I'll be reading at Pulp Fiction in Kelowna, BC on Friday  Feb. 20

And at the Brockton Writers Series on March 4th


And in Hamilton on March 5th at Bryan Prince Books . . .










The International Festival of Authors, Oct, Nov 2014.

in a decidedly handmaiden position--I will talk on a crowded panel about being a creative writing teacher (for Humber College) and interview some Burmese writer friends. (IFOA has not invited me to talk about my own books since . . . 1995. Am I bitter? No. I am sublimely amused. I am going to wear my stripper's outfit to the Humber session.)


Words Aloud Festival, Nov 7-8-9

Durham, Ontario

On Saturday, a workshop

on Saturday evening, a reading.


More to come . . .





The Art Bar Reading Series Toronto, Ontario


April 8, 2014 8:00 pm



Keep Toronto Reading Writers in War and Conflict

A panel discussion about writing war and conflict

Danforth Library Branch April 16, 2014    7:00 pm


Poetry Month and Keep Toronto Reading

Lacey Blake performs live at Palmerston Library, Palmerston and Bloor

Toronto, Ontario

A performance by actor Lindsey Clarke from the book Come Cold River

and a talk by Karen Connelly, the author

April 17, 2014   7:00 pm


The Frye Festival

Moncton, N.B.  April 23-26



The Writers Conference

In interview onstage

Ajax, Ontario

May 2, 2014 TTBA


Irrawaddy Literary Festival

Mandalay, Burma  February 13-15, 2014


Literary Women

Long Beach, California

February 28-March 1, 2014


 VerseFest Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario  Thursday, March 27, 2014









Come Cold River will be launched in Toronto on


October 24th, 2013, at 7:30

at The Supermarket in Kensington Market   

268 Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON (416) 840-0501 supermarkettoronto.com



November 9th, at The Wild Writers Festival

Waterloo, ON

More information will be posted the moment I have it. 

In Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg

Wed, Nov. 13th: Soup Sisters private fundraising even. 

Thurs, Nov. 14th, 7:30 p.m., Flywheel Reading Series, Pages Bookstore in Kensington

Frid, Nov 15, Talk and reading at Mount Royal University at 11 AM. Location to be confirmed.

Sat, Nov 16, 2-4, Alexandra Writers Centre, in the Dance Hall

                          922, 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

                          Writing Family: In Conversation with Cathy Ostlere

Mon, Nov. 18th, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 3:30 to 5, Reading/Talk/Location TBA

Tues, Nov 19th, 7:30, McNally Robinson Bookstore, Winnipeg (Travel Alcove) reading w/ others TBA.






I will be reading the work of a Kurdish and an Iranian poet (in the last set, meaning, after 9 pm) at the tenth annual meeting of
The Dead Poets Society---open to all live readers of poetry, and ghosts too . . .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8 p.m.
at Pauper’s Pub (second floor)
539 Bloor St. W. [Toronto]
(near Bathurst Subway)




I will be the Keynote Speaker in Banff at the Creative Nonfiction Collective in April, 2013--I'll post exact details as they become available.

Please get in touch with me here or through my Facebook page Karen Connelly, Author, if you are interested in inviting me to your Book Club.