Book-signing at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

15 November 2014

Looking for something warm to do on a cold winter’s day? Come by the inaugural INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair. Ann will be signing copies of her award-winning book The Family China at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 16. She’ll be at the Brick Books pavilion with Heather Cadsby and other Brick authors. Other featured events that day include readings by Sarah Richardson, Dalton Higgins, Amanda Lindhout, Halli Villegas and Molly Peacock.

Family China Review in The Goose

24 September 2014

The Family China has been reviewed in The Goose. Check out the article written by Lindsay Diehl, which notes a “stunning ability to identify and pursue certain truths”.

Ann Shin Wins Anne Green Award

10 July 2014

Ann Shin is the WordFest 2013 Anne Green Award winner! She received the award for her book of poetry, The Family China, which was presented at WordFest as “multimedia performance culminating in a cathartic china-smashing that grappled rawly and musically with the profound messiness of human relations.”

For more about the Anne Green Award, visit:

Join Ann Shin for a Reading at Doors Open Underground!

16 May 2014

Ann Shin is joining a group of talented Diaspora Dialogues authors for a day of readings at the secret Heritage Room, a crypt-like space underneath the Metropolitan United Church, as part of Doors Open Toronto.

Readings all day, from 11 am – 4 pm. Check out for the full list of authors.

    When: Saturday, May 24
    Time: 11 am – 4 pm
    Where: Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East
    Cost: Free!

Family China Review in Arc Poetry

25 April 2014

Check out “Picking Up the Pieces: Ann Shin’s The Family China, the latest review of by Phoebe Wang in Arc Poetry Magazine.

“That Shin is also a filmmaker is evident in the book’s cinematic quality. Shin’s eye pans over the decades, zooming in on details such as her mother’s breath in her ear or the wind in the grass outside their old family farm.”

Poetry Gala at the Richmond Hill Public Library: part of Celebrate National Poetry Month

18 April 2014

I’m looking forward to reading at the Richmond Hill Annual Poetry Gala tomorrow with Barry Dempster, Paul Vermeersch, Elizabeth Greene, Baron Jeramy Dodds, Kimmy Beach.  It’s part of Celebrate National Poetry Month – come on out to hear these beautiful poets, see you there.
For more information check it out: here