to Patrick Lane read
“Wild Horses”

to an interview
with Patrick on
The Next Chapter

with Shelagh Rogers,
CBC Radio One, which
aired in January, 2012.


and Events


October 18–28, 2018
International Festival of Authors

Harbourfront Centre

February 20, 2018, 7:30pm
Munro's Books

1108 Government Street, Victoria
Launch and author reading for Deep River Night

and Events

September 29, 2017, 7:30pm
Victoria Festival of Authors

Metro Theatre, Victoria
A Life of Words: The Legacy of Lorna Crozier & Patrick Lane

April 8, 2017, 8pm
Our Canada with the Victoria Symphony
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a concert exploring our country’s rich literary community and connection to music.
Alix Goolden Hall 

April 6, 2017, 7pm

A Pavilion of Blossoms: Poets Respond to Spring

Art Gallery of Victoria

and Events

May 27, 2016: Honorary Doctorate from University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George

Patrick Lane will receive an honorary doctorate from UNBC.

January 28, 2016: Honorary Doctorate from Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo
Patrick Lane will receive an honorary doctorate from Vancouver Island University. 2:30pm

and Events

October 13–18
Wordfest in Calgary

With Lorna Crozier and more than 70 other artists.

June 1, 2015: Honorary Doctorate from McGill University, Montreal
Patrick Lane and Lorna Crozier will both receive honorary doctorates from McGill.

May 1–3
Hubbards Writers Festival with Lorna Crozier

April 21
An Evening of Poetry with Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane
St. Stephen's Church, 7921 St Stephens Rd, Saanichton

March 24–29
A World of Poetry in Ottawa
(with Lorna Crozier)

February 13
Sidney Literary Festival
7:00 pm
The Red Brick Café, 2423 Beacon Ave., Sidney
(with Lorna Crozier)





and Events

January 9–12
Honeymoon Bay Writing Retreat

April 25–27
BC Writers Federation Annual General Meeting
Victoria, BC
with Lorna Crozier

May 15–18
Skagit River Poetry Festival
La Conner, Washington
Winner of Ennis Award

July 17–20
Honeymoon Bay Retreat

November 2
launches at Open Space in Victoria

November 13–16
Honeymoon Bay Writing Retreat

November 22, 2014
Order of Canada
Investiture Ceremony

Ottawa. For a live webcast vist at 10:30 EST


An interview in the Toronto Quarterly, December 2, 2014
The Toronto Quarterly interviewed Patrick Lane about his new book, Washita. Patrick answered many questions about writing and about poetry and was asked to describe, in terms of writing, his idea of a perfect day. Read his answer here.

An open letter to all the wild creatures of the earth
On December 2, 2013, The Times Colonist
published Patrick Lane's open letter to the wild creatures of the earth. The letter is a transcript of the convocation address he gave to graduating students at the University of Victoria on November 13, 2013.

Since then, it has become the Times Colonist's most popular online story. (A follow-up article appeared on December 6.) Patrick’s letter has been shared on Facebook and reposted on many sites:

Facts & Opinions  Facts & Opinions is an online journal of reporting and analysis in words and pictures, by master journalists.

DeSmog  DeSmog Canada “exists to clear the PR pollution that is preventing us from having sensible public conversations about critical issues around the environment, social justice and the economy.”


A previous convocation address, given to UBC students at the Kelowna campus, was published in the Globe and Mail. Patrick Lane was granted an honorary degree on June 6, 2013, and spoke of looking for the beauty in life. A video of him reading the address is on the home page.

Read Marsha Lederman's ode to Patrick Lane and Lorna Crozier in
the Globe and Mail to mark the occasion of the Vancouver Writers Festival tribute to Patrick.

Read an interview with Patrick Lane that appeared in Victoria’s
Times Colonist newspaper on Sunday, December 18, 2011.

Listen to an interview with Patrick which aired in January 2012,
on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio One.