May 5 (Mon) - Kingston, ON presentation to students in the Restorative Justice course, Queen's University
April 2 (Wed) - Canton, NY "Through the Glass: One Woman's Pursuit of Justice, Forgiveness and Healing", Contemporary Issues Forum, Public Lecture hosted by St. Lawrence University
April 4 (Fri) - Ottawa, ON Conference Keynote: Voices of Parents Affected by Youth Sexual Offending: What are they telling us and how can we respond? Hosted by the University of Ottawa
April 8 (Tue) - Victoria, BC Camosun College - FREE Public Talk and book signing in honour of Victims Awareness Week
April 9 (Wed) - Victoria, BC Keynote Address, Restorative Justice Victoria Symposium: Your Community in Action Supporting Victims of Crime (a National Victims of Crime Awareness Week event)
May 3 (Sat) - Ajax, ON Ontario Writers' Conference, "Writing What Haunts You: Recounting without reliving.
May 5 (Mon) - Kingston, ON Queen's University, Restorative Justice Class
May 23 (Fri) - Etobicoke, ON Bishop Allen Academy (presentation to high school students)
June 13 (Fri) - Belfast, IRELAND European Forum for Restorative Justice Conference: Pathways to Desistence, Social Justice and Peacebuilding
July 16 (Wed) - Buckhorn, ON Guest Author at
Aug 18-22 - Quyon, QC Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) Annual Leadership Camp (restorative circles workshop with Katy Hutchison)
Sep 15 (Mon) - Toronto, ON OWC-Atteret Chapter, fundraising event for Israel-Canada Women & Health Projects
Sep 27 (Sat) - Toronto, ON Camp Widow (Forgiveness workshop with Katy Hutchison)
Sep 30 (Tue) - Waterloo, ON St Nicholas Catholic School Parent and Community Evening: A Whole School to Restorative Practices (with Katy Hutchison)
Oct 2 (Thu) - Gananoque, ON Ottawa Catholic District School Board Principal's Conference (keynote followed by Forgiveness workshop with Katy Hutchison)
Oct 21 (Tue) - Canton, NY (via Skype) Q&A session for students at St Lawrence University
Oct 30 (Thu) - Toronto, ON Guest Instructor, Memoir Writing Course, University of Toronto
Nov 4 (Tue) - Edmonton, AB (via Skype) Q&A session for students at Grant McKeown University
Nov 17 (Mon) - Prince Albert, SK Keynote Speech, Restorative Justice Conference
Nov 19 (Wed) - Windsor, ON Public talk hosted by Essex County Youth Diversion in honour of National Restorative Justice Week
Nov 19 (Wed) - Windsor, ON St. Leonard's Society of Windsor support circle for family members of incarcerated people, visit and discussion with members
Nov 25 (Tue) - Toronto, ON Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium, Crestwood Collegiate Independent School
January 30 (Wed) - Innisfil, ON Parole Board of Ontario Training
March 18 (Mon) - Waterloo, ON Conrad Grebel University
College, University of Waterloo, RJ Class
March 25 (Mon) - Ottawa, ON University of Ottawa Dept of Criminology (open to the public)
March 27 (Wed) - Toronto, ON Ryerson University, School of Criminology, (open to the public)
May 6 (Mon) - Burlington ON Appleby Probus Group
August 18-20 - Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders
September 28 (Sat) Kingston, ON Kingston WritersFest, Master Class: Writing What Hurts
October 2 (Wed) - Toronto, ON Ontario’s Family Court Support Workers' Conference, Delta Chelsea Hotel
October 4 (Fri) - London, ON Middlesex Family Law Conference (Keynote Address)
October 15 (Tue) - Brantford, ON Wilfred Laurier University Dept of Criminology, Public Lecture
October 16 (Wed) - Orillia, ON Bereavement Ontario Network Annual Conference (Exploring Forgiveness)
October 19 (Sat) - Waterloo, ON Peace and Justice Conference (Keynote address, 2p.m.)
October 22 (Tue) - Saskatoon, SK John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, Public Event see poster
October 23 (Wed) - Regina, SK John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, Public Event see poster
November 12 (Tue) - Edmonton, AB (via Skype) Grant MacEwan University, Child & Youth Care Prog
November 22 (Fri) - Halifax, NS Restorative Justice Society Conference Keynote
January 23 (Mon) Burlington, ON Probus Club Monthly Meeting, Burlington Arts Centre
January 24 (Tue) Sarnia, ON Public event hosted by Book Keeper Books & Cafe.
February 14 (Tue) Aurora, ON Aurora Public Library for Sandgate Women's Shelter of York
February 15 (Wed) Brampton, ON Chapters Store (Book Signing)
February 22 (Wed) Timmins, ON Public Event hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association
February 27 (Mon) Richmond Hill, ON Bur Oak Secondary School
February 27 (Mon) Kitchener, ON Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo
March 3 (Sat) Winnipeg, MB Stony Mountain Institution, presentation to inmates & RJ committee
March 3 (Sat) Winnipeg, MB Public Event to launch St. Leonard's Society at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
March 6 (Tue) London, ON St. Leonard's Society Annual Conference (Keynote Address)
August 18-22 Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders
Sept 28 (Fri) Kingston, ON Kingston WritersFest, Grand Theatre
October 1 (Mon) - UK release of Through the Glass (published as "The Stranger Inside") Simon & Schuster
October 2 (Tues) - Canadian paperback edition release by Doubleday Canada
October 9 (Tues) - USA hardcover release by Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books)
October 10 (Wed) - Orillia, ON Bereavement Ontario Network Annual Conference (Keynote Address)
November 8 (Thu) - Hamilton, ON Fundraiser for The Bridge Prison to Community Program, Liuna Station
November 14 (Wed) - Ottawa, ON Restorative Justice Workshop for the National Office of Victims, Public Safety Canada, with Katy Hutchison.
November 27 (Tue) - Toronto, ON National Council of Jewish Women
National Book Tour Events for THROUGH THE GLASS:
October 11 (Tue) Toronto, ON Book Launch Party, Gladstone Hotel, Queen St. W.
October 12 (Wed) Mississauga, ON Retired Women Teachers of Ontario Keynote
October 13 (Thu) Calgary, AB, Public Lecture hosted by Mennonite Central Committee, Prison Fellowship Canada, After-Care Ministry & the RC Diocese of Calgary Social Justice Office & Prison Ministry October 17 (Mon) Surrey, BC Simon Fraser University Campus, Mezzanine October 19 (Wed) Halifax, NS Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, Hosted by Nova Scotia Restorative Justice (NSRJ) and Community University Research Alliance (CURA) October 20 (Thu) Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre, Public Lecture hosted by the John Howard Society's Partners in Healing and Restorative Opportunities Programs
November 9 (Wed) Whitehorse, YT Public Lecture at Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre Theatre
(Sponsored by the Department of Justice of the Yukon)
November 10 (Thu) Whitehorse Correctional Centre, Yukon (speaking to two groups of inmates)
November 16 (Wed) Kitchener, ON Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener, ON Hosted by Community Justice Initiatives and Kitchener Public Library
November 18 (Fri) Kingston, ON Pittsburgh Minimum Security Institution, Correctional Service of Canada, Hosted by the Chapel and Restorative Justice Committee
November 24 (Thu) Toronto, ON Nuance Leadership, 221 Yonge Street
November 23 Kitchener, ON Forest Heights Collegiate (senior level law and social sciences classes), .
November 23 Kitchener, ON Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON
November 12 Owen Sound, ON "The F-Word: Explorations on Forgiveness", a workshop with Katy Hutchison. Owen Sound & Area Family YMCA, Justice Circles program
October 21 Toronto, ON University of Toronto: "The Forgiveness Project", international display of stories and photos comes to Toronto from the UK. Panel Discussion at Hart House, 7pm
September 21 Waterloo, ON "When Justice Doesn't Bring Peace: Restoring Relationships in the Aftermath of Crime", International Day of Peace, The University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College. EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
September 29 New Liskeard, ON Canadian Mental Health Association, Cochrane-Tamiskaming Region, Public Lecture.
August 22-26 Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders
April 13 Boulder, Colorado Boulder County Sheriff's Department, Public Lecture.
March 26, Toronto, ON Peacebuilders International Conference: "Restorative Approaches to Gangs, Guns & Violence", York University.
March 21-23 Winnipeg, MB Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium Gathering
February 9 Waterloo, ON Conrad Grebel School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Uni. of Waterloo
March 2 Toronto, ON Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Panel: "Families & Crime."
November 25 Peterborough, ON Elizabeth Fry Society, Public Talk
November 1 - 30 Ottawa, ON Broken Glass to New Mosiacs: Healing Through Art an exhibition of Shannon's artwork in honour of National Restorative Justice Week at the Umi Cafe.
November 14 Ottawa, ON Vernissage at the Umi Cafe. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
November 16 Ottawa, ON Correctional Service of Canada National Headquarters
November 16 Ottawa, ON "Restorative Justice and the Ripple-Effect of Crime," Keynote Address to launch National Restorative Justice Week, University of Ottawa, ON.
November 6 Lima, Peru "Guilty By Association: Restorative Justice for Families of Offenders," First World Congress on Juvenile Restorative Justice
November 7 Lima, Peru "Victims in Restorative Juvenile Justice," a panel discussion with Justice Renate Winter (Vienna Youth Court and President of UN Special Court for Sierra Leone), Dr. Eva Giberti (Juvenile Court Psychologist, Argentina), Dr. Fely Gonzalez (Professor and Victimologist, Spain) and Dr. Marc Grenhuijsen (President of World Society of Victimology and Criminology Professor, The Hague, Holland)
October 28-29 Rochester, NY Walking After Midnight Annual Western New York Restorative Justice Conference
August 29 Picton, ON "One Step at a Time: Coping with Spousal Incarceration," Salvation Army retreat for women and children facing the incarceration of a loved one
August 19-22 Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders
May 31 - June 4 Vancouver, BC Restorative Practices International Conference
March 25 Kingston, ON Public Talk Hosted by Queen's Community Outreach Centre and Amnesty International, Queen's University
February 10 Waterloo, ON Conrad Grenbel University College School of Peace and Conflict Studies
January 29 San Francisco, CA Oakgrove Post-Release Office
January 28 San Bruno, CA San Bruno County Jail RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence Program)
January 28 Sonoma, CA Sonoma State University School of Criminology
January 27 San Francisco, CA Women's Re-entry Centre
November 19 Kitchener, ON "Us, Them, WE: Beyond Punishment to Accountability and Reconciliation", National Restorative Justice Week Conference.
November 10 Kitchener, ON "Can Restorative Justice Be Used For Serious Crime?" Workshop co-led with Jennifer Davies of Community Justice Initiatives, National RJ Conference
September 23-26 Oaxaca, Mexico "Restorative Justice: Humanizing the Justice Process", International Congress on Restorative Justice, hosted by Proderecho with funding from the State of Mexico and USAID.