RBC Pongapalooza in Support of First Book Canada -- May 16, 2017 at 6:30 at Spin Toronto. I will be participating as a table host at this literacy fundraising event.
Mississauga Library Book Club Author Visit -- September 6, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm. Lakeview Library, 1110 Atwater Avenue, Mississauga.
Guest Author at From "Pen to Published Mini Series: Mentor Lunch and Learn" on July 13, 2019, 12 to 2 pm, at Milestones Dundas Square in Toronto. For more information and to register, click here.
BOOK LAUNCH for After the Bloom at the Japan Foundation, on May 18, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm. Reading and book signing. Wine and refreshments will be served. The Japan Foundation is located at 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300 (3rd floor of the Hudson's Bay Centre) in Toronto.
gritLIT -- April 6-9, 2017, Hamilton, ON. Reading from After the Bloom at 8:00 pm on April 6. Participating in panel discussion on "Identity and Self-Identity" at 8:00 pm on April 7.
Draft Reading Series -- May 26th, 2019, at St. Matthew's Clubhouse (450 Broadview Ave in Toronto), 3 pm. I will be reading from a new literary work in progress.
American Booksellers Association Winter Institute -- January 29-30, 2017. Minneapolis, MN. Book signing at Authors Reception.
Reading with Steve Burrows and Brenda Chapman -- April 15, 2017, 3-5 pm, at Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore in Toronto. I will be reading from After the Bloom with these two other novelists.
Ontario Library Association Super Conference -- Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Book signing for my new novel After the Bloom, February 2nd, 2017.
Remembering Redress Celebration and Dinner, with keynote address by Ed Broadbent, on October 5th, 2019, 5:30 to 9 pm, at Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square, Toronto) -- Leslie will be at the book table, with other Japanese-Canadian authors, to sign books. For more information about this event, click here.
Panel Discussion on Japanese-Canadian Literature -- January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm at St. David's Anglican Church in Toronto.
LiterASIAN Festival -- September 22-24, 2017, Vancouver, BC.