October 29, 2013 Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Public Library hosted the west coast launch of At the Edge, a collaborative novel published by Unlimited Editions in June 2013. At this event, Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer revealed the authors of each chapter, and Elaine read from Chapter 3, "Expiration Date." Also reading that evening: Arwen Brenneman, Elissa Frittaion, Jack Hodgins, Matthew Hooton, Blanche Howard, Heather Jessup, and Sarah Selecky.
December 7, 2011 Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB
Elaine joined authors Mark Anielski (The Economics of Happiness) and Fred Stenson (long-time contributor to Alberta Views and author of more than a dozen books, including The Great Karoo) for Brews and Views, a regularly scheduled event that features readings and lively discussions fueled by enthusiasm and alcohol. Elaine read excerpts from her short story "Cafeteria Mentality," which won the 2011 Alberta Views Short Fiction Contest, and which was published in the magazine's December issue.
November 15, 2011 Memorial Park Library, Calgary, AB
Russell Bowers, host of CBC's Daybreak Alberta, moderated an evening of readings by Calgary and Banff contributors to Somebody's Child: Stories About Adoption, a collection of essays edited by Bruce Gillespie and Lynne van Luven, and published by Touchwood Editions. Elaine read excerpts from "Enduring the Goodness-of-Fit," which chronicles her experiences as the biological child of foster parents.