November 1/3 — Participating in 2 events at The International Festival of Authors. 8 PM Roundtable on the 1st and a 3PM reading on the 3rd
Oct. 22-27 — Participating in 2 events at The Vancouver Writers’ Festival (“Character Roles” and “Afternoon Tea”
October 3-5 — Participating in several events at the FogLit Festival in New Brunswick.
September 22 – Participating in the “Great Books Marquee (4:30)” at Word on the Street Toronto.
Aug 22 – Appearing at Mixed Type 2
August — Appearing at the exceptional Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival, twice.
July – My story, “What the Difference Is” has been shortlisted for the Matrix magazine LitPop Contest.
March – The Scope singled out my new album.
March – Every Little Think hit the shelves!
February – I’ve won the Salon Fiction Prize, for my story, “A Second Look at Nothing,”
judged by Alexander MacLeod, Sue Goyettem and Thomas Hodd. Click Here.
Febraury – I’ve got a story, “Red,” in the new Antigonish Review.
Every Little Thing has made the Quill & Quire’s Spring Preview, and 49th Shelf’s “Books We’re Waiting For in Spring 2013.” It’s all downhill from here.
November — Chat with The Scope about my new album, I’m All Yours and You’re Half Mine.
September — “Red” accepted for Publication by The Antigonish Review.
May — Short Story, “Red,” won a Newfoundland & Labrador Arts & Letters Award.
January 2012 — Away from Everywhere has officially been optioned for film!
November 30 — Officially Triple Crowned the NL Cuffer prize last night!, having taken second place last night, I’ve won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Cuffer Prize.
November 12 – TWO stories shortlisted for the 2011 Cuffer Prize
August 23rd – Reading at The Marjorie Mews Library
August 17th – Hosting Mixed Type. A 1-night Books and Music Festival: Details here.
July 24th – Reading at The Ship, with Coach House author Dorothy Ellen Parker
June 24th – Reading at The Nickel Film Festival, Friday June 24th.
May – Hosting the Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards. Pop out for a pint!
Invited to Wordsspring 2011, with Alexander MacLeod and Beth Powning
English Langauge author for LTAC’s Words on the Move St. John’s Competition
Judge, Atlantic Books Awards
First Judge for CBC Literary Awards (Short Fiction)
October – Short Story “All That He Saw” just shortlisted for the 2010 Cuffer Prize! Click Here
October – Was co-featured in a great chat on Book Madam’s Live-to-chat Bookclub. Click Here to see that.
September – Invited to participate in this year’s Word on the Street (Halifax). Victoria Park in Halifax, 11-5 on Sept. 26th.
August – Away from Everywhere has been shortlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award for fiction!
August – Away from Everywhere has been longlisted for the 2010 ReLit award for fiction.
Aug. 26th – Facilitating a panel on “How to Get Published” for For the Love of Learning’s Arts Career Training day.
Aug. 13-15 - Invited to speak on the New Voices panel at this year’s Winterset in Summer Literary Festival. Guests this year inculde Margaret Atwood, Linden MacIntyre, Lisa Moore, Jessica Grant, and Michael Crummey.
August – Away from Everywhere has been adopted for several university English courses in the fall.
June – Shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) Emerging Writer of the Year award (Click Here)
June – Awarded a professional project grant through the NLAC (click here)
June 7th - Guest panelist at the Association of Canadian Publishers’ AGM in Halifax. The “Marketing 2.0″ panel.
May – Won the NLAC’s CBC Emerging Artist of the Year Award! (Click Here)
April – Shortlisted for the NLAC 2009 Newfoundland Emerging Artist of the Year Award! Click Here to watch the CBC Here & Now video
March 29th - Reading at WANL’s Spring Tide Reading Series with Bernice Morgan. The Ship, St. John’s 7-9.
January – Away from Everywhere makes The Current’s “‘Top Six 2009 Books.” (Click Here)
January – Chad is now, as of 2010, represented by Chris Bucci of The Anne McDermid Agency (Click Here)
January – Chad is reading at the first annual Sparks Literary Festival, with Lisa Moore, Michael Crummey, Jessica Grant, Russell Wangersky, Don McKay, Joan Clark, and many others. (Click Here)
December – Away from Everywhere made The National Post‘s Canada Also Reads Longlist (Click here)
December – Stephen Patrick Clare, Co-author of Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books, picked Away from Everywhere as a top ten book of 2009. (Click Here)
December – The Scope’s Best of 2009 Books: First: Michael Crummey’s Galore, Second: Lisa Moore’s February, Third: Pelley’s Away from Everywhere. (Click Here)
November – Chad Pelley listed in Atlantic Books Today as one of five Atlantic Canadian authors to watch for.
November - Away from Everywhere was the second “Most Requested Title” at Chapters in St. John’s, and is currently on Coles’ bestseller wall.
November – Chad won the 2009 Cuffer Prize! (Click Here)
Oct. 31st – Chad is speaking on a panel, alongside Kathryn Kutenbrouwer and George Murray, at WANL’s AGM, about authors and marketing.
October – A publisher in Paris, France has expressed interest in acquiring French rights and translating Away from Everywhere.
October – Reading with artist/writer Christopher Pratt at the Newman Wine Vault’s “Wine & Words” series. 7-9, Water St.
October – Away from Everywhere released and heading for stores all across Canada.