This Week in Book Events: October 12-18th

October 12, 2015

WAKE UP from that Turkey-coma: there's literary events to be had. If you're in Toronto, be sure to  celebrate the LPG's 40th Anniversary with us at Ben McNally this Thursday. And if you're not, there's tons of great things going on Canada-wide, like WordFest in Calgary!

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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WAKE UP from that Turkey-coma: there's literary events to be had. If you're in Toronto, be sure to celebrate the LPG's 40th Anniversary with us at Ben McNally this Thursday. And if you're not, there's tons of great things going on Canada-wide, like WordFest in Calgary!

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, October 13th

Toronto

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BookThug Fall 2015 Book Launch Party at The Garrison

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Celebrate with BookThug on Tuesday October 13 as we kick off our Fall 2015 season by launching spectacular new books by Jess Taylor, Jean Marc Ah-Sen, Josh Massey, Liz Worth, Shannon Maguire, Brian Dedora, Samuel Andreyev, Steven Ross Smith and Chantal Neveu. Free. Books will be for sale.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/965606286844793/

 

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Book Launch: The Afterlife of Birds

Where: AVIV Restaurant, 328 Dupont St. Toronto, ON

When: 8:30pm

More information: Celebrated poet Elizabeth Philips will launch her debut novel, The Afterlife of Birds, with a reading, discussion and book signing.  Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Ben McNally Books. The Afterlife of Birds is a gorgeous, deeply felt novel about obsession, loneliness, and the surprising ways we find to connect with each other. It’s also about bones.

 

Calgary

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Calgary WordFest: Christian Bok

Where: Arts Commons — Big Secret Theatre 205 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

When: 9pm

More Information: Christian Bok reads from his new collection, The Xenotext: Book 1, alongside a reading from Lawrence Hill. $20.

Link:  http://wordfest.com/speaker/christian-bok

 

Wednesday, October 14th

Calgary

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Calgary WordFest: Andre Alexis

Where: Pages Books in Kensington, 1135 Kensington Rd NW and Arts Commons — Big Secret Theatre 205 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

When: 5-6pm and 7-8:15pm

More information: Toronto Book Award, Giller Prize, and Rogers Writers' Trust Finalist for his novel, Fifteen Dogs, Andre Alexis presents two events at Calgary WordFest: a free Reading and Q&A at Pages Books in Kensington, and the event For The Love of Animals, $20, at the Big Secret Theatre.

Link:  http://wordfest.com/speaker/andre-alexis

 

Thursday, October 15th

Picton, ON

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Lindy Mechefske Talk at Macaulay Heritage Park

Where: Macauley Heritage Park, 23 Church Street, Picton, ON

When: 11am

More information: Join Sir John's Table author and food blogger Lindy Mechefske for a wonderful journey through the culinary history and life of Canada's first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald. The talk will be held at Macauley Heritage Park on Thursday, October 15th.

 

Toronto

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LPG40 Celebration: Toronto Edition

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

When: 6pm

More information: Please join us as we mark forty years of supporting and celebrating some of the finest literary presses in Canada. 
We'll be celebrating with refreshments & a fantastic line up of diverse authors, including Trillium Award winner Kate Cayley, Governor General Award winner Phil Hall, Governor General Award nominee Sachiko Murakami, and 2015 Giller Prize longlist nominee, Russell Smith.
Hope to see you there!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640286326238563/

 

Calgary

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Calgary WordFest: Damian Rogers

Where: Calgary Public Library (Main Branch) — Main Floor 616 Macleod Trail SE

When: 8:30pm

More information: Poet Damian Rogers reads from her new collection, Dear Leader, at Calgary WordFest's Poetry Cabaret. $20. Note: Damian is also teaching a poetry workshop on October 16th. Details at the link below.

Link:  http://wordfest.com/speaker/damian-rogers

 

Guelph, ON

The Bookshelf: Jess Taylor/Kevin Hardcastle Double Book Launch

Where: the eBar, 2nd floor of The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON
When: 7:00 PM

More information: The Bookshelf, in partnership with BookThug and Biblioasis, presents a double book launch for Jess Taylor, author of Pauls, and Kevin Hardcastle, author of Debris (Biblioasis).

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/535773333251121/

 

St. Catharine's, ON

Border Blur Reading Series 

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

When: 7:00 PM

More information: Border Blur Reading Series presents Liz Worth, author of No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol, and David Goldstein, author of Laws of Rest. Also reading: Adam Sol and Karen Solie. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1478756269121721/

 

Friday, October 16th

Toronto

Naked Heart: An LGBTQ Festival of Words

Where: Glad Day Bookshop, Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

When: Various events from October 16-18

More information: This October, Glad Day Bookshop is proud to present NAKED HEART – The LGBTQ Festival of Words. This 3 day event in the Church & Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto includes workshops, panels, readings & discussions for writers and lovers of words. We hope this will be the first of a yearly tradition. Including readings from Sarah Liss, Wayson Choy, Kaleigh Trace, Dani Couture, Ben Ladouceur, Vivek Shraya, Sky Gilbert, and many, many more.

Link:  http://nakedheart.ca/panels/

 

Whistler, BC

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Whistler Writers' Festival Opening Night Literary Cabaret

Where: TBA

When: 8-10pm

More information: Katherine Fawcett (The Little Washer of Sorrows) will be reading at the Whistler Writers Festival, running Oct 15-18, at the Opening Night Literary Cabaret.

Link:  http://whistlerwritersfest.com/reading-event-4-opening-night-literary-cabaret/

 

Kelowna, BC

Book Launch for Mix Hart

Where: Bohemian Cafe & Catering Company, Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Book Launch for Mix Hart ( Queen of the Godforsaken) at the Bohemian Cafe, Kelowna. NOTE: Mix Hart will also be doing a signing at Kelowna's Mosaic Books on Sunday, 1:30pm.

 

Saskatoon, SK

Book Launch: Sandy Marie Bonny, Harold Johnson, RP MacIntyre

Where: GSA Commons Building University of Saskatchewan, Emmanuel & St. Chad 1337 College Dr., Saskatoon, SK

When: 7pm

More information: Book Launch for Sandy Marie Bonny (Yes, and Back Again), Harold Johnson (Corvus), and RP MacIntyre (Mahihkan Lake). Note: if you're in Prince Albert, head over to the Prince Albert Public Library on Saturday to catch these authors read from their books at 3pm, or at La Ronge Public Library on Sunday, also 3pm.

 

Saturday, October 17th

Toronto

Broken Pencil Magazine presents Canzine Toronto

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 1-7pm, reading at 6pm

More information: Featuring the Radical Reading Series with Liz Worth, author of No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol. Also reading: Ted Rall, Lindsay Gibb. Free! Comes with the fall issue of Broken Pencil: Magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/643945272412172/

 

Whistler, BC

Whistler Writers' Fest: Katherine Fawcett Reading

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, BC

When: 3-4pm

More information: Katherine Fawcett Reads from The Little Washer of Sorrows at Whistler Writers' Fest, as part of Writing What you Know: Cruising the Fact-Fiction Continuum. Also featuring Carellin Brooks, Michael Christie, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, and C.C. Humphreys.

Link:  http://whistlerwritersfest.com/reading-event-9-writing-what-you-know-cruising-the-fact-fiction-continuum/

 

Montreal

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Joshua Trotter reads at D&Q

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

More information: Poet Joshua Trotter reads from his new collection, Mission Creep, at Librarie D&Q in Montreal.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 18th

Ottawa

Plotline Bomber of Innisfree Ottawa Launch

Where: Perfect Books, 258A Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 6-8pm

More information: Perfect Books, in partnership with BookThug, presents the Ottawa launch of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree by Josh Massey. With special guest N.W Lea, author of Understander (Chaudiere Books). Hosted by Cameron Anstee. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1210727338954048/


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