Zachariah Wells UPCOMING EVENTS







PAST EVENTS

January 31, 2017, Toronto: Recital of the song cycle "Waypoints" (score by Erik Ross, text by Zachariah Wells) by baritone singer Phillip Addis, accompanied on piano by Emily Hamper, at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

June 2016, Victoria, BC: Reading at the Planet Earth Poetry Series, with Rachel Lebowitz.
June 2016, Salt Spring Island: Reading at the Salt Spring Public Library, with Rachel Lebowitz.

March 2016, Halifax: Reading at St. Catherine's Elementary, with Rachel Lebowitz.

February 2016, Toronto: Pivot Reading Series, with Patrick Warner and Jeff Blackman.

February 2016, Ottawa: Tree Reading Series, with Ben Ladouceur.

February 2016, Montreal: Atwater Poetry Project, with Rachel Lebowitz.

October 2015, Toronto: Two readings at the International Festival of Authors.

May 2015, Moncton: Launch of Sum with M. Travis Lane, Michael Pacey and Robyn Sarah at La Louche Casse Croute/Attic Owl Reading Series.
May 2015, Lunenburg: Launch of Sum with M. Travis Lane and Robyn Sarah at Lexicon Books.
May 2015, Halifax: Launch of Sum with M. Travis Lane and Robyn Sarah at the Halifax Central Library.
May 2015, Charlottetown: Launch of Sum with M. Travis Lane at the Confederation Centre Library.

April 2015, Kingston: Launch of Sum with Don McGrath and Eugene McNamara.
April 2015, Hamilton: Launch of Sum with Robyn Sarah and Don McGrath.

April 2015, Toronto: Launch of Sum with Robyn Sarah and Don McGrath.
April 2015, Kingston: Launch of Sum with Robyn Sarah and Don McGrath.
April 2015, Montreal: Launch of Sum with Robyn Sarah, Robert Melançon and Don McGrath.

March 2015, Toronto: Poetry Now Battle of the Bards.

October 2014, Fredericton: UNB Poetry Weekend.


May 11, 2014, Montreal: Recital of the song cycle "Waypoints" (score by Erik Ross, text by Zachariah Wells) by baritone singer Phillip Addis, accompanied on piano by Emily Hamper, at le Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique.

March 2014, Windsor, ON: Panel discussion as launch for Career Limiting Moves at Biblioasis, with Jason Guriel, Anita Lahey and Robert Earl Stewart.

March 2014, Hamilton: Panel discussion as launch for Career Limiting Moves at McMaster University, with Jason Guriel, Anita Lahey and Amanda Jernigan.

March 2014, Toronto: Panel discussion as launch for Career Limiting Moves at Ben McNally Books, with Jason Guriel, Anita Lahey and Richard Greene.

March 2014, Montreal: Panel discussion as launch for Career Limiting Moves at The Word, with Jason Guriel, Anita Lahey and Carmine Starnino.

March 2014, Halifax: Launch of Career Limiting Moves at The Company House, with Richard Norman.

January, 2014, Paris, France: Classroom visit with a high school English class at Ecole Massillon.
January 11, 2014, Paris, France: Recital of the song cycle "Waypoints" (score by Erik Ross, text by Zachariah Wells) by baritone singer Phillip Addis, accompanied on piano by Emily Hamper, at the Amphitheatre of the Opéra Bastille.
January 2014, Halifax: Interview on Global Morning News.


December 19, 2013, Toronto: Recital of the song cycle "Waypoints" (score by Erik Ross, text by Zachariah Wells) by baritone singer Phillip Addis, accompanied on piano by Emily Hamper, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

November 2013, Charlottetown: Classroom vist to Emily Essert's Contemporary Canadian Poetry class at UPEI.
November 2013, Charlottetown: Launch of Baffle, alongside launch of Cottonopolis by Rachel Lebowitz
November 2013, Charlottetown: Interviewed, along with Rachel Lebowitz, for CBC Mainstreet
November 2013, London, ON: Baseline Press launch.
November 2013, Toronto: Baseline Press and Frog Hollow Press launch at the Livewords series.


August 2013, Halifax: Reading with Carole Langille, Sharon McCartney and Darryl Whetter at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

May 2013, Ottawa: Speaker at "Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium" at the University of Ottawa.

April 2013, Halifax: Guest speaker at a class on editing, Mount St. Vincent University.
April 2013, Tatamagouche, NS: Reading with Rachel Lebowitz at Fables Club.

March 2013, Halifax: Reading with Rachel Lebowitz at the Special Collections Room, Killam Library, Dalhousie University.

Zachariah Wells and Rachel Lebowitz March 26, 2013 from Dalhousie Libraries on Vimeo.


March 2013, Halifax: Induction into The Haliburton Society as Honourary Member, University of King's College.


September 2012, Sackville, NB: Talk at Mt. Allison University's "Public Poetics" conference: "Why I Am Not a People's Poet."


June 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland: Impromptu Reading Series, with Rachel Lebowitz, Finn-Ole Heinrich et al.

March 2012, Halifax, NS: Classroom visit at Université Ste. Anne.
March 2012, Church Point, NS: Classroom visit at Université Ste. Anne.
March 2012, Linares, Mexico: Readings (4) and classroom visits (4) at the Linares International Literary Festival.

January 2012, Kingston: Reading at the Thrive Reading Series, with Anne-Marie Thurza and Matt Rader.
January 2012, London: Classroom visit, University of Western Ontario.
January 2012, Montreal: Reading at Argo Bookshop, with John Eric Bennett, Jesse Eckerlin and Kasper Hartman.


December 2011, Vancouver: Reading at Spartacus Books, with Jim Johnstone and Adrienne Gruber.


November 2011, Halifax: Reading at Mt. St. Vincent University, with Rachel Lebowitz.

October 2011, Toronto: Readings (2) at the International Festival of Authors.

September 2011, Halifax: Reading poems by Elizabeth Bishop at Viewpoint Gallery.

June 2011, Halifax: Lecture at "It Must Be Nova Scotia: Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop." University of King's College.

May 2011, Halifax: Reading at the Long Live the Queen Festival.

April 2011, Tatamagouche, NS: Reading at Fables Pub with Anna Quon, Carole Glasser Langille and Harry Thurston.

April 2011, Toronto: Reading at the Dora Keough Pub with David Hickey and Joshua Trotter.

April 2011, Toronto: Reading and talk at Malvern Collegiate Institute.
April 2011, London, ON: Reading at London Public Library with David Hickey and Joshua Trotter.

April 2011, Windsor: Reading at Phog Lounge with David Hickey and Joshua Trotter.


March 2011, Toronto: Reading at Harbourfront Centre, "Battle of the Bards," with many others.
March 2011, Fredericton, NB: Lecture at UNB, "The Moving Scene: The Poetry and Poetics of Description."


December 2010, Moncton, NB: Reading with Gerald Arthur Moore and Mark Sampson at Botsford Station.

November 2010, Halifax, NS: Reading with Alexander MacLeod at the University of King's College.
November 2010, Ottawa, ON: Launch of The Essential Kenneth Leslie at The Arts Court, with Stephen Brockwell and Peter Richardson.

October 2010, Fredericton, NB: UNB Poetry Weekend.

July 2010, Centreville, NS: Reading poems from The Essential Kenneth Leslie at the Roscoe Fillmore Picnic.

April 2010, Charlottetown, PE: Reading at the Confederation Centre Library, with Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen.
April 2010, Charlottetown, PE: Reading and interview on CBC Radio's "Mainstreet."
April 2010, St. John, NB: Reading at the Backtalk Series, with Anne Compton and Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen.
April 2010, St. John, NB: Reading on CBC Radio's "Shift."
April 2010, Moncton, NB: Reading at Harrison Trimble High School.
April 2010, Port Hope, ON: Reading from Anything But Hank! at the Port Hope Public Library, with JonArno Lawson.

March 2010, Peterborough, ON: Reading at the Cooked and Eaten Reading Series with Gabe Foreman, Zach Gaviller, Leigh Kotsilidis and Joshua Trotter.
March 2010, Peterborough, ON: Readings (4) at Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School.
March 2010, Toronto, ON: Reading with David Derry and A. Rawlings at the Pivot Reading Series (The Press Club).
March 2010, Montreal, QC: Reading with Robyn Sarah and Norm Sibum at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.

February 2010, Cobourg, ON: Reading with Bridget Campion and Patrick Gray
at Meet at 66 King Street East.
February 2010, Halifax: Launch of The Essential James Reaney with multiple
readers at the St. Mary's University Gallery.
February 2010, Halifax: Reading with Rachel Lebowitz and Alice Burdick at the Halifax
Public Library.


January 2010, Lower Sackville, NS: Readings (6) of Anything But Hank!, with
Rachel Lebowitz, at Gertrude Parker Elementary.

December 2009, Halifax: Classroom visit, Mount St. Vincent University.


November 2009, Toronto: Livewords reading series, with AF Moritz and Robyn Sarah.

November 2009, Toronto: Biblioasis Poetry Bash, with Shane Neilson and Robyn Sarah.

November 2009, Ottawa: Launch of Track & Trace.
November 2009, Halifax: Launch of Track & Trace, with Wayne Clifford and Amy Jones.

October 2009, Fredericton: UNB Poetry Weekend.


August 2009, Grand Manan: Reading at Wayne Clifford's book launch.

February 2009, Vancouver: Reading at Blenz coffee shop, with Jennica Harper, hosted
by The Writers' Studio.

December 2008, Charlottetown: 2 book signings of Anything But Hank! with
Rachel Lebowitz.
December 2008, Charlottetown: Interview on CBC Mainstreet, with Rachel Lebowitz.
December 2008, Montague, PEI: 2 readings of Anything But Hank! at Montague
Consolidated School.
December 2008, Halifax: Launch of Anything But Hank! at Local Jo Cafe, with
Rachel Lebowitz and Eric Orchard
December 2008, Toronto: Launch of Anything But Hank! at the TINARS for Tots
Series, with Rachel Lebowitz, Ruth Ohi and Clayton Hanmer.

November 2008, Vancouver: Reading at The Short Line reading series, with Ada Smailbegovic,
Mercedes Eng, Tony Power and Larissa Lai.
November 2008, North Vancouver: Launch of Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary
BC Poetry
, Bolen Books, with many others.
November 2008, Prince George: Reading at the University of Northern British Columbia.
November 2008, Victoria: Launch of Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary
BC Poetry
, Bolen Books, with many others.
November 2008, Victoria: Launch of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets
at the Planet Earth Poetry Series, with Lyle Neff, Steven Price and Alan R. Wilson.
November 2008, Vancouver: Launch of Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary
BC Poetry
,Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, with many others.

October 2008, Montreal (Ye Olde Orchard Pub): Launch of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets
with Stephanie Bolster, Geoffrey Cook, Anita Lahey, Robyn Sarah, Carmine Starnino
and Joshua Trotter.
October 2008, Ottawa (Ottawa International Writers Festival): Launch of Jailbreaks:
99 Canadian Sonnets
, with Stephen Brockwell, Colin Carberry, Geoffrey Cook,
Mary Dalton and Joshua Trotter.
October 2008, Ottawa (Inuit Children's Centre): Reading of Anything But Hank!
October 2008, Stittsville ON (Stittsville Public School): Reading of Anything But Hank!
October 2008, Winnipeg (Aqua Books): Launch of Anything But Hank!.
October 2008, Vancouver (Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush): Launch of Anything
But Hank!
, with Rachel Lebowitz.

June 2008, Winnipeg (Aqua Books): Launch of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets,
with George Amabile.
June 2008, Toronto (I.V. Lounge): Launch of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets,
with Jim Bartley, Walid Bitar, Colin Carberry, Evie Christie, Eric Cole, Pino Coluccio,
David W. McFadden, Shane Neilson, Stuart Ross, Meaghan Strimas, Fraser Sutherland
and Joshua Trotter.

April 2008, Vancouver (Our Town Cafe): Launch of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets,
with Crispin Elsted, Nancy Holmes, George McWhirter, Lyle Neff, Barbara Nickel and Anne Stone.
April 2008, Vancouver: Reading at the Red Dragon Pub, hosted by the Dylan Thomas
Circle of Vancouver, with John Donlan and Rhea Tregebov.

March 2008, Victoria: Reading at the Pacific Festival of the Book, with Peter Richardson.

January 2008, Delta, BC: Classroom visits (4) at Seaquam High School.

November 2007, Hamilton: Reading at The Ceilidh House Pub, with Joe Girard and
Jennifer McCartney.
November 2007, Moncton: Classroom visits (4) at Harrison Trimble High School.
November 2007, Fredericton: Reading at the UNB Poetry Weekend.

March 2007, Lasqueti Island: Reading with Rachel Lebowitz at the Lasqueti Arts Centre.
March 2007, Vancouver: Interview, CiTR Radio.

November 2006, Halifax: Classroom visit, Mt. St. Vincent University.
November 2006, Fredericton: UNB Poetry Weekend.

March 2006, Via Rail Train, Alberta: Reading in train dome car.
March 2006, Nanaimo: Classroom visit, Malaspina University College.
March 2006, Vancouver: Reading at the Vancouver Public Library (downtown branch).
March 2006, Prince George: Classroom visit, University of Northern British Columbia.

February 2006, Wells: Reading at Island Mountain Arts.
February 2006, Prince George: Classroom visit, University of Northern British Columbia.
February 2006, Edmonton: Reading at the Edmonton Public Library (downtown branch)
with Ian Letourneau, Laurie MacFayden and Kerry Mulholland.
February 2006, Calgary: Reading at McNally Robinson's Booksellers, with Micheline Maylor.
February 2006, Saskatoon: Reading at McNally Robinson's Booksellers, with Jeanette Lynes.
February 2006, Winnipeg: Reading at McNally Robinson's Booksellers, with Lori Cayer.
February 2006, St. Catharine's: Reading at Grey Borders reading series.
February 2006, Windsor: Reading at Not Just Another Reading Series, with Goran Simic.
February 2006, Toronto: Reading at the I.V. Lounge reading series, with Damian Rogers
and Chris Eaton.
February 2006, Peterborough: Reading at the Peterborough Arts Umbrella.
February 2006, Peterborough: Classroom visit to Peterborough Collegiate Institute.
February 2006, Toronto: Reading at the Art Bar reading series, with Gary Barwin
and Richard Sanger.
February 2006, Hamilton: Reading at the Lit Live reading series, with Gary Barwin
and Jennifer Lovegrove.
February 2006, Montreal: Classroom visits (2) at John Abbott College.
February 2006, Montreal: Reading at Zeke's Gallery, with Stephanie Bolster, Geoff Cook
and Robyn Sarah.

January 2006, Ottawa: Reading at the Dusty Owl reading Series.
January 2006, Ottawa: Reading at Collected Works bookstore.
January 2006, Halifax: Launch of Ludicrous Parole, The Economy Shoe Shop.
January 2006, Halifax: Classroom visit, Mt. St. Vincent University.

November 2005, Fredericton: Reading at UNB Poetry Weekend.

September 2005, Halifax: Launch of In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry,
Shoestring Reading Series, Economy Shoe Shop, with Brian Bartlett, Carole Langille and Sandy Shreve.

May 2005, Halifax: Classroom visit, Mt. St. Vincent University.

April 2005, Charlottetown: Urban Poetry Mass, Confederation Centre for the Arts,
with Lesley Ann Bourne, David Helwig, Brent MacLaine and John Smith.
April 2005, Halifax: Launch of To Find Us: Words and Images of Halifax, Ginger's Tavern.
April 2005, Halifax: Halifax Public Library, reading with Brian Bartlett and Alice Burdick.
April 2005, Halifax: Halifax International Writer's Festival, Khyber Club.

March 2005, Fredericton: UNB Reading Series, with Dave Cameron.
March 2005, Halifax: CBC Poetry Face Off, Grawood Lounge. Broadcast on CBC Radio
in April. Read article in Dalhousie Gazette.

November 2004, Halifax: Classroom visit, Mount St. Vincent University.
November 2004, Halifax: Launch of Brian Bartlett's Travels of the Watch,
Economy Shoe Shop.
November 2004, Charlottetown: Launch of Unsettled, Baba's Lounge.
November 2004, Charlottetown: Interview and reading on CBC Radio's "Mainstreet."
November 2004, Halifax: Launch of Unsettled, Khyber Club.
November 2004, Toronto: I.V. Lounge, I.V. Lounge Reading Series.
November 2004, Toronto: The Fuse Room, Transient Orange Reading Series.

October 2004, Ste. Anne de Bellevue: Classroom visit, John Abbott College.
October 2004, Montréal: Interview and reading on CKUT's "The Morning After".
October 2004, Montréal: Launch of Unsettled, Zeke's Gallery.
October 2004, Fredericton: UNB, Alden Nowlan Literary Festival.

May 2004, Toronto: I.V. Lounge, I.V. Lounge Reading Series.
May 2004, Toronto: Victory Café, Art Bar Reading Series.
May 2004, Toronto: Interview and reading on CIUT's "Howl!"

March 2004, Charlottetown: Launch of Fool's Errand.
March 2004, Charlottetown: Interview and reading on CBC Radio's "Mainstreet."

March 2003, Montréal: Yellow Door Reading Series.

June 2002, Charlottetown: Grabbajabba, with John MacKenzie.
June 2002, Charlottetown: Eddie's Lunch, with John MacKenzie.

September, 2001, Toronto: Classroom visits (2) at Seneca College.
September, 2001, Toronto: Victory Café, Art Bar Reading Series.

July 2001, Lasqueti Island, BC: Lasqueti Arts Festival.
July 2001, Vancouver: Interview and reading on Co-Op Radio's "Wax Poetic."
July 2001, Vancouver: Café Montmartre, Thundering Word Heard Reading Series.
July 2001, Vancouver: Bukowski's, Tales of Ordinary Madness Reading Series.

March 2001, Montréal: Launch of Late Night Translations from the Esperanto.
March 2001, Montréal: Casa del Popolo, Wired-on-Words Reading Series.
March 2001, Montréal: Yellow Door Reading Series.

October 2000, Montréal: McKibbin's Pub/Concordia University.