Looking for a zany and gross but totally fun and wonderful gift for that special child in your life? Look no further - we are proud to announce the book launch of 'From A to Ziffery Zanks' - a collection of children's clerihew poetry. Words by me, Vanessa Shields, and pictures by the great Glen… Continue reading FROM A TO ZIFFERY ZANKS BOOK LAUNCH THIS SUNDAY!
Valentine's Day All 4 Love Poetry Dinner Event! For a mere $55/ticket, you and your LOVE can join 4 poets and a musician as you celebrate Valentine's Day! Join poets Kara Smith, Debbie Okun Hill, Cornelia Hoogland and MOI as we give your our best LOVE poetry! On vocals, serenading us with love songs, Crissi… Continue reading Are you in the mood for LOVE…poetry, music? Come to dinner!
BOOK TOUR - LAST STOP - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 - 7PM -9PM I can't believe it, but I'm just days away from my last reading for this small but mighty tour! To end this fine journey, I'll be sharing the stage with these beautiful folks at The Steady Cafe in Toronto! We take the… Continue reading BOOK TOUR – LAST STOP – FRI. NOVEMBER 25TH! TORONTO!
BOOK TOUR RE-CAP - TORONTO - JUNCTION READS SERIES On Sunday, November 13, 2016, I drove with my girl Linda to Toronto for a reading at Axis Gallery & Grill in the neighbourhood of 'The Junction' in Toronto. We had about 8 hours in the car (there and back), and I can tell you that… Continue reading BOOK TOUR RE-CAP – TORONTO – JUNCTION READS!
BOOK TOUR RE-CAP - TORONTO, ON @ BEN MCNALLY BOOKSTORE FULL DISCLOSURE (for those who may be weak about certain bodily functions): This blog post is rated PG (pretty gross) at times. I took a VIA train to Toronto on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 for the Toronto launch of Look At Her. I knew I… Continue reading Book Tour Re-Cap – The Toronto Book Launch – Ben McNally Bookstore
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 my book tour took me to the marble bowels of the Hart House on the University of Toronto campus to visit with HOWL radio show's host Valentino Assenza. I was slated to be interviewed by Valentino for the writing show he co-hosts with Nancy Bullis called HOWL. Novelist Mia Herrara… Continue reading Look At Her on HOWL CIUT 89.5FM – The Interview!
GET COLLECTED! I was invited to phone in some poetry for Soul Brother Mike and Crissi Cochrane's new podcast 'Get Collected' which aired on November 1st, 2016. This powerful married couple have teamed up on the podcast airwaves to talk politics, poetry, and share music. Tune in for this Tuesdays and Thursdays for this dynamic podcast - to… Continue reading GET COLLECTED – Shields’ Poetry on NEW Podcast!
My bags are packed, I'm ready to go...sing it! I'm all set to hop on the train and head to Toronto for my Toronto book launch of Look At Her. Joining me are powerful poets Liz Worth and Jessica Popeski. These two beautiful women will be sharing the Ben McNally Bookstore floor with me! The… Continue reading Look At Her Book Tour – Ben McNally Books in Toronto Tomorrow