March 27, 2019: Stephanie McKenzie travelled to Victoria B.C. to read at the world premiere of her poem “One More Way To See” set to music by modern composer Jennifer Butler and performed by the Emily Carr String Quartet and mezzo soprano Marion Newman. This poem is taken from Saviours in This Little Space for Now: Poems for Emily Carr and Vincent van Gogh. See attached programme:
October, 2018. The 49th International Poetry Festival, Smederevo’s Poet Autumn. Smederevo, Serbia. 17-19 October.
October 2018. “Indigenous Literature of the 1960s and 1970s in Canada.” Public lecture at the National Library of Smederevo, Serbia. 15 Oct. 2018.
November 2017. “Al Pittman’s West Moon: Ruins, Fragments and the Perpetuation of Nationalism.” Beyond the Ruin: Investigating the Fragment in English Studies. Tenth International Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE). University of Athens, Greece. 23-25 November, 2017.
November 1-24, 2017: Writing Residency. International Writers’ & Translators’ Centre of Rhodes, Greece.
October, 2017: The 48th International Poetry Festival, Smederevo’s Poet Autumn. Smederevo, Serbia. 17-19 October 2017.
September, 2017: Belgrade International Meeting of Writers (Beogrdaski medjunarodni susreti pisac). The Association of Serbian Writers. Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia. 20-23 September 2017.
August, 2017: The Twelfth International Novi Sad Literature Festival. Novi Sad, Serbia. Association of Writers of Vojvodina. 28-31 August 2017.
June, 2017: “Challenging Canons: Researching and Promoting the Work of Jamaican-Canadian Author Pamela Mordecai.” Epistemological Canons in Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The 26th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English. University of Gdańsk, Poland. 22–24 June 2017.
June, 2017: “Death, Rebirth and Considerations of the “Indigenous” in Kathleen Winter’s Annabel.” Birth, Death, and Rebirth: (Re‐)Generation as Text. The 19th Annual International Conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest. 8-10 June 2017.
May, 2017: “Renouncing and Re-writing Myth: Imagining Anew and Employing Feminist Agency in Natalie Diaz’s When My Brother Was an Aztec.” On Sappho’s Website International Conference: Women Poets and Myth in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 25-27 May 2017.
April, 2017: “Indigenous Author Eden Robinson’s Traplines within the Context of a Conference Dedicated to Migration.” Interpreting Migration: An International Multidisciplinary Conference. Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic. 28-30 April 2017.
Stephanie McKenzie is currently working on a travel memoir which mixes poetry and prose to trace the journeys of a lesbian narrator intent on finding the perfect world. The manuscript also raises questions about the relationship between fundamental religions and homophobia.