Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – Regina, SK (Virtual)

Author Presentation – From Seed to Shelf: The Life-cycle of a Book

Writes of Spring presented by Regina Public Library

Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Join Saskatchewan author Anthony Bidulka as he takes you through the life-cycle of a book from the seed of an idea to the moment it hits the shelves, all in forty-five minutes.

About to release his 12th novel, Saskatchewan author Anthony Bidulka is very familiar with the process of taking an idea and turning it into a book. From developing a concept, editing, creating book covers, working with agents, publicists and publishers to celebrating success, Anthony recounts the ups, downs, frustrations and joys of bringing a book to life in 10 stages of a book’s life-cycle.

7:00-8:00 p.m. (CST)

This program is conducted through Zoom.

If you have a Regina Public Library Card you can register here: https://www.reginalibrary.ca/attend/programs/6204222

OR

Any time prior to the event, simply click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86862886797

Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Edmonton, AB
Going to Beautiful Book Launch

Presented by Stonehouse Publishing

Hosted by Anna Marie Sewell, award-winning multi-genre writer/performer, Edmonton’s 4th Poet Laureate, founder of Big Sky Theatre

Location:

Bonnie Doon Community League

9240 93 St NW

Edmonton, AB  T6C 3T6

Joint event with Stonehouse authors Kelly Kaur, S. Portico Bowman, Joanne Jackson and Anthony Bidulka.

7:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome to join us for a few short readings, visits with the authors, food, drink and some laughs…not necessarily in that order.

You can register for the event by going to either:

Edmonton Launch Party Link: https://stonehouselaunchyeg.eventbrite.ca
 
Facebook Event: Edmonton Launch Link

Books will be available for sale on site.

Monday, May 2, 2022 – Calgary, AB
Going to Beautiful Book Launch

Presented by Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society & Owl’s Nest Books

Location:

Alexandra Writers’ Centre

cSpace King Edward

460, 1721, 29th Ave SW

Calgary, AB  T2T 6T7

(located on the 4th floor directly across from the elevator)

Joint event with Stonehouse authors Robin van Eck, Kelly Kaur, S. Portico Bowman, Joanne Jackson and Anthony Bidulka.

7:00 p.m.

Readings, signings, some laughs. Everyone welcome.

You can register for the event at either:

 
Facebook event: Calgary Launch Link

Please note: Owls Nest Bookstore will be on site if you would like to buy book(s).

Friday, May 6, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK
Going to Beautiful Book Launch

Presented by Stonehouse Publishing and McNally Robinson Booksellers

Location:

The Roxy Theatre

320 20th St West

Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X2

Please note: This is a mask-friendly event with space for social distancing as desired.

Join Anthony Bidulka to celebrate the launch of his new novel Going to Beautiful. 

7:00 p.m. – Doors open for a cocktail reception featuring “Beautiful” snacks

7:30 p.m. – Performance by Ukrainian vocalist Kateryna Grace

7:40 p.m. – Author presentation and book signing

See more information: Saskatoon Going to Beautiful Launch Link

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – Calgary, AB (Virtual)
Author Presentation

Presented by Shelf Life Books

Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/tZEuf-6urzgiGNXQTAOn_WCh…

You can purchase copies of the books here

Shelf Life Books brings together Stonehouse Publishing’s 2022 authors, Anthony Bidulka, S. Portico Bowman, Joanne Jackson and Kelly Kaur. Each author’s work has a distinctive voice, narrative, and style but shares intention to move their characters through the tumult that makes not only a good story, but a powerful way to manage real life. From Singapore, France, the Canadian prairie and beyond, we invite you to enjoy tales of personal awakening, mystery, coming of age and determination. 

Hosted by Lisa Murphy-Lamb, director of Loft 112, a literary creative space in Calgary’s East Village.

7:00-8:30 p.m. (MST)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA (Podcast)
Author Interview

Queer Writers of Crime Podcast

Host: Brad Shreve

Find broadcast at https://www.queerwritersofcrime.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 – Saskatchewan (Virtual)

Anthony Bidulka interviews New York Times bestselling author, Linwood Barclay

A special event leading up to the Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

Linwood Barclay is the #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty novels for adults, including No Time for GoodbyeTrust Your Eyes and, most recently, A Noise Downstairs. He has also written two novels for children and screenplays. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, sold millions of copies, and he counts Stephen King among his fans. Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, a series has been made in France, and he wrote the screenplay for the film based on his novel Never Saw it Coming.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

7:00 p.m.

This is a free virtual event presented on behalf of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

To register and receive the video link when it is live, please go to Saskatchewan Festival of Words

or Linwood Barclay Interview

Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Regina, SK
Going to Beautiful Book Launch

Presented by The Penny University Bookstore and Regina Public Library

Location:

Regina Public Library

Connaught Branch

3435 13th Avenue

Regina, SK  S4T 1P8

Please note: If Mother Nature agrees, this event will be a spring-time outdoor event held in an intimate courtyard behind the Connaught Branch library. If the weather is not in our favour, we will move indoors in the library. There will be signage at the library’s entrance so you’ll know exactly where to find us. If in doubt, follow the laughter of four authors excited to see you.

You can find the Facebook events page here: Quartet of Authors

Pre-Festival Showcase: A Quartet of Authors

In celebration of spring and upcoming Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Regina Public Library and The Penny University Bookstore present a Showcase featuring Stonehouse Publishing’s 2022 authors Kelly Kaur, S. Portico Bowman, Joanne Jackson and Anthony Bidulka.

Free event, open to everyone. Bring all your reader friends.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

  • 2:00 – Welcoming remarks and introductions
  • 2:05-2:45 – Author presentations
  • 2:45 – Q&A
  • ? to 3:30 – Book Signing and Reception (gourmet cheeses and something fun and sparkly to drink)

When you arrive, don’t forget to enter the draw to win some really super door prizes!

Please note: The Penny Bookstore will be onsite if you wish to purchase a book(s)

Friday, May 27, 2022 (Virtual)

FRIDAY, May 27, 2022 – Anthony Bidulka participation in Panel Presentation
Virtual Event

Presented by Maple Leaf Mystery Conference

Panel: Changing Faces in Crime/Mystery Writing

Some different Canadian voices in Canadian crime fiction. Black, brown, Indigenous and LGBTQ authors writing great mysteries.

Time: 3:45-4:45pm (Saskatchewan)/       5:45-6:45pm (Ontario)

Panelists: Anthony Bidulka, Liz Bugg, Madona Skaff, Melissa Yi

Moderator: Hyacinthe Miller

Maple Leaf Mystery Conference is a virtual thrill for mystery lovers, with daily Author Spotlight sessions and panel discussions with renowned authors.

Tickets for the entire 5-day event can be purchased for $25 by registering at: https://writers-first.com/registration/

More information on how this works can be found at: https://writers-first.com/faq/

See full roster of panels at: Maple Leaf Mystery Panels

June 4-5, 2022 – Toronto, ON

From cozy crime to police procedural, psychological thriller to true crime, these page-turning genres have created some of the world’s best storytellers, who are much loved by readers everywhere. In addition to being widely accessible, these stories offer varied perspectives on the world around us, and keenly explore contemporary social issues through a captivating narrative.

During June 3–5, 2022, the Toronto International Festival of Authors will shine a spotlight on crime and mystery writing with the launch of a new crime and mystery festival, taking place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. This three-day weekend festival will celebrate writers from Canada and across the world.

Audiences will enjoy over 50 events, including in-conversations, writing masterclasses, and children and youth programming. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, along with online digital content to complement the live program. More information on the Festival can be found here: MOTIVE

Crime Writers of Canada (CWC), a national non-profit organization for Canadian crime and mystery writers, will present a series of readings that will give audiences a thrilling glimpse at the latest titles by Canadian authors. Readings will be presented as part of the free, outdoor events at MOTIVE, taking place on the stage in the park and open to the general public.

Anthony Bidulka appearances at MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival presented by TIFA (Toronto International Festival of Authors)

Saturday, June 4, 2022: 11:00-1:00pm – Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) Tent (outside area of the Festival) – Anthony will be available to sell, sign, discuss his new book, Going to Beautiful

Saturday, June 4, 2022: 3:00-7:00pm – Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) Tent (outside area of the Festival) – Anthony will be available to sell, sign, discuss his new book, Going to Beautiful

Sunday, June 5, 2022: 11:00-1:30pm – Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) Tent (outside area of the Festival) – Anthony will be available to sell, sign, discuss his new book, Going to Beautiful

Sunday, June 5, 2022: 2:00pm – Outdoor Stage – Anthony will be reading from Going to Beautiful

Sunday, June 5, 2022: 3:00-7:00pm – Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) Tent (outside area of the Festival) – Anthony will be available to sell, sign, discuss his new book, Going to Beautiful

Please note: Sales of Going to Beautiful will be via cash ($22) or e-transfer.

Don’t leave me sitting by myself! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (Virtual)

Anthony Bidulka – Author Presentation: Presenting the Under-represented

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Talk Series – First Draft: Conversations on Writing

Hear about the challenges, risks, rewards and importance of writing about under-represented characters and settings in mainstream genre fiction in ways that are accessible and entertaining.

15-minute talk followed by a 20-25-minute Q+A interview conversation hosted by Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve mystery series including An Image in the Lake

Virtual Presentation via Zoom

 

Start: June 7, 2022 – 12:15 pm
To: 1:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Cat Abenstein – Program Coordinator
306-791-7746
swgevents@skwriter.com

To learn more and register for the event please visit:

https://skwriter.com/events-and-workshops/first-draft-conversations-on-writing-with-anthony-bidulka-and-gail-bowen

Or visit the Facebook page here:

https://skwriter.com/events-and-workshops/first-draft-conversations-on-writing-with-anthony-bidulka-and-gail-bowen

Direct Zoom registration link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E-lxYy-WSOe5KyD2Nmx97A

Free to participants

Participants are welcome to submit questions in advance of the event to swgevents@skwriter.com

Broadcast through SWG’s Zoom webinar platform with live auto-generated captions

This event will be recorded and made available for 30 days on the SWG YouTube channel following the event: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAIIcrpQW0NcY6ZM0GGSzw

 

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK

Spark Your Pride is trailblazing partnership between Saskatoon Pride and the Western Development Museum creating a daylong event celebrating the lives of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Saskatchewan in a safe space for all queer communities, their families, and allies. In this, our fourth annual event, we continue our tradition of coming together to share and celebrate the diverse stories, culture, and accomplishments of 2SLGBTQ+ lives in Saskatchewan’s past.

Anthony Bidulka to present keynote opening remarks (remotely).

For more information please see Spark Your Pride

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – Vancouver, BC
Going to Beautiful Book Launch

Presented by Vancouver Public Library

Location:

Vancouver Public Library

Central Library

Montalbano Family Theatre

Level 8

350 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC  V6B 6B1

Joint event with Stonehouse authors Kelly Kaur, S. Portico Bowman, Joanne Jackson and Anthony Bidulka.

Reading and Q&A

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Facebook Events Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/826661824976864/?source=6&ref_notif_type=plan_edited&action_history=null

Books will be available for purchase onsite from Western Sky Books.

Podcast Interview released Monday, July 4, 2022

Anthony Bidulka interview

Talking Books and Stuff Podcast

With host Dennis Rimmer

Interview comes available on Monday, July 4th. and you can listen to it here:

Talking Books and Stuff

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK

Interview with Anthony Bidulka on Gormley Radio Show

650 CKOM

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – 12:05 p.m.

Broadcaster, lawyer and author, John Gormley is a former Member of Parliament whose radio show has become an important part of life in Saskatchewan. John has been a show host on 650 CKOM and 980 CJME for over 20 years, covering the big topics and conversations, both local and international.

You can find the interview here: Gormley Show

Thursday, July 14 – Sunday, July 17, 2022 – Moose Jaw, SK

Author Panel Presentations

Saskatchewan Festival of Words

Various Locations

Moose Jaw, SK

Multi-day, multi-venue event

More details TBA

More information about Saskatchewan Festival of Words can be found at: https://www.festivalofwords.com/

Broadcast across Canada August 16 – August 22, 2022

Rainbow Country host Mark Tara interviews author Anthony Bidulka

Mark Tara is your guide through RAINBOW COUNTRY, a show that offers a blend of music & interviews giving voice to the LGBT community. A nationally syndicated weekly radio show & #1 LGBTQ+ podcast, Rainbow Country has featured pillars of Canada’s LGBT Community & beyond including OSCAR winners, GRAMMY winners, JUNO winners, best selling authors, with coverage of festivals like CMW, INDIE WEEK, TIFF and much more.

Rainbow Country podcast can be found wherever you find your podcasts and broadcasts on radio stations across the country including CIUT.FM in Toronto.

In Saskatoon catch it on CFCR 90.5 FM. You can find out more at https://ciut.fm/shows/rainbow-country/ or wherever you get your podcasts like here: https://podcasts.apple.com/…/rainbow-country/id947270209.

REVISED AIR DATE: This interview will go to air WEEK OF August 16 – August 22, 2022 across Canada.

Friday, August 12, 2022 – Calgary, AB (Virtual Event)

When Words Collide is an annual festival designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10 tracks of programming, beginning at 1 PM on Friday and running through 5 PM Sunday, offer informational, educational, and social activities covering a wide spectrum of literature including Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Literary, Script-writing, Poetry, Comics, and Non-fiction. Roughly 800 readers, writers, editors, publishers, agents, and artists attend with over a hundred presenters in the program.

Anthony will be participating in the following panels:

Friday, August 12, 2022 1:00 PM (MDT)

Panel: Dying to TravelWhat makes authors set their crime novels in exotic locations and why are readers willing to pack up their
emotions and go on that journey with them? In this panel, moderator Anthony Bidulka and panelists
Marion Crook, Karen Dodd, Tara Moss and Winona Kent will discuss what goes into making the magic that
causes readers to say, “I can feel, taste and smell where this story takes place.”


Friday, August 12, 2022 3:00 PM (MDT)

Panel: Who Goes There?Anthony Bidulka, Jayne Barnard, Laurie Wood, and moderator Candas Jane Dorsey
Challenging traditional crime writer tropes rooted in privilege, these authors strive to write protagonists
and worlds where everyone belongs and tired stereotypes hold no power.

Friday, August 12, 2022 5:00 PM (MDT)

Panel: Western Voices Hitting the Shelves – A boondoggle of western-based authors talking about their work/life and upcoming or new releases. Featuring Anthony Bidulka, K.L. (Karen) Abrahamson, Joan Donaldson-Yarmey, Marcelle Dubé, Winona Kent and P.D. (Pamela) Workman, and debut authors Pamela Donison, Meredith Hambrock, JT (Jeremy) Siemens and Susan J. Wright. Moderated by Erik D’Souza.

To register for When Words Collide: Register

To see full program details: Program

To learn more about When Words Collide: Festival

Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN

Author Panel Presentations

Bouchercon World Mystery Convention

Location:

Hilton Minneapolis

1001 S Marquette Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN  55403

Multi-day event

PANEL NAME: Moonlighting: The PI Tradition
DESCRIPTION: The new wave of modern private eyes and how they reflect the world we live in.
TIME: 4:15-5:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022
LIST OF PANELISTS: Cheryl A. Head; Reed Farrel Coleman; Anthony Bidulka; Brenda Buchanan; Delia C. Pitts. Moderated by J.M. Redmann.

PANEL NAME: Grief and the Gumshoe
DESCRIPTION: Revenge and righting wrongs are powerful themes in mystery fiction, but what about protagonists trying to heal their broken selves?
TIME/DATE: 10:15-11A, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
LIST OF PANELISTS: James Queally (Mod 2); Joshua Moehling; John McMahon; Sam Reaves. Moderated by Anthony Bidulka.

More information on Bouchercon can be found at: https://www.bouchercon2022.com/

September 17-18, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK

The Word On The Street is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading, writing, and champions literacy primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival. Each September, in communities from coast to coast, they invite everyone to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. And it’s free!

The 2022 event will be a combination of online and live events from Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18.

Anthony’s participation in the 2022 Saskatoon festival:

Live in-person event

Saturday, September 17, 2022

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Reading from Going to Beautiful, discussion and Q&A

Joint session with author Helen Power (The Ghost of Thorwald Place)

The Cosmo Senior Centre

614 11th St East, Saskatoon, SK

 

Find more information at The Word On The Street Saskatoon

Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, 2022 – Winnipeg, MB

Anthony will be a participant in the Winnipeg International Writers Festival THIN AIR 2022, sharing some of the best new books by writers from across the country and further afield. This is a month-long celebration of books and ideas and (for now) a virtual hub of creative content in English and French, with a lively array of real-time events in person and online. Listen to readings, glimpse the behind-the-scenes details of a writing life, sign up for a workshop or two to develop your own skills.

How will the festival work this year?

THIN AIR will be creating a lively “destination” website for festival goers to explore. Featured writers are sharing their work with readings and conversations, and our website visitors will be able to wander through all that creative content at their own time and in their own way. Basically, a make-your-own-(bookish)-adventure!

Visit the website to see Anthony and so many more wonderful writers. See more information at THIN AIR 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022- Palm Springs, CA

Q trading Company Bookstore presents a joint author event with Anthony Bidulka, introducing his new release, Going to Beautiful, and Michael Craft, introducing his new Dante & Jazz series with Desert Getaway.

Location:

Q Trading Company

606 East Sunny Dunes Road

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Ph: 760-416-7150

 

Author readings will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Books will be available to purchase onsite.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

You can find more information on Michael Craft at www.michaelcraft.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (Virtual)

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Talk Series – First Draft: Conversations on Writing

15-minute talk followed by a 20-25-minute Q+A interview conversation hosted by Anthony Bidulka.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Anthony Bidulka will be interviewing author S. Portico Bowman as she presents “The Tango: Your Money and Your Life

What is more important? Your money or your life? What if it feels like getting enough of the former is costing you the latter because you’re a writer? You need time. You have to have money. It’s not easy to balance the tango of forces related to making a living, making a family, or new friends, asking for a new puppy, and making time to write.

It’s possible you have figured out how to have meaningful, lucrative work, but you are not connecting to the audience you need. The rejections pile up next to the paid bills. Are you willing to risk the reverse? What does that look like? What does that feel like?

Money and motivation are visible and invisible obstacles that drain your energy in more ways than one. However, there are steps and strategies S. Portico has practiced over the years and would like to share.

Please join S. Portico Bowman and Anthony Bidulka. We’re going to learn to dance

Start: November 1, 2022 – 12:00 noon
To: 1:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Cat Abenstein – Program Coordinator
306-791-7746
swgevents@skwriter.com

Free to participants

See more details at First Draft: Conversations on Writing

and on Facebook

Direct Zoom registration link for participants (you don’t need to register.): Zoom

Participants are welcome to submit questions in advance of the event to swgevents@skwriter.com

Broadcast through SWG’s Zoom webinar platform with live auto-generated captions

This event will be recorded and made available for 30 days on the SWG YouTube channel following the event: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAIIcrpQW0NcY6ZM0GGSzw

Thursday, November 17, 2022 (Virtual)

Sisters in Crime is an organization that has 4,500 members in 60+ regional chapters worldwide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries. The Toronto chapter was formed over 30 years ago.

Anthony Bidulka will be the featured speaker at the November 17th meeting of the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime. This will be a virtual presentation via Zoom,. A Members Only event.

Details TBA

More information on Sisters in Crime and this event can be found at: Sisters in Crime Toronto Chapter