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Public Readings and Festivals

  • Robson Reading Series Featured Speaker UBC/Robson Square Vancouver (January 2010)
  • CBC Radio Literary Awards Competition, Jury Member, Creative Non-Fiction Category Canada (January 2007)  
  • McGill Alumni Luncheon - Keynote Speaker Vancouver (November 2006)
  • Stephen Leacock Awards Dinner  - M.C./presenter Orillia, ON (June 2006)
  • University of Victoria Rafting the River of Storytelling Conference - speaker Victoria (March 2005)
  • McGill University Homecoming Leacock Luncheon Keynote Speaker with Will Ferguson     Montreal (Oct. 2004)
  • Book Expo Canada Annual Booksellers Libris Award - Award presenter Toronto (Oct. 2003, June 2004)
  • Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts keynote reader Sechelt, B.C. (Sept. 2002)
  • Bayfield Book Festival keynote reader Bayfield, ON (August 2002)
  • Ottawa International Writers Festival keynote presentation with Will Ferguson Ottawa (Sept. 2001)
  • Racquet Club monthly Speaker’s Corner featured speaker Toronto (Nov. 2001)


below: Ian with Mark Leiren-Young, author of NEVER SHOOT A STAMPEDE QUEEN (Heritage), in Vancouver at "Word on the Street: Book Festival.