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I'll be reading from my latest poetry book, Openwork and Limestone at two live events this fall:

  •  On Monday, October 2, I will be one of the featured readers at Toronto's iconic Art Bar series

  •  On Thursday, October 5, I will return to Hamilton's LitLive series

I'll also be leading a workshop on Short Story Arcs for the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association on Saturday November 25

Earlier in 2023, I had the great pleasure of doing a mini-tour (Ottawa, Kingston, Cobourg) with poet and friend Kim Fahner, and another two-city, three stop tour in Calgary' and Edmonton,. I had festival appearances at Calgary's People's Poetry Festival, and Ottawa's VerseFest. 

Frances Boyle reading

Photo credit (for this and main menu photo):

Pearl Pirie

Recent Events

Highlights of 2022 including launching Openwork and Limestone in Ottawa (with Anvesh Jain) and as part of the Frontenac House Fall 2022 Quartet launch, and reading from it in Victoria, Vancouver and online at Burnaby's Spoken Ink. I also was honoured to read at the launch of Manahil Bandukwala's incredible debut collection, and to be a panelist for the The Writers Union of Canada on the Construction of a Short Story Arc.

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

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