READINGS & OTHER NEWS 

Many of my  readings were cancelled because of the Covid-19 virus. However, several readings and interviews, including the Ottawa International Writers Festival 's "Art of the Short Story" event and a lovely reading and interview with Junction Reads went ahead  as online events. Links to the recorded ones are included below.

I was very proud to be part of one live (distanced and outdoors) event as a featured reader for VerseFest Ottawa on August 28, 2021! Read the press coverage here.

Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming readings when my new poetry book, Openwork and Limestone is launched in fall 2022.

Frances Boyle reading

Photo credit (for this and main menu photo):

Pearl Pirie

Recent Events

2020 and 2021 online highlights included readings at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, the House Party reading series, Vancouver's SFU Lunch Poems series, my first US reading (for Pennsylvania's Harbor Review ) and my first Irish reading which was also my first in Europe (for the Dublin-based magazine,  Madrigal).

Pre-pandemic, I read from both Tower  and This White Nest as a featured reader throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Sarna and Hamilton, along with  home-town launches at Ottawa's Manx Pub.

Recorded readings and interviews
  • Peter F. Yacht Club virtual regatta reading, December 27, 2021 (two poems): Watch here

  • Junction Reads, December 12, 2021 (reading & interview): Watch here

  • Best Canadian Poetry 2020 National Poetry Month reading, April 25, 2021 (one poem). Watch here

  • Dreich Magazine reading (three poems) March 9, 2021. Watch here

  • Small Machine Talks, Dec 20, 2020 (reading & interview)  Listen here

  • Ottawa International Writers Festival, "Art of the Short Story" podcast, Oct 2, 2020 (reading & interview). Listen here

  • CKCU Radio "Asking for a Friend" show,  Sept 15, 2020 (reading & interview). Listen here

  • Vancouver Poets Corner series, May 20, 2020 (full set ). Watch here

  • Burnaby Spoken Ink series, May 19, 2020  (full set). Watch here

  • Vallum Poetry issue launch, April 24, 2020 ("We Knew" from issue 17.1). Watch here

  • Dead Poets' Reading Series, March 30, 2020 (reading poems by Jane Kenyon). Watch here.

  • Ottawa's Tree Reading Series, August 9, 2011 .  Watch here .

  • Ottawa's Tree Reading Series, March 22, 2012 . Watch here .

  • Ottawa's Tree Reading Series, August 28, 2012 (presentation on Anne Szumigalski). Watch here .

  • Ottawa's Tree Reading Series, November 27, 2012 (open mic - "Migrations"). Watch here .

  • Ottawa's Tree Reading Series, June 2014. . Watch here