North/West Passages reading series, The Writers’ Union of Canada. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Writers’ Union of Canada, this reading series featured the following Alberta writers: Anna Shannon, reading from “The Tenant,” Lori Hahnel (“Flicker”), Katherine Koller (“Winning Chance”), Sharon Butala (“Leaving Wisdom”), paulo da costa (“Trust the Bluer Skies”). The event was hosted by Jacqueline Carmichael, author of “Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918.”

Writers’ Guild of Alberta Mentorship Program. To celebrate the completion of the mentorship program, apprentices provided a reading of their work-in-progress to the public.

Launch for issue 28 of NōD Magazine at Shelf Life Books. Anna Shannon read her published flash “Turf.”


Literary Taxidermy Reading Series. Anna Shannon read her short story, “The Tenant,” which was a finalist for the 2020 Literary Taxidermy Prize, and was published in 32 Stories.