This Week in Book Events: October 14-19

October 14, 2014

This week in book events: writers bare it all in Montreal at the Live Nude Writers Event; Coach House Press celebrates its fall launch of books with a party in Toronto; Dawn Durmont launches her novel, Rose's Run, at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon;  I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems launches in St. John's, Newfoundland with a special group reading — and more!

It's time to get out your organizers and plan your bookish week!  

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This week in book events: writers bare it all in Montreal at the Live Nude Writers Event; Coach House Press celebrates its fall launch of books with a party in Toronto; Dawn Durmont launches her novel,  Rose's Run, at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon;  I Found It at the Movies An Anthology of Film Poems launches in St. John's, Newfoundland with a special group reading — and more!

It's time to get out your organizers and plan your bookish week! And remember, unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the general public. 

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. 

Tuesday, October 14

Montreal

Live Nude Writers!

When: 7pm

Where: Stock Bar, 1171 St. Catherine East (Beaudry Metro), Montreal, Quebec

More Information: Four Canadian writers take to the stage of Stock to peel off the pages of their most audacious and thrilling work.

Award-winning poet and editor John Barton will read from his his eleventh poetry collection,  Polari. Joining him will be novelist, poet and art critic Peter Dubé, who will give an advance preview of his new book of short stories, Beginning with the Mirror. Also reading from his work will be writer, editor and activist Jordan Coulombe. The event will be hosted by Christopher DiRaddo.

This event is free and open to the general public (18 plus).

Wednesday, October 15

Toronto

Pivot at the Press Club presents Marianne Apostolides, author of Sophrosyne (BookThug)

When: 8pm

Where: The Press Club, 850 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON 

More Information: Additional readings from Andrea Bennett and Ricardo Sternberg. Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney. PWYC (suggested donation of $5). Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/848521781826692/ 

Coach House Books Fall 2014 Launch

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When: 8pm

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario

More Information: Celebrating the launch of  On Malice by Ken Babstock; The Poetic Edda, translated by Jeramy Dodds; DOWN by Sarah Dowling; Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson; Janey’s Arcadia by Rachel Zolf. For more: http://www.chbooks.com/events/oct-15-coach-house-books-fall-2014-launch-2014-10-15

Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Anne Lazurko, author of Dollybird, at Write Out Loud

When: 7pm

Where: Lyric Theatre, 227 Central Ave N., Swift Current, Saskatchewan

More Information: http://www.lyrictheatre.ca/writeoutloud.html

Thursday, October 16

Saskatoon

Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan — Book Launch

When: 7pm

Where: McNally Robinson, in the Travel Alcove, 3130 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2

More Information: http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-13431/-Margaret-Hryniuk,-Frank-Korvemaker-and-Larry-Easton----Book-Launch#.U_IqbF7F_1o

 

Moncton

Beth Powning goes HomeReading

When: 7pm

Where: Café Aberdeen, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB

More Information:

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Home is like a leaf on a tree: other people, other homes, are the other leaves. They live beneath the same sky, share the same memories, survive the same storms.

But one leaf is a solitude.

After twenty-five years on a New Brunswick farm, award-winning Canadian author Beth Powning came to understand the land she calls home. Now, almost twenty years after the initial publication of Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life, readers may once again experience the spirit of home in nature in this new edition of her seminal book. Originally released in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer, this new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning’s sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who are already there.

Join us for a great evening at the Attic Owl Reading Series. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

 

Vancouver

A Novel Evening with Ian Weir, author of Will Starling, and Aaron Bushkowsky

When: 7pm

Where: Book Warehouse Main Street, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

More Information: Join noted playwrights, screenwriters, and authors Ian Weir (Will Starling) and Aaron Bushkowsky (Curtains for Roy) as they launch their latest books in Vancouver.

Ian Weir is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. His first novel, Daniel O’Thunder, was named one of the top historical novels of 2011 by Library Journal, which described it as "a debut novel both outrageously funny and bizarrely creepy." It was a finalist for four awards: the Commonwealth Writers's Prize for First Book, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. Ian lives in Langley, BC. His new novel, Will Starling, has been praised as "remarkably subversive" by the Globe and Mailand "all very ’orrible, and a lot of fun" by The Vancouver Sun.

Aaron Bushkowsky is a poet, playwright, and screenplay writer. His first collection of poetry, ed and mabel go to the moon (1994), was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. His second collection, Mars is for Poemswas published in 2002. He has published two books of drama, Strangers Among Us and The Waterhead and Other Plays, both published by Playwrights Canada Press. Aaron lives in Vancouver, where he teaches playwriting and film writing at Langara College, Studio 58, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and at the Vancouver Film Centre.

Montreal

Lisa Robertson, author of The Cinema of the Present, in celebration of Theory: A Sunday at Concordia 

When: 7pm

Where: Concordia University Room H-767, Hall Building 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor, Montreal, QC

More Information: On Thursday, Oct. 16, Lisa will participate in an event organized by Coach House's own  Sina Queyras, a celebration of Theory: A Sunday at Concordia University. Lisa will be joined by  Gail ScottNicole Brossard, and Rachel Levitsky; each will read for 15 minutes. The reading will be something that each poet finds to be in dialog indirectly, if not directly, with the book itself, and the moment and movement, that the book illustrates.  

Friday, October 17

Montreal

BookThug Fall Launch in Montreal at Librairie Drawn and Quarterly

When: 7pm

Where: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, 211, Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC 
More Information: Launching new books and readings by: Alisha Piercy, Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei, Gregoire Pam Dick, Wanda Praamsma, and R. Kolewe. Hosted by Carmen Joy King. Free. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Books will be for sale. All are welcome. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/1542138636005089/

 

Ken Babstock & Sina Queyras at the Atwater Poetry Project 

When: 7pm

Where: Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, QC

More Information:

On Friday, October 17th, Ken Babstock ( On Malice) will join Sina Queyras ( MxT) to read as part of the Atwater Poetry Project.

The reading starts at 7 p.m., and takes place at the Atwater Library in Montreal.

http://www.chbooks.com/events/oct-17-ken-babstock-sina-queyras-atwater-poetry-project-montreal-2014-10-17

Saskatoon

Rose’s Run by Dawn Dumont — Book Launch

When: 7pm

Where: McNally Robinson, in the Travel Alcove, 3130 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2

More Information: 

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With host John Lagiomodiere of Eagle Feather News and poet Lindsay "Eekwol" Knight

Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that is to run the reserve’s annual marathon. But as fate will have it, one rather huge unforeseen outcome of her decision is that she will have to do battle with an old inadvertently conjured demon that feeds off the strength of women and can have them do her bidding. In no time the Rez is in an uproar. With a cast of unusual and unfamiliar characters, Dawn Dumont interweaves a tale of motherly love, friendship, lustful longing, wîhtikow lore, and Rez humour, and keeps the hoopla going until the race is done.

Dawn Dumont is the author of Nobody Cries at Bingo which was shortlisted for the City of Edmonton Award and the Alberta Reader’s Choice. She writes and performs comedy across Canada. You can also catch her on the APTN reality comedy series, Fish Out of Water which she co-hosts with comedian Don Kelly. (She’s the one screaming and falling out of canoes.) She is also the afternoon drive DJ for Voices Radio, broadcast across Canada. She writes a monthly column for the Eagle Feather News called “That’s What She Said.” Dumont divides her time between Saskatoon, Edmonton, and the rest of Canada.

Saturday, October 18

Gabriola, British Columbia

Whatever Lola Wants by George Szanto — Launch

When: 2:00 pm

Where: Vancouver Island Regional Library, 575 North Road #5, Gabriola

More Information:

Join George Szanto and Pages Resort & Marina in celebrating the launch of the new novel, Whatever Lola Wants. The author will read a passage from his opus, then open the floor to questions. A book signing will follow. George hopes that you will attend, because whatever Lola wants / Lola gets / and little man / little Lola / wants you! 

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Group Reading/Newfoundland Launch of

I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems

edited by Ruth Roach Pierson (Guernica Editions, 2014)

When: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Where: Quidi Vidi Brewery

More information:

Jacqueline Bourque, Mark Callanan, Sue Chenette, Beth Follett reading Souvankham Thammavongsa, Cynthia French reading Elizabeth Greene, Don McKay, Ruth Roach Pierson, Gerald Squires reading Michael Ondaatje, Deborah-Anne Tunney, and Patrick Warner will all be reading from I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems.

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