This Week in Book Events: October 27-November 2

October 27, 2014

This week in book events: Toronto's International Festival of Authors continues; Canzine represents the best of Indie lit; Ken Rivard and Lori Hahnel have a double-launch in Calgary — and more!

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This week in book events: Toronto's  International Festival of Authors continues;  Canzine represents the best of Indie lit; Ken Rivard and Lori Hahnel have a double-launch in Calgary — 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 to be included in our listings

Monday, October 27


Chaudiere Books Launch with Roland Prevost, Amanda Earl and Monty Reid. Hosted by rob mclennan

When: 8pm

Where: Fox and Feather, 2nd Floor, 283 Elgin St., Ottawa 

More Information: Chaudiere Books was recently relaunched by rob mclennan and new co-publisher Christine McNair, and the Ottawa Writer's Festival is proud to be launching their 2014 poetry titles.


Tuesday, October 28


Larry Eigner Workshop with Phil Hall


When: Tuesday, October 28th 6:45p.m.
Where: Black Squirrel Book, 1073 Bank Street, Ottawa
More Information: Phil Hall will lead participants through an introduction to the works of Larry Eigner (1927-1996), an American poet with cerebral palsy. From his wheelchair, he typed with the thumb & finger of one hand. His 4 vol Collected Poems, recently published, is a revelation of constraint defied and made an asset. What constrains you? What cramps you shapes your line: physically, theoretically, emotionally. Eigner’s use of projected space will help us consider constraint & limitation as poetic factors.
About Phil Hall: Raised on farms in the Kawarthas region of Ontario, Phil Hall's most recent book of poems is Killdeer.


Ottawa Launch:  I Found It at the Movies with Ruth Roach Pierson
When: Tuesday, October 28th, reading 8 p.m.
Where: Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank Street
More Information: Join us for the Ottawa launch of I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems (Guernica Editions, 2014), with editor Ruth Roach Pierson and readings by Ottawa-area poets Jacqueline Bourque, David Groulx, rob mclennan, Colin Morton, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Peter Richardson and Deborah-Anne Tunney.

Wednesday, October 29


Pivot at the Press Club presents Ralph Kolewe, author of Afterletters and Jess Taylor, author of the forthcoming short story collection Pauls
Also reading: Michael Lista, Mike Spry
Where: The Press Club
Address: 850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Time: 8:00 PM
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney
PWYC. Suggested donation of $5.00
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K.D. Miller at Roger's Trust Prize Finalist Reading 


When: 7:30pm 

Where: The Brigantine Room, Bill Boyle Artport, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto 

More Information: $18/$15 Supporters

The Writers’ Trust is one of the largest literary prize-giving organizations in the country, now annually awarding more than $240,500 to Canadian writers.
For the sixth consecutive year, IFOA is proud to present the works nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Author Helen Humphreys hosts.



Thursday, October 30


Reading: Ken Rivard (author of  Motherwild) and Lori Hahnel (author of  After You've Gone

When: 7pm-9pm

Where: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, Calgary

More Information: Ken Rivard and Lori Hahnel will have a double launch of Motherwild and After You've Gone

Friday, October 31

Happy Halloween! 


Saturday, November 1


Launch of Donato Mancini's Loitersack

When: 9pm

Where: Studio Fivethousand Fingers, 201 - 305 Rue de Bellechasse, 9:00 pm. 
Free, book for sale, refreshments available.


Canzine 2014: Festival of zine culture and independent arts

When: 1-7pm

Where: 918 Bathurst Centre, Toronto

More Information: Admission $5. Featuring appearances from BookThug's own Jay MillAr, Aisha Sasha John ( THOUand Amanda LeDuc ( The Miracles of Ordinary Men), among others.  

Catherine Gildiner and John McFetridge at IFOA — Round Table: October 1970


When: 7:30pm

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto 

More Information: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under. ECW authors Catherine Gildiner and John McFetridge will join Claire Holden Rothman to discuss their three books that each explore the October Crisis and the effects of the FLQ.



Jacob Scheier reading at IFOA

ECW poet Jacob Scheier will be reading from his latest collection,  Letter from Brooklyn, alongside David Adams Richards, Emma Donoghue, and Thomas King 

When: 7:30pm

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto 

Almonte, Ontario

BookThug and Mill Street Books presents a reading and book signing with Wanda Praamsma, author of a thin line between

Where: Mill Street Books
, 52 Mill St., 
Almonte, Ontario

When: from 4:30 PM 

More Information: 
Free. Refreshments will be served. Books will be for sale.
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Reading: Lori Hahnel, Lee Kvern and Barb Howard

When: 7pm

Where: Owl's Nest Books, 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary

More Information: Lori Hahnel, Barb Howard and Lee Kvern are celebrating their newest publications and successes with a gathering at the Owl's Nest. 

Sunday, November 2


Poetry reading with Louis Cabri ( Posh Lust), Ryan Fitzpatrick, Oana Avasilichioaei, and secret guests.


When: 7pm

Where: la Librairie Le port de tête, 262 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est., Montreal


Guernica Editions will be celebrating their latest fall books to hit the shelves.
When: 4:00 PM
Where: The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9
More Information: Authors Rosemary Clewes, Edward Nixon, and Michael Springate, along with translator Pierre L'Abbé will read from their work at this wonderful fall gathering. In addition, we will also be including the books of Elise Turcotte (translator Andrea Moorhead), Fabiano Alborghetti, Pablo Valdivia (translator Ross Woods), and José Acquelin (translator Hugh Hazelton).


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