This Week in Book Events: March 23-29

March 23, 2015

This week is as full as ever with great literary events country-wide. If you're in Ottawa this week, check out  Versefest, running March 24th to 30th. There's a full range of their events on their website, but we've included the All Lit Up-ingnest here for your purview.

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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This week is as full as ever with great literary events country-wide. If you're in Ottawa this week, check out Versefest, running March 24th to 30th. There's a full range of their events on their website, but we've included the All Lit Up-ingnest here for your purview.

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, March 25th

Scarborough, ON

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Snider Fund Lecture Series Panel Discussion

Where: University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus, Room HW 305, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON 

When: 1-5pm

More information: The Snider Fund Lecture Series presents the panel discussion, Culture, Identity, and Representation: Blood Memory, Contemporary Practice, and Decolonizing the Classroom. charles c. smith and Pamela Mordecai will be taking part in this event. Their poetry collections are  travelogue of the bereaved and  Subversive Sonnets.

Link: http://bit.ly/1G56cwi

 

Toronto

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Poetry NOW, aka Battle of the Bards

Where: Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: The International Festival of Authors and NOW Magazine present the 7th annual Poetry NOW, aka Battle of the Bards: 1 stage. 20 poets. 1 winner. Featuring: Pearl Pirie (author of the pet radish, shrunken), Jimmy McInnes, Kate Hargreaves, Liz Worth, R. Kolewe, and many more.

Tickets: $10 to the general public, FREE for supporters, students and youth 25 & under.

Link http://ifoa.org/events/poetry-now-7th-annual-battle-bards

 

Vancouver

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Incite! Vancouver Writers' Fest with Lynette Loeppky

Where: Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: An exploration of memoir with three new Canadian voices. Cathie Borrie reads from The Long Hello, which explores the emotional rewards and challenges that she experienced while caring for her mother, who was living with Alzheimer’s disease. Lynette Loeppky reads from Cease, a memoir about her experience as the sole care-giver to the woman she had been planning to leave. And Kara Stanley reads from Fallen, the compelling story of her husband’s life-changing brain and spinal cord injury, and the role of music, science, and love in recovery. 

 

Ottawa

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VerseFest's Blue Mondays & In/Words Event 

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: VerseFest's Blue Mondays & In/Words Event presents Sandra Ridley, author of  The Counting Housebill bissett, Dalton Derksen, and Lise Gaboury-Diallo.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/449775711847073/

 

Friday, March 27th

Toronto

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the ACROSS series, no. 2

Where: St. Stephen in-the-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Ave (at College Street), Toronto, ON

When: 7-10pm

More information: the ACROSS series, no. 2 presents performances by:

  • Text|Dance: AISHA SASHA JOHN, author of Thou
  • Short Fiction: WAYDE COMPTON, Reading from and Discussing The Outer Harbour.
  • Introduced by Kate Siklosi, Installation | Performance: ANDREW MCPHAIL, SACHIKO MURAKAMI
  • Emerging Poets: BELINDA HO-YAN KWAN, YAN-WEN CHANG
  • Vocal Performance: ALEX SAMARAS | GREX
  • Hosted by: Margaret Christakos

$5-$10 suggested at the door, sliding scale.

Ottawa

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VerseFest's Arc Poetry Magazine event

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: VerseFest's Arc Poetry Magazine event presents Pearl Pirie, author of the pet radish, shrunken, Stevie Howell, author of Sharps, JC Bouchard and Marilyn Dumont, author of the upcoming  The Pemmican Eaters.

 


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