This Week in Book Events: November 3-9

November 3, 2014

This week in book events: Playwrights Canada Press celebrates their thirtieth anniversary with a party in Toronto; authors K.D. Miller, Diane Schoemperlen, Ray Robertson, and Matthew Heiti (among others) get wild at Waterloo's Wild Writer's Literary Festival; in Ottawa, Chaudiere Books celebrates the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair — and more!

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This week in book events: Playwrights Canada Press celebrates their thirtieth anniversary with a party in Toronto; authors K.D. Miller, Diane Schoemperlen, Ray Robertson, and Matthew Heiti (among others) get wild at Waterloo's Wild Writer's Literary Festival; in Ottawa, Chaudiere Books celebrates the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair — and more!

Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, and time, to   emily@lpg.ca to be included in our listings

Monday, November 3

Toronto

Thirtybash with Playwrights Canada Press
When: Doors at 6pm, Readings at 7pm
Where: Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
More Information: For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/462577893882497/

Michael Springate will be reading from his debut novel, The Beautiful West and the Beloved of God

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When: 7pm
Where: Another Story Bookstore, 315 Roncesvalles Ave.
More Information: In The Beautiful West and the Beloved of God, Elena and Mahfouz meet in Montreal in the spring of 2008. That summer, however, Mahfouz doesn't return from a trip to Cairo, and his father is picked up and held indefinitely for unknown charges on undisclosed evidence. No longer in contact with each other, Elena and Mahfouz must separately come to terms with their historical situation, preparing for a future shaped by forces they struggle to understand.

Tuesday, November 4

Toronto
Kerry-Lee Powell, author of Inheritance, at Art Bar Reading Series
When: 8pm-11pm
Where: The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
More Information: Kerry-Lee Powell will be reading at the Art Bar reading series at the Art Bar Reading Series, located at The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Avenue, just east of Broadview Subway station. For more info, please see their website. 


Wednesday, November 5

Montreal

Deanna Young and Michael Kenyon read in Montreal

When: 7-9pm
Venue: Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal 
More Information: Deanna Young reads from her third collection House Dreams and Michael Kenyon reads from his fourth collection Astatine at Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal with Shelagh Plunkett.

Comox, BC
Write Here Readers Series presents Ian Weir at North Island College


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When: 7pm

Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus, Comox, BC
More Information: Join award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and novelist Ian Weir at North Island College's Write Here Readers Series. Weir will be reading from his new novel, Will Starling, at the Stan Hagen Theatre at the Comox Valley campus.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Write Here Readers Series online.

Thursday, November 6

Toronto
Michael Springate, author of The Beautiful West and the Beloved of God, will read from his work at Beit Zatoun.
When: 7pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Marham St.
More Information: In The Beautiful West and the Beloved of God, Elena and Mahfouz meet in Montreal in the spring of 2008. That summer, however, Mahfouz doesn't return from a trip to Cairo, and his father is picked up and held indefinitely for unknown charges on undisclosed evidence. No longer in contact with each other, Elena and Mahfouz must separately come to terms with their historical situation, preparing for a future shaped by forces they struggle to understand.

BookThug and Novel Idea present a Book Launch for a thin line between by Wanda Praamsma

When:7-8:30pm

Where: Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess Street, Kingston, ON 

More Information: Free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/853725101326697/

Donato Mancini reading from Loitersack at Livewords reading series


When: Doors at 7:30pm, Readings at 8:00pm
Where: betty’s basement (upstairs) at Betty’s, 240 King Street East

More Information: For more information, visit  http://livewords.ca/

Buffalo, NY 

Just Buffalo Literary Centre presents a book launch/reading for Michael Boughn, author of City: Book 1: Singular Assumptions
Guest Readers include: David Peter Clarke, author of the chapbook Pentacles, and Edric Mesmer and Marina Blishteyn

When: 7pm

Where: Just Buffalo Literary Centre, 468 Washington, Buffalo, NY
More Information: Free

Friday, November 7

Waterloo
K.D. Miller, Diane Schoemperlen, Ray Robertson, and Kathy Page, and Matthew Heiti at Wild Writers Literary Festival
When: November 7-9th, Various Times
Where: Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N, Kitchener, ON, Canada
More Information: For more information visit http://www.tnq.ca/wildwriters/

Montreal


Geographic Psychologies, or What Happens To Your Writing When You Change 
Towns: a reading with Jacob Wren, author of Polyamorous Love Song (and
 formerly of Toronto) and Zoe Whittall (formerly of Montreal)


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When: 7-9pm
Where: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, 211, Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC


More Information: Free. For more information, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1530649450512072/

Ottawa
Anita Dolman reads with Dave Currie, Jennifer Baker, Frances Boyle & Stuart Ross as a part of the pre-small press book fair reading, The Factory Reading Series
When: Doors at 7pm, Reading at 7:30pm
Where: The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; Upstairs)
More Information: For more information visit http://www.abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2014/10/the-factory-reading-series-pre-small.html

Saturday, November 8

London

Deanna Young launches her new collection, House Dreams

When: 2-4pm

Where: Landon Library, 167 Wortley Rd • London, Ontario 

Details: Deanna Young launches her third poetry collection House Dreams in London with special guest Laurie D. Graham.

Ottawa
Chaudiere Books at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair
When: 12 to 5pm
Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 203
More Information: For more information visit http://www.smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-twentieth.html

Victoria

The Queer Sentence – Arleen Paré at the Victoria Writers Festival, reading from Lake of Two Mountains

When: 11:15 am until 1:15 pm
Where: Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria 
More Information: Arleen Paré read from Lake of Two Mountains, her second poetry collection, at the Victoria Writers Festival. This collection is shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Poetry.

Grit Lit: Writing the Rural at the Victoria Writers Festival

Reading from Orient

When: 11:15 am until 1:15 pmWhere: Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria 
More Information: Gillian Wigmore reads from her third poetry collection orient and her novella Grayling at the Victoria Writers Festival.Karen Enns at the Victoria Writers Festival

Reading from Ordinary Hours

When: 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Where: Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria 
More Information: Karen Enns reads from her second poetry collection Ordinary Hours at the Victoria Writers Festival.

Sunday, November 9

Toronto


BookThug and New Star Books present a book launch for Ron Silliman, author
 of Revelator (BookThug) and Tom Dilworth, author of Here Away
, Donato Mancini, author of Loitersack and Louis Cabri, author of Posh Lust 
(New Star Books)
When: 4-6pm
Where: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON
More Information: Free. Books will be for sale. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/803676593026787/

Rachel Zolf launches Janey’s Arcadia

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When: 7-10pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
More Information: An evening of word, visual and sound performance. Not just another book launch, Rachel Zolf and friends celebrate her fifth collection of poetry, Janey’s Arcadia – an aversive, conversive reckoning with the ongoing errors of Canadian settler-colonialism. For more information, visit http://www.chbooks.com/events/nov-9-rachel-zolf-launches-janeys-arcadia-toronto-2014-11-09


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