In my last event of the season, I will be reading from my short story collection, Seeking Shade, at 7:00 pm ADT on Thursday June 24. Link here


Next up in the fall: Hamilton's LitLive series on October 3 (perhaps live?); online reading and conversation at Junction Reads December 12. Details to follow 

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" evenwent ahead online events. Links to the recorded ones are included below.

Frances Boyle reading

Photo credit (for this and main menu photo):

Stephen Brockwell

Recent Events

Pre-pandemic, I read from both Tower  and This White Nest as a featured reader at Hamilton's Lit Live series, on February 2, 2020. I had two wonderful launches for  This White Nest:  a home-town launch at Ottawa's Manx Pub on November 30, 2019 and the full Quattro Books launch in Toronto on December 4, 2019. Other 2019 readings were in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Sarnia


2018 highlights were being a guest poet at the Ottawa Storytellers Stories and Tea event and touring New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the fall of 2018 with my novella Tower , which ​I launched  at the Manx Pub in Ottawa. I also had the great privilege to be the inaugural reader in the Short Reading Series

John Buschek, the publisher of my first poetry collection (among many other publications over the 20+ year history of BuschekBooks), was inducted in the VerseFest Hall of Honour in 2018 for his contribution to the Ottawa and national literary scene.  With John having closed up shop on the press, books can no longer be purchased through bookstores (online or bricks and mortar) but are still available directly from me.

Recorded readings
  • CKCU Radio "Asking for a Friend" show,  Sept 15, 2020 (fiction readings and interview). Listen here

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

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

  • Ottawa's Tree Reading Series, March 22, 2012 (open mic - "Wake"). 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. (featured reader - full set). Watch here