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JULY 7, 2022 – Norfolk County Archives

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June 22 2021@ 2 PM

Gananoque Public Library – More details coming soon…


Find tickets (free!) here.

 June 2, 2021 8:40 am – CHCH TV, MORNING LIVE with Annette Hamm

Catch the program by clicking here and scrolling through to the 29 minute mark.

May 4, 2021, 12:20 PM – CTV Ottawa News at noon with Leanne cusack

Feb 1, 8, 16, 22, 2021 7-8 PM @ HURON COUNTY LIBRARY

Please join me at the Huron County Library’s “Huron Hygge Curl Up With A Good Book” sessions throughout Feburary. Follow the link above for the Huron County Library for more details.

September 25, 2020, 6-7:30pm @  KINGSTON WRITERSFEST

Oct 4-9, 2020 The Lodge at Pine Cove “Write on the French River” Creative Writing Retreat

September 25, 2020, 6-7:30pm @  KINGSTON WRITERSFEST 

Please join me in conversation with author Sara Franklin as we discuss the fundamental importance of food, life in the Catskills, diner cuisine, food traditions, and Sara’s latest book, The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook. For tickets (free) and event details please click here.

November 3, 2019, 1-3 pm – Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Reading and discussion

November 2, 2019, 2-3:30 pm – Ottawa Public Library, Carlingwood Branch, 281 Woodroffe, Ottawa

Reading and discussion: “The Fundamental Importance of Our Culinary History”

October 27, 2019 –  Taste Canada Awards Gala


September 26, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Kingston Writersfest

Event #14 – Skeptics and Seekers: What is Spiritual Living?

June 25, 2019, 9:30 am – Probus Club, Lindsay, ON

Reading and discussion

May 15, 2019, Writers’ Trust of Canada Politics & the Pen Gala

Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa

April 28, 2019, 1:30 pm – Wolfe Island Historical Society

Reading and discussion, Wolfe Island United Church Hall

April 27, 2019, 11:15 – 12:15, 1000 Islands Writers Festival

Lindy Mechefske & Erika Behrisch Elce in Conversation, “Historical Research: Telling Another’s Story”

November 21, 2018, 7pm – Novel Idea Bookstore, Kingston, ON

Book launch and reading

November 8, 7pm, 2018 – Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives, Simcoe, ON

Reading and questions

 November 8, 2018 am – CHCH TV, Morning Live with Annette Hamm

November 6, 2018 – CTV, News at Noon with Leanne Cusack, Ottawa – Part 1 / Part 2

November 6, 2018 – CBC Morning North, Interview with Markus Schwabe

November 5, 2018 – Rogers TV, Ottawa

October 17 – CBC Radio, All In a Day with Alan Neal

October 13, 2018 – CBC Radio, In Town and Out with Giacomo Panico

October 10, 2018 – 98.5 FM The Jewel, Ottawa

September 30, 2018, 3:30-5pm @  Kingston WritersFest

Forgotten Foods of Forest, Fields, and Orchard: tickets and event details here

May 4-9, 2018 Write on the French River, The Lodge at Pine Cove

This will be my fifth consecutive year at the annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat at The Lodge at Pine Cove, held in conjunction with the Canadian literary journal, The New Quarterly.  Read my article on the retreat here.

November 28, 2017, 8pm, Pittsburgh Historical Society

Reading and discussion. Kingston, Ontario

September 21, 2017, Canadian Club of Halton

Reading and discussion. Oakville, Ontario

 July 14-16, 2017, Lakefield Literary Festival

Lakefield, Ontario – stay tuned for website and ticket information

June 17, 2017, 2pm, Brockville Public Library

Public reading and discussion. Brockville, ON

June 3, 2017, 1:30pm, Heritage Tea – Elgin and Area Heritage Society

Reading and discussion. Elgin, Ontario

May 7-10, 2017 Write on the French River, The Lodge at Pine Cove

The Lodge at Pine Cove, held in conjunction with the Canadian literary journal, The New Quarterly.  This year, I’ll be hosting a Social Media for Writers workshop. Read my article on the retreat here.

 May 5-7 2017, 1000 Islands Writers Festival

Gananoque, Ontario –website and ticket information

April 18, 2017, 7:30pm, Gananoque Historical Society

Reading and discussion at Grace United Church, 120 Pine Street, Gananoque, Ontario

April 1, 2017, 1000 Islands Writers Festival, Canada 150 Launch Party

Gananoque, Ontario – website and ticket information

March 13, 2017 CKWS TV Morning Show with Bill Welychka

November 22, 2016, 2-3pm, Picton Public Library

Reading and discussion. 208 Main Street, Picton, Ontario

 November 20, 2016, 8am, CBC Radio Fresh Air

November 17, 2016, 12 noon, Chaffey’s Locks Hall

Lunch and reading, organized by the Chaffey’s Locks Seniors’ Club

November 14, 2016, 5:30pm, Taste Canada Awards Gala

Arcadian Court, Toronto.

September 14, 2016, 7-9 pm, Teeterville Pioneer Museum, Norfolk County, ON

Reading and discussion in Norfolk County, Ontario

May 29, 2016, 10am, The Last But Not Least Feast: A Literary Brunch

The Boathouse, Waterloo, Ontario

May 28, 2016, 9:30am – 12 noon, Local Author Showcase

Lennox and Addington Libraries

May 6-11, 2016, Annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat

This will be my third year at the annual Write on the French River Writing Retreat at The Lodge at Pine Cove, held in conjunction with the Canadian literary journal, The New Quarterly.  This year I will be leading a food writing master class: Why Food Writing Matters. See my article on this retreat here.

January 22, 2016, The Daily Show, Kingston, Ontario CKWS TV

On the Daily Show with Bill Welychka

January 13, 2016, CBC All In a Day with Alan Neal, Ottawa, Ontario

CBC Radio – “D is for Dinner” – listen to the interview here.

January 13, 2016, 7-9pm , Ottawa, Ontario – Royal Commonwealth Society of Ottawa

Reading and discussion

January 12, 2016 – Ottawa, ON, Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner in Canada – Dinner and Reading

Private dinner, reading, and fundraiser for the the Saints Foundation’s Kick4Life, hosted by the British High Commissioner, Their Excellencies Mr Howard Drake & Mrs Gill Drake.

 January 10, 2016, 2pm – Hamilton, Ontario – Sir John A. Macdonald Society

Wreath laying ceremony in Gore Park

January 9, 2016, Hamilton, Ontario, Sir John A. Macdonald Society

Reading at the Sir John A. Macdonald Society Annual Dinner

 January 8, 2016, Kingston, Ontario

Book group dinner at Sir John’s Pub

November 28, 2015, 1pm, Mississippi Mills Public Library – Almonte Branch

Reading and discussion.

 November 17, 2015, 7pm, Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives

Tuesday night at the Museum series – reading and discussion. For more information please contact the L&A County Museum & Archives at 613-354-3027. 

November 12 , 2015, 12 noon – 2pm – Indigo Bay and Bloor, Toronto

55 Bloor Street West, Toronto – book signing

 October 28, 29, 2015, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

Food writing lecture and discussion.

October 22, 2015, 7pm, Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society in conjunction with the Cavan Monaghan Libraries

Reading and discussion in theFireside Lounge of Centennial Place, 2 Centennial Lane, Millbrook, ON.

October 15, 2015, 11am – 12 noon, Macauley Heritage Park, Picton, Ontario

Reading and discussion at Macaulay Heritage Park.

 Kingston Writer’s Fest September 23-27, 2015

Sunday September 27, 2015 – 12:30pm – Join me for lunch at Sir John’s Public House (the actual site of Sir John A. Macdonald’s Kingston law office). We’ll be dining on favourites from Canada’s culinary history interspersed with readings from Sir John’s Table. Tickets at Kingston WritersFest.

Saturday September 26, 2015, 1-3 pm – Come out for my class in Writing Creative Cuisine

September 21, 2015, CBC Radio Cape Breton

Hear the interview here.

September 20, 2015, 2-4pm – Chapters Book Store

Book signing at 3315 Fairview, Burlington, Ontario

September 19, 2015, 12 noon- 2pm – Indigo Book Store

Book signing at 1783 Stone Church Rd E, Suite 1, Stoney Creek

September 18, 2015, CHCH TV Morning Live

Watch the clip here.

September 17, 2015, 7 pm – Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library

Reading and discussion

September 16, 2015, 6:30pm at Toronto’s First Post Office

History Meets History! Reading and discussion.

 September 13, 2015, 2-4:30 pm – Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library at Chaffey’s Locks Hall

An afternoon of readings & refreshments in support of the Rideau Lakes Public Library. Admission is free but donations in support of the Rideau Lakes Friends of the Library will be gratefully received.  I’ll be reading from  Sir John’s Table.

Chaffeys Lock Community Hall 1661 County Rd. 9 (Chaffeys Lock Road)

May 2015, Annual “Write on the French River” Writing Retreat at the Lodge at Pine Cove

I will be leading a food writing class.  You can read about this fabulous retreat here.

 November 2014, Wild Writers Literary Festival | Writing That’s Out There!

In Waterloo, Ontario, leading a food writing class, “A Taste of Food Writing.”