Kate Braid

Past Events Archive

February 17, 2023: Readings from Kate’s Trades Books (Victoria)

Readings from Kate’s Trades Books

When: Friday February 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
Where: Herald Street Brewworks, 506 Herald Street, Victoria BC
Cost: Free

Kate reads from her trades books including Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World, at the launch of Hilary Peach’s new book, Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood.

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Sept 20, 2022: Poets Return – Annual Poetry Night at Kogawa House 

Poets Return: Annual Poetry Night at Kogawa House 

When: Tue, 20 September 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4
Cost: $10 or free for members

Poets return this September with an evening of readings by local poets:

  • Kate Braid
  • Megan Fennya Jones
  • Shauna Paull
  • Danny Peart
  • Aislinn Hunter
  • Ellie Sawatzky
  • Tariq Malik
  • R C Weslowski
  • Kevin Spenst

Many of these poets are launching new collections. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Please join us for this in-person event. Prosecco and chocolates will be served.

Email info@kogawahouse.com if you would like to join on Zoom.

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April 30, 2022: In Person Reading, Nanaimo Harbourfront Library

Kate’s first live reading since Covid shut readings down, will take place from 2:30 – 3:30p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, as part of National Poetry Month.  She’ll be reading with Victoria poet, Wendy Donawa, and Port Alberni poet Linda K. Thompson.   It will be hosted by the Nanaimo Poet Laureate, Kamal Parmar.  No admission fee and all are welcome.

Date: Saturday April 30, 2022

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Location: Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo


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March 8, 2021: Panel, BCIT International Women’s Day Event

Panel with writers Tessa Jordan and Geraldine Eliot

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST


International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated to recognize the achievements of women and bring attention to gender parity and women’s rights.

BCIT’s 2021 IWD celebration will feature two Zoom events on March 8, 2021.

The second event will take place from 11:30 am–12:30 pm PST (19:00–20:30 GMT) and will showcase women authors at BCIT, including Kate Braid, Tessa Jordan and Geraldine Eliot.

(The first event is a panel of women from around the world, who will discuss issues affecting women and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s lives. This panel will take place on Zoom on March 8, 2021, 8:30 am–10:00 am PST (16:30–18:00 GMT).

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March 10, 2021: Celebration of SFU Authors

Annual Celebration of SFU Authors

Date: Wednesday, March 10,  2021

Time: 1:00 pm – 2 pm PST


The Annual Celebration of SFU Authors is a university-wide event that publicly acknowledges and honours SFU faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored or co-authored a publication, or its equivalent, within the past year. 

This year’s event, celebrating authors with works published in 2020, will be held virtually on March 10, 2021.

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April 2, 2021: Virtual Poetry Workshop from Gabriola Island

Poetry Workshop:  “Trans/Forming:  Old Forms to Sing a New Song”

Date: Friday, April 2, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST


Part of the Isle of the Arts Festival. Sponsored by Gabriola Arts Council.

Kate will be presenting a poetry workshop at 3pm. This event will be online, held by Zoom.

The ancient tradition of writing poetry in given form such as sonnet, glosa, haiku and sestina is creating new excitement among Canadian writers.  Even those used to writing prose may find that playing with words within strict guidelines can work magic on mundane language, partly through form’s emphasis on sound – repetition, rhythm and rhyme – and partly through its promise of utter freedom within constraints.  Writing in forms can give writing a lyric jolt that takes you places you never knew you could go.

Registration for the workshop is not yet open. Check the More Information link below in early March for details and to register.

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April 3, 2021: Virtual Poetry Reading from Gabriola Island

Poetry Reading with Arleen Paré

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021

Time: 7:00pm EST


Kate will be giving a virtual poetry reading (by Zoom) with Arleen Paré. The event is hosted by Poetry Gabriola.  

Part of the Isle of the Arts Festival. Sponsored by Gabriola Arts Council.

Details for how to attend this online event are not yet available. Check the More Information link below in early March for details.

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