September 2022
Keith Jeffery Lecture, Telling Stories conference
Centre for Public History, Queen’s University Belfast

August 12-14, 2022
Winterset in Summer Literary Festival, Newfoundland and Labrador

with Noreen Golfman (Chair, Winterset in Summer), Chief Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill after our session in Eastport, NL, August 2022.

July 22, 2022
Mr. Johnson’s Flute
Wesley United Church, St. John’s, NL
a concert project supported by ArtsNL

July 2022
OchreFest, Ochre Pit Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

October 23, 2021
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies (CAANS), Vancouver chapter

August 23, 2021
“Soul Food”
Unforked Podcast, CBC Radio

August 18, 2021
Authors’ Book Club: Authors as Readers

August 6, 2021
Ladies’ Reading Room: Women and Immigration
Votes for Women 100, PerSIStence Theatre, St. John’s.

July 20, 2021
Coast Lines Book Club Event (virtual)
Memorial University, St. John’s.

May 30, 2021
Draft Reading Series (virtual!)
Toronto, Ontario.

May 14, 2021
Workshop: Found Objects: Writing Identity With, Through, and Against Documents and Things (virtual)
Creative Non-Fiction Collective Annual Conference

May 2, 2021
Panel Presentation, Big and Beautiful Bodies (virtual)
Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Brampton.

March 6, 2021
Flute Masterclass (virtual)
Flute on the Edge, St. John’s.

January 29, 2021
GSWS Reads Author Event (virtual)
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

January 28-31, 2021
SPARKS Literary Festival (virtual)
Memorial University, St John’s.

January 10, 2021
Palm Beach Book Club (virtual)

November 27, 2020
Research in the Vaults: Unlocking Memorial’s Archives (virtual)
Research Week, Memorial University, St. John’s.

October 2020
New Westminster Public Library Author Festival (virtual)
New Westminster, BC

August 2020
Draft Reading Series (virtual)
Toronto, Ontario.

July 2020
“What Carries Us: Black History in Newfoundland and Labrador. Bushra Junaid and Sonja Boon in Conversation.”
Facebook Live Event. Co-hosted by The Rooms Provincial Gallery and CBC NL.

March 6, 2020
“Art Topics: Migration, Memory, Identity, and Art.” The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s.

December 2019
“Speculative Lives: Haunted Yearnings for Impossible Pasts.” (keynote)
Unhinging the National Framework: Transnational Life Writing, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 2019
“What the Oceans Remember: Reflections on Archival Silences.”
Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

October 24, 2019:
Official Book Launch, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL

October 19, 2019:
Pre-launch event, What the Oceans Remember, Artisan Inn, Trinity, NL

Pre-launch book event, Artisan Inn, Trinity, NL. Image ID: a group of people gathered in a white wood-framed room, listening to a speaker reading from a book .

September 24 and 25, 2019:
Thin Air 2019: Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival

August 26, 2019:
“Serendipity, Tactility, and Community: Library Research as a Practice of Wonder”
Webinar for ACRL-Choice. Archived here.

Reading at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, after being awarded the Marina Nemat Award from the Creative Writing Program, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto.
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