KJB reading in Prince Albert

Kelley Jo Burke Reads from Her Book, Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism

Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism
by Kelley Jo Burke

Saturday, April 16, 2:30
John M. Cuelenaere Public Library - 125 12 Street East

Ducks on the Moon tells the story of Kelley Jo Burke’s “evolving” relationship with her autistic son; there are also interviews with parents of children on the autistic spectrum and leading experts in the field.

The book is a source of inspiration and support for parents and teachers with an autistic child in their lives and also engages general readers.

Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning playwright, poet, and broadcaster. Her plays have been produced and published in Canada and around the world. She is the host and producer of CBC Saskatchewan’s Sound Xchange. She will be reading from her book at the library on April 16.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Books will be for sale.

A Saskatchewan Writers Guild Reading


DUCKS ON THE MOON shows in May

Kelley Jo Burke will be performing her one-woman show, DUCKS ON THE MOON, in Forget, Saskatchewan on May 13th at the Happy Nun Cafe and May 26 at 8:30 PM at the Unitarian Centre, as a part of the Cathedral Arts Festival.


DUCKS ON THE MOON on sale online and in bookstores

To order Kelley Jo's new book, about autism and parenting, 


   1)  Order online from: ,  


   2)   Have it ordered in at your favorite bookstore: 

          Ducks on the Moon, by Kelley Jo Burke
          ISBN 978-1-926710-07-5 


   3) Contact the author at 

   She will sell you a signed copy.  PayPal gladly acccepted.



Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism is launched by Hagios Press, September 29 2010

Ducks on the Moon:
A Parent Meets Autism
Kelley Jo Burke
(based on her play, and CBC documentary)
Carey Shaw photo
"Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism" includes the text of Kelley Jo Burke's dramatic "stand-up documentary" covering the first five years in her "evolving" relationship with her autistic son, as well as current and salient interviews with other parents of children on the autism spectrum and leading experts in the field."

Hagios Press:
Swift Current: Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30
Lyric Theatre
Cover: $5 with a portion of the proceeds for Swift Current Home Care.
Saskatoon: Monday, October 4th - 7:00 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers

Regina: Thursday, October 7th - 7:30 p.m.
Artesian on 13th, (at Angus) in Regina
Cover: $5 with a portion of the proceeds for SCEP CENTRE Society (Regina).
Cash bar and refreshments available.
launching with the very wonderful

A Book of Mourning, by
Phyllis Nakonechny
For more information
on the books visit

The Selkie Wife premiere in Toronto this month with Fly By Night Theatre


Original production poster by Louisa Ferguson

Time August 18 at 8:00pm - August 21 at 10:00pm


Location The Village Playhouse

2190 Bloor St. W

Toronto, ON


Created By Fly By Night Theatre Company


More Info:  Join FBN for an evening (or one special matinee) of amazing theatre from Toronto's best new independent theatre company as we present the closing show of our 2010 season, Kelley Jo Burke's The Selkie Wife!


We perform at the Village Playhouse, near Runnymede station in unique Bloor West Village. Performance dates are:

Wed. Aug. 18 @ 8 p.m.

Thurs. Aug. 19 @ 8 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 20 @ 8 p.m.

Sat. Aug. 21 @ 2 p.m.

Sat. Aug. 21 @ 8 p.m.


Hailed by critics as a beautifully-written story of love, longing and identity, The Selkie Wife is a strikingly original, bold and contemporary take on an ancient Celtic myth played out at the centre of a modern Canadian family. Mary has it all, a great family with her husband Callum and daughter Brigit and a life that she's built for herself – but when she gets a surprise visit from an old friend, Gen, a secret begins to surface about Mary's past that threatens to change everything. Mary is a Selkie, a seal who is able to shed her skin to come on land in order to mate with a human and then return to sea with her offspring. Years have passed and now Gen, a fellow Selkie, has come to bring Mary back to the deep waters. The Selkie Wife is filled with laughter and tension as the characters face questions of love and sex, freedom and oppression and ultimately a decision that will forever change their lives.



Mary- Peyton LeBarr

Brigit- Shannon Shura

Gen- Laura MacDonald

Callum- Tayves Fiddis

Dylan- Paolo Santalucia


Directed by: Tom Haxell

Stage Managed by: Meredith Henry


Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors, except the Saturday matinee, which features the lowest price EVER for an FBN show: just $15!

Please visit to purchase tickets, or e-mail us at for reservations.


You will NOT want to miss the Toronto debut of this funny, delightful play.



Fly By Night Theatre is both a non-union, not-for-profit Theatre Company and a registered Canadian charity.


Fly By Night runs on and works towards a three-tiered mandate:

*To contribute to the development of a vibrant arts community within the GTA, presenting outstanding theatrical productions and building local audiences.


*To nurture young artists by providing an encouraging, professional environment for emerging theatre artists, and offering opportunities for artistic development and training.


*To support underprivileged children in Africa by donating proceeds to Royal Seed Needy Home, an orphanage in Ghana that cares for 74 young children.