Vanessa’s Long List of Workshops, Readings, Panels and More

CONFERENCES, PANELS, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, KEYNOTES (Oh my!)

  • September 21, 2018 – Master Mouth Off, Mouth Piece Storytelling
  • September 13, 2018 – How-To Poetry Workshop, Budimir Library
  • July 28, 2018 – Grand Opening Gertrude’s Writing Room
  • July 7-14, 2018 – Humber School for Writers Creative Writing Summer Workshop
  • June 26, 2018 – Windsor Poetry Slam Finals, Guest Judge
  • June 8, 2018 – Guest Speaker, Cardinal Carter High School
  • May 14, 2018 – Guest Speaker, St. Joe’s High School
  • April 30, 2018 – Guest Speaker, Walkerville High School, Secondary
  • March 26, 2018 – Guest writer, UNICOM, World of Poetry Class
  • February 14, 2018 – Guest Judge, 93.9FM The River, Poetry Contest
  • December 6, 2017 – The Gift of Poetry, Budimir Library, Poetry Workshop
  • November 30, 2017 – Reading, Group of Seven Poets, Biblioasis
  • November 22, 2017 – Cross-Border Book Talk w/ Karen Dionne, Biblioasis
  • November 16, 2017 – Guest Lecture, University of Windsor, School of Education
  • November 1, 2017 – The Art of Journal Writing Workshop, Creative Living Series, Windsor, ON
  • October 30, 2017 – Guest lesson on Character/Story development, St. Gabriel Elementary
  • October 26, 2017 – Nature Poetry Workshop, Massey Secondary, Ojibway Nature Centre, Windsor
  • October 25, 2017 – Harvest Poetry Reading, Riverside Pie Café, w/ Deb Hill, Phillip Crymble, Peter Hrastovec
  • October 19, 2017 – TedX – Chatham, ON, The Original Stories
  • October 17, 2017 – Poetry at the Manor,
  • October 12, 2017 – Read-A-Thon, Glenwood Public, Elementary School
  • September 2017 – Scattered Ecstasies, Willistead Manor
  • June 9-11, 2017 – League of Canadian Poets – Feminist Caucus Panel Co-Chair
  • May 28, 2017   – Shout Out! Storytelling Event, Windsor Jewish Community Centre
  • May 20, 2017 – Windsor’s 125 Birthday Party, Poetry on Demand, WFCU WAC
  • May 18, 2017 – Guest Lecture, The Creative Process, University of Windsor
  • May 10, 2017 – United Way – Women Leading the Way Celebrate Women Who Inspire Us – Keynote Speaker
  • April 30, 2017 – Literary Café Guest Poet, Oakville, ON
  • April 29, 2017 – Poetry Reading, Steady Café, Toronto, ON, w/ Adebe DeRango Adem, Samantha Bernstein
  • April 25, 2017 – Guest speaker, Glenwood Public, Elementary
  • April 24, 2017 – Guest speaker, Marlborough Public, Elementary
  • April 18, 2017 – Workshop – Celebrating Canadian Poetry, Budimir Library
  • April 18, 2017 – Guest speaker, Cathcart Elementary, Sarnia, ON
  • April 12, 2017 – Poetry & Wine Workshop, Oxley Winery, ON
  • March 10, 2017 – Women of Words Unite, Panellist, Windsor, ON
  • February 27, 2017 – Guest speaker, St. Joe’s High School, Secondary
  • February 22,2 017 – Guest, Hardcover Radio, Podcast interview
  • February 15, 2017 – By the River Poetry & Prose Series, Riverside Public Library
  • February 11, 2017 – All Four Love Poetry Reading, Chatham, ON
  • February 7, 2017 – Rowers Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • January 27, 2017 – Guest speaker, Marlborough Public, Elementary
  • January 17, 2017 – Art Bar Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • January 14, 2017 – Book signing, Chapters, Devonshire Mall
  • December 13, 2016 – Yoga Recess Holiday Party, Poetry on Demand
  • November 25, 2016 – Poetry Reading, The Steady Café, Toronto, ON w/James Lindsay, Ashley Elizabeth-Best, Spencer Butt
  • November 19, 2016 – Bookapalooza, Whitby,ON
  • November 13, 2016 – Junction Reads, Poetry Reading, Toronto, ON
  • November 3, 2016 – BookFest Windsor, Student Award Contest Host
  • October 27, 2016 – Poetry at the Manor, Poetry on Demand
  • October 24, 2016 – Workshop & Book signing, Budimir Library
  • October 18, 2016 – Reading & Signing, Ben McNally Bookstore, Toronto, ON
  • October 18, 2016 – HOWL Radio Show, Interview, University of Toronto, ON
  • October 14, 2016 – Poetry Reading, Black Water Coffee Co, Sarnia, ON
  • October 11, 2016 – Poetry Reading, Tree Reading Series, Ottawa, ON
  • October 3, 2016 – Poetry Reading, Phoenix Café, Hazel Park, MI
  • October 2, 2016 – Poetry Reading, Storytellers Bookstore, Windsor, ON
  • September 22, 2016 – Book Launch for Look At Her, University of Windsor
  • September 10, 2016 – How-To Festival, Poetry on Demand, Budimir Library
  • September 8, 2016 – Scattered Ecstasies, Sho Art, Spirit & Performance
  • July 17, 2016 – Open Streets, Poetry on Demand
  • June 24, 2016 – Guest Poet, Windsor Poetry Slam, PHOG Lounge
  • June 13 -19th, 2016 – Canadian Writers’ Summit – Panellist, Making Our Own Solutions: The Writer as Cultural Agent Intro to Making Our Own Solutions
  • May 17, 2016 – Slam-A-Phobia, Poetry Reading
  • May 12, 2016 – Guest lecture, Creative Process, University of Windsor
  • April 16, 2016 – Poetry Reading, PHOG Lounge
  • March 30, 2016 – 8th Annual Battle of the Bards – Competitor, Toronto, ON
  • March 11, 2016 – Write On! Rural – Panel with Daniel Wells (Biblioasis), Ray Robertson and Kara Smith – Writing & Publishing in Southwestern Ontario – Crazy 8 Barn, Palymyra
  • March 5, 2016 – Rotary Story Slam Guest Storyteller
  • February 20, 2016 – Poetry on Demand Chimczuk Museum Opening
  • January 21, 2016 – Writing Workshop – full-day, Eastwood Public School
  • December 10, 2015 – Poetry in Voice, Judge, St. Joseph’s High School
  • November 10, 2015 – From the Page to the Stage, performance
  • November 12, 2015 – Poetry at the Manor, Poetry on Demand
  • October 1, 2015 – Poetry Reading, Atelier Virginianne
  • October 15, 2015 – Scattered Ecstasies
  • October 22, 2015 – Nature Poetry Workshop w/ Massey Secondary students, Ojibway Park
  • October 23, 2015 – Guest Speaker, Marlborough Elementary
  • October 29, 2015 – Guest Speaker, Glenwood Elementary
  • September 27, 2015, 10,000 Poets for Change Poetry Reading
  • September 26, 2015 – Word UP! Poetry Reading, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  • July 12, 2015 – Pelee Island Writing Workshop – ‘The Writer’s Process’
  • May 28-31, 2015 – OnWordsConference & AGM, Writers Union of Canada, Winnipeg, MB
  • February 27, 2015 – Writer’s Workshop, Crazy 8 Barn, Palmyra, ON with Marty Gervais, John B Lee, John Wing Jr
  • May 29 – June 1, 2014 OnWords Conference& AGM, Writers Union of Canada, Workshop presenter: The Art of Presenting: Reading & Performance
  • May 24-26, 2013 – Backspace Writers Conference, New York City, Participant
  • May 12, 2015 – Ring Weavers – From the Page to the Stage– Short Story ‘Prell’
  • May 13, 2015 – Poetry On Demand, Teen Zone, Windsor Public Library
  • May 14, 2015 – Interview with Nancy Duffy at The Nancy Duffy Show
  • May 19, 2015, The Creative Process, Guest lecture, University of Windsor
  • May 22, 2015 –Guest speaker, Glenwood Elementary School,
  • May 28 – Sunday, May 31, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada and League of Canadian Poets joint AGM and Conference, Winnipeg
  • April 8, 2015, Poetry on Demand, 7pm, Caboto Club of Windsor, Made In Windsor Book Launch, (University of Windsor students)
  • April 12, 2015 – Poetry Reading, Art Gallery of Windsor
  • April 19, 2015 – Junction Writes Reading Series, Toronto, ON
  • March 5, 2015 – Rotary Breakfast Club – Windsor Yacht Club – ‘Literacy Talk’
  • March 6, 2015 – Breaking BarriersSponsored by Art-Indeed Wellness Through Creativity, Leamington Art Centre
  • March 14, 2015 – Book Club Event – Vito’s Pizzeria
  • March 15, 2015 – Pillette Village Reading Series
  • March 25, 2015 – Battle of the Bards, Toronto, ON
  • February 9, 2015 – Guest speaker, Glenwood Elementary School
  • February 27 – 28th, 2015 – Poetry Reading in Highgate, ON
  • January 14, 2015 – Judge – Poetry In VoiceCompetition – St. Joe’s High School
  • January 18, 2015 – CREW Winery – Bagels, Bards & Chards Poetry Reading
  • December 10th, 2014 – Biblioasis Holiday Salon & Shmoozer,
  • December 28th, 2014, Phog Lounge, 8pm, Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote As Kids
  • November 6, Friday, November 7th, and Monday, November 9th, 2014 – Guest Lecture, Massey Secondary School, English Class
  • November 8th, 2014 – Bluewater Reading Series, Sarnia, ON
  • November 13, 204 – Guest speaker, Glenwood Elementary School
  • November 20th, 2014 – Odyssey Award Dinner – Recipient – University of Windsor Alumni Association
  • October 2nd – Writing for Digital Media – University of Windsor, Guest lecture
  • October 16, 2014 – The Art of Business and the Business of Art, DWBIA
  • October 18th, 2014 – Interview with Chris Hadfield! Windsor Symphony Orchestra event
  • October 23rd, 2014, BookFest Windsor – Small Press Showcase – Panel Member, Walkerville Theatre
  • October 25th, 2014, BookFest Windsor – Student Writers Awards – Moderating, The Capitol Theatre
  • September 8, 2014 – Interview with Kurt Sasso – on Podcast – Two Geeks Talking
  • September 16, 2014 – Art Bar Reading Series – Toronto, ON
  • September 19th and Saturday, September 20th – 8pm – Scattered Ecstasies, SHO Gallery – Poetry On Demand
  • September 27th, 2014 – 100 Thousand Poets for Change Windsor/Essex, Windsor, ON,
  • August 21, 2014 – Port Dover – The Beatles Festival & Poetry Reading
  • August 10th – 6pm – Pelee Island Winery, Pelee Island- Poetry Reading
  • June 6, 2104 – Guest Speaker, Massey Secondary School – English Students – ‘On Editing’
  • May 5th, 2014 – Guest speaker, Massey Secondary School English students @ Ojibway Nature Centre
  • May 13, 2014 – Guest lecture, ‘Creative Process’ – University of Windsor
  • May 20, 2014 – Reading, The Art Barin Toronto,ON
  • May 28th, 2014 – Cogeco Cable, Windsor – Show interview
  • Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1st, 2014 – The Writers’ Union of CanadaAGM ‘OnWords’ Conference
  • Friday, May 30th, 2014 – Workshop Panelist: The Art of Presenting: Reading & Performance (with Charis Cotter, moderator Amy House
  • April 7, 2014 – Guest speaker, Glenwood Elementary
  • April 15, 2014 – St.Clair College MediaPlex – ‘Live’ Interview on cable show
  • April 24th – Friday, April 25, 2014 – Reading in Port Dover, ON
  • April 28, 2014 – Guest Speaker, St. Joe’s High School
  • March 22nd, 2014 – Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre Workshop “The Business of Art: How to Make Money Doing What You Love”. Guest Speaker 2:45pm – 3:30pm.
  • March 13th, 2014 – Guest lecturer – Oakland University, Oakland, MI
  • Friday, February 21, 2014 – Guest speaker, Glenwood Public Elementary School
  • February 19th, 2014 – Guiding student winners of the Poetry in VoiceRecitation contest on performance and presentation at St. Joe’s High School
  • February 3, 2014 – Publishing Practicum class – University of Windsor – Judging the debate between English majors and business majors on the “usefulness” of poetry.
  • January 13, 2014 – University of Windsor, Editing & Publishing Class – Guest Speaker
  • January 14, 2014 – St. Joseph’s High School – Judge for Poetry In Voice
  • January 16, 2014 – Cranberry Tress Press ‘Happenstance’ Anthology Launch @ The Caged Squirrel
  • January 20th, 2014 – Poetry On Demand for Windsor Regional Hospital ‘Spa Day’
  • January 21, 2014 – University of Windsor, Creative Writing Class – Guest Speaker
  • January 23, 2014 – Book Launch for ‘I Am That Woman’
  • January 25, 2014 – MudPuppy Gallery ‘Beat Night’: An evening of original poetry, music and storytelling.
  • December 9, 2013 – Guest speaker, Glenwood Elementary School
  • September 2010 – The Pelee Island Writing Retreat,Retreat Organizer, Guest Writers: Jane Christmas, Marty Gervais, Mary Ann Mulhern
  • October 2009 – Words on Water Writing Retreat,Retreat Organizer, Guest Writer: Marty Gervais
  • June/July 2008 – Vitteaux, France, Participant, Guest Writers: Marty Gervais, John B. Lee, Andy Wainwright

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