Upcoming engagements


February 11

Valentine Prelude
McTavish Academy Of Art, 1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, BC
1-3 pm
Reading from Erotic Haiku: Of Skin On Skin, haiku workshop with opportunity to create a love mobile for your haiku.
More information: create@mctavishacademy.ca or 778-351-0088.



Past engagements



December 10

Ekstasis Editions and the Martin Batchelor Gallery Present 35th Anniversary Book Launch
Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant Street, Victoria BC
4:00 pm
Terry Ann CArter, Stephen Bett, Stanley Evans, Andrea Raine, Stephen Roxborough, Ken Cathers, Ellen Arrand, Kegan Doyle


December 2

SpeakEasy 20: Canada in Five Voices
Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, Bellingham WA
7:00 pm
Recent work by pets Terry Ann Carter, Susan Alexander, Richard Osler, Barbara Pelman, Linda Thompson.
More information



November 12

An Afternoon of Poetry & Art
Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant Street, Victoria BC
1-3:30 pm
Join Terry Ann Carter and Arleen Paré for readings from both of their new collections: Carter's Tokaido (Red Moon Press), and Paré’s The Girls
with Stone Faces
(Brick Books).




September 22

An Evening of Japanese Poetic Forms: From the Tokaido Road to the World Stage
Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 W 64th Ave, Vancouver
7:30 pm
Part of the Word Vancouver Festival. at the Haiku North America Conference. Join poets Terry Ann Carter, Rachel Enomoto, and Kozue Uzawa in a discussion of the Japanese poetic forms: haiku, tanka, and haibun. Terry Ann Carter will read from her new book, Tokaido (Red Moon Press), which uses the poetic form haibun to traverse the Tokaido, the ancient pilgrimage between Kyoto and Tokyo, its fifty-three stations, and artist Hiroshige’s eponymous woodblock prints.


September 13

Launch of Tokaido
Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
7 pm
Part of the Kaleidoscope Reading Series at the Haiku North America Conference. With a reading by Penny Harter.


July 2

Canada Day Weekend: Book Making Workshop
Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 W 64th Ave, Vancouver
1:30 - 3:30pm
Join poet and paper artist Terry Ann Carter for a book making workshop to create small books suitable for sheltering haiku or other short poems. Come make a contemporary version of a palm leaf book, a tag book, and a four-fold book, plus demonstrations for a few other “structures”. All materials provided. 

May 21

Erotic Haiku Book Launch
Instructional Centre Room 206, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, Mississauga Ontario
10:00 - 11:00 am

Deep Breath Book Launch
Instructional Centre Room 216, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, Mississauga Ontario
11:00 am

April 6

A Pavilion of Blossoms: Poets Respond to Spring
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria BC
7:00 pm

April 2

A Haiku and Poetry Celebration
Silk Road Tea, 1624 Government Street, Victoria BC
4:45 - 6:00 pm

February 4

Haiku: Learning to Taste the Mountain: A Master Class
Rm. A250 Human and Social Development Building
University of Victoria
1:00 - 3:00 pm


December  9

Launch of Cartography of Sorrows
Planet Earth Poetry
Hillside Tea and Coffee, 1633 Hillside Ave, Victoria BC
7:30 pm


December 4

Book Making for Poets workshop
Sponsored by Planet Earth Poetry

November 11

Launch of In Fine Form
Hillside Tea and Coffee, 1633 Hillside Ave, Victoria BC
7:30 pm
Details here.

October  11

Haiku workshop
Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley
Duncan, BC

October 1

Culture Days
Poetry reading
Greater Victoria Public Library

September 1st - October 1st

Sidney-by-the-Sea Book Arts Exhibition

August 14

Author Author (Writers’ Festival)
Esquimalt, B.C.

June 25

Launch of A Cartography of Sorrows (Jack Pine Press)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

June 17

Launch of Women and Multimedia editor Penn Kemp. The anthology will include my essay “Poetry and the Artist’s Book"
The Feminist Caucus Archive Series for the League of Canadian Poets
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
7:00 pm

May 24

Whitehorse School Board
Presentation on haiku 

May 20

Haiku Canada Conference 2016
Presentation on Chiyo-ni (with Marco Fraticelli)
8:00 pm
Town Hall in the Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse, Yukon

April 20

Poetry reading for Earth Week
Confluence of Beings Exhibition
Cadboro United Church, Victoria
7:00 pm

April 9  

Using Haiku in Wind Chimes
Sakura Days: Japan Fair
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver BC

March 30

Haiku and  Haibun & Small Book Making: An All-day Workshop
Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanaimo District, BC
9:00 am - 12 pm & 1:00 - 3:00 pm

March 20

Poetry reading
Versefest, Ottawa Poetry Festival
3:00 – 4:00

March 7

Presentation on haiku: “English Haiku in North America and Its Connection to Spirituality”
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (UVic)
11:00 – 11:45

January 25  

Small Book Making Workshop
Royal Colwood Golf Course, Colwood BC


November 25   

Poetry & Book Making Workshop
Planet Earth Poetry
9:30 am  - 3:30 pm

October 23   

Poetry reading
Planet Earth Poetry
Hillside Tea and Coffee, 1633 Hillside Ave, Victoria BC
8:00 pm

October 15

Performance with Montreal jazz musician Marco Fraticelli “A Woman’s Desire: The Lost Letters of Chiyo-ni”
Haiku North America Conference
Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, New York

October 11

Haiku presentation and book making workshop
KaDo Ottawa Ontario

October 2

Haiku presentation
Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival
North Saanich Middle School, 10400 McDonal Park Road, North Saanich BC

August 9

Featured reader at the Hazlewood Writers’ Festival
Hazlewood Herb Farm, 13576 Adshead Road Ladysmith, BC
1:00 – 4:00 pm

August 2

Host of Haiku Arbutus meeting
Coast Collective Arts Centre, 3221 Harebell Avenue, Victoria BC
1:00 – 4:00 pm

July 9

Book making workshop
The Painted Turtle, Nanaimo BC
10:00 – noon

July 8

Poetry chapbook launch, Honeymoon Bay Retreat.
The Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo BC
7:00 – 9:00 pm

May 22

Featured reader with Gabriel Rosenstock
Silk Road Tea, 1624 Government Street, Victoria BC
8:00 pm

May 15th – 18

Haiku Canada Conference
New Horizons Activity Centre, James Bay BC

April 24        

Workshop on Japanese haiku poet Chiyo-ni
Japanese Gardens, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria BC
1:00 – 4:00 pm

April 4

April is Poetry Month: discussion on the “palette of poetry” and a paper wind chime making workshop
Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street, Victoria BC