-Robinson, Saskatoon, with Judith Krause

Nov 27: River Volta, D’Lish Cafe, 7:30 pn, Saskatoon