Thursday, November 17, 7-9pm A Literary Evening with Stephen Brunt, Brent van Staalduinen, and Ann Brocklehurst East Plains United Church 375 Plains Road East, Burlington. Admission: $20.00 All proceeds to East Plains United Church Tickets available at the door or at A Different Drummer Bookstore, 905-639-092
Thursday, November 24, 7-9pm Book Launch for Brent van Staalduinen and John Terpstra Redeemer University College 777 Garner Rd. East, Ancaster.
November 29, 8-9pm MEET THE AUTHORS The Turner Park Branch of the Hamilton Public Library 352 Rymal Rd East, Hamilton (Map) Brent will read and present along with a handful of local writers.
THE WILD WRITERS LITERARY FESTIVAL www.tnq.ca/wildwriters/ November 4-6, 2016 Balsillie School of International Affairs (CIGI campus) 67 Erb St. WWaterloo, Ontario On Saturday, November 5, from 1:30-2:50pm, Brent will participate in "Finding Your Voice in Fiction," a panel discussion, along with Kirsteen MacLeod and Kerry-Lee Powell and moderated by Carrie Snyder.
October 26, 2016, 6:30-9pm NOVEL IDEAS 6 The Dundas Valley School of Art 21 Ogilvie St. Brent will read from SAINTS, UNEXPECTED and engage with a lively crowd of eager readers.
July 14-19, 2016 SAINTS, UNEXPECTED WEST COAST TOUR
July 14: Victoria, 6-8pm The Copper Owl1900 Douglas St. With Laura Trunkey
July 17: Vancouver, 7-9pm Cafe Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Drive With Laura Trunkey and Nathan Adler, and hosted by Annabel Lyon.
July 18: Vancouver: UBC Creative Writing Fiction Panel
June 23, 2016 WRITE CANADA 2016 A Word Guild conference Brent will be leading two workshops: "I am 'the Other': May I Tell You a Story? Creative nonfiction and the art of cultural storytelling" "The Truest Stories, Well Told: Creative nonfiction as faithful storytelling"
June 3, 2016 from 7-9pm AN EVENING FOR BOOK LOVERS Brent will be featured along with Gary Barwin and Kim Echlin at the Hamilton Public Library's annual Evening for Book Lovers event. There will be readings and refreshments, and this years Hamilton Reads title will be revealed.
SAINTS, UNEXPECTED RELEASE EVENTS
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00pm Peterborough Launch The Garnet, 231 Hunter Street West With Andrew Forbes and Teri Vlassopolous Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm Hamilton Launch Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King Street West (Westdale)
Sunday, April 24 at 7:00pm Invisible's Ottawa Launch Black Squirrel Books & Cafe, 1073 Bank Street With fellow Invisible writer Andrew Forbes
Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00pm Invisible's Guelph Launch The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec Street With fellow Invisible writers Andrew Forbes and Teri Vlassopolous
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm Invisible Publishing Toronto Launch The Holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor Street West With fellow Invisible writers Andrew Forbes, Phoebe Wang, and and Teri Vlassopolous
Saturday, April 30, 2016 AUTHORS FOR INDIES 12:00-2:00pm: Brent is at Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West) 10:00-11:30am: Brent is at Epic Books (226 Locke Street South)
April 7-10, 2016 GRITLIT, HAMILTON'S LITERARY FESTIVAL www.gritlit.ca Sunday, April 10 at 4:00pm "Writing Hamilton" Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West Brent will be part of a panel of writers, including Kim Echlin, David Lee, Rachael Preston, and John Terpstra, who write about Hamilton, the gritty city.
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30pm Brent reads at LitLive, an advance GritLit event Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William Street
CanLit: What's Working? November 10, 2015 at 7:00pm In the heart of CanLit awards season, Brent will host a discussion about the state and future of Canadian Literature at the Westdale Branch of the Hamilton Public Library (955 King St W).
September 3, 2015 "Mum 2 Mum," which first appeared in The Dalhousie Review, wins the 2015 Short Works Prize. "Finding Iraq," a work of creative nonfiction that first appeared in The New Quarterly, achieves an honourable mention in the same contest.
July 15, 2015 All of my course and thesis work towards my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia is complete.
June, 2015 "You'll See the Sky," a creative nonfiction memoir, will appear in the winter 2015-16 issue of The New Quarterly. My short story "Declination" will appear in The Prairie Journal sometime in 2015.
May 23, 2015 I will be teaching creative writing at Redeemer University College, my alma mater, in the winter semester of the 2015-16 academic year.
"The Heat Comes Early this Year," which was shortlisted for EVENT Magazine's 2014 Creative Nonfiction Award has gone live on the Litro Magazine website. Read it here.
READING AT LOCKE! Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm. I'll be reading and discussing a selection of published and shortlisted stories at the Locke Street Library, 285 Locke Street South in Hamilton.
October 30, 2014 ACCEPTED! "The Heat Comes Early this Year," which was shortlisted for EVENT Magazine's 2014 Creative Nonfiction Contest, has been accepted by Litro Magazine in the UK, and will appear online alongside their December print issue.
October 18, 2014 ACCEPTED! "Qom," which was longlisted for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize, has been accepted by EVENT Magazine and will appear in the January or May 2015 issue.
August 15, 2014 SECOND PLACE FINISH! "Cathedral Language" placed second in the latest Mash Stories competition. Click here to read my entry.
August 12, 2014 ACCEPTED! "Mum 2 Mum" has been accepted by The Dalhousie Review and will appear in the September 2014 issue.
July 19, 2014 SHORTLISTED! My essay "The Heat Comes Early This Year" has been shortlisted for EVENT Magazine's 2014 Nonfiction Contest! Details here.
June, 2014 SHORTLISTED! "Cathedral Language," a flash fiction piece, has been shortlisted over at Mash Stories.
ACCEPTED! "Finding Iraq," a creative travel memoir, will appear in The New Quarterly's summer 2014 "War" issue, alongside "Fairly Traded," a notable mention in TNQ's 2013 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award contest.
BRENT @ LOCKE ST FESTIVAL: On Saturday, September 7 at 1:30pm, Brent will be reading a piece of short fiction at the Locke Branch of the Hamilton Public Library as part of the 2013 Locke Street Festival!
NOTABLE: My short story, "Fairly Traded," achieved a notable mention in The New Quarterly's 2013 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award contest and was picked up for publication! It will appear in the winter or spring issue.