events

Speaker – From Pen to Published Publishing Fair
Sat, November 17, 2018; 12-7 p.m.
Sid Smith Building at the University of Toronto, hosted by The Soap Box and the 11th Floor Writers

Writers Trust Gala
Tues, November 13, 2018; 6:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, ON

Author Reading – Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women
Thurs, November 8, 2018; 7-9 p.m. hosted by Niagara Parks Heritage
29 Queenston St, Queenston, ON

Speaker: KCSF-KPWA Conference
Sat, November 3, 2018; 11-5 p.m.
Toronto Region Board of Trade; Toronto, ON

Author Reading: Lit On Tour Thunder Bay
With Arjun Basu & Kim Moritsugu
Tues, October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM 
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Author Talks & Mystery Library (IFOA pop-up event)
Sat, Oct 27, 2018; 12-2 p.m. hosted by Antanas Sileika
West Wing, Union Station, Toronto

Educator & Author Soirée (networking for Korean-Canadians)
Thurs, October 4, 2018
TIFF Lighthouse, Toronto, ON; hosted by the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation (KCSF)

Alumni Mentor
Wed, October 3, 2018
b2B Industry Night – Careers in Arts & Culture, University of Toronto

In Conversation with Blair Hurley
September 5, 2018
Ben McNally Books, Toronto, ON

Author Talk
August 22, 2018
Danila Botha’s Intro to Creative Writing class, University of Toronto

Author Talk
May 22, 2018
Words in the Woods Writers Conference, hosted by the York Region District School Board

Author Talk
May 14, 2018
Richmond Green High School, Richmond Hill, ON

Book Club
April 11, 2018, Unionville, ON

Author Talk
March 14, 2018
Carlton University, hosted by Book Ravens

Panelist 
February 7, 2018
Backpack to Briefcase: English Careers Night, University of Toronto

Author Talk
January 19, 2018
Ryerson University, hosted by TOM A TO

Book Club
December 3, 2017, Richmond Hill, ON

Author Reading with Kara Stanley
November 23, 2017; 7 p.m.
Queen Books, Toronto, ON

University of Toronto
November 16, 2017
Mentor, b2B Industry Night – Careers in Arts & Culture

Korean Canadian Heritage Awards
November 10, 2017
Recipient of the Culture Award for promoting Korean heritage in Canada

Book Club
November 7, 2017, Hamilton, ON

University of Toronto
November 1, 2017
Panelist, How To Get Published; hosted by the Hart House Literary and Library Committee

Book Club
November 1, 2017, Toronto, ON

IVY Awards – IFOA
October 23, 2017, Toronto, ON
Presented the 2017 Ivy Award to Phyllis Bruce, Simon & Schuster Canada

Book Club
October 18, 2017, Toronto, ON

Author and Educator Talk
October 5, 2017
English Department Heads with the York Region District School Board

University of Toronto
September 27, 2017
Mentor, Humanities/Language Speed Networking

Author Talk – University of Toronto
August 29, 2017
Danila Botha’s Intro to Creative Writing class

IFOA at the CNE 2017
August 24, 2016
Author interview with Dr. Vincent Lam

University of Toronto
August 16, 2016
Author visit as a speaker with Passages Canada

CBC Radio’s Ontario Today
August 10, 2017; radio interview with Amanda Pfeffer

Caitlin Press Book Launch: Everywhere I Find Myself
August 3, 2017, Toronto, ON
Author talk as a speaker with Passages Canada

Book Club
July 21, 2017, Toronto, ON

TVO’s The Agenda in the Summer
July 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m. TVO

TV interview with Nam Kiwanuka

Book Club
July 10, 2017, Mississauga, ON

Turquoise Waters Writers’ Retreat
July 6, 2017, Kawartha Lakes, ON
Guest author

The Kobo Awards Ceremony
June 27, 2017, 6 p.m. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
Shortlisted for the Emerging Author Prize

Literary Table – The Arts & Letters Club
June 20, 2017, The Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, ON
Lecture, Q &A, signing

Children’s After-school program at Toronto Public Libraries, Fairview branch
June 16, 2017, 4 p.m.
Guest author and speaker with Passages Canada

The Heliconian Literary Lecture Series
June 6, 2017; 7:30 p.m. The Toronto Heliconian Club
Lecture, Q &A, signing

Author Talk
May 30, 2017, Cardinal Carter Catholic High School, Aurora, ON

Book Club
May 27, 2017; 10:00 a.m. Sunderland Library
Reading, Q&A, signing

The Korean-Canadian Writers Association 
May 27, 2017; 5:00 p.m. Seoul House Restaurant, Toronto, ON
Lecture, Q&A, signing

Destination Canada Exhibit Launch
May 23, 2017, Toronto Reference Library
Speaker with Passages Canada

Author Talk
May 19, 2017, Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School, Brampton, ON

Pongapalooza 2017 –  Honorary Team Captain
May 16, 2017, Spin Toronto

Authors for Indies at Blue Heron Books
April 29, 2017, Uxbridge, ON

Biblio bash: fundraiser to support Toronto Public Libraries
April 27, 2017; Toronto Reference Library

Author Visit (with Passages Canada)
April 24, 2017, Fossil Hill Public School, Woodbridge, ON

Book Club
April 21, 2017, Maple, ON

GritLit Festival

  • April 8, 2017, Hamilton Art Gallery
    Our Canadian Families (3:30 pm) with Scaachi Koul; hosted by Wayne Grady
  • April 7, 2017, Hamilton Art Gallery
    Worlds Away (9:30 pm) Guy Gavriel Kay and Lesley Livingston; hosted by Ann Y.K. Choi

Author Talk
April 6, 2017, Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

Festival of Authors – Ontario Writers’ Conference
March 31, 2017, Ontario Writers’ Conference, Pickering, ON
Author reading and talk with Rebecca Rosenblum, hosted by Ted Barris

Enemies, Allies and Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia
March 29, 2017, Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon
Moderated panel with Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and Genevieve Graham

Convenience Stories – Screening
March 28, 2017, 192 Spadina, Toronto, ON
Author and guest speaker

Shared Heritage Festival – United Nations Association in Canada
March 24, 2017, Toronto Novotel
Speaker with Passages Canada

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, paperback edition released
March 7, 2017, Simon & Schuster Canada

Book Club 
March 3, 2017, Brampton, ON

Author Visit
March 1, 2017, Unionville High School, Unionville, ON

150 Stories Reception hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
February 22, 2017, Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Guest Author

Book Club
February 18, 2017, Toronto, ON

Author Talk (with Passages Canada)
February 7, 2017 Allenby Public School, Toronto, ON

Book Club
January 29, 2017, Toronto, ON

Book Club
January 14, 2017, Toronto, ON

Ben McNally/Globe & Mail Books and Brunch
December 11, 2016, King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON
With Charlotte Gray, Steve Paikin, and Kamal Al-Solaylee

Author Talk (students)
December 8, 2016 Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

Author Talk (parents)
December 5, 2016 Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

Book Club
November 28, 2016, Toronto, ON

Author Talk
November 1, 2016 Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School, Hamilton, ON

Ottawa International Writers Festival
October 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks Street, Ottawa
The Ever Present Past with Stephen Henighan and Madeline Thien

Vancouver Writers Festival
October 18, 2016

  • Nowhere to Grow But Up, Granville Island Stage, 1:00-2:30 p.m. with Ivan Coyote, Ashley Little, and Lisa Moore
  • Grand Openings, 8:00 p.m. with Andre Alexis, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Emma Donoghue, Francesca Melandri, Peter Robinson and host Caroline Adderson

2016 Toronto Book Awards hosted by CBC’s Gill Deacon
October 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Toronto Reference Library’s Appel Salon

Toronto Book Awards 2016 –  Author Readings by the Finalists
October 5, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Scarborough Civic Centre Library,156 Borough Drive

Book Club
Oct 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m. Aurora, ON

Book Club
Sept 27, 2016, 8:00 p.m. Toronto, ON

Word on the Street – Toronto Book & Magazine Festival
September 25, 2016, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

  • 2016 Toronto Book Awards Finalist Videos (Toronto Book Awards Tent) 11:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Toronto Book Awards Tent – Author Reading 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent 12:45-1:30 p.m. with Chase Joynt
  • Workshop Marquee 2:00-2:45 p.m. with Mona Awad and Shari Lapena

Book Club
Sept 22, 2016, 6 p.m. Willow Beach, ON

Book Club
Sept 13, 2016, 7 p.m. Whitby, ON

South Korea – visit
August 2016

Author Talk with the Gapyeong Youth Delegation hosted by The Fold
July 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Brampton Public Library

A Novel Spot Bookshop – Author Talk
July 14, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Etobicoke, ON

Book Club 
June 21, 2016, 7 p.m. Scarborough, ON

LitLive Reading Series in Hamilton
June 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Hamilton, ON
Reading

Wolho Korean Brush Painting & Calligraphy: 30th Anniversary Art Exhibition
May 11 – 17, 2016, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON

Pongapalooza 2016 –  Honorary Team Captain
May 10, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. Toronto, ON

Toronto Public Library: The eh List Author Series presents the debut novel by Ann Y. K. Choi
May 09, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lillian H. Smith
Reading and Q &A

Book Launch Celebration hosted by Simon & Schuster Canada
May 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Ben McNally Books, Toronto

Authors for Indies at A Different Drummer Books
April 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m. Burlington, ON

Drake Devonshire – Author Mini-retreat
April 17, 2016 Prince Edward County, ON