Events, Links, News and Readings

Please scroll down the list for Events, Readings, Interviews, etc. along with links & additional information.


NEW EVENT & VIDEO–Featured Poet–Speaking Crow–Winnipeg’s Longest-Running Open Mic–Tuesday, October 5th–7:00 p.m. Check out the video of James reading poetry from The Trailer & his new collection, The Stone Roses of Sarajevo:

Ismaila Alfa interviews James Scoles on CBC Radio’s Up To Speed about his poem The Trailer & James reads an excerpt from The Trailer here:

His poem Scar tissue from The Trailer (published in CV2) on Twitter:

Thursday, March 18, 2021: Manitoba Book Jam–Poetry Reading–7:00 p.m.

Hosted by Anita Daher: Zoom event live-streamed through Facebook & posted on YouTube, featuring Errol Ranville, Lori Cayer, Maureen Flynn, Will George, James Scoles and Andrew Unger.

Web page info with book links here: 

Facebook Bookjam page: 

Facebook event page:

Watch on Youtube:

Friday, April 09, 2021: The Trailer Officially Released & Unleashed

The Trailer is available in bookstores, nationwide.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021–Poetry Month–Featured Q & A Interview & Poetry from The TrailerAll Lit (Ontario)

James discusses his inspirations for The Trailer, his idea of what poetry is, his poetic history and his ideal escape. Poem featured: Scar tissue (CV2):

Friday, April 23, 2021–CBC Books––The Trailer chosen as one of 55 Poetry Collections to Check Out this Spring, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021–Writes of Spring–presented by the Winnipeg Free Press & Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival–7 p.m.

James & his poem ‘Small town, big shine’ featured in the 49.8 Degrees section of the Winnipeg Free Press & launched in a ceremony that evening:

Link to the photo & feature page:

Watch the event:

Link to more information about the event on the WIWF page:

April 24, 2921–Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day:

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'CELEBRATING CANADIAN INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 A Family Bookstore RUSSELL BOOKS Victoria, BC Est. 1961 Iused to go ir to RUSSELL Books once week for years wander through the used poetry and fiction sections and never left withou buying at least one and usually used books. Their selection was wide and varied, and tall, book-lined racks, comfortable chairs and floors were great escape into literature (and from the world and rain, at times). JAMES SCOLES'
Memories of Independent Bookstores

Tuesday, April 27, 2021–University of Winnipeg News Feature:

See the story here:

Friday, April 30, 2021–Official Launch of The Trailer–7 p.m.

Lori Cayer, James Scoles, and Caroline Wong with host Charlene Diehl, for the Voices in Verse: Spring 2021 Poetry Book Launch.
Voices in Verse: The Trailer launch

Signature Editions presents James Scoles, Caroline Wong & Lori Cayer

Link to recorded live launch:

Watch the official trailer for The Trailer:

April 18 – 28–McNally Robinson: Winnipeg Bestsellers List:

The Trailer promoted on Twitter (McNally Robinson & U of Winnipeg):

Arizona State University Alumni News–Shelf Life:

Poetry + Art exhibition–Illumination: Word Enfleshed: August 4-31, 2021–Pembina Hills Arts Council Gallery–352 Stephen Street Morden, MB–featuring my poem Small town, big shine (from The Trailer)

Link to info & exhibit:

Poem & Artwork (by Callen Froese):

Small Town, Big Shine (from James Scoles’ The Trailer)
Callen Froese (Ink & Watercolour)

NEW EVENT–Featured Poet–Speaking Crow–Winnipeg’s Longest-Running Open Mic–Tuesday, October 5th–7:00 p.m. Check out James’ fine poetry & sign up to read your own:

Upcoming readings, Interview with Toronto poet & blogger Rob McLennan: TBA