Gerard Collins

Touring the Maritime provinces, JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2014​​ (Details coming soon!)


"An Evening With Gerard Collins" literary and music event - Friday, November 29 @ Chapters, St. John's. Hosted by Dr. Nancy Earle. Music from Allie Duff. Reading and Q&A about Finton Moon and Moonlight Sketches. Plus, my new WIP My Sister's Walls.  Starts 7:30 p.m.

The NL Dept. of Education has purchased copies of Finton Moon for placement in learning resources centres in schools throughout the province. (Nov. 8)

Book Signing - Friday, August 2 @ 2-4 p.m. Coles, Avalon Mall, St. John's.​

Book signing - Friday, August 9 @ 2-4 p.m. Chapters, Kenmount Road, St. John's.

March 28 (Thursday) -- Talking about short story writing with Lisa Moore and Jessica Grant. MUN English 2004 w/Dr. Helene Staveley.

​April 6 (Saturday) -- Signing books at Coles, Avalon Mall 1-2:30 p.m. and at Chapters, 3-4:30 p.m.

April 17 (Wednesday) -- Reading from Finton Moon at the A.C. Hunter library. Discussion to follow. Starts 7 p.m. (1 hour)

May 5 (Sunday) -- Writers' Fair at the CNS (Centre for NL Studies), MUN. Reading and discussion with audience.

March 13 -- Radio interview with McLean in the Morning radio show, NB.​​

March 12 -- Official release of short story
"The Long Last Year" in e-book from Fierce Ink Press. YA creative nonfiction.​​

​​January 20 (Sunday) -- Sparks Literary Festival at Petro Canada Hall, Memorial University (2:45 - 4:00 p.m.).

January 12 (Saturday) -- Book signings: 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Coles, Avalon Mall and 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Chapters, St. John's.


WFNB WordsFall literary festival, Woodstock, NB: October 20. (With Joan Clark and Cynthia Good)

Maritime launch of Finton Moon, July 24 at Uncommon Grounds, Halifax.

Launch of Finton Moon, June 26, 2012 at the Newman Wine Vaults.

Atlantic Author Day (June 16)--signing at Chapters and Coles.​​​​​​​​​​​

Signing copies of Moonlight Sketches and Finton Moon at Costco, June 15, 3-5 p.m.

Giving talk at Placentia Area Arts Centre on June 14, for Placentia Area Historical Society.

Signing on Saturday, May 26, 1-3 p.m. at Chapters & 3:30- 5:30 p.m. & Coles, Avalon Mall.

Reading at Ship Pub, w/ Patrick Warner and Kevin Major, nominees for the Ches Crosbie Barristers Fiction Award. 9 p.m.

Visiting Dr. Iona Bulgin's English 3155 (NL literature) class on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

Signing Moonlight Sketches, Saturday, March 17, 1-3 p.m. at Chapters & 3:30- 5:00 p.m. at Coles bookstores, Avalon Mall.


Signing copies of Moonlight Sketches at Coles bookstore, Avalon Mall, St. John's, NL on Wednesday, November 23.

Youth Workshop at The Lantern, Saturday Oct. 21. Part of WANL AGM and prof. development workshops. Ages 14-17.

Signing copies of Moonlight Sketches at Christmas at the Glacier, Oct. 19. Mount Pearl.

Halifax Word on the Street Literary Festival. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Reading at the A.C. Hunter Library, St. John's, Wednesday, September 21. Begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be brief readings from MOONLIGHT SKETCHES, interspersed with discussion and questions about the book. All are welcome.

Breakwater Books and Creative Book Publishing are proud to present Mixed Type– putting a twist on mainstream literary events in downtown St. John’s. Local authors and musicians will team up with host and award-winning author Chad Pelley to present a night of literature and music. Mixed Type will feature authors Linden MacIntyre, Patrick Warner, Gerard Collins, Sam Martin, Michelle Butler Hallett, and Kate Evans along with performances by Andrew James O’Brien and Pilot to Bombardier. All are welcome, and admission is free. Join us August 17th at the Fat Cat on George! The show starts at 7:00pm!

"For the Love of Learning" conference(August 25, 12:15-1:15 p.m.). Gower St. Church, 99 Queen's Rd, St. John's. Guest speaker on behalf of Writers' Association of NL.

Guest on CBC Radio's Weekend Arts Magazine, with fellow writer Leslie Vryenhoek. Live from Winterset at Eastport.

Winterset literary festival at Eastport, NL (August 12-14)--member of the New Voices panel, with Kate Evans and Leslie Vryenhoek.

Costco (August 5)--signing copies of Moonlight Sketches, 1-3 p.m.
Costco (July 16)--signing copies of Moonlight Sketches, 1-3 p.m.

Atlantic Author Day (June 18)--signing copies of Moonlight Sketches, 1-2 p.m. at Coles and 2-3 p.m. at Chapters.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
•2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nominee
•​​2013 Sunburst Award for Canadian Lit. of the Fantastic nominee
•2012 NL Book Award winner
•Percy Janes First Novel Award winner

For the St. John's, Charlottetown and Halifax workshops, the drop-down list allows you to sign up for the morning or afternoon sessions, or do both sessions, for a reduced price. (Click on the downward arrow at the right in "Choices," and then click "Buy now." After that, Paypal will guide you through.)
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For details I'm my 2014 Maritime Tour, check out the official tour poster. Love to see you at an event!