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!
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Fionncara MacEoin will be reading alongside Kristian Enright and Brenda Sciberras
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.
Karen Enns reads from Ordinary Hours at the Grey Borders reading series in St. Catharines
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
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.
George Stanley's North of California St.: Book Lauch
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.
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.
Joanna Lilley reads from The Fleece Era at Planet Earth
Venue: Hillside Coffee and Tea (formerly The Moka House), 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books), Victoria
Joanna Lilley reads from her first poetry collection The Fleece Era at the Planet Earth reading series in Victoria with John Barton.
Poetry Café, BookFest Windsor, ft. Tom Dilworth, Kerry-Lee Powell, John Reibentanz, and Louis Cabri, author of Posh Lust
Where: Joy Theatre in Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave West, Windsor, Ontario
Joy Theatre, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Moderated by Dorothy Mahoney.
Info here: http://bookfestwindsor.com/events/
Reading from Afloat
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.
Where: Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
More Information: Join poets Gary Geddes, Catherine Graham, Julie Joosten, Jacob Scheier, Adam 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.
Time for Crime Round Table Discussion
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.