This Week in Book Events: November 23-29th

November 23, 2015

As the temperatures drop, warm your brains up with some literary happenings in your neighbourhood. If you're in Toronto, might we suggest The Puritan's Black Friday event, featuring a bevy of authors on All Lit Up?

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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As the temperatures drop, warm your brains up with some literary happenings in your neighbourhood. If you're in Toronto, might we suggest The Puritan's Black Friday event, featuring a bevy of authors on All Lit Up?

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.

Tuesday, November 24th

Montreal

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Montreal Double BookThug Book Launch

Where: Librairie Le Port de tête, 262 avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC

When: 5:30pm

More information: Montreal Double Book Launch for Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina by Shannon Maguire and A Spectacular Influence by Chantal Neveu, translated by Nathanaël. With special guests Erin Moure and Oana Avasilichioaei. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/896347140419932/

 

Toronto

The Relevance of Islamic Identity Launch

Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6pm

More information: Haroon Siddiqui will be at Ben McNally Books for the launch of The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada.

 

Naomi Guttman reads at the Art Bar poetry series in Toronto

Where: The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Naomi Guttman reads at the Art Bar, from her third poetry collection: The Banquet of Donny & Ari: Scenes from the Opera.

 

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Men of Action Launch at The Steady

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

When: 7pm

More information: Prose! Patrimony! Popcorn! Join Howard Akler as he launches Men of Action in Toronto.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/487069751494595/

 

Wednesday, November 25th

Toronto

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Women Write the Novella: An Author Panel

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

When: 7pm

More information: Join us for a unique author panel to discuss the novella as genre and form for women authors and their female protagonists.

Featuring:
Carole Giangrande, author of Here Comes the Dreamer (Inanna Publications)
Showey Yazdanian, author of Loopholes (Quattro Books)
Gail Benick, author of The Girl Who Was Born That Way (Inanna Publications)
Anita Kushwaha, author of The Escape Artist (Quattro Books)

Moderated by Patricia Keeney, author of One Man Dancing and First Woman.

 

Ottawa

Chapbook Launch: Please Don’t Tickle the Salamander’s Belly

Where: Clocktower Brewing Pub, 575 Banks St, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: in/words presents a chapbook launch for Please Don’t Tickle the Salamander’s Belly by Pearl Pirie.

 

Thursday, November 26th

Toronto

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Memory Serves Toronto Launch

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

More information: NeWest Press is proud to present the last book of our Fall 2015 season, Lee Maracle's collection of illuminating oratory Memory Serves. The book, which has been lauded by Joseph Boyden and Linda Tuhiwai Smith, will be available on store shelves and online starting on November 1st. It will also be available for purchase at the ebook vendor of your choice at the same time. Lee will be celebrating the launch of this book with an event in Toronto, alongside Lenore Keeshig at Another Story on November 26th.

 

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Speakeasy Reading Series

Where: The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30om

More information: Speakeasy Reading Series, University of Guelph's Creative Writing MFA's reading series, presents:

  • Ana Rodriguez Machado
  • Andy McGuire
  • Hillary Rexe
  • Jean Marc Ah-Sen

Montreal

Escape Plans launch at Librarie D&Q

Where: Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC

When: 7pm

More information: Montreal launch @ Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Teri Vlassopolous reads from Escape Plans along with Saleema Nawaz and Lesley Trites, hosted by Ian McGillis.

 

Friday, November 27th

Toronto

The Puritan's Black Friday 2015

Where: Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: BLACK FRIDAY 2015 is almost here! Join the editors, staff, and readers of The Puritan for our much-anticipated annual year-in-review event—now a fun-filled highlight of every fall literary season.
BLACK FRIDAY 2015 is a night of celebrations to announce and honour the winners of our Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence, judged by Miriam Toews and Ian Williams, for both fiction and poetry. Help us congratulate our winners and runners-up in grand style.
Secondly, BLACK FRIDAY 2015 sees the electronic launch of Issue 31: Fall 2015—a fantastic collection of fiction, poetry, and journalism to end a great calendar year.
Thirdly, and to usher in the glad tidings and the bountiful work published since January, recent Puritan authors will be providing short (short) live readings.

Suggested entry fee: $5.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1703081806593127/

 

Lit Bang! Event #2 presents Poetry is Dead: Issue 12 Launch Party

Where: Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Lit Bang! Event #2 presents Poetry is Dead: Issue 12 Launch Party. The "Working Class" issue is guest edited by Jenny Sampirisi and Mat Laporte. Featuring readings by Andrew McEwan, Jimmy McInnes, Margaret Christakos, Sarah Pinder and more. Free. Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Zomparelli, will be on hand giving out free PID buttons.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/168520140163792/

 

Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair

Where: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, QC

When: Friday Nov. 27 5-8 PM / Saturday Nov 28 10 AM - 4 PM

More information: The Association of English-Language Publishers of Quebec and the Atwater Writers Exhibition of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre presents the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair. Celebrating English-Quebec Writing and Publishing. Featuring author appearances by Mike Steeves, author of Giving Up, Erin Moure, and many more. There will be door prizes, and books for sale by Librarie Paragraphe Bookstore.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/906645119428958/


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