Professional Services


A lecturer at Memorial University for two decades and an occasional lecturer at University of New Brunswick, Gerard has a Ph.D. in American (Gothic) literature. He is an experienced leader of writing retreats and workshops in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Gerard has been a featured workshop leader with the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick,  Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, the prestigious Piper’s Frith in Newfoundland, and Lily Daly Assembly in New York. He has delivered multiple workshops to high school students, and in 2017, Gerard was invited to deliver a lecture to Masters in Creative Writing students at Newcastle University, UK, as well as a public reading at the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts. Most recently, Gerard was invited to teach a Masterclass in creative writing by the Northrup Frye Festival.

Gerard also edits the work of select candidates, for a fee. Because comprehensive editing can be so intensive, he can only mentor those who are both dedicated to the craft of writing and who show great commitment and promise. Gerard makes his decision after reading a short excerpt of a writer’s work and discussing their writing and goals.​

To reach Gerard for workshops, readings, and editing or mentoring services, contact him here.