I will be giving a reading and presentation at the Bird Book Club at the Environment for the Americas (EFTA), a fantastic conservation nonprofit. I’m so excited to travel to Boulder, CO (if only virtually). Please register here.

Join us for a reading and presentation at the University of Toronto’s wonderful University Lecture Series. More info here.

Join us for a reading and presentation at Nature London. Registration info coming soon.

Field Notes From an Unintentional Birder is going to New Jersey, my erst-while home! I’ll be giving a talk and a reading at the Ridgewood Library in Ridgewood, NJ. The event is partnered with the Bergen County Audubon Society. Fun, free & virtual. Please register here.

I’m excited to be facilitating a writing workshop for the Toronto Bird Celebration! Bring a notebook and a pen and we’ll be doing some fun writing exercises about finding wonder in the natural world! More information & registration link coming soon.

I will be giving a talk and a short reading at the Midland Public Library. Looking forward to visiting Midland virtually. Registration link coming soon.

I will be the Keynote Speaker at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory Spring Birding Festival! The event will be virtual. I’ll be talking about birding, unintentionally.

I’m thrilled to be doing a reading from Field Notes at the wonderful Toronto-based reading series, Junction Reads. The event will be held on zoom. Please register here.

Field Notes is going to Surrey, BC for their online Authors Among Us events at the Surrey Public Libraries. More info coming soon.


BOOK LAUNCH! Join us for a virtual book launch for Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder, on SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 at 7pm (EST). The event will be hosted by BIRDS CANADA and Douglas & McIntyre, with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto LitUp. The event will be broadcast on Zoom and on Facebook live. Please register here.

This event has passed, but you can watch it here. Come to a Diaspora Dialogues Virtual Walk through Tommy Thompson park, led by Julia Zarankin.

Julia will be giving a reading and an author talk at the Powell River Public Library. Join us for an hour of conversation about birds and words.

Come hear Julia speak about her book at the LitFest Alberta celebration of literary nonfiction. Julia will be featured in the “Get Outside” panel, with fellow authors Gina Rae La Cerva and Torbjørn Ekelund. Feel free to join us here on Sunday, October 18 at 1pm (MT; 3pm EST).

Julia will present a lecture at the Toronto Ornithological Club (TOC) called “The Books and People who Turned Me into a Birder.” Register here.

Julia was interviewed about her book by Andres Jimenez, the TPL’s Environmentalist-in-Residence, and she discussed how birding is an antidote to despair. Julia offered writing tips and prompts for paying closer attention to nature! The event was recorded and you can watch it here. Free.

Julia joined Susan Bryant for a lively conversation about her book at The New Quarterly’s Wild Writers Literary Festival November 10 at 7pm (EST). You can watch the event online until the end of November.

I’m excited to be doing a live (virtual) interview with the wonderful people at Read It Again Bookstore in Suwanee, Georgia! You can tune into the event on the bookstore’s youtube channel or facebook. We’ll be talking birds, words, and books! It’s free and all you have to do is show up 🙂

I’m thrilled to be joining the American Women’s Club of Toronto to give a talk about Fieldnotes. Birds, words, and virtual excitement.

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