AfterWords Literary Festival, Virtual – April 14, 2022, 6pm ET/7pm AT

This great Halifax-based festival takes place in the fall, this year Sept 28-Oct 2, with a hybrid line-up. But they’ve also launched off-season virtual programming; this spring that includes Stephens Gerard Malone, Michelle Good and me. You’re all very welcome to join us digitally when I’ll be in conversation with writer, journalist, and festival co-director Stephanie Domet. Free registration HERE. The festival bookseller is another great indie bookstore, BookMark, which has locations in Halifax and Charlottetown.

Los Angeles Launch, Piccolo Santa Monica – March 28, 2022, 5-7pm.

My US book tour dates last fall got postponed due to Covid restrictions. The LA date has been rescheduled for March 28th. It’s in-person, at an outdoor venue. Delighted to be partnering with Diesel Books, a great independent bookstore with locations in Brentwood and Del Mar. If you’re going to be in LA then, please email me,, for details as would love for you to come. Many thanks to the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles for […]

WOW – An Afternoon of Literary Entertainment, Sunday Dec 5, 2021, 2-3pm ET

Join us virtually for the annual Words the Orangeville Way literary event, produced in partnership with local independent bookstore, BookLore.  This year attendees are invited to enjoy an afternoon of literary entertainment featuring part-time Mono resident and author Helen Walsh and part-time Caledon resident and author Suzanne Hillier. The panel discussion will be moderated by Orangeville’s own freelance writer Bernadette Hardaker. It will dive into the powerful themes in each author’s most recent book: Pull Focus by […]

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Oct 22nd, 3:30-4:30pm

Toxic Truths: Lola Akinmade Åkerström & Helen Walsh Join us for this free, virtual event October 22 at 3:30pm. Registration HERE. Tune in to an engaging talk with authors Lola Akinmade Åkerström and Helen Walsh about their powerful debut novels, exploring important social issues, from racism, classism and fetishization; to contemporary feminism and toxic masculinity in the #MeToo age. In Nigerian-American writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström’s In Every Mirror She’s Black, three Black women are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm as they build new lives in the most open society run by […]

Massey College Pull Focus Literary Salon – October 18th, 4:30-6pm

October 18, 2021, 4:30-6pm, Massey College,4 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 2E1 Please join us for this free hybrid event featuring Helen Walsh and Nalini Stewart in conversation, moderated by Doug Gibson. Registration for in-person attendance can be found HERE. Additionally, the event will be broadcast on Massey College’s YouTube Channel with access HERE.

Ramsay Talks: Sept 27/21, 6-7pm (virtual). FREE with registration.

Join us for this free, book launch with Helen Walsh, author of Pull Focus. A thriller about dirty money and weaponized sex at a film festival. What fun! Helen Walsh’s new mystery isn’t even published and it’s already drawing raves, listed as a must-read Fall 2021 book. Deepa Mehta said: “I fell deeper and deeper into the complex and intricate mystery so artfully created by Helen Walsh. Pull Focus is like a shot of adrenaline: with every page, […]

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