This Week in Book Events: April 20-26

April 20, 2015

Launch a conversation with this week's launches and conversations.

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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Launch a conversation with this week's launches and conversations.

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.

Wednesday, April 22nd

Toronto

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Theatre of the Unimpressed Book Launch

Where: The Melody Bar, Gladstone Hotel, Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More informationOn Wednesday, April 22, join us as we launch Jordan Tannahill's very impressive Theatre of the Unimpressed. We are now launching at the  Gladstone Hotel, in their Melody Bar. To fête the newest addition to our Exploded Views series by Canada's 'theatre wunderkind' (The Globe & Mail), there will be a reading from Jordan, a hilarious performance by the Sufferettes, fantastic music from Lido Pimienta and more. Come and buy your copy before it's available anywhere else.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1573332656262458/

 

Mercer Union | fORUM: Why Do We Do the Things?

Where: Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Mercer Union is delighted to announce that our eighth fORUM of the season will be a conversation between Aisha Sasha John and Jacob Wren. In both art and in life, why do we do the things we do? As Aisha wrote to Jacob: what might it mean to be wholesomely, hungrily ambitious – ambitious for life? And how might this connect to the multiple identities and self-questionings we often call art.

Free.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383547628636453/

 

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Pivot at The Steady presents Jake Kennedy, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, and Matt Rader

Where: The Steady Cafe & Bar, 1051 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Pivot at The Steady presents Jake Kennedy, author of  Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, author of Their Biography: an organism of relationships, and Matt Rader, author of What I Want to Tell Goes Like This. Pay what you can.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393173187671728/

 

Montreal

Mystics of Mile End Book Launch

Where: Librairie D&Q, Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC

More information: Sigal Samuel launches The Mystics of Mile End (Freehand Books) at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal.

Thursday, April 23rd

Toronto

BookThug Spring 2015 Toronto Launch

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: BookThug Spring 2015 Toronto Launch: Launching new books by Mike Steeves, Carellin Brooks, Jimmy McInnesDaniel Karasik, Pearl Pirie, Jake Kennedy, kevin mcpherson eckhoff and  Lesley Battler. Free. All books will be for sale.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/285001234957100/

 

Friday, April 24th

St. Catharines, ON

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Border Blur Reading Series

Where: Niagara Arts Centre, 354 St. Paul Street East, St. Catharines, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Border Blur Reading Series presents Jake Kennedy, author of Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, author of Their Biography: an organism of relationships and Pearl Pirie, author of the pet radish, shrunken. Other readers: Paul Dutton, Sonja Greckol and Bill Kennedy.

Free.

Saturday, April 25th

Montreal

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Mark Abley at the Blue Metropolis Festival

Where: Hotel 10, 10 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC

When: 2-3pm

More information: Join Mark Abley as he launches his new poetry collection, The Tongues of Earth, at the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal at Le Petit Salon, Hotel 10.

Link: http://bluemetropolis.org/guest-authors/abley-mark/

 

Mile End in Fiction: A Discussion (Blue Metropolis Festival)

Where: Hotel 10, 10 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC

More information:  Sigal Samuel, author of Mystics at Mile End, appears at Blue Metropolis with Guillaume Morissette, author of New Tab, and Michel Hellman to discuss "Mile End in Fiction."

Sunday, April 26th

Toronto

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Book Launch for Realignment by Ruth Roach Pierson

Where: The Workshop By Latitude, Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 3-5pm

More information: Book Launch for Realignment by Ruth Roach Pierson (Co-sponsored by Palimpsest Press).

 

Ottawa

Ottawa Writers Festival presents a BookThug Spring Launch

Where: Christ Church (Festival Café), 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 6:45pm

More information: Ottawa Writers Festival presents a BookThug Spring Launch featuring Carellin Brooks, Mike Steeves, Pearl Pirie, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, and Jake Kennedy. Free.

Link: http://bit.ly/1Dhtyii


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