Speaking & Events

Here’s some of the places I’ve been recently. If you want to invite me to add my voice to the conversation or speak somewhere, please shoot myself or my agent Claire Draper (claire@thebentagency.com) an email. Stay tuned for more events!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021STILL STACE officially releases into the world! (EEEEEE!)

Friday, Oct 22, 2021 4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST – I’m really excited to partner with Q Christian Fellowship for a virtual event! I will be sharing about STILL STACE and how I created some of the art. Click here to follow QCF on Facebook and be notified when we go LIVE!

Friday, Oct 22, 2021 7PM PST STILL STACE book launch put on by OneTWU! In person! Fort Langley, BC! So, so excited! Grab a FREE ticket here, then either bring your pre-ordered book for me to sign, or buy a copy for me to sign at the event. I will have many Sharpies at the ready! Sheesh, I can’t be more excited for this. *Vaccine passport needed for entry.

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6PM PST STILL STACE book launch, in person, Maple Ridge, BC at Open Door Church! *Vaccine passport needed for entry.

Sunday, Oct 31, 202110:30 AM PST – I will be speaking in person at Open Door Church in Maple Ridge, BC! *Vaccine passport needed for entry. (Will also be on Zoom.)

Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 2PM – 4PM PST STILL STACE book signing at The Owl and The Cat Bookery in Chilliwack, BC. Signing will take place at 45645 Tamihi Way #107, Chilliwack, BC – two doors down from the Bookery.

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 6:30PM – 8:30PM PST STILL STACE book launch, in person, Chilliwack, BC at the brand new Smoking Gun Coffee Shop! *Vaccine passport needed for entry.


RECORDED EVENTS:

October 14, 2021 – Super nice article in The Chilliwack Progress!


October 10, 2021Thanks for the great article, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News! (And thanks for plugging all three Still Stace launches!)


October 9, 2021 – The lovely Don Lehn interviewed me for the Fraser Valley News about Still Stace releasing very soon!


Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 – I spoke (in person!) at The Bridge Church in Abbotsford, BC, for their affirming service entitled “Because of Love”. I was so honoured to be a part of this! This was such a moving and powerful day. They have posted the video to share online!

Oct 3, 2021 – Because of Love from The Bridge, Abbotsford on Vimeo.


Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021We got a Kirkus review this week for Still Stace, and it feels like a pretty big deal! (They are known to be notoriously cranky, so I will take it!)


Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 – I had SUCH a great conversation on this episode of THE MSFITS podcast! If you like chatting about gayness, faith – and HOW the france they go together – this is for you. 🙂


Friday, July 30, 2021 – Author Stephanie Hansen, interviewed a few of us from the YA Books Troop 21 who have YA books releasing this year. Entire video is 24 mins.


Sunday, June 30, 2021Nancy Shadlock, host of The Coming Out Chronicles, invited me on her great podcast! “Stacey Chomiak takes us through her story of growing up closeted in the Evangelical church. Living in a not-so-supportive environment and the struggles of not having someone to talk to, Stacey talks about how exactly that changed and why. Today Stacey is creating books that help others not feel alone in that storyline. Her soon-to-be-released young adult visual novel is going to offer hope and inspiration to many that currently feel alone and like outcasts in their families and churches.”


Sunday, June 27, 2021 – (Langley, BC) – I had a great conversation with Rev. Ryan Tristin Chapman at United Church of Langley (in person!) and it airs for their service on YouTube on June 27th at 10:30 AM PST. Video is available below. (Our conversation is about 23 mins, starting at 22:59)


Sunday, June 6, 2021 – (Guelph, Ontario) – Virtually sharing my message on holding grief & joy, at Harcourt Memorial United Church for their Affirming Sunday! (My message is about 12 mins, starting at 14:37)


Sunday, June 6, 2021 – (Maple Ridge, BC)- Virtually sharing my message at my home church Open Door Church – join us at 10:30am on our Facebook LIVE page! (Excited to share on the first Sunday in Pride month!)


March 19-21, 2021 – Friends! This is was an awesome event with OutChristian! Lookit that lineup!!


March 3rd, 2021: Interview about “Rainbow Boy” and “Still Stace” with Wendy Gritter from Generous Space


February 3rd, 2021: Shipwreck Over Safety Podcast: (also find on Spotify & Apple podcasts)


January 23rd, 2021: SheLoves Webinar: Liberation Stories


January 2021: Owning My Gay Christian Story

Owning My Gay Christian Story from Stacey Chomiak on Vimeo.


January 19th, 2021: Maple Ridge news article


September 1st, 2019: Blessed Are The Feminists Podcast:


October 2018: Interview at our home church, Open Door Church, in Maple Ridge, BC:


February 2014: Writing a Guest Post for Rachel Held Evans’ Blog (A shorter version of this story made it into Rachel’s book “Searching For Sunday)


October 2013: Interview about a third way church with Bruxy Cavey at The Meeting House (interview starts at 29 min mark)


October 2013: Giving my gay Christian testimony at Cove church (North Vancouver) (50 min audio file)


March 2010: CBC Radio Winnipeg interview about “Tah-Dah” (6 min audio file)


September 2009: Red carpet interview at Feel Good Film Fest Los Angeles, CA, where they screened “Tah-Dah” among other films at the iconic Egyptian Theater.


2009: Animated scene from rough to colour from my short film “Tah-Dah”

Final animated short film “Tah-Dah” (2009): (my thesis from Sheridan College Animation degree)