Local Events


Join the diverse experts, activists, and creative writers of Rising Tides in climate conversations and storytelling at a series of local events.*

November 2019

Saturday, November 2: London Wordsfest (London, Ontario), with Madeline Bassnet, Tom Cull, and Peter Hobbs.

For more information visit Words: The Literary and Creative Arts Festival

Monday, November 4: Toronto Book Launch. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom with Another Story Bookshop (Toronto, Ontario), with Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Laurie D. Graham, Peter Hobbs, Tim Leduc, Lisa Szabo-Jones, and Bernard Soubry. Including special appearances by Kyo Maclear and Jesse Thistle.

For more information visit BlogTO or the event page

Tuesday, November 12: Someday Books (St. Catharines, Ontario), with Elysia French, Peter Hobbs, and Travis Mason.

For more information visit the event page.

Saturday, November 16: Stephen Leacock Museum with Manticore Books (Orillia, Ontario), with Sam Dewaele, Deborah McGregor, Hillary McGregor, and Kate Story.

For more information visit Orillia Matters or the event page.

Monday, November 25: “Strange Weather,” Symposium at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario).

For more information visit Strange Weather: The Science and Art of Climate Change

December 2019

Monday, December 9: Kitchener Public Library and Words Worth Books (Kitchener, Ontario), with Laurie D. Graham, Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell, Tim Leduc, and Jesse Thistle.

For more information visit the Kitchener Public Library or the event page.

January 2020

Saturday, January 18: Galiano Island Book Launch. Galiano South Hall and Galiano Island Books (Galiano Island, British Columbia), with Levi Wilson, Emily Menzies, Rosemary Georgeson, Alison Colwell, Reed Osler, Colleen Doty, Deblekha Guin, Suzanne Fournier, Sonnet L’Abbé, Holly Schofield, Ann Eriksson, Lauren Magner, Andrew Simon, and Stephen Collis.

For more information visit the event page.

Sunday, January 26: Van Dusen Gardens (Cedar Room) and Iron Dog Books (Vancouver, BC), with Stephen Collis, Suzanne Fournier, Rosemary Georgeson, Hiromi Goto, Betsy Warland, and Rita Wong.

For more information visit the event page.

Wednesday, January 29:  School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia)

Friday, January 31: Planet Earth Poetry (Victoria, British Columbia), with Hiromi Goto, Emily McGiffin, and Reed Osler.

For more information visit Planet Earth Poetry

March 2020

Thursday, March 5: Huxley Speaker Series, Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington), with Lauren Magner and Andrew Simon.

For more information visit Western Washington University

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, community events scheduled for Powell River, Mayne Island and Victoria (BC); Quebec (Imagination Writers Festival); Halifax and Sydney (NS); Providence (RI); Manhattan (NY); and all others in the pipes, have been postponed or cancelled. Please contact Cate if you are interested in a future event or, especially, an online discussion forum.