This Week in Book Events: April 13-19

April 13, 2015

All Lit Up authors are embarking on all kinds of tours and reading series this week. Looking for something a little different? Why not try on an art exhibit or play inspired by books, instead? We've got it all.

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  hello@alllitup.ca to be included in our listings.

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All Lit Up authors are embarking on all kinds of tours and reading series this week. Looking for something a little different? Why not try on an art exhibit or play inspired by books, instead? We've got it all.

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  hello@alllitup.ca to be included in our listings.

Monday, April 13th

Canmore, AB

Little Washer of Sorrows Tour: Canmore Stop

Where: Good Earth Cafe & Bakery, 8 Street, Canmore, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Katharine Fawcett reads from her new short story collection, The Little Washer of Sorrows, at the Good Earth Cafe & Bakery in Canmore.

 

Vancouver

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Launch of Kevin Spenst's 50-Stop BC Tour

Where: Hogan's Alley Cafe, 789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC

When: 6-8pm

More information: Kevin Spenst launches his 50-Stop BC Tour for Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press) at Hogan's Alley Cafe in Vancouver.

Link: Here is a link to his tour (a work in progress): https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGEhcUs7ihzs.keUuc9xIQJNg. 

 

 

Tuesday, April 14th

Calgary

Little Washer of Sorrows Tour: Calgary Stop

Where: Loft 112, #112 535 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Katharine Fawcett reads from her new short story collection,  The Little Washer of Sorrows, at Loft 112 in Calgary.

 

Victoria

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Read Local Victoria with Charles Tilder

Where: Munro's Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Charles Tidler, author of Hard Hed, Going to New Orleans, Tortoise Boy, and Red Mango will be reading on April 14 at Munro's Books as part of Read Local, Victoria. Also reading: Aaron Shepard and Julie Paul.

To find out more about the Read Local series, head here.

 

Wednesday, April 15th

Vancouver

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Lunch Poems at SFU featuring Catriona Strang & Michael Turner

Where: SFU Harbour Centre's Teck Gallery, 515 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

When: 12-1pm

More information: Lunch Poems hosts well-known and up-and-coming poets on the third Wednesday of every month except July and August. For more information visit www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/lunchpoems. This edition features Catriona Strang (author of Low Fancy) and Michael Turner.

Free admission, no registration required.  

 

North Vancouver

Read Local BC with Eve Lazarus

Where: North Vancouver District Public Library - Lynn Valley Main Library, Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC

More information: Eve Lazarus, author of Sensational Vancouver, will read as part of Read Local, Lynn Valley Public Library, North Vancouver.

 

Thursday, April 16th

Toronto

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Opening Reception: Martha Baillie | Malka Greene with Alan Resnick

Where: Koffler Gallery Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6-9pm

More information: Exploring the tensions between memory and fiction, Erratics brings together two archives where photography takes a central role in an attempt to uncover hidden narratives. Staged as museological displays conveying two personal stories, these collections of images, texts and records reveal both the impossibility of fully knowing the past and the effectiveness of literary imagination in grappling with history.

Toronto author Martha Baillie adds further layers to her most recent book, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, through a multi-media installation. In Baillie’s hypnotic novel, an archivist seeks the truth about Schlögel’s life through letters, documents and photographs providing glimpses into his journey from a small German town to exploring the Canadian North and finding himself lost in time. Over six hundred postcards, voice recordings and a musical composition created by Nic Gotham give material substance to Baillie’s literary plot that addresses our fraught relationship to the historic past.

In His Father Over Time, Toronto artist and curator Malka Greene mines a store of materials belonging to the late Dr. Morris Resnick – a World War II reconnaissance photographer who also avidly documented his life and times. Similar to an archivist, Greene pieces together the threads of this private story, working with television writer and satirist Alan Resnick, Morris’s son. Resnick explores his relationship with his father and family through the process and responds with a personal series of texts. Where information may lack or memories fail to fill the gaps over time, fiction takes over.

 

Toronto

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Premiere of Hooked at Theatre Passe Muraille

Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: April 16-May 10

More information: "Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past - HOOKED. Their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni in the intimate TPM Backspace." Performance of Carolyn Smart's poetry collection Hooked at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto from April 16 to May 10.

 

Saturday, April 18th

Pender Island, BC

Parallel Rivers Book Launch

Where: Talisman Books & Gallery Ltd, Pender Island, Bedwell Harbour Road, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Michael Kenyon launches Parallel Rivers at Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island.

 

Toronto

BookThug presents a launch party for Little Death, a play by Daniel Karasik

Where: The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 10:30pm

More information: Following the opening night presentation of Little Death, join us for a post-show reception and launch party. There will be drinks, charcuterie and cheese, and books. Come and raise a glass to toast Daniel and the entire cast of Little Death, and pick up your own copy of the play.

Sunday, April 19th

Toronto

Coach House Books + Ugly Duckling Presse

Where: Type Books, Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

More information: Ken Babstock ( On Malice) and Sina Queyras ( MxT) will be joined by two Ugly Duckling Presse poets (Ben Fama and Corina Copp) for a reading at Type Books. Book sales by Type.

 

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HIJ House Reading Series #13 with Brecken Hancock, Grace O'Connell and Jacob Wren

Where: BookThug HQ, 260 Ryding Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 2-5pm

More information: Please join us for an afternoon of readings, the launch of two tiny new chapbooks, an author Q&A and lots of homemade pie. All are welcome.

Free. A hat will be passed for the authors.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/464704713679063/


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