This Week in Book Events: April 6–12

April 6, 2015

Spring launches, readings, and the GritLit festival in Hamilton, Ontario – all kicking off this week!

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Spring launches, readings, and the GritLit festival in Hamilton, Ontario – all kicking off this week!

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.

Tuesday, April 7th

Toronto

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Art Bar Poetry Series

Where: The Black Swan (upstairs), 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Art Bar Poetry Series presents Jimmy McInnes, author of A More Perfect [, Nikkie Reimer and Teresa Ott. Free. Donations for the authors welcome.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833766506848363/

 

Wednesday, April 8th

Whistler, BC

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Book Launch for The Little Washer of Sorrows

Where: Whistler, British Columbia

When: 12-1pm

More information: Celebrate the launch of Katharine Fawcett's new collection of stories,  The Little Washer of Sorrows (Thistledown Press), in Whistler, BC.

 

Toronto

Speakeasy Reading Series

Where: The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W (at Dufferin), Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Speakeasy Reading Series presents Jimmy McInnes, author of A More Perfect [Russell Smith, Mahak Jain, and dalton derkson.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/822594894484970/

 

Vancouver

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Secrets, Booze, and Rebellion: Vancouver's Unknown History

Where: Lynn Valley Main Library, Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Secrets, Booze & Rebellion: Vancouver's Unknown History features a reading from Eve Lazarus, author of Sensational Vancouver.

 

 

Thursday, April 9th

Toronto 

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Toronto New School of Writing presents: An evening with Erina Harris and Julie Joosten

Where: The Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, ON

When: 7-9pm

More information: Please join us for an evening of readings and discussion by Erina Harris, author of The Stag Head Spoke (Wolsak and Wynn) and Julie Joosten, author of Light Light (BookThug). As part of TNSoW’s Occasional Reading Series, this reading will feature the poetics of two women poets using the long form to challenge and engage readers with the languages of ecology and feminism.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/849316565125301/

 

Vancouver

An Evolving City: Writing Vancouver’s Past, Present & Future, with George Bowering and Wayde Compton

When: 7:30pm

More information: Join George Bowering and Wayde Compton, two of Canada’s literary heavyweights, for a conversation exploring Vancouver’s vast networks of people, streets, and change over time. From the storied streets of East Vancouver in the 1960s to a haunting, speculative vision of the city of glass, these two renowned authors reveal their probing impressions of a beloved yet flawed city. FREE.

This event is made possible by Read Local BC, a celebration of local books and authors from April 1 – 22nd.

 

Calgary

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Flywheel Reading Series presents the Calgary launch for Lesley Battler, author of Endangered Hydrocarbons

Where: Pages on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW., Calgary, AB

When: 7:30pm

More information: Flywheel Reading Series presents the Calgary launch for Lesley Battler, author of Endangered Hydrocarbons. Reading with: Ian Williams, Rebecca Geleyn, and Benjamin Groh.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/717310518366337/

 

Hamilton, ON

GritLit Festival Featuring Deanna Young

Where: Hamilton, ON

More information: Deanna Young reads from her collection, House Dreams at GritLit in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Sunday, April 12th

Hamilton, ON

GritLit Festival Featuring André Alexis

Where: Hamilton, ON

More information: André Alexis will read from Fifteen Dogs as part of the gritLIT festival. Book sales by Bryan Prince.

 

Windsor, ON

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Notes/Books presents an afternoon of wild poetry and prose in honour of National Poetry Month

Where: Art Gallery of Windsor, Valiant Room, 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON

When: Join at 1:00pm for a curatorial tour of Border Cultures Part 3  and then readings will take place from 2-4pm

More information: Notes/Books presents an afternoon of wild poetry and prose in honour of National Poetry Month. Featuring readings by Kate Hargreaves, author of Leak, Jessica Popeski, Vanessa Shields, Melanie Janisse Barlow, Priscilla Bernauer, Gillian Cott and special musical guest Crissi Cochrane.

Free.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/793226610764427/

 

 


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