What a night of poetry! Five award-winning Ottawa poets reading from their debut collections. This was a much anticipated and long-awaited event as this was the first in-person reading that the poets could perform due to the Pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns.

For me this was the event of the year! We had an incredible amount of publicity for a poetry event, with an article in The Ottawa Citizen and an amazing interview with Susan Johnston on the Friday Blend CKCU

An incredible evening of poetry at Novel Idea, Kingston, Ontario. Such an honour to read alongside Claudia Coutu Radmore, Meg Freer and Kate Kristiansen – what a delight to be at Kate’s first ever reading 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you to Oscar, Joanna and Nicola for organizing such a wonderful, warm and welcoming evening on what was a very rainy night! Thank you to everyone who came to support – it was lovely to meet and make new friends (loved chatting with you, Neil) and thank you, thank you, thank you to my dear, dear Penny and Anna Marie for making it an all day event! Many thanks, once again, Bruce Kauffman for being a great host and for recording the event for Finding a Voice on CFRC 101.9 fm


WOW! What an amazing event! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Ashley and Nel for inviting Doris and I to read and to everyone who made the day incredibly special and memorable. Special thanks to Bruce Kauffman who was a fabulous MC. The event became the inspiration for Doris and I’s mini reunion tour 🙂

Sooooooooooo excited to be sharing the stage, once again, with the amazing Doris Fiszer. Join us on Saturday June 25th 1pm in the Poetry Tent, at The North Grenville Experience Art Fest.

Look for details on the Festival’s website:


What a huge success – thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who joined us for this fun event 🙂 If you missed it, don’t worry, here’s the link :-

Book Launch for The Marta Poems – Sunday December 6th 2020


November 22nd at 7:30 pm

Check out the recording of the reading: