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October 22, 2016
In Conversation with Hal Niedzviecki and Jen Sookfong Lee
Canzine Central 2016
3:00pm, Millennium Library, Winnipeg

October 20, 2016
Time After Time
Featuring Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Terry Jordan and Jen Sookfong Lee
Ottawa Writers Festival
8:30pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa

October 18, 2016
Jen Sookfong Lee and Hal Niedzviecki launch their new books
7:00pm, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

September 25, 2016
Word Vancouver

Jen Sookfong Lee reads from The Conjoined
12:50pm, Suspension Bridge

Inclusive Magazine Publishing: Barriers and Strategies for Writers and Publishers
Featuring Chelene Knight, Jonina Kirton and Elee Kraljii Gardiner
Moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee
3:40pm, The Lions

September 22, 2016
Can’t Lit Live
With guests Jen Sookfong Lee and Anakana Schofield
Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli
7:30pm, Little Mountain Lit Shop, 4386 Main Street

September 2016 to June 2017
The Writers’ Studio Online, SFU
Fiction mentorship with Jen Sookfong Lee
Application deadline June 30, 2016

September 19 to November 28, 2016
Introduction to Fiction
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Online, 12 hours
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

September 16, 2016
The Side Jobs Cabaret
A launch party for The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee
Featuring Jillian Christmas, Wayde Compton, Dina Del Bucchia, Leah Horlick, Chelene Knight and Daniel Zomparelli, hosted by Stephen Quinn
8:00pm, The Emerald, 555 Gore Avenue

February 22 to May 2, 2016
Introduction to Fiction
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Online, 12 hours
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

January 18 to April 8, 2016
Jen is the Kuldip Gill Writer in Residence
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Available for consultations Mondays and Tuesdays

November 6 to 27, 2015
Fiction: Revision
UBC Continuing Studies, Writing Centre
UBC Robson Square, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

October 23, 2015
Frontier
Vancouver Writers Fest
Featuring June Hutton, Sara Tilley, and Paul Yee
Hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee
1:00pm, Improv Centre

October 22, 2015
The Lighter Side
Vancouver Writers Fest
Featuring Charles Demers, Susan Juby, and Bill Richardson
Hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee
6:00pm, Waterfront Theatre

October 10, 2015
From Emerging Writer to Published Author: How to Pitch Yourself and Your Book
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Vancouver Campus, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

October 3, 2015
Writing the Body: How to Use Physicality and Sex in Fiction
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Vancouver Campus, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

September 21 to October 26, 2015
Introduction to Fiction
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Online, 12 hours
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

May 23, 2015
Presenting Yourself as an Author
UBC Continuing Studies, Writing Centre
UBC Robson Square, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

April 18, 2015
From Emerging Writer to Published Author: How to Pitch Yourself and Your Book
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Vancouver Campus, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

March 25, 2015
#FierceVoices: Say What? Reflecting on Women and Girls in the Media
Jarrah Hodge and Jen Sookfong Lee speak
7:00pm, Heartwood Community Cafe, 317 East Broadway

November 8, 2014
Kamloops Writers Festival
9:30am
When Life and Writing Collide
Keynote address by Jen Sookfong Lee
12:45pm
History and Fiction: When Opposites Attract
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

October 23, 2014
Odd Jobs
Vancouver Writers Fest
Featuring Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Lee Henderson and Anne Kennedy
Hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee
6:00pm, Studio 1398

September 30, 2014
Schema Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee, Julia Kwan and Assaulted Fish
6:00pm, Bambudda

August 14, 2014
Vancouver Public Library Writing and Book Camp
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee as a keynote speaker

April 12, 2014
North Shore Writers Festival
Enlivening the Past
Featuring Sandra Gulland, Daniel Kalla, Mary Novik and Roberta Rich
Moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee
2:30pm, North Vancouver City Library

April 5, 2014
When Memoir Inspires Fiction
Writing workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
11:00am to 2:00pm, Sechelt
Registration: 604-885-9631

March 20, 2014
PechaKucha Night Vancouver
Jen Sookfong Lee, Malcolm Levy, Grant Lawrence and others present at PechaKucha
7:30pm, Vogue Theatre

November 14, 16, 21 and 23
Jen is the Writer in Residence at West Vancouver Memorial Library
Participants are asked to bring up to five typed pages of manuscript or outline for one-on-one 30 minute consultations
10:00am to 1:00pm, Elizabeth Musto Room
Registration begins October 1
Visit or call the Information Desk at 604-925-7403

October 24, 2013
The End of East to be translated and published in China

October 17, 2013
An Evening in Bloom: Celebrate Women and Children Rebuilding their Lives
A fundraiser for the Bloom Group
With keynote speaker Jen Sookfong Lee
6:00pm to 9:00pm, Heritage Hall

October 4, 2013
TOUCH
A fundraiser for the Vancouver Public Library Foundation
Featuring an interactive Authors’ Lounge with Steve Burgess and Jen Sookfong Lee
8:00pm, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
Tickets available here

June 22 to 23, 2013
Kamloops THRiVE Festival

June 22, 1:30pm
When Memoir Inspires Fiction

June 23, 1:30pm
Turning Great Ideas into Great Novels

3:30pm
Jen Sookfong Lee reading and chat

5:00pm
THRiVE Community Panel

May 10, 2013
Writers in the Library: Local Literati Speak to the Future of Libraries and their Influence on the Written Word
Author panel with Jen Sookfong Lee, Billie Livingston and Steven Galloway
BC Library Conference: Are We There Yet?
5:15pm, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond

October 20, 2012
Surrey International Writers’ Conference
Writing Young Adult and Adult Fiction, 1:30pm
When Memoir Inspires Fiction, 3:30pm
Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Surrey

October 4, 2012
Vancouver Public Library Book Exchange
Jen appears as a panelist at this fun evening of free trade–in books!
7:00pm, Alice MacKay Room, Central Branch

September 30, 2012
Jen hosts the Canada Writes tent at Word on the Street
4:00pm, Library Square, Vancouver

September 16, 2012
Literary Lights on Stage
Jen reads with Sophie B. Watson
7:00pm, Guilt & Co., 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver

June 5, 2012
The Better Mother available in paperback

May 17, 2012
Federation of BC Writers Annual General Meeting
Jen Sookfong Lee delivers the keynote address
6:00pm, Richmond Cultural Centre

December 15, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee and Esi Edugyan at the UBC Robson Reading Series
7:00pm, UBC Bookstore at Robson Square

December 8, 2011
Red Shoes, Green Belts, White Ribbons
A Breakfast to Celebrate Activism Against Gender Violence in Vancouver
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee as the keynote speaker
7:00am, Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street

October 24, 2011
Canadian Invasion at Elliott Bay
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee, Suzette Mayr, Dennis Bolen and Kevin Chong
7:00pm, Elliott Bay Bookstore,  Seattle

October 18 to 23, 2011
Jen appears at the Vancouver International Writers Festival

October 18
Event 8: Vancouver Seen
With Dennis Bolen, Kevin Chong and Zsuzsi Gartner
8:00pm, Waterfront Theatre

October 22
Event 55: Bamboo Lettering

With Kevin Chong and Ling Zhang
2:00pm, Revue Stage

September 25, 2011
Jen reads at Word on the Street
12:20pm, Canada Writes Tent, Homer at West Georgia

September 22, 2011
Meet the Author: Jen Sookfong Lee
7:00pm, $20, Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art

June 1, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee appears as part of Authors at the Harbourfront Centre
7:30pm, Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, Toronto

May 25, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee, Madeleine Thien and Patrick DeWitt read at Incite
7:30pm, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room

April 7, 2010
Jen’s second novel, The Better Mother, acquired by Knopf Canada

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