Monday, 3 May 2021

pandemic graduation (general update)

ules, my youngest,  is graduating from high school this year.

We had a small community gathering to celebrate his achievements, under cedar trees in nearby Paulik Park: three family members, "acting grandma" Sheila Sherban, Keisha and Keanna-- two friends who grew up with Jules at Pathways (and their mom), MJ and Jamie-- two teachers from General Currie Elementary school (and one son), and Linda, resource teacher for the school district. All masked, socially distanced, and in the fresh air.

It's been a long haul: I'm very proud of Jules, his determination to rise and meet every challenge en route.

Many pics were taken: I'll post some below and some to my latest blog in the near future:

 Joanne Arnott 3.

other updates, other blogs:

Mahmud Kianush Tribute

Vera Manuel Tribute

Jules ~  2 May 2021

Sheila, Jo, Jules, Faust

Jo, Jules, Faust

Thursday, 3 December 2015


"Our Annual Christmas Fundraiser for Children in Need will feature music by Patsy Thompson and readings from The Revolving City Anthology (Anvil Press, 2015). 
Thursday, December 10, 7–9:30pm, 
at The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street. 

Cash donations accepted at the door. 
For more information or to make a donation:
Featured Readers:
Miranda Pierson
Heidi Greco 
Juliane Okot Bitek
Daphne Marlatt
Susan McCaslin
Renee Sarojini Saklikar
Joanne Arnott
Catherine Owen
Dennis Bolen
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Daniela Elza

Here is the FB event page with more information and details. "

Friday, 9 October 2015

BookFest Windsor + Rampike Super Launch

Journal finale at heart of literary festival

Rampike Super Launch!

Date and Time: Fri, 16 October 2015 08:00 pm - Fri, 16 October 2015 10:00 pm
Location: Capitol Theatre Windsor
Celebrate with local writers and publisher Dr. Karl Jirgens as Rampike magazine launches its final edition at BookFest Windsor 2015. Admission free. Cash bar.  

Welcome to BookFest Windsor - Southwestern Ontario region's only literary festival

Poetry Cafe

Date and Time: Sat, 17 October 2015 11:00 am - Sat, 17 October 2015 12:20 pm
Location: Capitol Theatre - Kelly
The ever-popular gathering of poets for a celebration of words and insight with Elizabeth RossDeanna YoungJoanne ArnottSouvankham ThammavongsaBeryl BaigentModerator: Stephen Pender

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

AFN Townhall + Land You Love

I enjoyed watching the livestream of the AFN's Town Hall, and the conversation between Thomas Mulcair and those who came with questions & comments. Still listening... Perry Bellegarde... informed decisionmaking...

Land You Love - Hey Rosetta! & Yukon Blonde from Phil Maloney on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Revolving City launch

Register now for The Revolving City launch party and reception, September 23, 2015 (doors open 5:30pm, formal program 5:45pm). Highlights will include celebratory cake, book signing opportunities and readings by Joanne ArnottGeorge BoweringDaphne MarlattGeorge StanleyFred Wah, and Betsy Warland.

Room 1400
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St.