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PETRA: Virtual Book Launch

Thursday, September 24th
5 pm PST, 8 pm EST

I hope you’ll join us and celebrate the launch of Petra, my new novel,  at this intimate, fun virtual launch party. Details to come but expect music, a short reading and book discussion, lots of chances to interact and celebrate. Bring your favorite cocktail or glass of wine. If you’d like to be on the Zoom invite list, please join my mailing list.

Courting the Muse: On Line Writing Workshop

Sunday August 23rd, 10 am to 12 noon

The Victoria Festival of Authors is sponsoring a series of online workshops on writing. Courting the Muse is about hitting that open space where writing is a deep and pleasurable part of the day, where creation comes smoothly, and we are lost in the story. Learn tools and techniques for opening yourself to the page, and entering the liminal space where writing has energy, depth and flow. Tickets are $40. Space limited to 12. For more information, contact the Victoria Festival of Authors.

Shelagh Rogers – The Next Chapter

Tune in for a discussion of the themes and story behind my new novel, Petra, with Shelagh Rogers, on The Next Chapter, CBC Radio. Recording in August for airing early September. Date and time to come. If you’d like info on when this interview will air, please join Shaena’s mailing list.

Gill Deacon — Here and Now

Join us for a CBC Radio Toronto conversation about Petra, my novel, and the fascinating woman behind the words. 1:55 pm, PST; 4:55 pm, EST.

Toronto Word on the Street

Saturday-Sunday, September 26th

A Festival of Ideas, Story Telling and Imagination. Join in a 30 minute on-line facilitated discussion on Petra, research, the ethics and boundaries of writing into the lives of real people, the seeds that started the book, and a reading. Precise time to come; visit the website.

Victoria Festival of Authors

Saturday-Sunday, September 27th

Zoom in on a panel on fiction, poetry and essays that write into the ecological crisis. I am excited to join acclaimed poets, essayists and fiction writers Joanna Lilley, Jessica Johns, Jenna Butler in a conversation about writing into the heart of the ecological crisis. Animals, extinction, earth, love of the planet and how writing connects us to the land, the oceans, and to each other. Facilitated by Verena Kaminiarz. More info and precise time at the website.

Vancouver Writers Festival

Sunday, October 25, 11: 00 am PST

Thrilled and honoured to be part of: The Interviews with Marsha Lederman, featuring Seth Klein, Shaena Lambert and Amin Maalouf. This is sure to be a fascinating discussion. Amin Maalouf is the renowned scholar and author of The Crusades through Arab Eyes, and Samarkand. Policy expert and social thinker Seth Klein has just come out with a new book – The Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency – on how our society can and must flex World War 2 type muscle to fight climate change. I will dig into the story of ecological heroine Petra Kelly, and what we can learn from her incandescent – and complicated – example. Three consecutive solo interviews with Marsha Lederman followed by audience questions and answers.

For more information, contact The Vancouver Writers Festival.

Check back soon for more events to come…