Events and Speaking Engagements

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I sincerely enjoy speaking engagements and media interviews. I feel privileged to meet and speak with people who share a passion for books and ideas.

I ended my speaking engagements last September to focus on the writing of my next book, Sir John’s Echo, but I am again accepting invitations.  You can contact me directly at jboyko57@gmail.com.

EVENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

January 1: Sir John’s Echo: The Voice for a Stronger Canada became available for pre-order:

Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/sir-johns-echo-speaking-for/9781459738157-item.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Sir-Johns-Echo-Stronger-Canada/dp/1459738152

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January 7: Sir John A. Macdonald Society, Hamilton

January 10: My column for Canadian Encyclopaedia: Canada and the American Civil War was published.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/m/article/american-civil-war/

February 1: Men’s Club, Lakefield

February 25: Radio Interview, 1010 Talk Radio, Toronto

March 20: My column for Canadian Encyclopaedia: Thomas James Whelan was published:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/patrick-james-whelan/

March 22: Radio Interview, John Gormley, Saskatoon

March 27: My column for Canadian Encyclopedia: The Intercontinental Railway was published:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/intercolonial-railway/

March 28, Holy Trinity School, Richmond Hill

March 30: Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front, shortlisted for Dafoe Literary award for non-fiction

April 1: Publication of Sir John’s Echo: The Voice for a Stronger Canada

April 3: Television Interview: Don Martin, CTV Power Play, Ottawa

April 11: Learning and Leisure, Peterborough

April 12: 11:00 Radio Interview: The Commentary, Vancouver

April 12: 7:00 Lakefield Book Launch, Christ Church and Community Museum, Lakefield

April 18: Tape Interviews TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin, one regarding Sir John’s Echo and a second as part of a panel

April 19: Lakefield Probus Club, Lakefield Legion

April 20: Trent Valley Archives Annual Event, Hyland Park, Peterborough

May 3: (10:30 am) Peterborough Probus Club, Naval Club Peterborough

May 3: (6:00 pm) Men’s Club, Lakefield

May 16: Hastings County Historical Society, Belleville

May 21: CTV News: Discussing Cornwallis Statue and Mother Canada statue controversies

May 30: Airing of two segments on Sir John’s Echo on TVO’s Steve Paikin The Agenda

NOTE: I AM NOW REDUCING MY NUMBER OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS SO THAT I CAN CONCENTRATE OF THE WRITING AND RESEARCH FOR MY NEXT BOOK WHICH, IF THE STARS ALIGN, WILL BE PUBLISHED SPRING 2019. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CONTACT ME ABOUT FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS AND INTERVIEWS BUT UNDERSTAND IF I HAVE TO DECLINE.

July 13: Interview on CTV Television regarding the appointment of new governor general:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=1167288

July 18: Historical Society, Gravenhurst, 10:30 a.m.

September 13: Lion’s Club Community Centre, Peterborough, 7:00 p.m.

September 20: CTV News interview discussing Trudeau, Trump, and the United Nations

https://www.facebook.com/CTVNewsChannel/videos/1549973815063944/

October 15: Canadian Canoe Museum Annual General Meeting, Elmhurst Lodge, 2:00

PAST EVENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

January 25: Interview, Tristin Hopper, National Post

January 30: Radio Interview, Todd Van der Hayden, CJAD – Ontario, Quebec, BC

Listen Here: Go to View Points and scroll to 1 hour on timeline:

http://www.cjad.com/Podcasts/index.aspx

January 31: Globe and Mail-Ben McNally Brunch, Toronto ON

http://www.benmcnallybooks.com/

January 31: Cold Fire excerpt: Toronto Star

February 1: Radio Interview: Mike Duncan, Classical 96.3, Toronto

February 2: COLD FIRE RELEASE IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

February 3: Radio Interview: Joseph Planta, The Commentary

Listen here: http://thecommentary.ca/ontheline/1282-john-boyko/

February 10: Radio Interview: John Gormley, CKOM 650, Saskatoon

February 11: Interview with Lakefield Herald

February 17: Taping Television Interview: TVO Steve Paikin, The Agenda

February 18: Watch TVO Steve Paikin, The Agenda for first part of interview covering Cold Fire’s major themes

February 19: Interview with Peterborough This Week

http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6327834-lakefield-author-s-sixth-book-tackles-kennedy-s-relationship-with-canada/

February 23: Learning and Leisure, Peterborough, ON

February 24: Local Book Launch, Christ Church and Museum, Lakefield

February 29: Rotary Club, Peterborough, ON

March 7: The Arlene Bynon Show” on Sirius XM Canada Talks. 4:00 pm ET

March 8: National Post Radio on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, 9:00 am ET

March 16: Publication of Op. Ed. Column in Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/history-shows-that-a-fine-bromance-only-goes-so-far/article29252812/

March 22: Women’s Probus Club, Lindsay, ON

March 24: Eh List, Toronto Public Library, Toronto, ON

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4294952170

March 31: Airing of TVO Steve Paikin, The Agenda at 8:00 and 11:00 focussing on Canada, Kennedy, and the Cuban Missile Crisis

April 20: Scugog Historical Society, St John’s Presbyterian Church, 7.30, Port Perry

April 24: Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa,

May 17: Belleville Historical Society, Belleville, ON

May 31: A Different Drummer Books: The Book & Author Series, Burlington Golf and Country Club, 422 North Shore Boulevard East, 9:30 am.

June 2: Fenians 150th Anniversary Conference, Fort Erie, ON

http://www.fenians150.com/conference.html

June 21, Probus Club, Gravenhurst, ON

July 17: Lakefield Literary Festival, Lakefield, ON

http://lakefieldliteraryfestival.com/the-festival/festival-programme/

I will also be teaching a writing class. Sign up at

http://lakefieldliteraryfestival.com/the-festival/writing-workshops/

July 20: Probus Club, Lakefield, ON

August 6: Civil War Event, Morrisburg, ON

September 18: Word on the Street Festival, Saskatoon, SK

 

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CONTACT

My Literary Agent: Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists jackie@scaltd.com

My publicist at Penguin Random House-Knopf: Shona Cook –  scook@penguinrandomhouse.com

My publicist at Gooselane Editions: Cheryl Norrad –  publicity@gooselane.com

My Personal Email:  jboyko57@gmail.com

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7 thoughts on “Events and Speaking Engagements

  1. I am very much enjoying your current book “Blood and Daring”. Our book club is meeting Monday night to discuss. I particularly liked the representation of slavery. As I live in South Carolina in the winter, I am used to hearing a certain view and listening to the story told from the southern perspective, Your ‘s is the best description I have seen and I am sharing it with many friends and colleagues. I have loved history all my life. Your writing is the best I have ever experienced, making history come alive and revealing so many perspectives and most importantly told from the perspective of people living these events. Thank you for a compelling and insightful read. I am looking forward to reading your earlier books and anticipating your next one. Jill Hutcheon

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  2. John – am enjoying “Cold North”. Reviewing above dates and didn’t see our Probus Gravenhurst June 21 date listed. Everything AOK? Keith.

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  3. John – am enjoying “Cold Fire”. Reviewing above dates and didn’t see our Probus Gravenhurst June 21 date listed. Everything AOK? Keith.

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  4. i really like this recipe.. with the dry frs.tui.. and the small amount of cocoa.. these are perfect to make a batch and then reach out for the mid-meal hunger pangs!!

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  5. 1. I have two key rings, on for the car and one for the house, never keep them together as my daughter learnt to her cost this week. Her keys were stolen, the car taken and burnt out and she had to get the locks changed on the house!!2.Shower, no bath in the Shoebox:o(3.Sunny side up and dippy.4.95% of the time.5. My darling.6. At least 30 minutes per day.Thanks for keeping up the fun Suzi

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