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Speaking & 

I’m currently available to take on a select number of speaking engagements and workshops for 2023 and 2024.

For more information or to inquire about my availability for an event, please send an email to Martina at with the subject header SPEAKING

I'm particularly interested in mental health conferences & events, as well as workshops with queer youth and adults. 

I’ve recently worked with:


  • It Gets Better Canada 

  • Conference of Independent Teachers of English

  • York University 

  • Western University 


  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop 

  • Leading Word 

  • Lit Live 

  • Community Craft Classes 

  • Toronto Book and Magazine Festival 

  • Festival of Literary Diversity 

  • King’s College (London, ON)

  • Junction Reads 

Speaking & Workshop Topics 


  • Queer Storytelling | LGBTQIA+ Writing & Publishing from a non-binary perspective.

  • DID & Creativity | Lived experience as an author with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder).

  • Teaching Creative Writing to Students with ADHD

  • Trauma-Informed Writing Workshops | Teaching craft through the lens of PTSD, Complex PTSD, and other trauma disorders and experiences.

  • Writing Through Trauma: Craft as a Healing Practice | Memoir and Creative Nonfiction workshop 

  • Writing Through Climate Anxiety | Cross-genre workshop 

  • Short Story Writing Workshops 

  • The Craft of Fanfare | Publicity Workshop

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