Student Writer-in-Residence, Western University
September 2018 -- April 2019
My artist residency at the TAP Centre coincidentally, and very advantageously, coincided with a generous writing residency I was offered in my fourth year of study at Western University. During this busy time of residencies, I gave several talks, presentations, and readings in both the Western and London communities. My office hours were held every week on Western University campus at the same time I was occupying Studio 2D at the TAP centre. Several of the posters from my more public lecture events have been included below, although I was also a frequest guest presenter in Writing Studies classrooms, specifically to speak about my work in playwriting and theatre creation.
During my time as Student Writer-in-Residence at Western University, I was a keynote speaker at LOMP: London Open Mic Poetry and the Coterie's Annual Poetry Slam, a featured speaker at WordsFest (London Writers Today Panel), and a featured local opener for Poetry London. I also had the opportunity to read snippets of my work alongside multi award-winning author Cherie Dimaline, and interview Governor's General Award-Winning novelist, Nino Ricci.