To arrange or inquire about a reading or hockey talk, send an e-mail:

puckstruck [at]

Or? Find me on Twitter @pkstrk

Available, also, for research projects + discussions of books + hockey roundtables + panels + podcasts + general reflections + reveries.


Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I’ll be reading at University College at the University of Toronto in Room 240 from 12-2pm. Also, answering questions.

Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, November 12

pkstruck invite

Toronto, Ontario
Friday, November 14

I’ll be signing books and standing by to chat and banter, answer questions, demonstrate the hook-check, and/or discuss Howie Morenz and the burglar at Indigo’s Bay and Bloor store, from 1-4 p.m.

Stratford, Ontario
Saturday, November 15

I’ll be the guest of the Stratford Public Library for a reading, q-and-a, and all-round hockey-jaw, on Saturday, November 15, 10.30 a.m. through to noon. Details here.

Peterborough, Ontario
Sunday, November 16

Come for the book-signing, stay and shoot the hockey breeze, from 11 a.m. through to 3 p.m. at Chapters Peterborough, 873 Lansdowne Street West.

Kingston, Ontario
Wednesday, November 19

A reading and Puckstruck discussion from 7-9 p.m. at Novel Idea at 156 Princess Street in Kingston.

Ajax, Ontario
Saturday, November 22

Signing books, drawing small hockey players, talking hockey at Chapters Ajax at Durham Centre, 90 Kingston Road. Time TBA.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, November 27

A reading hosted by the King’s Co-Op Bookstore on the campus of the University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road. The event gets underway at 7pm at the Peter Wilson Common Room, 2nd Floor of the new Academic Building at King’s.

Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Friday, November 28

A reading and hockey-minded chat hosted by The Inside Story.


St. John’s, Newfoundland
Saturday, December 6

An afternoon of hockey-talking, featuring a reading from

Puckstruck: Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada’s Hockey Obsession (Greystone Books)

“Funny, smart, unlike any hockey book I’ve read,” Dave Bidini has called it; Roy MacGregor says it’s “required reading.” recently named it the best hockey book of 2014.

ON: Saturday, 6 December
FROM: 2-4 p.m.
AT: Broken Books
183A Duckworth Street (by the War Memorial)

 Barrie, Ontario
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Meeting and greeting, talking Puckstruck and signing copies at Chapters Barrie, 76 Barrie View Drive. 1-4 p.m.

Toronto, Ontario
Sunday, January 25

Reading with fictioneers Alicia Elliot, Ruth Walker, and Ben Stephenson at 3030 Bar & Grill, 4—7 p.m.

3030 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 1Z3


Brampton, Ontario
Wednesday, February 4

Reading and a slide show, signing and a q-and-a, all at the Brampton Public Library, 7—8 p.m.


Cyril Clark Branch
20 Loafers Lake Lane, Brampton, Ontario L6Z 1X9

Peterborugh, Ontario
Tuesday, February 10

Talking Puckstruck and all things hockey, signing, qing-and-aing, in an event presented by the Peterborough Public Library in conjunction with Trent University’s Department of Canadian Studies.

Puckstruck_Peterborough Event_Evite

More details:

Aurora, Ontario
Wednesday, February 11

Reading and a slide show, signing and shooting the hockey breeze, all at the Aurora Public Library, 7—8.30 p.m.

aurora poster


Owen Sound, Ontario
Wednesday, February 18

Home Ice Advantage: A reading at the Owen Sound Public Library, 7—8 p.m.


Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
824 1st Ave. W.
Owen Sound, Ontario 
N4K 4K4


Meaford, Ontario
Thursday, February 19

Koffee House Reads: A reading and slide show presented by the Meaford Public Library, 3—5 p.m.

Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre
151 Collingwood Street West
Meaford, Ontario N4L 1K5


Creemore, Ontario
Saturday, February 21 + Sunday, February 22


Curiosity House Bookstore & Gallery
178 Mill Street
Creemore, Ontario
L0M 1G0

Collingwood, Ontario
Thursday, April 9

A discussion and a reading, followed by qs, followed by as. The event is free but registration is required, here.


Hamilton, Ontario
Sunday, April 12


Orillia, Ontario
Saturday, July 25, 2015


Reading and talking with Charles Pachter, Saturday, July 25,  5 pm. For more information, visit

Kingston, Ontario
Saturday, September 26

Kingston WritersFest

Saturday, September 26, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

He Writes! He Scores!: Seeking the Best Hockey Book Ever

Roch Carrier (The Hockey Sweater), Mark Anthony Jarman (Salvage King, Ya!:a Herky Jerky Picaresque), and Stephen Smith (Puckstruck: Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada’s Hockey Obsession) face off in an epic contest to crown the definitive hockey book. Take your seats at centre ice and bring your notebooks as you hear about hockey book hall-of-famers and some hot new prospects! Larry Scanlan (Grace Under Fire: The State of Our Sweet and Savage Game) will referee the proceedings and determine which book will score the breakaway goal.


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