• Feb 27 – Mar 09


    Play: "Mom's the Word" in London, ON

    Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group. Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners. The result is an evening of hilarious stories, bittersweet monologues, poetic reflections and revelatory anecdotes. Touching tales of giving birth to a premature baby are balanced against comic, ribald rants on diaper soup; whispered, hesitant conversations about sex after children; and the desperate confessionals of the over-stressed.

    More info here.

    February 27 to March 8, 2020
    Palace Theatre
    710 Dundas Street
    London, ON N5W 2Z4

  • Feb 27 – Feb 28


    Daniel Canty in Brussels

    Daniel Canty will lead a workshop called “Found in Translation” at Passa Porta in Brussels, Belgium.

    Workshop held in French and Dutch. More info here.

    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Rue Antoine Dansaert 46,1000
    Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Mar 04 – Mar 05


    Danielle LaFrance at SFU in Vancouver

    Danielle LaFrance, author of JUST LIKE I LIKE IT, will facilitate a workshop called, THIS IS HOW DISTANT I AM: A WORKSHOP INTERSECTING THE WORKS OF HELEN CHO, THERESA HAK KYUNG CHA’S “DICTEE,” AND THE SELF ABOLISHED THROUGH THE WRECKAGE OF CONTEXT. This event is free but space is limited. Please contact audaingallery@sfu.ca to register. More info here.

    Wednesday, March 4
    6 to 8 p.m.
    Audain Gallery
    149 W Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

  • Mar 11 – Mar 16


    Dina Del Bucchia and Mercedes Eng at the Growing Room Festival in Vancouver

    Growing Room 2020 will take place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples (Vancouver, British Columbia) from March 11 – 15, 2020. More info here.

    Talon authors Dina Del Bucchia and Mercedes Eng will be participating in this year’s festival. Here are the events they’re participating in:

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    Something Funny
    Fox Cabaret, 7pm – 9pm
    Madeline Terbasket, Kayla Czaga, Alicia Tobin, Dina Del Bucchia, Soo Jeong, and Tin Lorica. Hosted by Savannah Erasmus.

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    So You Think You Can Slam 2: Back 2 The Slam
    Beaumont Studios, 7pm – 9pm
    Ayan Ismail, Erika Thorkelson, NASRA, Madeline Terbasket, Lucia Misch, Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros, and beni xiao. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and jaye simpson.

    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Criminalized Verse: The Crossroads of Sex Work and Poetry
    Native Education College, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Justin Ducharme, Mercedes Eng, and Cassandra Blanchard. Moderated by Amber Dawn.

    Sunday, March 15, 2020
    Transmuting Trauma
    Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University, 4pm – 6pm
    Maneo Mohale, Alessandra Naccarato, Addie Tsai, and Corinne Manning. Moderated by Mercedes Eng.

  • Mar 11 – Mar 12


    David Homel in Pierrefonds, QC

    Meet the author: Talon author and translator David Homel will be at the Bibliothèque de Pierrefonds on March 11.

    More info here.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    7 p.m.
    Bibliothèque de Pierrefonds
    13 555 Boulevard de Pierrefonds
    Pierrefonds, QC

  • Mar 24 – Apr 05


    Play: "Impromptu on Nuns' Island" in Battleford, SK

    Impromptu on Nuns’ Island
    Comedy/Drama by Michael Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriou
    Directed by Donna Challis

    Synopsis: An opera diva, Patricia, meets her Waterloo singing Salome at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
    In an impromptu get-together in her Nuns’ Island penthouse, on the afternoon of her return from Europe, h
    ​er mother (a popular Montreal stage and television actress pushing 70), and her idealistic committed-to-new-work daughter goad her. What is the sense of an international career if your art doesn’t contribute to change (or at least to widespread pleasure and inspiration) in the society you live in?

    March 24 to April 4, 2020
    BCP Little Theatre
    102 26th Street
    Battleford SK

  • Mar 31 – Apr 01


    Dina Del Bucchia in Abbotsford, BC

    Dina Del Bucchia will read with Adèle Barclay, and Kyla Jamieson at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. The writers will read from their own work, engage in a discussion about writing and craft, and then open up to a Q & A from the audience. More info here.

    Tuesday, March 31
    3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
    University of the Fraser Valley
    Room B121
    Abbotsford, BC

  • Apr 11 – Apr 12


    Arleen Paré on Mayne Island

    Arleen Paré will read from Earle Street at the Mayne Island community library. More details to come.

    Saturday, April 11
    Time TBA
    411 Naylor
    Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2

  • Apr 13 – May 10


    Laiwan: digital art screening in Vancouver

    The City of Vancouver Public Art Program is pleased to announce the screening of twelve videos commissioned for the outdoor screens at the NE corner of Robson and Granville Streets.

    The twelve videos were commissioned as part of our Platforms series in 2011, 2014 and 2016. A different video will screen every month from February 17 until the end of 2020, or until the upgrade and replacement of the Robson and Granville video screens occurs. Information on the artists and artworks, exhibition timeline and background information on the Platforms series can be found below.


    Her Story by Krista Belle Stewart will screen from February 17 – March 15, 2020
    Girl in the City by Diyan Achjadi will screen from March 16 – April 12, 2020
    Barnacle City by LAIWAN will screen from April 13 – May 10, 2020
    (A Sense of Place) by Emilie Crewe will screen from May 11 – June 7, 2020
    RIPPLES by Nicolas Sassoon will screen from June 8 – July 5, 2020
    The Place Between Us by Jason Nielsen will screen from July 6 – August 2, 2020
    Tidal Pool by Curtis Grahauer will screen from August 3 – 30, 2020
    Harbeck Homage by Lisa g. Nielsen will screen from August 31 – September 27, 2020
    Canoe by Donna Szoke will screen from September 28 – October 25, 2020
    Wood Work by Carol Sawyer will screen from October 26 – November 15, 2020
    Reconciliation by Jeremy Borsos will screen from November 16 – December 6, 2020
    Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket by Emilie Crewe will screen from December 7 – 27, 2020

    More info here.

  • Apr 22 – May 10


    Play: "Legoland" in Nanaimo, BC

    Penny and Ezra Lamb are home-schooled by their parents on a hippie colony near Uranium City until the police discover it also happens to be the largest marijuana grow-op in Saskatchewan. Legoland is how their pot-smoking elders always described the outside world, and the Lamb siblings are dying to get there.

    More info here.

    April 22 to May 9
    The Bailey Studio
    2373 Rosstown Road
    PO Box 796,
    Nanaimo, BC
    V9R 5M2

  • Apr 29 – May 18


    Play: "Daisy" in Long Beach, CA

    Based on true events, Daisy is a political drama that presents the moment in TV history that ushered in the age of negative advertising and forever changed how we elect our leaders. It also tells the more cynical tale of how a nation got led into war, distracted by the “packaging” of a seemingly peaceful U.S. president. Daisy explores the art and science of political manipulation, the forces at play on public consciousness in our mediated world, and the impact that fear has had on our democracy.

    April 29 to May 17, 2020
    International City Theatre
    330 E. Seaside Way
    Long Beach, CA 90802

  • May 08 – May 09


    Arleen Paré at Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria

    Arleen Paré will read from Earle Street at Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria. More details to come.

    Friday, May 8
    7:15 p.m.
    Hillside Coffee and Tea
    1633 Hillside Avenue
    Victoria, B.C.

  • May 14 – May 15


    Arleen Paré, Mercedes Eng, and Margaret Christakos in Toronto, ON

    Talon authors Arleen Paré, Mercedes Eng, and Margaret Christakos will read at Knife | Fork | Book on May 14 in Toronto.

    Arleen Paré will read from her new book, Earle Street, Mercedes Eng will read from my yt mama, and Margaret Christakos will read from Charger.

    Thursday, May 14, 2020
    time TK
    Knife | Fork | Book
    Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5