SPEAKING & EVENTS
Here’s some of the places I’ve been recently!
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Stay tuned for more events!
Feb 25, 2023 – Check out my Instagram LIVE with Beloved Arise!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 – STILL STACE Audiobook releases!!
It’s official – STILL STACE IS GETTING AN AUDIOBOOK!
Releases August 9, 2022!
Pre-order on Audible, Apple Books or Barnes & Noble!
Monday, June 20, 2022, 6PM EST – A huge thank you to my alma mater Sheridan College, for this lovely profile they did on my journey to “Still Stace”!
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6PM EST – I virtually spoke at my alma mater, Sheridan College! We talked about mental health awareness and how it can impact LGBTQ+ youth, and I also shared about my book, Still Stace. Recording is below!
Wed, March 16, 2022 – Thanks to my friends at Fraser Valley News for the coverage about Still Stace being a Finalist for a 2021 Foreward Indie Award for Juvenile Nonfiction!
Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 1PM PST – I spoke IN PERSON at Golden Ears United Church in Maple Ridge, BC for their PIE Day event (Particular, Intentional and Explicit support for the LGBTQ+ community), about the importance of being an affirming church. (I speak from about 13 mins – 33 mins on this video.)
Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 – I had SUCH a great conversation with the wonderful Julie Rodgers on her new podcast HERE TO QUEER! Click on the link to listen or get the free Callin App.
Friday, Jan 14, 2022 – Lovely podcast episode for the soon to be released book “New Directions for Holy Questions”!
Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 – Thank you to the Gay & Lesbian Review for publishing my essay!
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 – Thanks to Brian Allain for this lovely book interview about STILL STACE & my work in animation!
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 – 8AM PST / 11AM EST – I was so excited to partner with The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (60 min video)
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 – A huge thanks to the kind folks at Red Letter Christians for asking me to write an article about my experience as a lesbian Christian. You can read it here!
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 – Thank you to Kittredge Cherry for naming STILL STACE as one of the Top 28 LGBTQ Christian books of 2021!
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 – My presentation of “The Journey to STILL STACE” for the Fraser Valley Regional Library! (46 min video)
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 – 10:30 AM PST – I spoke in person at Open Door Church in Maple Ridge, BC! I believe the recorded video can be viewed here (if you have Facebook).
October 29, 2021 – Really nice article about Still Stace in the Winnipeg Free Press! Thank you to John Longhurst for the interview.
October 18 – 27 – STILL STACE Instagram LIVE Tour! A new special guest every day! Follow me @chomiaks to join! (Recorded conversations posted here!)
Oct 25, 2021 – Shout-out in Sheridan College’s Alumni Newsletter, Ovation:
October 22, 2021 – I had a great time chatting with Kevin Garcia on his podcast “A Tiny Revolution”!
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 – 4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST – I had a great chat with my friend Bukola from Q Christian Fellowship for our virtual event! I shared about STILL STACE and how I created some of the art!
Oct 21, 2021 – I was interviewed about “Still Stace” by the lovely Don Lehn from chillTV! (Chilliwack, BC)
October 14, 2021 – Super nice article in The Chilliwack Progress!
October 10, 2021 – Thanks 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, 2021 – We 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, 2021 – Nancy 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: 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)