Events


2017


Fri – Sun Feb 17 – 19

Galiano Island Literary Festival, Galiano Island BC


Fri Feb 24

Cea Person Book Launch for Nearly Normal, West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC (hosting)


Fri – Sun Mar 10 – 12

Words on the Water, Campbell River BC


Fri Apr 7

North Shore Writers Festival, North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver BC


Sat Apr 8

Hope on a Grand Scale Benefit Concert, Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver BC (hosting)


Sat April 29

Authors for Indies Day, Vancouver BC (morning at Book Warehouse on Main, afternoon at 32 Books in North Vancouver)


Sat May 13

THE SMUGGLERS // THE MUFFS // CHIXDIGGIT // NEEDLES//PINS // THE COMMODORE BALLROOM // DIRTY WINDSHIELDS LAUNCH PARTY // TICKETS ON SALE NOW //


Tue June 20

Canadian Independent Music Association Awards Gala, Toronto ON (hosting)


Past Events

2016


Thu Oct 27

Books and Beer, Squamish Public Library, Squamish BC


Tue Oct 4

The Flame Storytelling Event, York Theatre, Vancouver BC


Wednesday Sep 14 – Sun Sep 18

Literacy Haida Gwaii Tour, Haida Gwaii BC. See specific tour dates here.


Sunday Aug 14

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt BC.


Fri – Sun July 15 – 17

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver BC


Fri – Sun July 8 – 10

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Nelson BC


Sat May 14

LitFest, New Westminster BC


Sat May 7

A Whisky Library, Lynn Valley Library, North Vancouver BC


Sat Apr 30

Authors For Indies, 32 Books, North Vancouver BC


Fri April 15

North Shore Writers Festival, North Vancouver BC


Fri – Sun April 8 – 10

Okanagan Valley Writers Festival, Penticton BC


Fri – Sat Mar 11 – 12

Words on the Water, Campbell River BC


Sat Feb 27

This Is That Live, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC

2015


Sat Nov 14

West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC.


Tue Nov 10

Giller Prize Viewing Party, North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver BC.


Mon Oct 26

“The Story”, Grant Lawrence’s storytelling workshop, North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver BC.


Fri Oct 16 – Sun Oct 18

Whistler Writers Festival, Whistler BC.


Fri – Sun Oct 2 -4

Alianait Arts Festival, Iqaluit, Nunavut (w/ Joel Plaskett).


Fri Sep 25

Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver BC (part of Word Vancouver).


Sun Sep 20

Western Canadian Music Awards, Victoria BC.


Fri – Sun July 17 – 19

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver BC.


Sun June 14

Canadian Independent Music Association 40th Anniversary Awards Gala, the Great Hall, Toronto ON.


Sat May 23

CBC Music Festival, Echo Beach, Toronto ON.


Fri – Sun May 15 – 17

Word on the Lake Writers Festival, Salmon Arm BC.


Sat May 9

A Whisky Library, Lynn Valley Library, North Vancouver BC.


Sat May 2

Authors For Indies, 32 Books, North Vancouver BC.


Sat Apr 25

BC Book Prizes Gala, Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, Vancouver BC.


Sat Apr 18

Waterkeeper Gala, Rosewood Hotel, Vancouver BC.


Fri Apr 17

North Shore Writers Festival, West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC.


2014


Sat Oct 25

Grand Forks Public Library, Grand Forks BC.


Fri Oct 24

Firehall Theatre, Rossland BC.


Fri Oct 24

Rosewood Theatre, Trail BC.


Thu Oct 23

Fruitvale Public Library, Fruitvale BC.


Wed Oct 22

Creston Public Library, Creston BC.


Tue Oct 21

Nelson Public Library, Nelson BC.


Mon Oct 20

Langham Theatre, Kaslo BC.


Fri Oct 17 – Sun Oct 19

Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, Whistler BC.


Sun Oct 5

Western Canadian Music Awards, Winnipeg MB.


Sun Sep 28

Word on the Street, Vancouver BC.


Sun Sep 21

Word on the Street, Halifax NS.


Thursday Aug 14 – Sun Aug 17

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt BC.


Saturday Aug 2

Hornby Island Festival, Hornby Island BC.


Mon June 16 – Fri Jul 25

CBC Beetle Roadtrip, St. John’s NF – Vancouver BC


Saturday June 14

CBC Music Festival, Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC.


Saturday May 3

BC Book Prizes, Renaissance Harbour Hotel, Vancouver BC.


Friday April 11

North Shore Writers Festival, North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver BC.


Friday, February 21 – 23

Galiano Island Literary Festival, Galiano Island BC.


2013


Sunday, December 15

Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC.


Thursday, December 12

Fernie Public Library, Fernie BC. Presented by Polar Peek Books.


Wednesday, December 11

Public Library, Kimberley BC.


Tuesday, December 10

Public Library, Cranbrook BC.


Monday, December 9

National Music Centre, Calgary AB.


Sunday, December 8

Public Library, St. Albert AB.


Saturday, December 7

Bruno Art Bank, Bruno SK.


Friday, December 6

Amigo’s, Saskatoon SK.


Friday, November 29

The Lonely End of the Rink Ottawa Book Launch, Pressed, Ottawa ON.


Wednesday, November 27

The Lonely End of the Rink Toronto Book Launch, Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, Toronto ON w/ an interview by Kevin Sylvester and musical performance by Matthew Barber. Presented by TINARS.


Tuesday, November 26

Landon Library, London ON.


Monday, November 25

Phog Lounge, Windsor ON, w/ musical performance by Crissi Cochrane.


Sunday, November 24

Kingston Brew Pub, Kingston ON w/ musical performance by Matthew Barber.


Saturday, November 23

The Lonely End of the Rink Montreal Book Launch, Drawn and Quarterly, Montreal QC w/ musical performance by JF Robitaille.


Saturday, November 16

Public Library, Valemount BC. (evening)


Saturday, November 16

Public Library, McBride BC. (afternoon)


Friday, November 15

Public Library, Fraser Lake BC (afternoon)


Wednesday, November 13

Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver BC.


Friday, November 8

Rainbow Room, Powell River BC w/ musical performance by Slim Milkie. Presented by Breakwater Books.


Thursday, November 7

Arts Centre, Sechelt BC. Presented by Talewind Books.


Wednesday, November 6

Holiday Flame, Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby BC.


Wednesday, October 30

Lefty’s Restaurant, Parksville BC. Presented by Mulberry Bush Books.


Tuesday, October 29

Nanaimo Public Library, Nanaimo BC. Presented by Nanaimo Maps and Charts.


Sunday, October 27

Laughing Oyster Books, Courtenay BC. Presented by Laughing Oyster Bookshop.


Saturday, October 26

Tofino Community Theatre, Tofino BC. Presented by Mermaid Tales Books.


Friday, October 25

The Lonely End of the Rink Victoria Book Launch, Copper Owl, Victoria BC. Presented by Bolen Books.


Thursday, October 24

The Lonely End of the Rink Vancouver Book Launch, BC Sports Hall of Fame, Vancouver BC w/ musical performance by Bodhi Jones.


Sunday, October 6

Western Canadian Music Awards, Flames Central, Calgary AB.


Saturday, September 14

Oysters, Authors and Ale, Bamfield BC.


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 19, 20, 21

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver BC.


Friday, June 14

CBC Beetle Finish Line Finale, CBC Toronto ON.


Saturday, May 4

BC Book PrizesGovernment House, Victoria BC.


Friday, April 19

North Shore Writers Festival, Lynn Valley Library, North Vancouver BC.


Saturday, April 13

Future of Howe Sound Forum, Glen Eagles Golf Club, West Vancouver BC.


Sunday, April 7

Tedx Powell River, Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River BC.


Saturday, April 6

ALS Charity Walk, Okeover BC.


Saturday, Feb 2

Music PEI Awards Gala, Confederation Theatre, Charlottetown PEI.


Friday, Feb 1

Adventures in Solitude book event, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown PEI. w/ John MacPhee (Paper Lions).


2012


Friday, November 16

Rain City Chronicles, Cambrian Hall, Vancouver BC.


Wednesday, November 7

The Flame: Holiday Edition, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC.


Friday, October 19

Vancouver International Writers Festival, Vancouver BC.


Thursday, October 11

Robson Reading Series, UBC Bookstore Robson Square, Vancouver BC.


Sunday, September 30

Western Canadian Music Awards, Regina SK.


Monday, September 24

Polaris Music Prize Gala, Masonic Concert Hall, Toronto ON.


Thursday, September 20

This Is That Live, the Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC.


Thursday, August 23

Books and Beer, Riggers, Savary Island BC.


Friday – Sunday, July 20 – 22

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival , Denman Island BC.


Friday – Sunday, July 13 – 15

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver BC.


Saturday, June 2

West Vancouver Community Day, West Vancouver BC. The 100th Anniversary of Grant’s hometown.


Saturday, May 26

Authors, Seafood and Ale, Cove Restaurant, Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island BC.


Sunday, April 29

Adventures in Solitude Book Event, BookLand, Kamloops BC.


Saturday, April 28

Christ Church Trinity, Invermere BC.


Friday, April 27

Fernie Library, Fernie BC.


Thursday, April 26

Kaslo Library, Kaslo BC.


Thursday, April 26

Nelson Library, Nelson BC.


Wednesday, April 25

Beaver Valley Library, Fruitvale BC.


Tuesday, April 24

Grand Forks Library, Grand Forks BC.


Monday, April 23

Hooked On Books, Penticton BC.


Monday, April 16

Capilano Public Library, North Vancouver BC.


Saturday, April 14

ALS Charity Walk, Okeover BC.


Friday – Sunday, February 24 – 26

Galiano Literary Festival , Galiano Island Inn and Spa, Galiano Island BC.


Wednesday, February 15

Muriel Arnason Library, Langley BC.


2011


Sunday, October 30

Senior’s Hall, 210-8 th. Avenue, NW, Nakusp BC.


Saturday, October 29

Crockett Books, Trail BC.


Saturday, October 29

Cafe Books, Rossland BC.


Friday, October 28

Lotus Books, Cranbrook BC.


Sunday, October 23

Western Canadian Music Awards, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YK.


Wednesday, October 19

DNTO Live Taping, CBC Vancouver, Vancouver BC.


Sunday, September 25

Word On The Street, Vancouver BC.


Thursday, September 22

Sidney Public Library, Sidney BC.


Monday, September 19

Polaris Music Prize Gala, Toronto ON.


Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28

Peak Performance Boot Camp, Princeton BC.


Saturday August 13

Refuge Cove Gallery, Refuge Cove, Desolation Sound BC.


Sunday August 7

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Festival Pavilion, Sechelt BC.


Friday – Saturday Aug 5 – 6

Regina Folk Festival, Regina SK.


Friday – Sunday July 15 – 17

Home County Folk Festival, London ON.


Wednesday July 6

Polaris Music Prize Short List Announcement, Drake Hotel Sky Yard, Toronto ON.


Friday June 24

COCA Conference, Whister BC.


Thursday  June 16 – Sunday June 19

NxNE Music Festival, Toronto ON.


Thursday June 16

Polaris Music Prize Long List Announcement, Drake Hotel Sky Yard, Toronto ON.


Saturday June 4

Wolfe Island Literary Festival, Wolfe Island ON.


Sunday May 29

Music BC Charitable Foundation Gala and Auction, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver BC, 6pm.


Friday – Saturday May 27 – 28

Shuswap Writers Festival, Salmon Arm BC.


Friday May 20

Volume One Books, Duncan BC.


Monday May 16

Bolen Books, Victoria BC.


Saturday April 23

Savary Island Resort Lounge, Savary Island BC w/musical guest Ben Bouchard.


Wednesday April 20

BC Book Awards Tour: White Rock Libary, White Rock BC.


Tuesday April 19

BC Book Awards Tour: The Edge Bistro, North Vancouver BC. Presented by 32 Books and Gallery.


Friday – Saturday April 15 – 16

Powell River Writers Conference, Powell River BC.


Tuesday, April 12

North Shore Writers Festival, North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver BC.


Saturday, April 9

DNTO Live at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg MB.


Saturday – Sunday, March 26 – 27

WCMA 2011 Showcase Performance Preparation Workshops, Whitehorse YK.


Saturday, March 26

MacBride Museum, Whitehorse YK, w/ musical guest Brigs.


Sunday, March 20

Curious Coho Books, Port Alberni BC.


Saturday, March 19

Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre, Tofino BC w/ musical performance by Jill Barber. Presented by Mermaid Tales Books.


Sunday, March 13

Village Books, Bellingham WA.


Friday, February 18

Whistler Public Library, Whistler BC, w/ Jill Barber. Co-presented by Armchair Books.


Thursday, February 17

iShift Citizen: Whistler, Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler BC, 7pm.


Sunday, February 13

Books and Company, Picton, Prince Edward County, ON, with musical performance from Jill Barber.


Thursday, February 10

Canadian Grammy Celebration, Hollywood CA.


Sunday, January 30

Laundromat Espresso Bar, Moncton NB, w/ musical performance from David Myles.


Saturday, January 29

Shivering Songs Festival, Fredericton NB. Songwriters and Storytellers Circle Wilmot United Church.


Sunday, January 23

Communitea Cafe, Canmore AB, w/ musical performance from Craig Cardiff.


Saturday, January 22

Making Friends with the Media seminar, Cantos Music Foundation, Calgary AB.


Friday, January 21

Pages in Kensington, Calgary AB, with musical performance from KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit).


Sunday, January 2

Western Canadian Music Awards, CBC Television. Grant co-hosts the Awards Gala from Kelowna BC, with performances by Grapes of Wrath, Said the Whale and Corb Lund. 2pm local time, for audiences in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.


2010


Sunday, December 19

Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC.


Wednesday, December 15

Heriot Bay Inn, Quadra Island BC.


Friday, December 10

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt BC.


Thursday, December 9

TWS Readers SeriesRhizome Cafe, Vancouver BC.


Monday, November 29

White Rock Library, White Rock BC.


Sunday, November 28

McNally Robinson Books, Winnipeg MB, w/ Del Barber.


Saturday, November 27

Songposium, hosted by Music Manitoba, Winnipeg MB.


Monday, November 22

SOCAN Awards, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto ON.


Sunday, November 21

Adventures In Solitude Regina Launch Party, The Fainting Goat, Regina SK, w/ Belle Plaine.


Saturday, November 20

Songposium, the Exchange, Regina SK. Grant pulls back the curtain on the songs that get played on the radio.


Tuesday, November 16

Adventures In Solitude Halifax Launch Party, FRED, Halifax NS w/ performances by Jill Barber. Hosted by CBC Halifax’s Stephanie Domet.


Sunday, November 14

Adventures In Solitude Ottawa Launch Party, Raw Sugar Cafe, Ottawa ON w/ a special musical performance from Andy Swan.


Saturday, November 13

Songposium, Cosmo Music, Richmond Hill, Toronto ON. Grant pulls back the curtain on the songs that get played on the radio.


Friday, November 12

Adventures In Solitude Toronto Launch Party, Drake Underground, Toronto ON w/ performances by Jill Barber and Matthew Barber.


Tuesday, November 9

Vancouver Is Awesome Bookclub, Sitka Books 2025 W 4th Ave (across from Zulu Records), Vancouver BC.


Sunday, November 7

Laughing Oyster Books, Courtney BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Jill Barber.


Saturday, November 6

Coho Books, Campbell River BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Jill Barber.


Friday, Nov 5

Breakwater Books, Powell River BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Anthony McMorran.


Monday, November 1

Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver BC. Adventures in Solitude reading, discussion, and slide show w/ Jill Barber.


Saturday, October 30

Galiano Island Books, Galiano Island BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Jill Barber.


Friday, October 29

Saltspring Books, Saltspring Island BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Jill Barber.


Thursday, October 28

Greater Victoria Public Library, Emily Carr Branch, 3500 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/Jill Barber, Aidan Knight.


Wednesday, October 27

Harbour Front Library, Nanaimo BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Jill Barber.


Tuesday, October 26

Lefty’s Restaurant, Parksville BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour w/ Jill Barber.


Sunday, October 24

Western Canadian Music Awards, Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna BC. Grant hosts the Western Canadian Music Awards.


Saturday, October 23

Mosiac Books, Kelowna BC. Adventures in Solitude book tour, 2pm w/ Said the Whale, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.


Friday, October 22

Breakout West, Kelowna BC. Grant conducts his Making Friends with the Media seminar.


Friday, October 8

Adventures In Solitude Desolation Sound Launch Party, Nancy’s Bakery, Lund BC w/ Jill Barber and Ben Bouchard. 7pm, cash bar, free. Presented by Pollen Sweaters!


Thursday, October 7

Adventures In Solitude Launch Party, Museum of VancouverVanier Park, Vancouver BC w/ performances by Jill Barber and Said the Whale.


Sunday, September 26

Word on the Street, Vancouver BC. Grant tells stories from his soon-to-be published first book Adventures In Solitude at this literary event.


Friday, September 24

Rain City Chronicles, ANZA Club, Vancouver BC. Grant will be telling a story from his book Adventures in Solitude on the theme of SURPRISE!


Thursday, September 23

Culture Day at Dundas Square, Toronto ON. Grant will perform alongside Kids CBC yam extraordinaire Mamma Yamma from 2pm – 3pm with performances by Jason Collett and Great Lake Swimmers.


Monday, September 20

Polaris Music Prize Gala, Masonic Concert Hall, Toronto ON. Grant hosts the live gala on CBC Radio 3, Sirius 86, and MuchMusic.com.


Friday, September 17

North East Regional Arts Summit, Fort St. John BC. Grant conducts his live performance seminar On Stage and On Pointin BC’s northern music capital.


Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28

Peak Performance Boot Camp, Princeton BC. Grant conducts his two music industry seminars for the 20 finalists for the Peak Performance Prize.


Fri – Sun, August 6 – 8

Regina Folk Festival, Regina SK. Grant hosts the mainstage of the RFF.


Thursday, Aug 5

Making Friends with the Media seminar, United Way of Regina, 7pm. Presented by SaskMusic and the Regina Folk Festival.


Mon – Fri, July 26 – 30

On The Coast, CBC Radio One, Vancouver BC. Grant guest hosts Vancouver’s afternoon show, sitting in for Stephen Quinn.


Friday, July 23

Evolve Music Festival, Antigonish NS. Grant presents Evolve the R3 Searchlight! award for Best Music Festival in Canada during a live broadcast. Champion, Woodhands, Delhi 2 Dublin and more.


Fri – Sun, July 16 – 18

Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife NWT. Grant MCs the 30th anniversary of the festival. Justin Rutledge, Basia Bulat, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor and more.


Tuesday, July 6

Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Announcement, Drake Hotel Skybar, Toronto ON. A live CBC Radio 3/Sirius 86 broadcast of the Polaris Top Ten Shortlist.


Thursday, July 1

Sing For Your Song Canada! CBC Radio One. The third annual all-request national Canada Day special on CBC Radio One, co-hosted by Amanda Putz and Grant Lawrence. Call in and SING your request to 1-877-955-6565 ex. 2.


Thursday, June 17

Polaris Music Prize Longlist Announcement, Drake Hotel Skybar, Toronto ON. Grant announces the top 40 Polaris Prize nominees with help from past Shortlisted artists.


Saturday, June 19

NxNE CBC Radio 3 Showcase, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON. Our annual live broadcast, this year w/ Attack in Black,Bruce Peninsula and more.


Friday, May 28

A Night At The MOV with Conor Holler, Vancouver BC. Grant is a guest on this live talk show, along with Dan Mangan.


Saturday, May 8

Music BC Workshop, Vancouver BC. On Stage and On Point, a Live Performance workshop at Tom Lee Music Hall, 1pm – 4pm.


Saturday, February 13

Manitoba Music Workshop, Manitoba Music Centre, Winnipeg MB. Grant conducts his Making Friends with the Media seminar for the first time in Winnipeg.


Friday, January 28

Canadian Grammy Celebration, Hollywood CA. Grant broadcasts live on CBC Radio 3 from the Official Residence of the Canadian Consul General’s, with live sets from K’Naan, Dan Mangan and Hey Rosetta!, and appearances from Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris, and Daniel Lanois.


Thursday, January 21 – Sunday, January 24

PEI Music Week, Charlottetown PEI. Grant will be conducting On Stage and On Point, live Performance seminar, moderating a panel on media relations, and presenting at the PEI Music Awards.

2009


Tues, Dec 22

Jason Collett’s Basement Revue, Dakota Tavern, Toronto ON. Grant will be telling a story from his upcoming book.


Sat Dec 5

MusicBC Workshop, Habitat, Kelowna BC. Grant will be conducting his Making Friends with the Media seminar, and moderating a panel on touring. 1pm – 4pm.


Tue Dec 1

Rain City Chronicles, Little Mountain Gallery, Vancouver BC. Grant will be one of the feature story-tellers on the first night of this live performance series.


Mon Nov 23

SOCAN Awards, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto ON. Grant will be presenting the ECHO Songwriting Award to D-Sisive.


Mon Sep 21

Polaris Prize Gala, Masonic Temple, Toronto ON. Grant hosts the 2009 Polaris Gala live on CBC Radio 3 and MuchMusic!


Sat Aug 29

MusicBC Peak Performance Boot Camp, Princeton BC. Grant conducts his Making Friends with the Media seminar.


Fri Aug 7

Regina Folk Festival, Regina SK. Grant hosts the mainstage of the RFF featuring K-OS, Basia Bulat, Iron and Wine and more.


Sat Jul 18

Dawson City Music Festival, Dawson City YK. Grant hosts the CBC Radio 3 stage at the DCMF featuring Coeur de Pirate, the Acorn, and Chad VanGaalen.


Sat Jul 11

Searchlight!, Windsor ON. Grant hosts the Searchlight live broadcast from the Phog Lounge street party featuring Holy Fuck and the Arkells.


Tue Jul 7

Polaris Shortlist Announcement. Grant rolls out the top ten Polaris shortlist live from the Drake Hotel Skybar.