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Daniel a présenté I Felt the End Before It Came à travers l’Amérique du Nord et a parlé des effets néfastes du contrôle coercitif au sein de diverses communautés religieuses et ailleurs – en politique, dans les relations sociaux et au travail. Il a participé à des lectures, des panels, des entretiens et des ateliers d'écriture créatifs.

Daniel has presented I Felt the End Before It Came across North America and has spoken about the harmful effects of mandated shunning and coercive control within various religious communities and wherever else it lives—in politics, in relationships, at work, and at play. He has participated in readings, panels, interviews, and writing workshops.



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ONLINE, February 11: Let's Talk Panel—Stuttering and Dating

With Anna Nissen, Myriam Fauteux, Carolina Ayala, and David Marcotte, hosted by the Canadian Stuttering Association

EN LIGNE, 28 février: Panel en ligne: Présentations orales et bégaiement

Mercredi le 28 février de 19h à 20h30.

Cette discussion met en vedette quatre professionnel.le.s dont les carrières sont ancrées dans le domaine de la communication : Myriam Fauteux, superviseure en immunologie, Louis-Frédérik Gélinas, conseiller culturel, Daniel Allen Cox, auteur et conférencier, ainsi que Bérénice Edima, chargée de programmes.


Dans ce panel, nos invité.e.s partageront leurs expériences personnelles concernant la prise de parole en public, explorant la manière dont chacun.e a évolué dans sa relation avec le bégaiement. Iels échangeront sur les stratégies utilisées pour gagner en confiance lors des présentations orales, et offriront des conseils aux personnes confrontées à des défis similaires.


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MONTREAL, March 14: Lecture and workshop for creative writing students at Dawson College

This event is closed to the public.

MONTREAL, APRIL 10: Daniel Allen Cox will moderate the launch of Maurice Vellekoop's I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together, la Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

7 pm,176 rue Bernard Ouest

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MONCTON, April 20-22: Frye Festival

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 pm
Centre culturel Aberdeen
"Beyond the Book"
In conversation with Annie France Noël, Sid Sharp, Boum, Éric Chacour

Monday April 22, 6:30 pm
Centre culturel Aberdeen
"I Felt More Sure"
In conversation with Dominique Leger, A. Light Zachary, Gerald Arthur Moore

Get tickets here

OWEN SOUND, May 24-25: Author talk and writing workshop, Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

The author talk will be Daniel Allen Cox talking about his memoir, his writing process, and having lively Q&A with the crowd.

It will take place on Friday May 24, 2024 from 7pm-8:30pm.

The writing workshop will have Daniel Allen Cox hosting amateur, and experienced writers through his methods.

It will take place on Saturday May 25, 2024 from 1pm-3pm.

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4

Get tickets here

MONTREAL, June 9: Quebec Writers' Federation Mentorship Program reading

Daniel will present the work of writer Emira Tufo.

Sunday, June 9, 2-4 pm

Bar La Marche à côté

5043 rue Saint-Denis 

Get tickets here

ONLINE, June 21: Pride Literary Panel at Humber College

Discussion with Cheri DiNovo, Nick Green, Marcus McCann, and Michael Rowe, facilitated by Vince J. Carlo.

Friday, June 21, 12:00 pm Eastern

Microsoft Teams

Register here


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MONTREAL, November 30: Violet Hour with Suzette Mayr and Katia Grubisic, hosted by Christopher DiRaddo

Three writers, three readings, three interviews. Join us at the Casa D'Italia (505 Rue Jean-Talon E.) for an evening celebrating queer literature with writers Suzette Mayr, Daniel Allen Cox, and Katia Grubisic.

OTTAWA, November 28: Perfect Books with Marcus McCann and Glenn Nuotio

Join Daniel Allen Cox (I Felt the End Before It Came), Marcus McCann (Park Cruising) and Glenn Nuotio for an evening of reading and conversation.

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 pm

Perfect Books

258 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9

HALIFAX, November 20: UKing's Literary Society (University of King's College Halifax)

Daniel will be reading from and talking about I Felt the End Before It Came.

Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm

Wilson Common Room

University of King's College Halifax

6350 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR, November 19: Steeple Green Books

Daniel will be reading from and talking about I Felt the End Before It Came.

Sunday, November 19, 7:30 pm

Steeple Green Books

26 E Petpeswick Rd, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J 2L0

HALIFAX, November 18: Halifax Public Library with Ursula Mogensen

Daniel Allen Cox joins us to discuss his memoir-in-essays I Felt the End Before It Came: Memoirs of a Queer Ex-Jehovah’s Witness, the culmination of years spent reckoning with memory and a complicated past, and remaking the language of indoctrination into something queer and filled with possibility.  

In conversation with Dr. Brenda Hattie-Longmire, scholar and professor at Mount Saint Vincent University. Question and answer session and book signing to follow.

Saturday, November 18, 2:00 pm

Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

TORONTO, November 16: Best Canadian 2024 series launch with Biblioasis

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Best Canadian 2024 series! The event will be hosted by series editors: Marcello Di Cintio (Best Canadian Essays 2024), Bardia Sinaee (Best Canadian Poetry 2024), and Lisa Moore (Best Canadian Stories 2024). We will hear from contributors from each anthology & books will be for sale.

November 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Supermarket Bar Toronto
268 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

OTTAWA, November 5: Keynote speech at the 2023 Canadian Stuttering Association conference

"Find Your Frequency": When stutterers and their allies embrace unique speech patterns, it's a way of questioning dominant cultural messages around fluency and disfluency. In this celebration of our most unusual frequencies, Daniel Allen Cox, author of I Felt the End Before It Came: Memoirs of a Queer Ex-Jehovah’s Witness talks about discarding the ideas of a perfection-seeking religious group, finding his voice as a writer, and otherwise jamming the signal.

The keynote speech will be followed by a book signing.

Keynote speech: Sunday, November 5, 2023, 9:00 AM -10:15 AM

Book signing: Sunday, November 5, 2023, 10:15 AM -10:45 AM

Pearson Ballroom, Lord Elgin Hotel

100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8

This event, running from November 3 to November 5, requires conference registration. More information here.

TORONTO, October 17: Out in Print - A Queer Authors Night: Telling Our Stories

A panel discussion, open to the public, with authors Daniel Allen Cox, Nancy Jo Cullen, and Brian Francis. Followed by Q&A and mingling.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Glad Day Bookshop

499 Church Street Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6

Reserve Eventbrite tickets here

VICTORIA, October 14: Victoria Festival of Authors (online)

Join four authors of literary and creative non-fiction as they read from their work and discuss the ethical and other challenges of writing in this genre – challenges that might be described as facing the consequences of writing not what, but who you know: yourself, your family, loved ones, friends, acquaintances, and so on. What’s at stake in trying to write the non-fictional truth about yourself or those close to you? Can it even be done, truthfully and ethically? Can you even know or try to anticipate what someone who becomes a “character” in your story will be troubled by or object to? And what if they are troubled or do indeed object? Where does your responsibility as a writer and as a person lie? If something is legally permissible, is it therefore morally permissible in creative non-fiction?

Curated by The Malahat Review and moderated by Iain Higgins. This Zoom Webinar will be captioned.

Saturday, October14, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Reserve Eventbrite tickets here

ONLINE WORKSHOP, October 1, THIN AIR, Winnipeg International Writers Festival

A 90-minute, participatory workshop on figuring out when it's time to let you short-form non-fiction piece go out into the world. 

Sunday, October 1, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Register here

WINNIPEG, September 20 to October 18: THIN AIR, Winnipeg International Writers Festival (online)

View the premiere of a mini-documentary about I Felt the End Before It Came here.

MONTREAL, June 17, 2023: Meet & Greet and Book Signing at Indigo

Daniel Allen Cox will sign copies of I Felt the End Before It Came.

Admission: Free

Indigo Montreal

1500 McGill College Ave. Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3J5

TORONTO, June 6, 2023: In conversation with Rachel Giese at Toronto Public Library

Daniel Allen Cox will launch I Felt the End Before It Came in conversation with Rachel Giese (Boys: What It Means to Become a Man). Question and answer session and book signing to follow. This event is part of the signature Salon Series, where Toronto Public Library hosts local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Admission: Free

Toronto Public Library (Yorkville branch)

22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4W 1L4

Masking is encouraged. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch with Daniel to request a sign-language interpreter.

NEW YORK, June 3, 2023: In conversation with Sarah Schulman and Paul Lisicky at The Strand

Sarah Schulman (Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993), Paul Lisicky (Later: My Life at the Edge of the World), and Daniel Allen Cox discuss how they’ve explored the concept of friendship in their books. What are constructive ways for friendships to grow? What are the differences between loyalty and keeping your word? Can friends stay friends when they endure the same trauma but survive differently? The authors discuss what friendship makes possible for queer life and beyond.

Saturday, June 3, 7 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Admission: Entry fee, or free entry with a book purchase:

The Strand (Rare Book Room)

828 Broadway 3rd Floor, Rare Book Room, New York, NY 10003

Masking is encouraged. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Please get in touch with Daniel to request a sign-language interpreter.

MONTREAL, May 16, 2023: In conversation with Heather O'Neill at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Daniel Allen Cox will launch I Felt the End Before It Came in conversation with Heather O'Neill (When We Lost Our Heads). The onstage chat will be followed by an audience Q&A, a short reading, and a book signing. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube and ASL interpreted.

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Admission: Free

RSVP on Facebook:

Livestream playback:

La Petite Drawn & Quarterly

176 rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2H2

Masking is encouraged. The venue is wheelchair accessible. The event will be ASL interpreted.

MONTREAL, April 29, 2023: "The Myths of Montreal" at Blue Metropolis festival

Montreal has a way of making people dream. A city of freedom, transgression, hope and new beginnings. If Montreal were a person, who would it be?  Dimitri Nasrallah (Hotline) and Daniel Allen Cox (I Felt the End Before It Came) discuss the place of this city in their most recent books with Christopher DiRaddo (The Family Way). 

Saturday, April 29, 2:30 pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Admission: $10


Hotel 10 - Salle du Jardin

10 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H2X 4C9

Masking is encouraged. The venue is wheelchair accessible.


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