Past Readings

Guernica Editions Fall Launch. Toronto, Ontario. September.
In/Verse: Monthly Poetry Series. Federation for BC Writers. ONLINE. September 11.


Historic Joy Kogawa House Poetry Night
Friday January 24, 7:30
1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
with Michael Mirolla, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Joseph Dandurand, Ted Gooddan, and Cornelia Hoagland.

Authors Among Us
Guildford Library
Surrey, B.C.
September 25, 2019

Planet Earth Poetry
Laura Ritland & Jennifer Zilm
Friday August 16 7:15pm
Hillside Coffee & Tea, 
16633 Hillside Ave, Victoria, B.C.

Third Friday Reading Series. With Candie Tanaka. Hosted by Danielle Lafrance. People’s Coop Books. March 22.

Growing Room 2019: Faith, Spirituality, and Religion with Meharoona Ghani & Hana shafi. Moderated by Betsy Warland. Native Education College. March 10, 10:30am – 12:30pm


Guernica Editions Vancouver Launch
Book Warehouse, Mainstreet

Book Launch for the Missing Field & Kim Trainor’s Ledi
Cottage Bistro
Sunday, October 14 6-8pm

On Edge Reading Series
Emily Carr College of Art and Design
Thursday, October 11 5:30 pm

New Dominion Reading Series #18
Flex Space 308 at 268 Keefer Flex Space, BC Artscape Project (Sun Wah Bldg.)
September 28, 2018 6:30
with Al Rempel and Jacqueline Carmichael

#WriteSocial Panel

Word Vancouver
Vancouver Public Library
Peter Kaye Room 2:40pm
September 30, 2018
With Taryn Hubbard & Kevin Spenst
Hosted by Lindsay Kwan

The Writer’s Studio Reading Series
Cottage Bistro, Vancouver
July 5


Poetry in the Park
July 12
New Westminster

Poetry New West: Borrie & Zilm
Heritage Grill,
447 Columbia New Westminster
May 7, 2017 2pm-4pm

Authors for Indies
People’s Co-op Books
Vancouver, B.C.
April 29, 2017

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival
Room Magazine 40th Anniversary Event
Myths and Legends
Ali Blythe, Hiromi Goto, Rachel Hartman, Aislinn Hunter, Jennifer Zilm
March 11, Vancouver, B.C.

Dead Poets Reading Series
March 12th, 2017, 3-5 PM – VPL Central Branch, Vancouver

Elizabeth Bishop (1911 – 1979), read by Carole Glasser Langille
Robert Browning (1812 – 1889), read by Bill New
Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016), read by Jennifer Zilm
Jim Harrison (1937 – 2016), read by Nora Gould
Georg Heym (1887 – 1912), read by Melanie Kage
Dominion Reading Series #7-International Centre for Arts and Technology
Cafe Deux Soliel
February 15
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Lunch Poems @SFU
SFU Harbour Centre
November 16, 2016

September 25, 2016
WORD Vancouver, Poetry in Transit Launch
Library Square, Vancouver, B.C.

September 22, 2016
Twisted Poets Literary Salon
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St, Vancouver, BC

Dominion Reading Series
International Centre of Arts and Technology
1012-207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
August 20, 2016

The Writer’s Studio Reading Series, Cottage Bistro
4470 Main St Vancouver
July 7

Vancouver Book Launch for Adrienne Gruber and Jennifer Zilm
Gold Saucer Studio
Address: 211 -207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Saturday June 25, 2016

Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present
Poetic Pairings 5
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Britannia Library, Galllery Room, 1661 Napier St. Vancouver, B.C>
Host: Jami Macarty

Readings from the Writing Studio. The Banff Centre.
Banff, Alberta. May 11.

April 30, Blur, Blur, Blur: An Evening of Multi-disciplinary Poetry and Performance.
In the Soil Arts Festival. Niagara Arts Centre. St Catharines, Ontario

April 26, Art Bar Reading Series, Toronto

BookThug Spring Launch,
The Garrison, Toronto
April 21

Epic Books, Hamilton
April 22

Canadian Authors Poetry Night, Vancouver
April 13

Russell Books, Victoria
April 7

March 20 Poetic Justice in New Westminster

Reading on Wax Poetic.

Mashed Poetics, Vancouver. January, 2016

Twisted Poets Reading Series. July 2015.

World Poetry Reading Series. October 2015

Poetic Justice Reading Series. New Westminster. February, 2015

The Writing’s Studio Reading Series. Vancouver. November.

Words on Chapbooks. Word Vancouver. 12pm. September 28.

Launch of Steve Noyes’ Small Data. With Steve Noyes, John Barton & Ali Blythe.
Serious Coffee – 230 Cook Street (Cook Street Village), Victoria. July 25.

Paper Hound Books. 344 East Pender, Vancouver. 12:30pm Tuesday, July 8.

Pop-up Poets Launch. Olympic Village. Vancouver.

Small, Books, Big Country. Venue# 90. Equinox Gallery Great Northern Way. May 17.

Reading and Interview on Wax Poetic. Vancouver Co-op Radio. May 7.

Swoon Reading Series. Cocoa Nymph 3739 W. 10th Ave. April 4th.

Twisted Poets Reading Series. March 27. Vancouver

The Writer’s Studio Reading Series,
March 6. Cottage Bistro, Vancouver

8×8: Blumin Warehouse Fundraiser. Graze Restaurant, Vancouver, February 24.

a blue and yellow book that tells part of the story: The Whole and Broken Yellows Book Launch. Cottage Bistro, Vancouver. January 28.

8×8 Blumin Warehouse Pop-Up Shop. The Chinatown Experiment. Vancouver, January 26.

Reading and Interview on Stranded: The Canadian/Australian Music and Talk Show. CiTR 101.9. January 24.

The Writer’s Studio Reading Series. Cottage Bistro, Vancouver. January 3.

Emerge Book Launch. SFU Harbour Center. Vancouver. October 17.

BookThug Launch of Shannon Maguire’s Fur(l) Parachute. People’s Co-op Books, Vancouver. June 15.

“Can You See Me Now?” Readings about the Hidden City: Vallum/Descant Issue Launch. The Prophouse Café, Vancouver. April 26.

The Writer’s Studio Reading Series. The Cottage Bistro, Vancouver. April 15.

Geist Magazine’s One Sentence Memories of Vancouver Exhibit at The Memory Festival. November 13-18.

“Gender and Covenantal Identity” at European Association of Biblical Studies/SBL International Meeting. Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam. July 14.

“Submitting to Literary Journals: An Introduction and Workshop” presented to Intrepid Pens DTES Writing and Reading Society. W2 Media Café, Vancouver. March 15.

“Could Women Pray with Angels in the Dead Sea Scrolls?” at The Dead Sea Scrolls: Traditions, Transmissions and Production of Texts. University of Toronto Conference in Conjunction with Royal Ontario Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit. Toronto, Ontario. November 18

Plasticine Poetry Phantics. Toronto, Ontario. Spring 2009.


“Parallel Missions” CSBS Annual Meeting. University of British Columbia. Vancouver. June 2008

“Blood, Bread and Light: Female Converts in Early Judaism” at American Academy of Religion Upper Midwest Regional Conference, Concordia College. St. Paul, Minnesota.

“Mission and Accommodation” at Accommodating Religion: Community, Definitions, Discourse. Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec. February 7.

“Girard in the Garden” at Conflict: Department Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies Annual Conference. UBC. Vancouver.