Come join us for the second annual Optics Day at Wild Birds Unlimited in Toronto! I’ll be signing books and will also be talking about my favorite Zeiss optics (of which there are many!). The event is free, no registration is required. There will be giveaways!

I’m thrilled to be the keynote speaker for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, in Homer, Alaska! If you’re anywhere in the area, please come and say hi! I’ll be giving a talk as well as an informal writing workshop.


I’m thrilled to be joining the Bird Wing of Guelph Nature for a talk about the wonders of the avian world and Birding as an Antidote to Despair.

Join us for a fun & free virtual talk about birds, words, and my book with the lovely people at Friends of Ojibway Prairie in Windsor Ontario! It’s going to be a great evening! Information here.

I am thrilled to be a featured speaker in the Literary Lecture Series at the Heliconian Club in Toronto. I’ll be talking about my writing process & the inspiration behind Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder. 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Join us for a reading and presentation at Nature London. Recording available here.

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. Recording available 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 here. I’m so excited to be on the roster at this fantastic event, sponsored by my favorite organization, Birds Canada!

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

I will be the Keynote Speaker at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory Spring Birding Festival! The event will be virtual & my talk is titled “Birding: Passage to Passion.” All the ticket info is here.

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. Recording available here.

I will be doing a reading & Q&A at Manticore Books in Orillia, as a fundraiser for the Couchiching Conservancy, an organization I love and support. For more information, please check the Couchiching Conservancy website.

Field Notes is going to Surrey, BC for their online Authors Among Us events at the Surrey Public Libraries. The event is free & open to the public! Please register here.

I’m thrilled to be travelling to New Jersey again virtually! Looking forward to speaking at The Montvale Free Public Library. More info coming soon!

I’m excited to be speaking (virtually) about Field Notes to the Kingston Field Naturalists. More info soon.

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