This Week in Book Events: March 30-April 5

March 30, 2015

Howdy, lit-lovers! While we're sad to see a successful Ottawa VerseFEST wrap up today, there's a bevy of great book events to console you through the 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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Howdy, lit-lovers! While we're sad to see a successful Ottawa VerseFEST wrap up today, there's a bevy of great book events to console you through the 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.

Monday, March 30th

Toronto

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Coach House Book Club Meeting #2: Featuring Andrew Faulkner and Mathew Henderson

Where: Coach House Books Coffee Room, 80 bpNichol Lane, Toronto, Ontario

When: 6:30pm

More information: It's time for the second edition of the Coach House Book Club! On Monday, March 30, join poets Andrew Faulkner ( Need Machine) and Mathew Henderson ( The Lease) in our cozy coffeeroom as they chat about each other's books, writing poetry, sharing their work, and whatever else comes up during the evening!
All are welcome to join us, from fledgling poets to CH pals to die hard (with a vengeance) Andrew and Mathew fans. What better way to head into April, aka National Poetry Month, than by enjoying drinks and snacks with two of Canada's youngest and brightest poets? Giddyup!

Attendance is free for our Book Club meetings! We just ask that you RSVP on Eventbrite so we know how many drinks and snacks to get. Speaking of which, a small PWYC donation towards the cost of food and booze will be gratefully accepted. We hope everyone can come!

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-coach-house-book-club-2-the-lease-and-need-machine-tickets-16024768514

 

Muenster, SK

Fionncara MacEoin reads at St. Peter's College

Where: St. Peter's College, Muenster SK

More information: Author Fionncara MacEoin reads from her poetry collection,  Not the First Thing I've Missed, at St. Peter's College in Muenster, SK.

 

Wednesday, April 1st

Toronto

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Book Launch: Andre Alexis and Fifteen Dogs

Where: Type Books, 883 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

When: 7-9pm

More information: André Alexis will kick off the dog days of spring by launching his highly anticipated new novel, Fifteen Dogs, at Type Books (883 Queen St. W.) the evening of April 1. He may even read a dog poem or two — in dog language, of course.
All are welcome to come, sit and stay at Type while we celebrate the release of André's paws-itively wonderful new novel! There will fur sure be a small selection of drinks and snacks available, in addition to plenty of bone-a-fide chinwagging. Before the evening is (R)over, fetch yourself a signed copy of a book that, we hope you'll agree, is the pick of the litter.
On a more serious note, we are pleased to announce that during André's launch, we will have a  Toronto Humane Society donation jar available for those who want to help our furry friends find forever homes! We hope you think we're barking up the right tree.
This event is FREE to attend.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/889444817786778/

 

Thursday, April 2nd

Calgary

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Brecken Hancock Reading at Pages on Kensington

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

More information: Brecken Hancock will be reading from her collection, Broom Broomat Pages on Kensington (1135 Kensington Road NW). Book sales by Pages.

 

Toronto

Hear Here presents Revolution: a bright and spectacular evening of springtime Revolution festivities

Where: At a pop-up location, somewhere in downtown Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Featuring readings and performances by Marianne  Apostolides, bill bissettGeorge Elliot Clarke, Ron Davis, John Nett, Honey Novick, and many more. Plus a keynote speech by Anna Porter.

Link:  http://www.hear-here.org/purchase-tickets

 

Vancouver

 

The Writers' Studio Reading Series

Where: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 8-10pm

More information: Simon Fraser University's creative writing program,  The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public.

This edition features readings from Sherry MacDonald, Clarissa P. Green, Sean Johnston, Leah Sharzer, Mike White, Angela Kenyon, Christine Grimard, and Leah Horlick.

Link:  http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/events/2015/04/tws-reading-series1.html

 

Saturday, April 4th

Winnipeg

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Readings at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Where: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB

More information: Author Kerry Ryan will read from her collection,  Vs.as part of a reading at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. 


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