Instructor, Summer Writing School: Novel Workshop
July 10, 2023 – July 14, 2023
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, St. George Campus, Toronto, ON

Panelist, Borders: Canadian Writing in Communities, the Country, and the World
March 23, 2023, 6:00-8:00 pm ET
The Ampersand Review, Hazel McCallion Campus at Sheridan College, Mississauga, ON

Interviewer, Author Talks & Lectures with Laura Pratt
February 14, 2023
Runnymede Public Library, Toronto, ON

Juror, Toronto Book Awards Ceremony
November 16, 2022
Toronto Book Awards, Toronto, ON

Moderator, Enlightened Histories: Larissa Lai & Shyam Selvadurai
September 29 at 8:30pm
Toronto International Festival of Authors, September 29, 2022

Toronto Book Awards’ Shortlisted Author Readings at Word on the Street
September 25, 2022
Word on the Street, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON

Instructor, Summer Scribes III with Adam Pottle
Workshop to support Aspiring & Emerging Writers
August 18, 2022 via Zoom

Author, Book Club hosted by Vanessa Seneriches
July 7, 2022 via Zoom
Books n Brunch, online

Host, Author Meet & Greet with Lee Gowan (via Zoom)
May 5, 2022
The Authors Book Club, Toronto, ON

Moderator, FIERCE FICTION with Tsering Lama, Reema Patel, and Sonya Singh (via Zoom)
April 26, 2022
The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Brampton, ON

Workshop Facilitator, Stories: Culture and Connection with Linda Rui Feng(via Zoom)
April 23, 2022
gritLIT: Hamilton’s Literary Festival, Hamilton, ON

Interviewer, Historical Fiction Reading with Genevieve Graham and Linda Rui Feng (via Zoom)
April 21, 2022
gritLIT, Hamilton’s Literary Festival, Hamilton, ON

Judge, Toronto Star Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony 2022
April 19, 2022
Yorkville Public Library, Toronto, ON

Biblio Bash: Fundraiser to support Toronto Public Libraries
April 7, 2022
Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON

Guest Author: Welland Public Library Book Club (via Zoom)
November 25, 2021
Welland Public Library, Welland, ON

Panelist, The Korean Canadian narrative: Why we need to share our unique voices with Canada and the rest of the world (via Zoom)
KOREA WEEK: Spotlight on Writers
November 10, 2021 via Zoom
Korean Canadian Writers’ Association, Toronto, ON

Speaker, Once Upon An Hour – Telling Korean Canadian Stories (via Zoom)
KOREA WEEK: Spotlight on Writers
November 3, 2021
Korean Canadian Writers’ Association, Toronto, ON

Moderator, The Invincible Human Spirit: Linda Rui Feng and Kim Thúy (via Z00m)
October 29, 2021 via Zoom
Toronto International Festival of Authors, Toronto, ON

Author Talk, Confucius or Confused? Vancouver | Toronto TAIWANfest (via Zoom)
September 2021

Summer Scribes with Adam Pottle
Workshop to support Aspiring & Emerging Writers
August 27, 2021 via Zoom

Interviewer, In Conversation with Linda Rui Feng (via Zoom)
Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
June 24, 2021

Author Talk, Milton Public Library (via Zoom)
Presentation with Milton Public Library
May 27, 2021

Judge and panelist, 2021 Short Story Contest Awards (via Zoom)
Toronto Star
April 22, 2021

Moderator, The Butterfly Effect with Brent Van & Dennis Bock
April 16, 2021 via Zoom
gritLIT: Hamilton’s Literary Festival, Hamilton, ON

Speaker, University of Toronto Next Steps Conference (via Zoom)
The University of Toronto
January 25, 2021
Toronto, ON

Author Interview: In Conversation with Frances Itani
The Authors Book Club YouTube Channel
January 2021

Author Talk, Once Upon An Hour (via Zoom)
gritLIT, Hamilton’s Literary Festival
November 28, 2020

Author Talk, Once Upon an Hour (via Zoom)
The Authors Book Club: Plots & Pandemic Series
November 15, 2020 via Zoom

Panelist, TIFA 2020: TDSB Young Writers Conference, Virtual Edition (with Brian Francis)
October 29, 2020
Toronto International Festival of Authors, Toronto, ON

Book  Launch for Once Upon An Hour (via Zoom)
October 29, 2020
Hosted by The Soap Box & Another Story Book Store

Moderator: Plots & Pandemic with Dennis Bock (via Zoom)
October 18, 2020
The Authors Book Club, Toronto, ON

Author Interview, In Conversation with Brent van Staalduinen
September 2, 2020 (posted on YouTube)
The Authors Book Club, Toronto, ON

Moderator, Plots & Pandemic with Adnan Khan (via Zoom)
August 20, 2020, 7 pm EDT
The Authors Book Club, Toronto, ON

Panelist, The Soap Box Summer Series: Who Can Tell Our Stories? (via Zoom)
August 6, 2020, 7 pm EDT
The Soap Box Press, Toronto, ON

Moderator, Pen to Publisher: The Future of the Literary Landscape with Amanda Leduc, Ian Williams, and Leigh Nash (via Zoom)
June 12, 2020
The Soap Box Press, Toronto, ON

Moderator, Better Bring the Book Club with Sheena Kamal, Adnan Khan, Sonya Lalli, and Mona Award (via Zoom)
May 1, 2020
The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Brampton, ON

Author Talk
January 8, 2020
The Korean-Canadian Professional Women’s Association, Toronto, ON

In Conversation with Christopher M. Briggs
December 19, 2019
The Soap Box Press Book Launch of Trial, Toronto, ON

Panelist, TDSB Toronto Young Writers Conference
October 31 and November 1, 2019
Toronto International Festival of Authors, Toronto, ON

Alumni Mentor
October 3, 2019
b2B Humanities Speed Networking
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Author Talk
September 24, 2019
The Korean-Canadian Professional Women’s Association, Toronto, ON

Author Mentor
Mentor Lunch & Learn (event co-hosted by The Soap Box Press and Ann Y.K. Choi)
Sat, July 13, 2019, Toronto, ON

Author Reading
Tartan Turban Secret Reading Series
June 27, 2019, Toronto, ON

Speaker, Echoes of Northrop Frye
May 31, 2019
Hart House’s 100th Anniversary
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Honorary Team Captain
Pongapalooza 2019 – in support of First Book Canada & its children’s literacy initiatives
May 28, 2019, 6 p.m. , Toronto, ON

Author Reading with the 11th Floor Writers, hosted by The Soap Box Press
Civic Centre Resource Library, 2191 Major MacKenzie, Drive West, Vaughan, ON
Sat, May 25, 2019, 3 p.m.

The FOLD – Festival of Literary Diversity, Brampton ON

Author Mentor
Spring Mentoring Lunch (this event is co-hosted by The Soap Box Press and Ann Y.K. Choi)
Sat, April 27, 2019, Toronto, 1-3 p.m.

GritLit Festival – Hamilton’s Literary Festival
Love, Loss & Betrayal with authors Claudia Dey and Antanas Sileika, hosted by Ann Y.K. Choi
April 13, 2018, 7:40 p.m. Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hamilton ON

Author/Co-Host Books & Brunch
March 31, 2019, 1-3 p.m. Milestones Restaurant (10 Dundas Street East)
Event co-hosted by The Soap Box Press & 11th Floor Writers, Toronto

Author Talk
March 11, 2019
Blair Hurley’s fiction class, McMaster University, Hamilton

Panelist – What can you do with a degree in English?
Feb 25, 2019 
Backpack to Briefcase: English Careers Night, University of Toronto

Author Reading & Talk
Feb 8, 2019; 6 p.m.
GritLIT February Fundraiser, Hamilton, ONT

Author Talk
November 21, 2018
Book Club For Inmates

Speaker – From Pen to Published Publishing Fair & 11th Floor Writers Anthology Launch
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: KPWA (Korean Professional Women’s Association) & KCSF (Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation) 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

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

Panelist, How To Get Published
November 1, 2017
University of Toronto; 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

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

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, ONTurquoise Waters Writers’ Retreat
July 6, 2017, Kawartha Lakes, ON
Finalist, The Kobo Awards Ceremony
June 27, 2017, 6 p.m. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
Shortlisted for the Emerging Author Prize
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, Toronto, ON
Uxbridge, ON
Biblio bash: fundraiser to support Toronto Public Libraries
April 27, 2017; Toronto Reference LibraryAuthor 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

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

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