Readings, etc.

PRISM ♥s Local Lit Mags
May 8, 2015
Lost + Found Café, Vancouver, BC
Hosted PRISM international‘s Spring Launch and celebration of the local Vancouver literary magazine scene, with guests Jordan Able, Russell Thornton, Clara Kumagai, Raoul Fernandes and others representing subTerrain, Room, Event, and Poetry is Dead magazines.

Swoon
November 15, 2014
Trees Organic Café, Vancouver, BC
A Vancouver literary series on love and desire (and chocolate!). Hosted by Ruth Daniell and Sierra Skye Gemma. With Shannon Rayne, Andrea Routley, Janine Alyson Young, andrea bennett, and others.

Locution
September 11, 2014
Cottage Bistro, Vancouver, BC
A reading event in the UBC Creative Writing MFA reading series, which showcases the work of graduate students alongside established writers. Read an excerpt of “Generation XXX: Raising Boys in the Age of Internet Pornography.” With Clara Kumagai, Chris Evans, and comedian Charlie Demers.

UBC Creative Writing Student Association’s Panel on Making the Most of Your MFA
September 30, 2014
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Invited to speak on a panel with Jen Neale and Gorrman Lee; moderated by Adrick Brock.

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize Award Ceremony
July 31, 2014
Kinnear Centre at The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
An evening of creative nonfiction announcing the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize and the work of the participants of The Banff Centre’s 2014 Literary Journalism Program. Read a short excerpt of “Generation XXX: Raising Boys in the Age of Internet Pornography.” With Ian Brown, Dakshana Bascaramurty, Peter Worden, Eve Joseph, Emrys Eller, Kelsey E. Kudak, and others.

Alphabet Soup
June 11, 2014
101.9 CiTR radio station, Vancouver, BC
Read an excerpt from “How to Come Out to Your Kids in Five Easy Steps” on a radio show featuring interviews with writers in the UBC Creative Writing Masters program. Hosted by Laura Trethewey, Matthew Walsh, and Sarah Higgins. Listen to it here (starting at about 6:25 minutes in).

Swoon
April 4, 2014
Cocoa Nymph, Vancouver, BC
Read an excerpt from “How to Come Out to Your Kids in Five Easy Steps” at Swoon, a Vancouver literary series on love and desire (and chocolate!). With Ruth Daniell, Jeffrey RickerGarth Martens, and others.

Locution
September 12, 2013
Cottage Bistro, Vancouver, BC
A reading event in the UBC Creative Writing MFA reading series, which showcases the work of graduate students alongside established writers. Read “Pacific Palace,” a short story that was long-listed in the House of Anansi Broken Social Scene Story Contest. With Andrea Hoff and Adrick Brock.

Locution
April 11, 2013
Cottage Bistro, Vancouver, BC
A reading event in the UBC Creative Writing MFA reading series, which showcases the work of graduate students alongside established writers. Read an excerpt from “The Wrong Way” (from The New Quarterly, issue 124). With Gorrman Lee and Anosh Irani.

Wild Writers Festival
November 2 – 3, 2012
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON
Read an excerpt from “The Wrong Way” (from The New Quarterly, issue 124) at the festival’s opening event: “Rob Reid in conversation with Terry Fallis + winners of The New Quarterly‘s writing contests.” With Terry Fallis and Kate Timmers.

Liminality: a literary event celebrating the in-between
October 23, 2012
Cottage Bistro, Vancouver, BC
A reading event centered on the theme of liminality. Organized by Sierra Skye Gemma and hosted by Rebecca Hales. Read “The Devil’s in Her Mind.” With Charles-Adam Foster-Simard, Briana Brown, Beth Pond, L.A. Melnychuk, Rebecca Hales, Sugar le Fae, Josiah Neufeld, and Cathleen With.

Litany: Queer Writers Read
July 19, 2012
The Toast Collective, Vancouver, BC
A fundraising reading event to support local poet Leah Horlick’s tuition to attend the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, held in Los Angeles, California. Read an excerpt from “Spare Change.” With Adrienne Gruber, Leah Horlick, Amber Dawn, Sigal Samuel, Crystal Sikma, and Esther McPhee.

UBC Creative Writing 2012 Summer Writing Residency’s Panel on Grant Applications and Literary Magazine Submissions
July 10, 2012
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Invited to speak on a panel with Andrew Gray, Brian Brett, and Anna Ling Kaye; moderated by Susan Musgrave.

Locution
April 5, 2012
Project Space, Vancouver, BC
A reading event in the UBC Creative Writing MFA reading series, which showcases the work of graduate students alongside established writers. Read an excerpt from “Spare Change.” With Anna Ling Kaye, Kari Lund-Teigen, and Anakana Schofield.

Marathon Reading
March 7, 2012
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
A marathon reading event organized by UBC’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies and the Department of Creative Writing. Read “I Gave Birth to a Tumor in a Bathroom Stall—A True Story.” With Leah Horlick, Jordan Abel, and many other MFA candidates.

Undergraduate Conference on Navigating the Labyrinth: History, Philosophy, and Politics
January 15–18, 2009
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
Presented “Breast is Best: Religious, Magical, and Pharmacological Lactation Remedies in England, 950–1550.”

Medieval Studies Student Conference
March 8, 2008
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Presented “Recipes for Health: Magical, Religious, and Herbal Remedies for Female Ailments in Medieval England.”

Sierra Skye Gemma Liminality Reading

Sierra Skye Gemma reading “The Devil’s in Her Mind” at Liminality: a literary event celebrating the in-between, a reading that she organized. October 23, 2012.