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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.

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

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

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

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.




Nova Scotia

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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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