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USA BOOK LAUNCH – Reading
Dec 12, 2016 7 p.m. Boswell Books, Milwaukee.
Nov 28, 2016
India Book Launch: Reluctant Rebellions
by HE Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada
at Canada House. 4 Abdul Kalam Marg (formerly Aurangzeb Rd), New Delhi
Nov 26, 2016
Shauna delivered the inaugural address and discussed her books at the Chandigarh Literary Festival in India.
Nov 18, 2016 : Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
MPhil and Phd students discuss: “Living Aloud” organized by Dr. Sumneet Pahwa.
Nov 15, 2016: x Inner Perspectives: a public discussion of Shauna’s works.
Moderated by Amrita Bhalla, Prof at Jesus and Mary College.
WE ARE SO DIFFERENT NOW
Play by Shauna
premiered in Canada
Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga.
Oct 19, 2016
50th Anniversary Party for The Safe House.
779 N. Front Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sept 29, 2016
RELUCTANT REBELLIONS Book launch at the Centre for IndoCanadian Studies
Sept 24, 2016
The National Historic Site of Canada Gur Sikh Temple and Sikh Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, BC.
Sikh Feminisms Exhibit.
Sept 28, 2016
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford BC
Sept 22, 2016
University of the Fraser Valley – Eng 104 Creative Writing.
Sept 21, 2016
UBC Asian Studies, Vancouver
Sept 20, 2016
City Centre Library, Surrey BC
Sept 19, 2016
Mount Royal University, Calgary
Sep 12, 2016
AMUW Book Club reading from The Selector of Souls
Raynor Memorial Libraries,
Marquette University campus, Milwaukee, WI
Oct 28, 2015
Bollywood Grill, Milwaukee
6:30 pm Bookclub reading
Oct 24, 2015 – 10:30am
Vancouver Writer’s Festival
Panel on Freedom of Speech with
Nino Ricci, Lawrence Hill, Roxane Gay.
Granville Island Stage
Oct 24, 2015
Keynote Address, Dhahan Prize
May 15, 2015
Toronto Festival of Literature and the Arts
Organizers: M. G. Vassanji and NurJehan Aziz.
Trinity College University of Toronto
Apr 13, 2015
Book Club, Milwaukee
Organizer: Mrs. Janet Martin
Mar 6, 2015
Dept of South Asian Studies.
Asian Centre Auditorium
University of British Columbia.
Plenary Session Lecture:
Mind-Dancing with Language
Mar 3, 2015 :
Ehsaas South Asian Readers
& Writers Festival
Universtiy of the Fraser Valley
Talk: Why Names Matter
Nov 10, 2014 Giller Prize Gala
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Toronto
Oct 6, 2014: Toronto:
Press Conference to announce Giller Prize Short List
Soho Club 11 am.
Oct 3, 2014
Conference Commemorating the Komagata Maru, Dept of Religious Studies,
Mount Royal University – Calgary
Talk — No Place LIke Home
May 8th, 2014
Friends of Milwaukee Public Library
Feb 18, 2014
Indiana University. Bloomington, IN.
Lecture at School of Global Studies and Political Science. Public Event.
Jan 18, 2014
Bookclub meeting, Milwaukee.
Jan 8, 2014:
Reading: Mineral Point Library, WI
Nov 7, 2013
Heliconian Club Toronto
Jul 7, 2013
INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Vancouver. Conversation with Satwinder Bains of the Indo- Canadian Centre at UFV
May 11, 2013
Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee
The Council for WI Writers presented Shauna the ANNE POWERS FICTION PRIZE for
THE SELECTOR OF SOULS
May 14, 2013
Banff Centre for the Arts
Celebrating Banff Centre Writers Studio
Editor Edna Alford
Jan 28, 2013
Reading from The Selector of Souls
Residence of His Excellency High Commissioner Beck and Mrs. Beck
4 Aurangzeb Rd. New Delhi
Jan 26, 2013
Panel Discussion: Punjabi by Nature
With Navtej Sarna, Ravinder Singh, Kishwar Desai. Moderator: Nirupama Dutt
Jaipur Literary Festival, Jaipur, India
Jan 25, 2013
Jaipur Literary Festival
Jan 18, 2013
Reading – Delhi Gymkhana Club,
New Delhi India.
Nov 13, 2012
Elmgrove Public Library
Bookseller: Boswell Books.
Nov 9, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
International Festival of Authors
Barrie 7:30 PM
Oct 27, 2012
International Festival of Authors
Oct 25, 2012
Ottawa Writers Festival
FREEDOM Panel with Shauna Singh Baldwin, David Bergen and Annabel Lyon
Hosted by Sandra Ridley
Oct 13, 2012
“Lattes Love Laughter” Panel discussion with Shauna Singh Baldwin, Billie Livingston, Lorna Crozier.
Vertigo Theatre Centre, Playhouse, Calgary.
Oct 13, 2012
3:30 pm “Saturday Sampler”
The Kinnear Centre KC-303
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
Oct 10 2012
Centre for Indo Canadian Studies
University of the Fraser Valley
October 5, 2012
October 4, 2012
Reading and Signing at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by A Different Drummer Books
Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd.
Oct 3, 2012
Reading and Signing at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Furby House Books
The Capital Theatre
20 Queen Street
Oct 2, 2012
Bonnie Stern Book Club
Amaya the Indian Room
1701 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
(includes dinner, beverages, gratuity and one copy of The Selector of Souls )
The Selector of Souls
Book Launch parties
Tues Sept 18, 2012 7 p.m.
Ritz Carlton, Toronto
Reading 7 p.m.
Thurs Sept 20, 2012
Ben McNally Books, Toronto
Reception and Reading 6 p.m.
Adaptation of a play by Shauna Singh Baldwin: We Are So Different Now performed in New York under the title Draupadi: Will my Spriit Live On?
Damini, a short story excerpted from the first chapter of Shauna’s novel in progress was longlisted for the CBC literary awards.
Subcontinent reprint edition of What the Body Remembers released by Rupa Publications
Adaptation of a play by Shauna Singh Baldwin: We Are So Different Now performed in Bangalore, India under the title Draupadi: The Spriit Lives On
Adaptation of a play by Shauna Singh Baldwin: We Are So Different Now performed in Mumbai under the title Draupadi: We Are So Different Now.
Reading from “WE ARE NOT IN PAKISTAN” in honor Judy Bridges on the occasion of the release of her book, “Shut Up and Write!” Boswell Books, Milwaukee.
An adaptation of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s play We Are So Different Now performed in New Delhi.
What the Body Remembers Bulgarian Edition released by Prozoretz Publications.
Subcontinent editions of We Are Not in Pakistan and English Lessons and Other Stories released by Rupa Publications India.
Nothing Must Spoil This Visit, a short story from English Lessons, was included in Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics)
April – Sept 2008
Shauna served alongside fellow novelists Jane Urquhardt and Greg Hollingshead as a juror for the 2008 Governor General of Canada fiction awards.One hundred and sixty nine novels were submitted this year. The ‘GG’ for fiction is a $25,000 prize. Five finalists were announced Oct 21 and the winner, announced Nov 18, 2008 is:
Nino Ricci for The Origin of Species.
Shauna was a guest of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre to work with Nevena Dichlieva-Krysteva (Bulgaria) on a Bulgarian translation of What the Body Remembers. She participated, along with fellow novelist Elizabeth Hays and the playwright Évelyne de la Chenelière in a panel called Beyond Words. You can read her presentation here.
Shauna gave a reading from We Are Not in Pakistan at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops
in Milwaukee, WI
Shauna attended the Printer’s Row Book Fair in Chicago, for a signing session re A Stranger Among Us. Shauna’s story A View From the Mountain is included in this anthology published by Other Voices press.
Shauna gave a reading and participated in a panel discussion at Redbird Studios
Shauna gave a reading along with Helen Humphreys at the Toronto Reference Library
Shauna gave readings from her books and spoke to students of creative writing at the University of WI at La Crosse.
Shauna participated in the Ottawa International Writers Festival, giving a reading and discussion at the The National Gallery and Archives in Ottawa.
Shauna participated in the reading series Caught in the Creative Act, reading and discussing What the Body Remembers and The Tiger Claw at the Univ of South Carolina.
Shauna gave two readings at Winnipeg’s Thin Air Festival
Book launch reading from We Are Not in Pakistan
at International Readings at Harbourfront
Shauna signed advance reading copies of We Are Not in Pakistan for booksellers attending BookExpo Toronto
Shauna spoke about the writing life at the Faculty Club, U of Alberta. She taught Elements of Storytelling at Women’s Words at the University of Alberta Extension.
CBC Radio broadcast Shauna’s essay “I believe Men have the Power to be Feminine.”
Shauna taught in the Writing with Style Program of the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada discussing Chapter One of the Novel
Toronto, Canada: Shauna gave a reading at York University. Canadian Writers in Person Reading Series
Bali, Indonesia: Shauna participated in panel discussions and gave readings at the Ubud Writers Festival. She also presented a half-day workshop: Elements of Storytelling.
Sidney, BC, Canada: Shauna gave a reading from The Tiger Claw at the Red Brick Cafe.
Vancouver, BC Canada: What the Body Remembers was designated the One Book to read for students of University College of the Fraser Valley. After the students held two bookclub meetings to discuss, Shauna was invited to read and sign her books at the college. Shauna also gave a reading from English Lessons at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies and Research, Univ. College of the Fraser Valley. She was featured on the cover of Mehfil.
July 7th, 2006 Vancouver, BC Canada: Shauna gave a reading at UBC’s Green College.
Lezioni d’inglese: The Italian edition of English Lessons and Other Stories released by www.fbe-edizioni.com.
June 23, 2006: Shauna gave the keynote address Being a Writer at the Great Lakes Writers Workshop in Milwaukee, WI USA. Talk was followed by a reception and book signing.
March 17 – April 6, Shauna travelled to India to research her novel-in-progress.
March 12, 06: Shauna was a guest on Jean Feraca’s Here on Earth – Global Radio Converations WHAD 90.7 FM. Listen to the podcast on your computer.
Prosoretz Publications purchased Bulgarian Rights for What the Body Remembers
Info-hunting for Fiction: On Feb 8 Shauna taught a special topic session in Fiction at Redbird Studios in Milwaukee.
The Tiger Claw was shortlisted for India’s Hutch Crossword Award. A story by Shauna,
The View from the Mountain was published in
The Capilano Review.
Shauna was featured for her fiction in India’s Hindustan Times among people who have made breakthroughs in their fields in 2005.
The Greek edition of What The Body Remembers was published in Dec 2005.
Nov 3: Shauna read at the Heliconian Club in Toronto. 35 Hazelton Avenue Toronto.
Nov 4: Shauna gave a reading at GritLit in Hamilton, Ontario.
Nov 11, Shauna gave a reading and participated in panel discussions at Kriti Lit-Fest in Chicago.
Shauna completed a new manuscript and sent it to her agents, Westwood Creative Artists.
Shauna participated in panel discussions and gave readings from The Tiger Claw and What the Body Remembers at the Berlin International Literary Festival.
Italian rights for English Lessons and Other Stories were sold to FBE Edizione. Pub date: June 2006.
Shauna travelled to Holland to release the Dutch edition of The Tiger Claw, published by Uitgeverij De Geus.
She gave a reading at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Arts in Sechelt, BC,
The Tiger Claw was released by Vintage Canada in paperback on July 26.
Shauna gave a reading from What the Body Remembers and discussed her writing process with members of Bookbags Bookclub , Milwaukee.
Shauna taught a fiction seminar at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension in Edmonton
Shauna gave a speech “Writers in a Time of Terrorism” for the Annual General Meeting of The Writer’s Union of Canada, and a reading from The Tiger Claw at the Toronto Public Library.
Shauna gave readings at Bleu-Met-Bleu in Montreal and participated in a panel discussion broadcast by CBC Radio.
Shauna taught a writer’s workshop Writing Fine Fiction at Redbird Studios in Milwaukee.
Shauna traveled to New Delhi, India where Her Excellency HC Mrs Lucie Edwards and Penguin India released a subcontinent edition of The Tiger Claw at Canada House on January 21, 2005.
She also participated in a discussion event “Words of Women,” in conversation with French scholar Maud Girard-Geslan.
Shauna gave a reading with other Giller Prize finalists on Oct 31 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. She was hosted by The Ragdale Foundation in Illinois for a two-week writer’s residency.
The Tiger Claw became a finalist for Canada’s 2004 Giller Prize. Along with the other nominees, Shauna gave a reading at the International Festival of Authors.
Shauna gave readings at the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival
Shauna gave a reading from The Tiger Claw at Chapters in Victoria BC..