This Week in Book Events: May 11-17

May 11, 2015

We thought Rhonda Douglas'  Welcome to the Circus (launching this week in Toronto and Calgary) was an appropriate feature title for this week's This Week in Book Events, if only because it evokes:

  1. The wide variety of super-fun events happening this week, all across Canada, and
  2. That these events are going to bring you to your  na-na-na-na-na-na-knees, knees.

Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, time, and address to  hello@alllitup.ca to be included in our listings.

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We thought Rhonda Douglas'  Welcome to the Circus (launching this week in Toronto) was an appropriate feature title for this week's This Week in Book Events, if only because it evokes:

  1. The wide variety of super-fun events happening this week, all across Canada, and
  2. That these events are going to bring you to your na-na-na-na-na-na-knees, knees.

Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, time, and address to  hello@alllitup.ca to be included in our listings.

Monday, May 11th

Saskatoon

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Robert Currie, Mark Abley, & John Donlan Launch in Saskatoon

Where: McNally Robinson, 3130 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

When: 7pm

More information: Join Robert Currie and Mark Abley for the launch of their new poetry titles – The Days Run Away and The Tongues of Earth (both Coteau Books) – in Saskatoon! They will be joined by John Donlan, Saskatoon Public Library's writer-in-residence, who will be reading from his work, Spirit Engine (Brick Books). 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/461583393990831/

 

Tuesday, May 12th

Saskatoon

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Lynda Monahan launches verge, with special guest dee Hobsbawn-Smith

Where: McNally Robinson, 3130 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

When: 7pm

More information: Lynda Monahan is launching  verge (Guernica Editions) and joined by dee Hobsbawn-Smith, author of  What Can’t Be Undone (Thistledown Press), at McNally Robinson Books in Saskatoon.

Link:  http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-13907/Lynda-Monahan-----Book-Launch#.VUugTpN4Ue

 

Calgary

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Marda Loop Fireside Chat Series with Garry Ryan and Lori Hahnel

Where: MLCA Hall, 3130 16th Street SW, Calgary, AB

When: 7-9pm

More information: The second annual Marda Loop Fireside Chat Series will feature an intimate panel of prominent, local authors. Our moderator, Chima Nkemdirim, will explore what influences their unique creativity and how innovation is flourishing in our city.

Please note the date change for this event. This event will now take place on May 12th.

Authors panel - Garry Ryan (author of The Lucky Elephant Restaurant), Cheryl Foggo, and Lori Hahnel (author of After You've Gone). 
Books will be on display and available for sale; authors will read short excerpts from their recent works.

Enjoy an appetizer or a glass of wine before the presentation, and stay and mingle with our panelists afterwards. We hope you'll join us as we engage in these informed discussions on creativity and community.

Link: http://www.mardaloop.com/multi-presenter-events/fireside-chat-series-may-12-2015

 

Wednesday, May 13th

Toronto

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Freehand Books' Spring Bash, Toronto Edition!

Where: Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Come celebrate fantastic fiction with a Freehand Bash! We'll be at Another Story Bookshop on May 13 to celebrate our brand new books: The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel and Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas.
Refreshments and goodies to follow. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1608195006084962/

 

Friday, May 15th

Toronto

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Brentwood Library's Thought Exchange: RM Vaughan and Bright Eyed

Where: Brentwood Library, Brentwood Road North, Toronto, ON, Canada

When: 2pm

More information: Brentwood Library's Thought Exchange program proudly presents: RM Vaughan and Bright Eyed: Insomnia and Its Cultures. RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist. His latest title, Bright Eyed: Insomnia and its Cultures will be published in July 2015. In shutting out shut-eye in favour of productivity, have we created an insomnia culture?

Brentwood Library, Community Room
Friday May 15, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.
Drop-In Program. First Come, First Seated.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/439410939561427/

 

Calgary

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Freehand Books' Spring Bash, Calgary Edition!

Where: Shelf Life Books, 4 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

When: 7pm

More information:  Mark your calendars! This year's Freehand Spring Bash is going to be a good one. Time for some Friday night fun...We'll be at Shelf Life Books on May 15 to celebrate our brand new books:  The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel and  Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas.
Refreshments and goodies to follow. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/587997904669729/

 

Regina

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Book Launch and a Writer’s Dilemma: You can dress us up but can you take us out (of the library)?

Where: Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK

When: 7pm

More information: Come enjoy a relaxed evening basking in the well-crafted stories of three of Saskatchewan’s finest poets – Lynda Monahan, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, and Bruce Rice read from their collections verge (Guernica Editions), What Can’t Be Undone (Thistledown Press), and  The Trouble with Beauty (Coteau Books).

Link:  http://www.creativecitycentre.ca/2015/04/24/may-15-book-launch-lynda-monahan-dee-hobsbawn-smith-bruce-rice/

 

Montreal

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Librairie Drawn and Quarterly presents the Montreal launch of Giving Up by Mike Steeves

Where: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly 211 rue Bernard Ouest Montreal, QC

When: 7pm

More information: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly presents the Montreal launch of Giving Up by Mike Steeves. Following his reading, Mike Steeves will be joined in conversation with Jacob Wren, author of Polyamorous Love Song. Where: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly 211 rue Bernard Ouest Montreal, QC. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/334978006711501/

 

Toronto

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BookThug presents the Toronto launch for The Thought House of Philippa

Where: Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: BookThug presents the Toronto launch for The Thought House of Philippa by Suzanne Leblanc, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei and Ingrid Pam Dick Also featuring a performance by Oana Avasilichioaei from her new poetry collection Limbinal (Talonbooks, 2015) and a reading from Metaphysical Licks by Gregoire Pam Dick. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/371626766356885/

 

Mawenzi House Authors at FSALA Toronto Festival of Literature and Arts

Where: The Munk Centre and Trinity College at UofT, and Miles Nadal JCC. For more details please visit www.fsalatoronto.com

When: May 15-17

More information: 3 days of readings, seminars, music and dance. Celebrate World Literature as nowhere else!

Attending Mawenzi House Authors: R Cheran, Safia Fazlul, C Fong Hsiung, Dannabang Kuwabong, Kagiso Molope, Dawn Promislow, Olive Senior, charles c. smith, Terry Watada

Event locations: The Munk Centre and Trinity College at UofT, and Miles Nadal JCC. For more details please visit www.fsalatoronto.com.

For tickets call (416)-483-7191 (10:00-4:00) or email info@fsalatoronto.com

 

Saturday, May 16th

Regina

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Edward Willett Book Launch

Where: Comic Readers (Downtown), 11 Avenue, Regina, SK

When: 12pm

More information: Edward Willett launches  The Lake in the Clouds (Coteau Books), the third in his modern Arthurian Legend series The Shards of Excalibur, at Comic Readers in Regina.


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