Canadian Writers’ Summit, Toronto, June 2018.

Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre, Singapore, March 2018

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Tampa, March 2018

All-In! Young Writers Festival, Singapore, March 2018


Climates of Change: 22nd Annual Conference, Association of Australasian Writing Programs. Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

George Town Literary Festival, Penang, Malaysia. November 2017.


Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore. November 2017.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali. October 2017.

Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Annual Conference,

Ganesha University of Education, Lovina, Bali. Oct. 2017.

Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea, Wales. Sept. 2017.

Resonance Reading Series, Resonance Café, Montréal, 1 Aug. 2017.

Art Bar Poetry Series, Free Times Cafe, Toronto, 25 July 2017.

Flywheel Reading Series (w/ filling station), Calgary, 8 June 2017.


Singapore Writers Festival. 12 Nov., 2016. The Arts House. Moderator: Panel: “Writing as Moral Compass” (with Joanne Harris and Timothy O’Grady).

Canadian Writers’ Summit: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Group reading with Angie Abdou. 15-19 June, 2016. Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.


Leyton Gallery of Fine Arts, St. John’s, NF.


Book Launch: 50+ Poems for Gordon Lightfoot. Hugh’s Room, Toronto. 17 Nov. 2014. [Yes, Gord was there.]

Canadian Writers and Writing Programs [Biennial] Conference. 15-18 May, 2014. Univ. of British Columbia.

Frye Festival. Moncton, NB. Bière et bouquins / Beer & Books
Le vendredi 25 avril / Friday, April 25


Brock University. St. Catharines, ON. 27 Feb. 2014.
Pivot Reading Ser. Press Club, Toronto. 26 Feb. 2014.
Biscuit Eater Cafe and Books. Mahone Bay, NS. 10 Nov. 2013.
Word on the Street, Halifax. 22 Sept. 2013. 1:00-1:30, CBC’s More Than Words [sic] tent.
Leacock Summer Festival. Orillia, ON. 28 Jul. 2013.
The Company House. Halifax, NS. 13 Jun. 2013.



Gracious Gord autographing my poem “His Wreck, His Wake.”

Cape Breton University English Dept. Reading Ser. Cape Breton University, Sydney. 25 Oct. 2012.
No Dories Book Launch. The Company House, Halifax. 18 Oct. 2012.
Poetry Weekend. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. 29 Sept. 2012.
Art Bar Reading Ser. Paupers Pub, Toronto. 20 Nov. 2012.
Argo Bookshop. Montreal. 15 June 2012.
Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference. 12 May. 2012. Toronto Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
“Bygone Daze: the Sepiafication of Atlantic CanLit.” Cape Breton University Art Gallery. 25 Oct. 2012.
“Casual Fridays: What Canadian English Departments Could (but Usually Don’t) Learn from the Creative Writing Programs They Host.” Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference. 11 May. 2012. Toronto Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. [Paper presentation.]


“Neither Therapy nor After-School Club: The Creative Education Canada Denies Students.” Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations’ Future of Higher Education Lecture Series. Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. 29 Nov. 2011.
Writers in Schools Reading Ser. North Queens Rural High School, Caledonia, NS. 12 Apr. 2011.



Writers in Schools Reading Ser. Charles P. Allen High School, Bedford, NS. 17 Dec. 2010.
“The Palimpsest Effect: the Head and the Heart in Canadian Creative Writing Pedagogy.” Canadian Creative Writers & Writing Programs Founding Convention. 8 Oct. 2010. University of Calgary.
Keynote address (Selections from. The Hunger Artist: Food and the Arts. — University of Toronto with Deakin University and the University of Melbourne. 19 Aug. 2010. Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. Emmanuel College, Room 119.
Cooked and Eaten [Canada Council] Reading Ser. ArtSpace, Peterborough, ON. 3 May 2010.


St. Francis Xavier University. Antigonish, NS. 6 Nov. 2008.
Word on the Street Festival. Halifax, NS. 28 Sept. 2008.
Bike Month [Toronto]. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON. 26 May, 2008.IMG_1305
Ingrid Mueller Art & Concepts. Fredericton, NB. 27 April 2008.
Northrop Frye Literary Festival. Moncton, NB. 23-27 April 2008.
Université Sainte-Anne. Church Point, NS. 19 Mar. 2008.


Cape Breton University. Sydney, NS. 12 Jan. 2007.


(17th) Annual International Cycle History Conference, York University, 3-5 July 2006. Refereed conference presenter. Fiction.


Acadia University. 21 January 2005. Solo reader.


Westminster Books (with the Canada Council). Fredericton, NB. 27 May 2004. Solo reader. Fiction.
Canada Council Sponsored bp Nichol Reading Ser. Glendon College, York University. 11 March, 2004. Solo reader. Fiction.


Windsor Festival of the Book. Windsor, ON. 15 Nov. 2003.
Word on the Street Festival. Halifax, NS. 28 Sept. 2003. S
eyelevel gallery. Halifax, NS. 28 Sept. 2003.
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Annual Conference. Dalhousie University. 29 May 2003. Co-Reader (with George Elliott Clarke).
The Kingston Brewing Company, Kingston ON. 21 May 2003.
Lexiconjury Ser. The Pilot, Toronto ON. 20 May 2003. Co-Reader (with Michael Redhill).
The Press Club, Windsor ON. 18 May 2003.
The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War Windsor launch. Vermouth Bar, Windsor ON. 3 April 2003.
Stolen Time Labour Arts Festival. University of Windsor. Lebel Gallery. 7 Feb. 2003.
The Windsor Review Literary Quickies Ser. University of Windsor. English Department Undergraduate Student Lounge. 29 Nov. 2002.


The Art Gallery of Windsor. Windsor, ON. 1 Nov. 2002. Panel reader. Multimedia poetry.

Halifax All-Candidates’ Debate, October 6, 2008

Thank you Dalhousie Student Union for editing much of the debate and posting it to YouTube. You can see all their videos here. Below I’ve posted some highlights.

Darryl Whetter’s Opening Remarks

Darryl Whetter Introduces Elizabeth May to NS Greens

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