This Week in Book Events: October 21-October 28

October 21, 2014

This week in book events: in Toronto, the Harbourfront's International Festival of Authors kicks off; GG shortlisted poet Arleen Paré reads with Stephanie Bolster and Monty Reid in Quebec; John Reibetanz reads from his poetry collection at Bookfest Windsor — and more! 

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This week in book events: in Toronto, the Harbourfront's  International Festival of Authors kicks off; GG shortlisted poet  Arleen Paré reads with Stephanie Bolster and  Monty Reid in Hudson, Quebec;  John Reibetanz reads from his poetry collection at Bookfest Windsor — and more! 

For more detailed festival listings, please refer to our fall festival preview. Remember, if you're hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up, contact for inclusion in our listings. 

Tuesday, October 21



Fionncara MacEoin will be reading alongside Kristian Enright and Brenda Sciberras 

When: 7pm

Where: McNally Robinson, 3130 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2

More Information: An evening of poetry with Kristian Enright, Brenda Sciberras, and Fionncara MacEoin, reading from their debut collections: Sonar (Turnstone Press) by Kristian Enright, Magpie Days (Turnstone Press) by Brenda Sciberras, and  Not The First Thing I've Missed (Thistledown Press) by Fionncara MacEoin.


Wednesday, October 22

St. Catharines 


Karen Enns reads from Ordinary Hours at the Grey Borders reading series in St. Catharines

When: 7-10pm 
Where: Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

More Information: Karen Enns reads from her second poetry collection Ordinary Hours at the Grey Borders reading series in St. Catharines. Doors open at 7 o’clock, readings start at 8 o’clock.

You can hear 6 poems  here.



Tracy Hamon, author of Interruptions in Glass, will be reading at the University of Saskatchewan Grad Commons with Brenda Sciberras

When: 7pm

Where: Grad Commons, University of Saskatchewan, Emmanuel and St. Chad, 1337 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK

More Information: Join authors Tracy Hamon and Brenda Sciberras as they read from their new works of poetry. Sponsored by Thistledown Press, Turnstone Press, ICCC and the MFA Program, University of Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.


Thursday, October 23


George Stanley's  North of California St.Book Lauch


When: 7pm

Where: 303 E. 8th Ave

More Information: George Stanley will read from latest poetry collection, and Sharon Thesen (author of introduction to NoCS) will speak. Free, refreshments served, book for sale.



Hudson, Quebec 

Readings from Arleen Paré ( Lake of Two Mountains), Stephanie Bolster ( A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earthand Monty Reid ( Luskville)

When: 7:30-9:30pm 
Where: Miss Clifford's Tea House, 60 Cameron Avenue, Hudson, Quebec 

More Information: Arleen Paré, Stephanie Bolster and Monty Reid will be appearing in the Poetry Invitational event at StoryFest Hudson in Hudson, Quebec. Hosted by Kitty Lewis, general manager of Brick Books. 

Friday, October 24


Joanna Lilley reads from The Fleece Era at Planet Earth

When: 7:30-10:00pm
Venue: Hillside Coffee and Tea (formerly The Moka House), 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books), Victoria 
More Information:

Joanna Lilley reads from her first poetry collection The Fleece Era at the Planet Earth reading series in Victoria with John Barton.



Saturday, October 25


Poetry Café, BookFest Windsor, ft. Tom Dilworth, Kerry-Lee Powell, John Reibentanz, and Louis Cabri, author of  Posh Lust


When: 11:30am-1pm

Where: Joy Theatre in Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave West, Windsor, Ontario 

More Information: 
Joy Theatre, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Moderated by Dorothy Mahoney.
Info here:

Reading from Afloat

When: 11:30am-1:30pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre, 121 University Ave West, Windsor, ON
More Information: John Reibetanz reads from his recent poetry collection Afloat at Bookfest Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.


Ellen Jaffe will read from her latest poetry collection at the Urban Gallery Poetry Salon

When: 3-5 pm

Where: 400 Queen St. East

More Information: At this installment of the Urban Gallery Poetry Salon, Ellen Jaffe will read from her latest collection of poems titled Skinny-Dipping with the Muse.

Poet Jacob Scheier and Julie Joosten at IFOA's  Poet Summit

When: 2pm

Where: Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

More Information: Join poets Gary GeddesCatherine GrahamJulie JoostenJacob ScheierAdam Sol and this year’s  CBC Poetry Prize winner, David Martin, as they read from their latest works. Hosted by the CBC’s Mary Ito


Sunday, October 26


Time for Crime Round Table Discussion 

When: 4pm

Where: Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

More Information: Author John McFetridge will be taking part in two Round Table discussions at this year's festival. The first,  Time for Crime, will be held in the Brigantine Room on October 26th at 4pm. 


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