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: 11:00-7:00pm (hopefully with a break for lunch!) – 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

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.

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

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 July 26 – August 1, 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 and CFCR 90.5FM in Saskatchewan.

This interview will go to air WEEK OF July 26 – August 1, 2022 across Canada.

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

More details TBA

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