Events and Performances


September 15-17, 2023
Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Conference
Pitch Perfect

June 14-16, 2023
Great International Creative Writing Conference, London, UK
Paper: Writing a postcolonial land without its people: A study of Louise Penny's novel A Better Man

June 4, 2023
Toronto International Festival of Authors, MOTIVE Crime Festival

March 20, 2023
In Conversation with Jonathan Whitelaw

Feb 15, 2023
Typewronger Books, Edinburgh
Book launch: Things I Have Loved by Sophia Hembeck

May 19, 2022
University of Edinburgh
Creating Synthetic Biology: Future Imaginaries in Science and Art will feature Nadanai Laohakunakorn and Jane Alexander.

May 18, 2022
Embassy of Canada in Reykjavík
My Nature and the North / Icelandic & Canadian Literature

May 1, 2022
The Festival of Literary Diversity

March 16, 2022
Blackwells Edinburgh
A Matter of Undiscovered Deaths: Claire Askew & Craig Robertson

March 15, 2022
University of Edinburgh
FORUM Journal 2022: Launch Event

February 3, 2022
University of Calgary
Distinguished Writers Program: And Evening with Bernadette Evaristo

November 10, 2021
SAHA/SGSAH Keynote Lecture, Julia Corbett

August 17, 2021
Gutter issue #24 Launch party and EMT 'All things are possible' poetry competition reading.



Nov 28 - "The Night of Long Knives." North/West Passages, The Writer's Union of Canada. Calgary, AB.

June 4 - "The Hair Thief." MOTIVE Crime Writing Festival, Crime Writer's of Canada, Toronto, ON. 

April 6 - "The Hair Thief." From Arthur's Seat Reading, 50 George Square Project Room, University of Edinburgh

February 22 - "The Hair Thief." Writer’s Open Mic, The Owl’s Nest Bookshop.


July 8 - The Lougheed House, Private Function. "From Canton to Calgary" 6:30 PM

July 1 - The Lougheed House, Opening Launch of 'We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown" Noon to 1:30 PM. Author Talk.

April 10 - The Selkie Publications, Launch of Very Much Alive (Zoom) 1:30 PM


November 26 - Writer’s Open Mic, The Owl’s Nest Bookshop, Calgary, Canada. "Ode to a Canadian Coffee" and "How to time travel."

January 17 - Inner City Stories, Loft 112, Calgary, Canada. "A Rough Season."


“Meteor Shower.” Writer’s Open Mic, 30 January 2019, The Owl’s Nest Bookshop, Calgary, Canada.

“Mallory.” International Women’s Day, 6 March 2019, City Hall, Calgary, Canada.


“Remember to [Breathe].” The GodDamn Debut Poetry Slam, 4 April 2018, The Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, UK.

“The Trapline.” InkyFingers, 1 May 2018, Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh, UK.

“The Capture of Hill 145.” InkyFingers,14 Aug 2018, Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh, UK.

“Mallory.” From Arthur’s Seat Book Launch, 9 May 2018, Blackwell’s South Bridge, Edinburgh, UK.

“Thieves.” The University of Edinburgh MSc Open Mic, 28 May 2018, The Outhouse, Edinburgh, UK.

“Meteor Shower.” Emerging Writer’s Intensive Reading, 1 October 2018, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada.