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  • “Powering through Post-Publication Doldrums” with Lara Lillibridge (in-person)

  • “Powering through Post-Publication Doldrums” with Lara Lillibridge (virtual) 

  • "How to Get an Agent" Flash Session

  • “How to Take Your Existing Work and Make it Funny” with Lara Lillibridge

  • “How to Be Funny in Creative Non-Fiction” with Christoph Paul

  • "Advocacy: Train the Trainers.” Half day workshop. Macaulay Child Development Centre. Toronto, ON.
  • “Complaint Prevention”, Annual Meeting, Junior Bar Association of Quebec and American Bar Association, Montreal, QC
  • “Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace”, full day seminar, Distinguished Educator Series, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • "Teaching Your Kids to Stand Up for Themselves," Emerging Leaders, Federation CJA
  • “Complaining Effectively in the University Setting” Keynote, Virtual Conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
  • "Dealing with Complaints" Keynote, Surgery Association Annual Meeting, Lakeshore General Hospital, Pointe Claire, Quebec.
  • “Kvetching 101”, luncheon speaker, United Synagogue Conservative Judaism biannual meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Writing from Your Own Experience, Beaconsfield Library, QC (virtual)

  • Characters and Dialogue, Beaconsfield Library, QC (virtual)

  • Journaling and Setting Writing Intention, Brandee Safran Yoga Studio

  • I Have a Story to Tell, Fundraiser for Trevor Williams Foundation

  • How to Be Funny in Creative Non-Fiction, QWF, Full day workshop

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You were a delight to listen to last night during the Needham Hadassah zoom meeting. I was totally impressed by your confidence. I often know the right way to complain but my anger sometimes gets the best of me. I also admire the way you encourage your children to be independent. What you say is so right on target but harder to implement in person. The other thing I have to tell you that your spirit, positivity and enthusiasm was so refreshing.
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Member, Needham Hadassah
I really enjoyed how Amy shared different scenarios, as well as the skills that go into getting what you want (while still being nice!) It was a terrific program.
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Jane Hochstein
Executive Director, Jewish Community Center of Greater Dayton
Lara and Amy’s session was a generous, calming balm for all writers, whether they had published recently or not.
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Dorothy Rice
Author of Gray is the New Black

Bio & Pics


Amy Fish is the author of “I Wanted Fries with That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need” (New World Library 2019) and “The ART of Complaining Effectively” (Avmor 2015). Fries was named by the CBC as one of “40 works of Creative Non-Fiction to Watch Out For”, and was a pick for “14 books for those that love to laugh” both in 2019. Amy is a staff reviewer and interviewer for Hippocampus Magazine for Creative Non-Fiction and the Ombudsman at Concordia University in Montreal.

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Past Appearances and More

How to Complain (Or Not) About Reclined Airplane Seats- CTV News  February 2020

News Video - The Art of Complaining Effectively- CTV News    January 2020

If it's a problem for you, it's a problem': Expert details how to complain effectively | Lifestyle from CTV News- CTV News Toronto  January 2020

In Depth: How to ask for, and get, what you want- CTV Montreal      December 2019 

How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need- Daytime Ottawa   November 2019

Amy Fish, Panelist, Ask the Experts with Barbara Balfour- Rogers TV Ottawa, October 2019

Interview with Amy Fish- City TV News Montreal , October 2019

Interview with Amy Fish - Global TV morning show, October 2019

How to Complain About Bad Service. Interview. CBC Marketplace. (National television)Toronto, ON.

Knit and B*tch. Interview. Local Morning Show Global TV.

The Art of Complaining Effectively. Interview. Mutsumi Takahashi. CTV Local Affiliate.

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