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Event: Kids Launch for Wow Wow!

April 26, 2014

A gathering of story-minded kids and parents on Saturday, May 3, at 10am at Chapters on Kenmount Road in St. John’s. Come one, come all. The author and illustrator will be on hand, as will cake and Wow Wow-based crafts. Come see us!

What: Kids Launch for Wow Wow and Haw Haw
When: Saturday, May 3, 10am
Where: Chapters, Kenmount Road, St. John’s



Event: Wow Wow and Haw Haw Launch

April 14, 2014

The adult book party for Wow Wow and Haw Haw will be held on May 2nd at Leyton Gallery in St. John’s. The next day there will be an event for children at the Chapters on Kenmount Road. More to come on that later. For now, check out the wine and cheese and books and paintings at the Leyton Gallery:

Wow Wow and Haw Haw Launch
May 2, 7pm
Leyton Gallery, 6 Clifts-Baird Cove Road, St. John’s
Original artwork from the book on display

Facebook event page is here



Event: Wild Writers Festival

October 11, 2013

I’ll be appearing at the Wild Writers Festival in Waterloo, Ontario in November. The entire program is here. It looks like it’s more of a festival of discussions than readings, which means things should be pretty interesting and lively, especially given the lineup. Come out and join us!

Saturday, November 9, 3:45pm to 5pm


Readings: Mahone Bay, The Atlantic Poetry Prize, and Halifax Word on the Street

September 16, 2013

I’ll be reading three times in Nova Scotia this week, around Whiteout‘s nomination for the Atlantic Poetry Prize and Word on the Street. Please tell your friends!

Friday, Sept 20
Who: Carole Langille and George Murray
When: 3pm
Where: The Biscuit Eater Cafe and Bookstore (16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay)

Saturday, Sept 21
Who: Herb MacDonald, Donna Morrissey, George Murray (Whiteout), and Russell Wangersky
When: 2pm
Where: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax)

Sunday, Sept 22
Who: Leslie Choyce, Michelle Ellrick, Sue Goyette, Rachel Lebowitz, and George Murray
When: 2:45pm
Where:  Dynamic Dialogues Tent (on the Warf, Halifax)



Reading: Fisher’s Loft, Port Rexton

August 28, 2013

I’ll be reading this weekend up in Port Rexton, a lovely small town in scenic Trinity, at the incredibly posh B&B/Inn The Fisher’s Loft (I think it’s been profiled in big places like National Geographic, etc., as one of the best places to stay in the world) as part of their Just Before Dinner reading series. I’ll read to guests and they people stay for dinner from the 5-star chef. Including me. Hot damn. If you’re looking for an end of summer activity to treat yourself, this should be great. I’m reading aphorisms, old and new.


Awards: Shortlist for EJ Pratt Poetry Prize

March 21, 2013

Good news for Whiteout: it’s been shortlisted for the EJ Pratt Poetry Prize through the Atlantic Book Awards. This is my third nomination in row for this prize, with both Glimpse and The Rush to Here being previously nominated in 2011 and 2009 respectively. Whiteout is up against some stiff competition, however, in the form of Mark Callanan’s excellent book Gift Horse, and Don McKay’s star power with Paradoxides.

You should buy all three and compare. Wish me luck. Third time’s either a charm or bridesmaid for life!


Reading: Word on the Street Vancouver

September 25, 2012

I’ll be reading on Sunday as part of Word on the Street in Vancouver with a great list of local and national poets.

What: Word on the Street
Where: Poetry Tent, Library Square, Hamilton and Robson, Vancouver (map)
When: 1:15 pm, Sunday, September 30

Hope to see you there!


Event: Pivot Reading Series in Toronto

June 27, 2012

I’m reading tonight at the Pivot Series in Toronto. It’s a very special Pivot, as long time host Elisabeth de Mariaffi will be stepping down from her post to move to Newfoundland to… well, be with me. (I don’t post a lot of personal information here, but you should probably know: I’m in love.) So she’s having a few friends read as her goodbye party. It will be poet me, novelist Meaghan Strimas, poet Gillian Wigmore, and blogger Julie Wilson. Come out, come out! Here’s the Facebook event, and here’s the Pivot listing.


Launch: Whiteout in Toronto

May 11, 2012

We’re finally here, launching Whiteout in my old hometown. Everyone and their friends welcome. Come help me (and the other ECW spring authors) celebrate!

What: ECW Spring Launch Party
Where: The Sister (1554 Queen Street West, Toronto)
When: Monday, May 14, 7pm
Who: Readings by:

  • David Balzer, author of Contrivances
  • Heather A. Clark, author of Chai Tea Sunday
  • Joey Comeau, author of The Complete Lockpick Pornography
  • Sky Gilbert, author of Come Back
  • George Murray, author of Whiteout


Event: Plan 99 Reading in Ottawa

April 8, 2012

I’ll be reading with Roo Borson at the Plan 99 series at The Manx pub in Ottawa this coming Saturday. Hope you can be there. It’s sort of the Ottawa launch of Whiteout, and I’ll have some books on hand for sale. It’s an early reading, so we’ll probably all have dinner and drinks afterwards. Stick around!

What: Roo Borson and George Murray at Plan 99
Where: The Manx, 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa (map)
When: Saturday, April 14, 5pm



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