Canadian Club of Halton

Anna will be speaking on Thursday February, 20, 2020
at the Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road.

Transatlantic Dreams Conference

Anna will be the keynote speaker at the Transatlantic Dreams Conference
at the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sunday October 27, 2019

York University

Anna will be speaking at York University in late October 2019.


Anna Porter speaks on Anti-Semitism Worldwide at this year’s ideacity, Friday June 21, 2019.

Screenshot of Anna Porter speaking at ideacity
Anna Porter speaking at ideacity 2019

Kingston Writers’ Festival

The State of the Book, September 28, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Anna Porter, Phyllis Bruce, and John Metcalf collectively have edited or published an astonishing list of Canlit giants. With Mark Medley, these dedicated cultural workers reminisce about the golden age of Canadian publishing and reflect on what the future holds for contemporary Canadian writers and publishers. Can we and should we keep alive the canon of Canadian books and authors? How do we then give space to emerging writers, especially those who push the boundaries of what we might recognize as a Canadian voice, a Canadian literature?