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Essay, “When We Walked on the Backs of Fish”, forthcoming in Green Matters: Reading Literature as Cultural Ecology., eds. Maria Loschnigg and Melanie Braunecker. Leiden and Boston: Brill 2018/19. (Brill Book Series: Nature, Culture & Literature.)

“Marilyn Forever” (Gavin Bryars and Marilyn Bowering), at Vienna Volksopera, April 2018.  Premiere: 14. 4. 2018. Tickets:

Juror for Quebec Writer’s Federation Concordia University First Book Prize, November 21, 2017.

Reading for The Malahat Review 50th Anniversary at Munro’s Books, November 8th, 2017

Poem, ‘Soul Leading’The Malahat Review, #200 Autumn 2017, pg.28-29.

Workshop: Beyond Helplessness: Writing and the Natural World, for GOOD: October 17, 2017

Anthology: The Hippocrates Book of the Heart, edited by Wendy French, Michael Hulse and Donald Singer ISBN 978-0-9935911-1-2, September 2017, the poem “Happiness”.

“When We Walked on the Backs of Fish”, keynote address to conference on Literature and the Environment, the University of Graz, Austria, 8-10 June, 2017. Reading, as well, at the Graz Centre for Canadian Studies.

Anthology: The Heart is Improvisational, An Anthology in Poetic Form, ed. By Carol Lipszyc, Guernica Editions, 2017, pg.21

Reading for In fine Form (2nd edition) November 11th, 2016

Reading for VIU, Duncan, November 7th, 2016

Essay in Measures of Astonishment, poets on Poetry, U. of Regina Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-88977-371-4

Spring 2016 NLQ No. 138, Five Poems plus Afterword from “Woof at the Door, Woof”

Ken Laidlaw sketch

December 2015 Cascadia Review ( Three Poems

August 17-23 2015 Moniack Mhor, Scotland, fiction tutor, with Stephen May

MB and Stephen May Moniack Mhor 2015

March 21, 29 Long Beach Opera Production of Marilyn Forever (libretto by Marilyn Bowering; music by Gavin Bryars)

February 27, 28, March 1: Adelaide Festival, production of Marilyn Forever (libretto by Marilyn Bowering; music by Gavin Bryars). See Review in ‘Collaborations’

Included in KWE: Standing With Our Sisters (anthology) edited by Joseph Boyden, supporting Amnesty International’s No More Stolen Sisters (Penguin Canada, Toronto) 2014

Included in Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2014, edited by Sonnet L’Abbe (Tightrope Books, 2014)

“On the Writers’ Blog Tour”, June, 2014

Exile: The Literary Quarterly Volume 37 No 3 pg 43-64

Included in I Found It at the Movies, an anthology of Film Poems, edited by Ruth Roach Pierson (Guernica Eidtions), 2014

Galiano Literary Festival, February 21-23, 2014

Planet Earth reading (Victoria BC) November 8th, 2013

“Marilyn Forever”, a Marilyn Monroe chamber opera with music by Gavin Bryars, libretto by Marilyn Bowering. September 13, 14,  2013 (MacPherson Playhouse, Victoria, B.C)

Terrace BC Library, reading July 29, 2013

Threshold (suite of poems) co-winner of Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize, June 2013
Ambitious as John Berryman’s Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, “Threshold” unfolds with a quite opposite aesthetic: its words are as plain, bare and pregnant as the stones of a ruined croft.  Vivid and particular in her own time and place, a silenced, exiled Hebridean poet speaks across three centuries to a world where everything has changed except the human dilemma of daring to think for oneself.

Tutor at Moniack Mhor for the Arvon Foundation, June 2013

Soul Mouth short-listed for the Pat Lowther Poetry Award, April 2013

Three poems in Force Field, an anthology of poetry by BC Women, edited by Susan Musgrave, Mother Tongue Publishing Ltd, 2013; April 28th launch at Planet Earth Poetry

Malahat Review Reading, University of Victoria, March 23rd  2013

Publication in Geist Magazine, poem “Hotel,” Spring 2013

Inhabiting Women’s Spaces, reading at the Vancouver Public Library March 8th, 2013

Saskatchewan Book Awards (Regina) Jury, January 2013

Music video of ‘True Love’ (music by Eivør, lyrics by Marilyn Bowering) a film by directed by Heiðrik á Heygum

Publication of Soul Mouth, Exile Editions, Fall 2012

Workshop for Quebec Writers’ Association, October 24th

Atwater Library Reading (October 25th, Montreal)

The Antigonish Review, Fall 2012 Issue 171—three poems, 3 pages

Spring 2012 The Exile Quarterly Vol 35. No 3: The God Poems, (with Leon Rooke.)  Word and Art: commentary by Marilyn and Leon; photos by Xan Shian pg 40-54

Prairie fire:  Judges  notes re winters of fiction writing contest (Vol 33. No 2. Summer 2012 pg 4-6)

Reading for the Tree Series, Ottawa. February 14, 2012

Winter 2012 The New Quarterly, Issue 121:  Five poems and an interview with John Vardon (11 pages interview and poetry)

Di Versos 16, Novos Poetas Do Canada (traduzidos por Paulo Da Costa) Two Poems

Translit Volume 9 ed Yukari Meldrum, (traduziods por Paulo Da Costa) Two Poems

Gutter, Autumn 2012: Two Poems

Listen to ‘My true lover is with me‘, lyrics by Marilyn Bowering, music by Eivor

Nomination for National Magazine Award for Poetry, 2012 from Grain (38.3)

The Warwick Review Vol. 5 No. 4 Three Poems. Cover photo by Xan Shian

Spring 2012 The Exile Quarterly Vol 35. No 3: The God Poems, with Leon Rooke.  Word and Art: commentary by Marilyn; photos by Xan Shian

Winter 2012 The New Quarterly, Issue 121:  Five poems and an interview with John Vardon

February 14, 2012 Reading for the Tree Series, Ottawa

November 12, 201Reading for the PK Page Trust (League of Canadian Poets), Open Space, Victoria

August 8th-13th, 2011 Fiction Tutor for the Arvon Foundation at Moniack Mhor, Scotland

April 29-30, 2011  Readings in Haida Gwaii

March 9, 2011  Clemente Seminar, Nanaimo, B.C.

January 19th, 2011  Reader’s Choice Book Club, Victoria

September 30th, 2010  Reader for Present/Tense, Romp Dance Festival Suddenly Dance Company

August 4th, 2010 Opera Roundtable with Bill Linwood and Gavin Bryars for The Metchosin Arts Council

June 6-13th Banff Centre Opera Workshop: Opera in Progress, “Anyone Can See I Love You”.
Libretto by Marilyn Bowering; Music by Gavin Bryars

March 19th, 2010 Reading for University of Manitoba, Winnipeg;
Lecture under the auspices of Prairie Fire Magazine, at University of Winnipeg

March 10th, 2010 Bookstore reading, MacNally Robinson
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