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April 30, Montreal
Montreal International Poetry Prize Reading Series w/ Bianca Stone, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jeremy Desjarlais

May 7, Toronto
Duo w/ Oana Avasilichoaei, Productions Rhizome

May 9, Sudbury
Duo w/ Oana Avasilichoaei, Productions Rhizome

June 6, Toronto
First novel award ceremony, juror w/ Francesca Ekwuyasi, Billy Ray Belcourt



March 7-16, Montréal
Infinitheater Presents: Dominoes at the Crossroads, a play based on the collection of short stories

February 15-25: Rhizome, Québec City
In residence with Oana Avasilichioaei

February 5: Toronto
Launch of Code Noir with Canisia Lubrin


April 21: Librairie Port de Tête, Montréal
Lancement d’Équateur magnétique, traduite par Stéphane Martelly

May 11th-15th: Stockholm, Sweden
Hägerstensåsens medborgarhus Festival, with Michael Nardone, Jordan Abel, Cecily Nicholson, Gail Scott. Lisa Robertson

May 25th: Moers Festival, Moers, Germany
FYEAR performance, with Jason Sharp (composition, bass saxophone, electronics), Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual projections), Tawhida Tanya Evanson (voice), Joe Grass (pedal steel, electronics), Stefan Schneider (drums), Tommy Crane (drums), Josh Zubot (violin), Jesse Zubot (violin)

Feberuary 27th: Casa del Popolo, Montréal
Trio with Jason Sharp (saxophones, electronics) & Liam O’Neill (drums)

February 14th: Queens University, Kingston, ON
Course guest, lauch of A is for Acholi with Juliane Okot Bitek

February 7th: Virtual
Giller Book Club interview with Rawi Hage

January 25th: Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal
Reading as part of the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit
With David Bradfort, Tawhida Tanya Evanson, Jason Sharp, Mo Bolduc


November 28-Dec 01: Guadalajara, Mexico
Guadalajara Feria Internacional del Libro
w/ Oana Avasilichioaei & Productions Rhizome

November 25: Montréal
Poésie et musique improvisée 

November 23: Concordia University
Montreal writing in English, Course guest

November 22: McGill University
Introduction to the Philosophy of Race, Course guest

November 20: Montréal
The Fire That Time, book launch 

November 15: Université de Montréal 
Département des littératures et langues du monde, présentation littéraire

November 10: McGill University
Genetic Cascade 
Presented by the Department of English and the Montréal Poetry Prize

June 14: La Sala Rossa, Montréal   
Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, FYEAR performance, with Jason Sharp (composition, bass saxophone, electronics), Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual projections), Tawhida Tanya Evanson (voice), Joe Grass (pedal steel, electronics), Stefan Schneider (drums), Jahsun (drums), Josh Zubot (violin), Jesse Zubot (violin)

June 10: URSA, Montréal  

June 01: Montréal
Festival de la Poésie de Montréal

May 27: Montréal
ACCUTE Conference Keynote, with Eric Schmaltz (visual projections)

April 29-May 01: New Brunswick
FRYE Festival

March 15: Guelph University, College of Arts
Black Writers and Thinkers series, with Tessa McWatt, David Austin, Lawrence Hill, Ronald Cummings, Nalini Mohabir, and Canisia Lubrin, curated and hosted by Paul Barrett

Jan-Aug: Writers’ Trust  of Canada
Mentor, poetry, with Sho Yamagushiku

Jan-Oct: Scotiabank Giller Prize


December 01, 2021: Concordia University
Writers Read, w Oana Avasilichioaei, Caroline Bergvall

November 03: York University
A Map to the Door of No Return at 20: A Gathering, Fields of Imagining, w Natalie Diaz, Torkwase Dyson, Canisia Lubrin, Nanjala Nyabola, Brandon Shimoda

October: TIFA, Toronto

September: Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton       
Guest presentation, Q&A

September 16: Word Vancouver Festival
With Tawhida Tanya Evanson and Cecily Nicholson

September: Send & Recieve Festival, Winnipeg

August: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Faculty, Online Literary Program, w Jordan Abel

May 24: Giller Book Club
In coversation with David Chariandy

May 22: Concordia University  
SpokenWeb Symposium, premiere of Small Stones, an audio-video work in collaboration w Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual design), Jason Sharp (bass and baritone saxophones), Kaie Kellough (text, voice)

April 29: Jazzahead! Festival, Bremen
FYEAR, a 7-piece ensemble audio-visual work, w Jason Sharp (composition, modular electronics, bass saxophone), Kaie Kellough (text, voice), Tawhida Tanya Evanson (voice), Joe Grass (pedal steel), JahSun (drums), Stefan Schneider (drums), Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual design, projections) in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, Jazzahead! Bremen, and the National Arts Center

April 25: Bocas Literary Festival, Trinidad
In a Cold Country, conversation with André Alexis and Anton Nimblett

April 24: Stanstead Arts Center, Montréal   
Reading and conversation with Oana Avasilichioaei and Shelley Pomerance

April 21: Memorial University, Newfoundland
Doing Representation Justice, conversation with Zalika Reid-Benta and Dr. Stephanie McKenzie

April 9th: Québec City (Virtual)
Imgination Festival

April 6th: Queen’s University
On Translation, discussion w Madeleine Stratford

April 1st: Concordia University
FARR (Fine Arts Reading Room), discussion, Q&A

March 16th: Queen’s University
Language, Liberation, and Design, discussion w Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Dani Spinosa

March 10th: Queens’s University
Music Department, Extended Technique, discussion w Jason Sharp, Matt Rogalsky

March 5th: Queen’s University
2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Annual Event, discussion w Souvankham Thammavongsa

February 26th: Queen’s University
The Politics of Multidisciplinarity, discussion w Gary Barwin, Tawhida Tanya Evanson, Kama La Mackerel

February 23rd: Toronto (Virtual)
York University, Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

February 18th
Véhicule Press, launch of The Book of Wings, a novel by Tawhida Tanya Evanson, author interview

February 12: CBC Gem
Jah in the Ever-Expanding Song, a monodrama presented by Obsidian Theatre, as part of the 21 Black Futures project

February 9th: Toronto (Virtual)
Toronto Public Library, The Black Prairie Archives, discussion with Dr. Karina Vernon and Ismaila Alfa (CBC)

January 20, CBC Ideas
Everything at Once, interviewed as part of an episode on time during the pandemic

January 19: Queen’s University
Maroon Time: Time and Ancestry in the Poem, Queen’s University WiR Opening Address

2021 Winter Semester: Kingston, ON (Virtual)
Queen’s University, Writer in Residence


November 27th: Montréal (Virtual)
QWF / AELAQ Black Writers Out Loud, in conversation w Canisia Lubrin, curated by Tanya Evanson

November 25th: Oakville, ON (Virtual)
Sheridan College, Masterclass and public discussion w Gary Barwin

November 19th: Montréal
John Abbott College, course guest w Dr. Sara Villa

November 18th: Montréal
Concordia University, Contemporary Canadian Fiction, course guest w Dr. Jessica Bardill

November 7th: Ottawa (Virtual)
Ottawa Versefest, Official Welcome w Karen Solie, Anne-Marie Desmeules, Albert Dumont

November 6th: Sudbury (Virtual)
Wordstock Sudbury, Our Belonging, panel w Chelene Knight, Jonina Kirton, Kim Fahner

October 29th: Toronto
Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Far From Home, in conversation w Souvankham Thammavongsa

October 15th: Toronto (Virtual)
Aga Khan Museum / Music Gallery / Avant X Festival co-present UBGNLSWRE, live performance w/ Jason Sharp (bass / baritone saxophones, electronics), Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual projections)

October 8th: Montréal
Suoni TV, live performance w/ Jason Sharp (bass / baritone saxophones, electronics), and JahSun (drums)

October 7th: Toronto (Virtual)
Coach House Books, Watch Your Head anthology launch

October 7th: Toronto (Virtual)
Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Book Club

October 2nd: Toronto (Virtual)
The Art of the Short Story,conversation among Giller prize nominees, w Souvankham Thammavongsa and David Bergen

September 28th, 29th: Toronto
Aga Khan Museum, audio / video recording date w/ Jason Sharp (bass saxophone, electronics), and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual projections)

September 23/24th: Montréal
Rhizome Productions, live recording at the Lion D’or w Oana Avasilichioaei

September 21st: Ottawa (Virtual)
OIWF - Ottawa Internatioal Writers Festival w Ian Williams and CBC host Adrian Harewood

September 11th: Vancouer (Virtual)
Word Vancouver - Host, w Souvankham Thammavongsa, Derek Mascarenhas, Nilofar Shidmehr

September 10th: Toronto (Virtual)
WOTS - Word on the Street, At the Crossroads, conversation w Jack Wang

August 10th-22nd: Banff Cancelled due to COVID
Banff Centre for the Arts, Poetry Program Faculty, w/ Jordan Abel

June 5th-11th: Berlin Cancelled due to COVID
Festival Poesie Berlin, w/ Oana Avasilichioaei, Rhizome Productions

May 1st-10th: Hong Kong Cancelled due to COVID
Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong, Sound Forms Festival w/ Kevin Yuen Kit Lo

April 30th: Ottawa Cancelled due to COVID
Ottawa Writers Festival

April 18th: Toronto Cancelled due to COVID
Aga Khan Museum, duo performance w/ Jason Sharp

April 7th-9th: Québec City Cancelled due to COVID
Rhizome Productions

March 28th: Ottawa Cancelled due to COVID
Ottawa VerseFest

March 26th: Montréal Cancelled due to COVID
MRB (Montréal Review of Books) Spring Launch @ D&Q

March 13th: Montréal Cancelled due to COVID
Concordia University, Black Studies Conference, Opening Launch

March 3rd: Montréal
Concordia University, course guest w/ Dimitri Nasrallah

February 27th: Québec
Open Book Diaspora Panel, Centre Morin, w/ Rebecca Fisseha

February 19th: Montréal
Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore: Launch of Dominoes at the Crossroads, with Dimitri Nasrallah, Véhicule Press

January 17th: Vancouver
UBC, Black Noise. Course guest w/ Phanuel Antwi

January 15th: Vancouver
UBC, Thinking While Black. Claudia Rankine, moderated by Kaie Kellough
Presented by The Phil Lind Initiative


November 27th: Montréal
Rhizome, recording

November 21st: Montréal
Duo  w/ Jason Sharp, Casa del Popolo

November 15th: Kingston
Queens University

November 7th: Montréal
Concordia University, Deep Curation

November 5th: Montréal
QWF Awards: Shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Poetry Award

October 23rd-25th: Vancouver
Vancouver International Writers Festival

October 22nd: Montréal
Paragraphe Bookstore: QWF Awards Readings

October 19th: Toronto
Harborfront Center, hosted by the Power Plant

October 11th: Montréal
Death of Futurism

October 10th: Montréal
Concordia University, Wired on Words

September 24th-25th: Winnipeg
Winnipeg International Writers Festival

September 20th: St. Catharines
Sonic Glow Festival

September 9th: Montréal
LOGOS Reading Series

June 13th: Montréal
Suoni Per Il Popolo
Sextet w/ Jason Sharp (modular synth, bass saxophone), Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (visual language projections), Joe Grass (pedal steel), Tanya Evanson (voice), Stef Schneider (drums)

May 24th: Montréal
Publishing Sphere Conference
Reading with Erin Moure, Nicole Raziya Fong

May 4th: Montréal
Words and Music, Blue Metropolis Festival

May 3rd: Montréal
The Equivocal City author panel, Blue Metropolis Festival

April 25-27th: Dublin
Making In Canadian Space conference

April 12th: Montréal
Sounding the City, Concordia University
In collaboration with Dr. Katherine McLeod, Writers Read, Spokenweb

March 27th: Toronto
Launch of Magnetic Equator (Poetry, McClelland and Stewart), AGO

February 8th, 9th: Montréal
Protests and Pedagogy Conference, Concordia University


November 25th: Montréal
Mile End Poets’ Festival

November 20th: Montréal
QWF Awards. Poem Bow nominated for the 3Macs Carte Blanche Award

November 14th: Montréal
Concordia University, Montréal / Québec Literature w/ Katherine Mcleod

October 7-15: Australia
Bundanon Trust Artist Residency

October 19-21: Sydney, Australia
Word Travels Storyfest

June 22: Toronto
Thin Edge New Music Collective: Fusing
New composition by Cheryl Duvall, Kaie Kellough, Jason Sharp, Ilana Waniuk

June 9th: Montréal
My Backyard, Somewhere / Quelque part, mon jardin
Music by Collectif 9 & Architek Percussion, works by 5 composers, incl. bilingual text by Kaie Kellough

May 2nd: Montréal
Monastiraki Gallery. Launch of Hider Seeker by Jen Currin, with Nicole Raziya Fong, Helen Guri, Emilie O'brien

April 7th: Montréal
SBC Gallery. Electronic narrative presentation, as part of Relief Theory

March 29th: Montréal
Canadian Literature, w/ Robert Lecker, McGill Univeristy

March 16th: Montréal
Québec / Montréal Writing in English, w/ Gillian Sze, Concordia University

January 25th: Montréal
Contemporary Poetry, w/ Michael Nardone, Concordia University


November 9th: Montréal
Vanier College Literary Symposium

November 4th: St.Catharines, Ontario
Festival of Readers

October 13th: Toronto
XAvant XII Festival: Intérro, collaborative work w/ Jason Sharp, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Tanya Evanson, The Music Gallery

Septermber 15th: Montréal
Underground Sounds. Phonopolis. Modular synth improv set

July 26th: Toronto
Course Guest: Mixed Race and Other Border Crossings, University of Toronto,
w/ Karina Vernon

July 12th: Montréal
Mixed with Dust (duo w/ Stefan Christoff), Casa del Popolo

June 24th: Montréal
Duo w/ Jason Sharp. Casa Del Popolo

June 14th: Montréal
Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, at La Vitrola w/ Lillian Allen, Tanya Evanson

May 25th: Toronto
Shortlisted: Amazon.ca / Walrus Foundation First Novel Award gala at the Four Seasons

April 29th: Montréal
Blue Metropolis Festival at Hotel Dix. Round table: Performing Words, Performing Signs

April 22nd: Montréal
Howl! Festival at Casa Del Popolo w/ Sam Shalabi, Stefan Christoff, Mark Haynes

April 19th: Vancouver
Wax Poetic program at Co-op Radio 100.5 fm w/ RC Weslowski

April 12th: Victoria
Tongues of Fire series w/ Bill Bissett

April 7th: Montréal
Montréal Monochrome V at Articule Gallery

April 4th: Montréal
Mile End Poets Festival w Tanya Evanson, Victoria Stanton, Skin T0ne

March 13th: Montréal
Kola Reading Series w Joel Desrosiers, Olive Senior

February 17th: Montréal
Black Future w Elena Stoodley & Kaitlyn Ramsden, DJ Ellise Barbara, Slowpitchsound & Lybido

January 31st: Montréal
Poetry, Engl 234 course guest, w/ Michael Nardone @ Concordia University

January 27th: Montréal
Accordéon novel launch @ Casa Del Popolo


December 15th: Montréal
God is Alive, Magic is Afoot: Leonard Cohen Tribute @ Rialto

Novermber 26th: Montréal
QWF Book Fair @ Atwater Library

November 23rd: Toronto
ARP Books Authors' Showcase @ The Gladstone
w/ Hal Niedzviecki, Andrew Sullivan, Emma Healey, Angela Hibbs

November 20th: Montréal
Wired on Words @ Casa Del Popolo
w/ Tanya Evanson, Paul Dutton

November 3rd: Montréal
La Plante: duo performance w/ Jason Sharp

October 22nd: Montréal
CBC 5 à 6 interview w/ Nantali Indongo

August 17th, 18th: Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Int'l Book Festival: Gloss
Performance & panel w/ Tanya Evanson & Pamela Witcher

July 14th: Montréal
Argo Books: Africa as a Dream that Travels Through my Heart
duo performance with Jason Selman

June 2nd: Montréal
Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Intérro: Performance w/ Jason Sharp, Tanya Evanson, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo

May 26th: Halifax
Obey Convention, Solo Performance

May 7th: Toronto
Pages Unbound Festival, duo performance w/ Jason Sharp. solo performance by Aisha Sasha John

April 16th: Montréal
Blue Metropolis Festival, Rapid-Fire Reading / Ricochet Writing Series

April 8th: Québec
Les Vendredis de Poésie

March 25th: Montréal
Howl! Arts event, duo w/ Stefan Christoff (Mixed with Dust)

March 9th: Montréal
Performance, festival Dans ta Tête

March 1st: Montréal
Résonance Reading Series, with Oana Avasilichioaei, Jeramy Dodds, Lisa Fishman, Virginia Konchan, Andrew Zawacki

January 25th: Montréal
Jessica Moss, + trio w/ Jason Sharp, Kaie Kellough, Stefan Schneider

January 22nd: Montréal
Howl! présente: Sarah Pagé, Rêves Sonores, Markus Floats

January 9th: Montréal
Howl! Benefit duo w/ Stefan Christoff (Mixed with Dust),


November 25th: Montréal
Atwater Poetry Project w/ Oana Avasilichioaei

November 8th: Kingston (Ontario)
Tone Deaf Festival w/ Skin Tone & Nobuo Kubota

October 22nd, 23rd: St Catharines (Ontario)
Harriet's Legacies Conference: Race, Historical Memory, and Futures in Canada, Brock University

October 9th: Montréal
Opening for Algiers, presented by Blue Skies Turn Black
duo w/ Stefan Christoff

September 27th: Montréal
Wired on Words and Music Performance Series

September 25th: St Catharines (Ontario)
Visual poetry vernissage: The Assembly Line of Babel
w/ Eric Schmaltz, Manticore

September 17th: St. Catharines (Ontario)
Border Blur Reading Series
w/ Jacqueline Valencia, Natalee Caple, Andrew Mcewan

September 12th: Montréal
Shape & Nature Press launch of Navette (chapbook)
w/ Julie Mannell

September 5th: Toronto
CPRG (Contemporary Poetry Research Group) microtalk series "Play" w/ John Liberty, Lillian Allen, Jenny Sampirisi, David James Brock, John Bell, Liz Howard

June 6th: Ottawa
ab Series w/ Wayde Compton

May 27th: Montréal
Between the Pages, literary TV program (taping for broadcast)

April 30th: Montréal
QWF presents: Ricochet Readings, Atwater Library

April 1st: Montréal
Résonance Reading Series

March 28th: Montréal
Mile End Poets Festival

February 9th: Montréal
Concordia University, Digital Texts and Typography course, guest


November 4th: Montréal
CKUT 90.3 fm, Interview

October 24th, 25th: Barcelona
Barcelona International Spoken Word Festival

October 15th: Victoria
Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

October 1st: Montréal
Résonance Reading Series, Café Résonance

September 5th: Montréal
Creole Continuum, Kaie Kellough record launch w/ Jason Sharp

June 14th: Toronto
OISE & House Reading w/ Bronwyn Haslam, Laura Broadbent, Michael Nardone, Steve Giasson, Mat Laporte

May 29th: Montréal
Hyena Subpoena, Catherine Kidd book/cd launch

May 9th: Toronto
ACROSS Reading Series, w/ Gary Barwin, Margaret Christakos, Hoa Nguyen, Beatriz Hausner

May 8th: Toronto
Thin Edge New Music Collective: Onomatopoeia, w/ Jason Sharp

April 26th: Montréal
Howl! Arts festival, panel on art and gentrification

April 2nd, 3rd: Calgary
Calgary International Spoken Word Festival

March 30th: Ottawa
Ottawa Versefest

March 22nd: Montréal
Friends of Freedom, Café Résonance

March 1st: Winnipeg
Cluster Festival w/ Jason Sharp