This Week in Book Events: November 9-15th

November 9, 2015

Lots to do in this week in book events: including the ushering in of a new Giller winner! With a 3/5 chance of it being an indie book, we like those odds!

And of course, it's Remembrance Day on Wednesday, folks – please do take a moment to reflect in whichever way suits you best.

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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Lots to do in this week in book events: including the ushering in of a new Giller winner! With a 3/5 chance of it being an indie book, we like those odds!

And of course, it's Remembrance Day on Wednesday, folks – please do take a moment to reflect in whichever way suits you best.

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 9th

Toronto

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Giller Between the Pages

Where: Koerner Hall, Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the five extraordinary authors on the 2015 shortlist – including Andre Alexis, Samuel Archibald, and Anakana Schofield. CBC Radio’s Carol Off will gather the finalists for an insightful and lively discussion of their work, characters, and themes. The authors will present readings from the shortlisted books followed by a powerful and  provocative conversation led by Carol. Prices start at $21.95.

Link:  http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/scotiabank-giller-prize-2015

 

Tuesday, November 10th

Across Canada

Scotiabank Giller Light Bash!

Where: See locations and times here: http://www.gillerlightbash.ca/

More information: Are you a fan of Canadian literature? The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash combines a taste of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala formalities with an affordable price in an exciting party environment. Originally organized as a house party by a group of friends in 2002, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has grown into a full-scale event with over 1200 people celebrating Canadian literature and supporting literacy from coast-to-coast. Guests watch the live broadcast of the Gala on the big screen, socialize with fellow guests, vote on the book they believe will take home the coveted Scotiabank Giller Prize and drink special “Doris-tinis” in honour of Doris Giller, the prize’s namesake. It is a well-known and well-attended cultural event that has become a must-attend event and a highlight of the Canadian literary scene.

Organized by dedicated volunteers from the publishing industry, including literacy advocates, book retailers and members of the community, each regional event takes on a different design, from a cocktail reception and tasting dinner in Winnipeg to a rollicking debate between celebrity panelists in Halifax.

Scotiabank Giller Light events will be held in seven cities on one special night.

 

Toronto

Shannon Maguire, Karen Solie, Shannon Quinn at The Art Bar

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

When: 8pm

More information: Poets Shannon Maguire, Karen Solie, and Shannon Quinn read at the Art Bar Poetry Series. Featuring an Open mic. PWYC.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/928277940597763/

 

St. John's

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Launch of Michael Crummey's Hard Light, Brick Books Classics Edition

Where: The Ship Pub, Duckworth Street, St John's, NL

When: 7pm

More information: The launch of Hard Light: Brick Books Classics 5 by Michael Crummey. Lisa Moore who wrote the introduction will be there as well as Stan Dragland and Don McKay, co-founders of Brick Books. This will also be a celebration for our 40th anniversary.

 

Ottawa

Tree Reading Series: Damian Rogers

Where: Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St, Ottawa, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Damien Rogers reads from her collection, Dear Leader at the Tree Reading Series. She's joined by poet Jessica Bebenek, who will also host a workshop on poetry reading preceding the event at 6:45pm.

Link:  http://www.treereadingseries.ca/

 

Wednesday, November 11th

St. John's

Brick Books at the St. John's Christmas Craft Fair

Where: Jack Byrne Arena, 7 Kennedys Brook Drive, Torbay, St. John's, NL

When: 5pm

More information: Please join Kitty Lewis, Brick Books’ general manager, at the Christmas Craft Fair in St. John’s for a good look at a variety of poetry titles. Brick Books will be sharing a booth with Running the Goat Books & Broadsides. We will be at Booth 2 in Section I.

We will have our Classics series on display – new editions of 6 of our favourite books: Short Talks by Anne Carson; The Grey Islands by John Steffler; Riffs by Dennis Lee; A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont; Hard Light by Michael Crummey; and Wittgenstein Elegies by Jan Zwicky. The series is designed by Robert Bringhurst and includes new introductions from Margaret Christakos, Adrian Fowler, Paul Vermeersch, Lee Maracle, Lisa Moore and Sue Sinclair respectively – and afterwords by the authors.

Also books by Newfoundland authors and award winners.

 

Vancouver

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Twenty-Seven Stings Launch

Where: Commercial St. Cafe: 3499 Commercial St., Vancouver, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Julie and Roxanna will both be on hand at the launch to chat and answer questions, and Julie will be reading at around 8 pm. A limited number of buyers of the book ($18; cash or credit card) will receive a cool little beeswax candle handmade by Julie. If you can't make it to the launch you can still hear Julie and Roxanna talk about the book and mythology and poetry and etc. by checking out episode 2 of the Happy Hour Symposia podcast. Free. Refreshments will be served.

 

Toronto

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Brockton Writers Series presents Jess Taylor, author of Pauls

Where: Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. West Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Brockton Writers Series presents Jess Taylor, author of Pauls. Other writers to be announced. Free.

Link:  https://brocktonwritersseries.wordpress.com/next-event/

 

Thursday, November 12th

Montreal

Coach House Books Authors + Translators at Librarie D&Q

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

More information: See Nicole Brossard and Angela Carr (Ardour) and Louis Carmain and Rhonda Mullins (Guano) at Drawn and Quarterly.

 

Regina

Vertigo Reading Series presents Steven Ross Smith

Where: MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK

When: 7:30pm

fMore information: Vertigo Reading Series presents Steven Ross Smith, author of Emanations: fluttertongue 6. Also reading: TBA. Free.

Link:  http://vertigoseries.com/upcomin/

 

Saturday, November 14th

Kamloops, BC

Queen of the Godforsaken Tour, Kamloops Stop

Where: Chapters Kamloops, 1395 Hillside Drive, Unit 4, Kamloops, BC

When: 1pm

More information: Mix Hart Signing (Queen of the Godforsaken Book Tour): Chapters Kamloops, BC.

 

Toronto

Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Where: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 11-5pm

More information: Meet the Presses  Indie Literary Market and bpNichol Chapbook Award Announcement. BookThug is pleased to be a confirmed vendor. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/909588329126958/

 

Kingston, ON

Poetry at Novel Idea Bookstore

Where: Novel Idea, Princess Street, Kingston, ON

More information: Poets Andy McGuire (Country Club) and Joshua Trotter (Mission Creep) read at Novel Idea in Kingston.

 

Vancouver

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Swoon Reading Series with Josh Massey

Where: Trees Coffee, 450 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Swoon Reading Series presents Josh Massey, author of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree. Also reading: TBA. Free.

Link: http://swoonreadingseries.com/events/

 

Sunday, November 15th

Toronto

HIJ House Reading Series #16

Where: BookThug HQ, 260 Ryding Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 2-5pm

More information: HIJ House Reading Series #16 presents Jeramy Dodds, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, George Murray and Karen Solie. Join us for a super-sized HIJ and enjoy an afternoon of readings and pie. Free. Donations for authors encouraged.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1658927381031845/

 

Toronto

Reading with Shannon Maguire and Jennifer Nelson

Where:Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Reading with Shannon Maguire, author of Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina and Jennifer Nelson, author of Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife (Ugly Duckling Presse). Readings with Q&A to follow. Free. Books will be for sale.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1501495943482362/

 

Escape Plans Launch with Teri Vlassopoulos and Liz Worth

Where: Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Join Teri Vlassopoulos and Invisible Publishing for an evening of book reading + tarot reading to launch Teri's first novel, Escape Plans. Teri will read from her novel and tarot reader + Bookthug author Liz Worth will provide free readings throughout the evening.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/495028050678150/

 

Saskatoon

Tonight It’s Poetry presents Steven Ross Smith

Where: The Woods Alehouse, 148 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK

When: 7:30pm

More information: Tonight It’s Poetry presents Steven Ross Smith, author of Emanations: fluttertongue 6. Also reading: TBA. Price: $5.

Link:  http://tonightitspoetry.com/ 


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