International Festival of Authors: October 23, 2018

35th IFOA at Harbourfront CentreKaren is reading this fall at the International Festival of Authors.

Many thanks to Heather and Jim of Tightrope Books who threw her into the hurly-burly of the IFOA’s The Battle of the Bards.

When: Tuesday, 23 October, 9 PM

Where: Harbourfront Centre

Come and cheer on the poets!

Karen is reading with amazing poets: Lorna Crozier and Paul Vermeersch.

Visit for further details.

Supermarket: July 11, 2018

Release any words stuck inside of you book coverCome join in the celebration of the Toronto launch of the first Applebeard Editions title, Release Any Words Stuck Inside of You: An untethered Collection of Shorts made in collaboration with untethered magazine!

Wednesday, July 11th at 7pm at Supermarket Bar, 268 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market, Toronto

The evening will be full of whimsical banter for all.

There will be several short readings by some of contributors living in and around Toronto, including André Babyn, Sara Flemington, Kate Gies, Lesley Kenny, Cara-Lyn Morgan, Karen Mulhallen, Katherine Pilon, Rasiqra Revulva, Emily Sanford, and Priscila Uppal!

The book is 178 pages and packed into a 5×7 frame—small, tight, and muscular, much like the work that appears within its covers.

Discounted copies of the book will be for sale.

An Island of Wild Horses

“I still wake in the night, or in the hours just at dawn, and I remember what it was like, what it was like to sit on a dune and look out over the sea, what it was like to have horses nuzzle me from each side, and from the rear—no escape. What it was like to feel the wind and to follow a horse track somewhere, over there, somewhere where sand and seal and horse and sea and sky meet.”

Read Karen’s article about Sable Island on the Sable Island Institute website.

Supermarket: May 1, 2018

Untethered 4-1 front coverAs part of the launch for Untethered 4:1, Karen will read at Supermarket in Kensington Market.

May 1, 2018
Supermarket Restaurant and Grill
268 Augusta Avenue

Free! Copies of the new issue of Untethered will be available for a special launch price of only $10. Back issues will be available for $5.

Battle of the Bards: A Wonderful Night of Poetry!

Seasons in an Unknown Key by Karen MulhallenThe 10th Annual Battle of the Bards poetry competition was a delightful evening.

On March 28, 2018, Karen read with 19 other poets in a friendly rivalry at Harbourfront Centre.

Congratulations to all the poets.

Toronto’s Paul Vermeersch was selected winner. Karen was among the runners up with Angela Hibbs, Margo LaPierre and Caroline Szpak.

Karen read from Seasons in an Unknown Key.

Book Launch: Captive Love, A Memoir of Rescue, January 14, 2018

Captive Love Book Launch January 2018 Celebrate the creatures who bring us so much comfort and great joy.

Join Karen for the launch of her latest book, Captive Love, A Memoir of Rescue.

Karen will speak briefly and read briefly at Kalendar, 546 College Street, Toronto, on Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Captive Love will be available for purchase.

If you would like to order signed copies in advance, please email and your books will be waiting for you at Kalendar.

Still Dancing: September 16, 2017

Still Dancing poster: A celebration of Canadian Poetry & SongJoin Karen at Still Dancing, a celebration of Canadian poetry and song on Saturday, September 16, 2-4 pm at the East York Civic Centre.

This intimate afternoon of stories, songs and poetry recalling Canada’s rich literary legacy from East Toronto and beyond is a free event.

Featuring Toronto Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels, with Karen, Paul Dutton and Annie Wong.

Student reciters from Poetry in Voice, music by David Sereda, Dave Grey and Tyler Wagler