This Week in Book Events: November 2-8th

November 2, 2015

Just because launch season is slowing, it's FAR from over: there's Words festival in London, plus all the great reading series and launches you could ever hope to shake a stick at (though we don't know why you would hope that, we respect your choices).

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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Just because launch season is slowing, it's FAR from over: there's Words festival in London, plus all the great reading series and launches you could ever hope to shake a stick at (though we don't know why you would hope that, we respect your choices).

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, November 2nd

St. Catherine's, ON

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Border Blur Reading Series

Where: Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Border Blur Reading Series presents Shannon Maguire, author of Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina. Also reading: Jeff Latosik, Sachiko Murakami and Christopher Dewdney. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1043081545756046/

 

Halifax

FifteenDogs

Giller Between the Pages

Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS

More information: Through the Between the Pages presentations, readers will get a chance to peer inside the minds and creative lives of the writers who’ve made it onto the 2015 shortlist – Andre Alexis, Anakana Schofield, Samuel Archibald, and others. Each event will feature special guest appearances and entertainment drawn from each locale. Follow the link below for tickets.

Link:  https://kil-dacweb-3.cohn.dal.ca/online/

 

Muenster, SK

Carolyn Smart reads at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan

Where: St. Peter's College, 100 College Drive, Muenster, SK

When: 7-9pm

More information: Carolyn Smart reads from her new collection, Careen at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan. For more information, please contact Professor Barbara Langhorst.  langhorstb@stpeters.sk.ca

 

Toronto, ON

Playwrights Canada Press Fall Launch

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Join us on Monday, November 2 for a launch party and help us celebrate our fall season! 
Hosted by Jon Kaplan and Susan G. Cole of NOW Magazine, the evening will include readings from this sweet and stellar lineup of authors:
Maja Ardal, HER2 
Tony Burgess, Pontypool 
Brad Fraser, Kill Me Now 
Colleen Murphy, Pig Girl 
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, A Man A Fish 
Priscila Uppal, 6 Essential Questions 
Anita Majumdar, Boys with Cars (from Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays) 
Anusree Roy, Pyaasa (from Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays)
Admission is free.
We hope to see you there!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/159504137727586/

 

Tuesday, November 3rd

Waterloo, ON

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Waterloo Joint Launch for Myrmurs and The Poison Colour

Where: Veritas Cafe, Wilfried Laurier University Campus, 75 University Avenue, Waterloo, ON

When: 7:30pm doors; readings begin at 8pm

More information: Waterloo Joint Launch for Myrmurs by Shannon Maguire, with David Bateman, and The Poison Colour by Maureen Hynes (Pedlar Press). With guests Emily Bednarz, Maggie Clarke, Phil Miletic, and Sanchari Sur. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1509929515998008/

 

Montreal

Nicolas Billon at the Centaur Theatre

Where: The Centaur Theatre, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal, QC

More information: Playwright Nicolas Billon presents his play, Butcher, at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal. Book sales by Coach House.

 

Regina, SK

Carolyn Smart reads in Regina

Where: Campion College, Lower Commons, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK

When: 7:30-9:30pm

More information: Carolyn Smart reads from her newest poetry collection Careen at Campion College with Randy Lundy.

 

Wednesday, November 4th

Toronto

Eunoia Ballet

Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

More information: Poet Christian Bok's seminal work of poetry, Eunoia, has become a ballet!

 

Saskatoon

Tattered Outlaws: Two Poets

Where: University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK

When: 4-6pm

More information: Poets Carolyn Smart and Jennifer Londry will read from their new poetry collections, respectively, Careen and Tatterdemalion, as part of the MFA in Writing’s Po-Vember poetry series.

 

Thursday, November 5th

Toronto

Shannon Maguire and Soraya Peerbaye Book Launch

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

When: 7pm

More information: Another Story Book Shop, in partnership with BookThug and Pedlar Press, invites you to a joint launch of Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina by Shannon Maguire (BookThug, 2015) and Tell: poems for a girlhood by Soraya Peerbaye (Pedlar, 2015). Featuring special guest David Bateman. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1509929515998008/

 

Salmon Arm, BC

Mix Hart Reading

Where: The Book Nook, 310 Ross St, Salmon Arm, BC

When: 3:30-5:30pm

More information: Mix Hart continues her Queen of the Godforsaken tour with this stop at the Book Nook in Salmon Arm, BC, for a reading and book signing.

 

Big River, SK

Jan Wood Book Launch

Where: Big River Public Library, 606 1 St N, Big River, SK

When: 7pm

More information: Join Jan Wood as she launches her new book, Love is not Anonymous, at Big River Public Library.

 

Durham, ON

Screening & Discussion: Blood is Blood, by Carolyn Marie Souaid & Endre Farkas

Where: Garafraxa Cafe, 131 Garafraxa Street S., Durham, ON

When: 7-8pm

More information: Blood is Blood is a collaborative book-length poem for two voices, dealing with the bloodshed in the Middle East, a version of which was commissioned for CBC Radio in 2006. Souaid, of Christian Lebanese descent, and Farkas, the child of Jewish Holocaust survivors, give this piece a special resonance. The video-poem shows this powerful encounter between two poets from diametrically opposed backgrounds and world-views.

 

Friday, November 6th

Toronto

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Toronto launch of Pauls by Jess Taylor

Where: The Steady Cafe, 1051 Bloor St W., Toronto, ON

When: 7-10pm

More information: BookThug presents the Toronto launch of Pauls, the debut short story collection by Jess Taylor. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/895139877220151/

 

Saskatoon

New Leaf Authors Reading Series

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK

When: 7pm

More information: Authors from Thistledown Press' New Leaf series, including Shelley Banks, Tara Gereaux, and Jan Wood, read at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon.

 

Durham, ON

Carolyn Marie Souaid at Words Aloud 12

Where: Durham Art Gallery, 251 George Street E, Durham, ON

When: 7:30-9:30pm

More information: Carolyn Marie Souaid reads from her seventh poetry collection This World We Invented with Fortner Anderson and Charlie Demers.

 

Sunday, November 8th

Toronto

lightlight

A Conversation with Eileen Myles and Julie Joosten

Where: Mercer Union, centre for contemporary art, 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: BookThug, in partnership with Mercer Union and Toronto New School of Writing, present a full length reading with Eileen Myles. Julie Joosten, author of Light Light, will join Eileen in conversation following the reading.

Myles will be reading in celebration of the release of I Must Have Lived Twice: New and Selected Poems, and the rerelease of her novel Chelsea Girls. This event is presented as part of Mercer Union’s ongoing fORUM critical conversation series. fORUM is a monthly series of talks, lectures, interviews, screenings and performances at Mercer Union.

Free. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Book City.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/181266722210490/

 

London, ON

Wordsfest: A poet's place: how poets explore the world with Laurie Graham & Andy McGuire

Where: Museum London, Ridout Street North, London, ON

When: 11am

More information: Join us for a Writing Workshop with local luminaries Laurie D. Graham and Andy McGuire, hosted by Poetry London! 

Link: http://wordsfest.ca/event/poets-place-how-poets-explore-world-laurie-graham-andy-mcguire


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