This Week in Book Events: February 23-March 1

February 23, 2015

Holy toledo: our 13 featured book events this week are truly coast to coast to coast: from Victoria, to Halifax, to Whitehorse! Bundle up (unless you live on the West Coast, in which case, stop making the rest of us jealous) and head out to one (or all!) of the great events in your area 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.

 

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Holy toledo: our 13 featured book events this week are truly coast to coast to coast: from Victoria, to Halifax, to Whitehorse! Bundle up (unless you live on the West Coast, in which case, stop making the rest of us jealous) and head out to one (or all!) of the great events in your area 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, February 24th

Calgary

A Winter's Tale: Memorial Park Library Readings

Where: Memorial Park Library, Calgary

More information: Lori Hahnel, author of After You've Gone, plus Vivian Hansen, Sarah Johnson, Lee Kvern, Tyler Perry, and Joan Shillington read as part of the "A Winter's Tale" event at Memorial Park Library in Calgary.

Ottawa

groundwork

Tree Reading Series Presents Amanda Jernigan and Carla Hartsfield w/ writing workshop by Anita Dolman

Where: Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 8pm

More information: This week we are pleased to host two wonderful and talented poets in Ottawa. Amanda Jernigan is the author of two books of poems, Groundwork (Biblioasis, 2011) and All the Daylight Hours (Cormorant, 2013), as well as of the prose work Living in the Orchard: The Poetry of Peter Sanger (Frog Hollow, 2014). Her first book was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award and named to National Public Radio’s list of ‘Best Books’ of the year; her second was named to Michael Lista’s ‘best poetry’ list for 2013 (National Post). Carla Hartsfield is a classically trained pianist, singer-songwriter, guitar player and poet. She has published three major poetry collections, the most recent being Your Last Day on Earth (Brick Books), which was long-listed for the BC ReLit award. Current projects include completion of a fourth poetry collection with working title Heart Brake. Our readings will get started at 8 p.m. with an open mic so bring a poem or two to share.

Thinking of showing up early? Want to squeeze in a writing workshop? In this week's Tree Seed Workshop, Ottawa writer Anita Dolman will give us s brief overview of poetry as a storytelling device, highlighting some of the techniques and approaches used in narrative poetry throughout its evolution, particularly in 20th-century and contemporary poetry. Participants are invited to bring an example or excerpt of a narrative poem, either their own or another poet’s, for discussion. Workshop starts at 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, February 25th

Victoria

aroundtheworld

Around the World on Minimum Wage Victoria Launch

Where:  Victoria Multicultural Centre, 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Andrew Struthers and publisher New Star Books launch Andrew's newest, a travel memoir entitled  Around the World on Minimum Wage, in Victoria on February 25th.

 

Vancouver

pull of the moon

Incite: Vancouver Writers' Fest

Where: Alice MacKay room, Central Library

When: 7:30pm

More information: An exploration of the human condition with three acclaimed writers. Susan Juby reads from The Republic of Dirt, a follow-up to her Stephen Leacock nominated book The Woefield Poultry Collective. This hilarious return to Woefield is filled with quirky misfits trying to do good in the world. Julie Paul’s The Pull of the Moon (Brindle & Glass) captures real life, with characters who struggle to navigate complicated relationships. And Marguerite Pigeon’s Some Extremely Boring Drives is filled with lost souls reinventing themselves on the fly.

Link: https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/events/incitefebruary25

 

Ottawa

counting house

The Reading Series presents Sandra Ridley, author of The Counting House

Where: The Clockwater Pub, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: The Reading Series presents Sandra Ridley, author of The Counting House (BookThug), and JM Francheteau.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/589153664518209/589337837833125/?notif_t=like

 

Montreal

birdsraineddown

CBC Radio's Homerun with Martha Wainright and And the Birds Rained Down

Where: Indigo Montreal, 1500 McGill College Avenue

More information: Martha Wainwright will talk about CBC Canada Reads contender  And the Birds Rained Down during a live broadcast of CBC Radio's Homerun at Indigo Montréal (1500 McGill College Avenue). Book sales by Indigo.

 

 

Toronto

paperradio

Voodoo Child Reading with Damian Rogers, Dale Smith, and Sex Panic!

Where: Voodoo Child, 388 College Street, Toronto, ON

More information: Poetry reading featuring Damian Rogers, author of Paper Radio, Dale Smith & Sex Panic! at Voodoo Child (388 College St.). No book sales, just all the fun.

 

Thursday, February 26th

Halifax

hws

A Night of Filthy Emails w/ Kaleigh Trace

Where: The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS

When: 7pm

More information: Kaleigh Trace, author of  Hot, Wet, and Shaking, and other Halifax locals read naughty emails aloud in this scintillating event at The Company House.

 

 

Saskatoon

notfirstthing

River Volta Reading Series featuring Fionncara MacEoin

Where: D'Lish Cafe, Saskatoon, SK

More information: Fionncara MacEoin, author of  Not the First Thing I've Missed (Thistledown Press) and Wes Funk read for the River Volta Reading Series at the D'Lish Cafe, Saskatoon.

 

London, ON

Western University's Art Now! Speaker's Series, featuring David Balzer

More information: David Balzer, author of Curationism (Coach House Books Expanded Views Series), will speak as part of Western University's Art Now Speakers Series. Book sales by UWO Bookstore.

Ottawa

AB Series featuring Brecken Hancock

More information: Brecken Hancock, author of Broom Broom, reads as part of the A B Series. Book sales by author.

 

Saturday, February 28th

Peterborough, ON

motionsickness

Ursula Pflug Signing, Chapters Peterborough

Where: Chapters Peterborough, 873 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, ON

When: 1-4pm

More information: Ursula Pflug, author of Motion Sickness (Inanna Publications) signs books and meets readers at Chapters Peterborough, 873 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, ON: 1:00-4:00pm.

 

Vancouver

sunbelt

Real Vancouver Writers Series featuring Sun Belt: Cabalcor

Where: 434 Columbia Street

When: 7pm

More information:  Sun Belt: Cabalcor (Anvil Press) at Real Vancouver Writers Series.


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