This Week in Book Events: October 19-25th

October 19, 2015

There's tons going on this week, including Vancouver Writers' Fest, our second LPG40 event, this time in Montreal, and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto and surrounding area. BUT: if you go and do anything this week, make sure you VOTE first. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.

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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There's tons going on this week, including Vancouver Writers' Fest, our second LPG40 event, this time in Montreal, and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto and surrounding area. BUT: if you go and do anything this week, make sure you VOTE first. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.

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, October 19th

Canada-wide

Vote!

 

Tuesday, October 20th

Hamilton, ON

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Epic Books, in partnership with BookThug, Biblioasis and Coach House Books, presents the Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour

Where: Epic Books, 226 Locke St. South, Hamilton, ON

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: Epic Books, in partnership with BookThug, Biblioasis and Coach House Books, presents the Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour: An evening with Jess Taylor, author of Pauls, Kevin Hardcastle, author of Debris (Biblioasis), and Andrew Battershill, author of Pillow (Coach House Books). Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/534173033404511/

 

Montreal

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LPG40: Montreal Edition

Where: Librarie Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 Avenue McGill College, Montreal, QC 

When: 6pm

More information: Please join us in marking forty years of supporting and celebrating some of Canada's finest literary presses.
We'll be celebrating with refreshments & readings by a fantastic group of diverse authors, including poet & translator Oana Avasilichioaei, Robert Kroetsch Award nominee Melissa Bull, mystery writer Peter Kirby, and debut fiction writer Laurence Miall. Event hosted by LPG member publisher, Linda Leith.
We hope to see you there!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/920688601336311/

 

Toronto

Book Launch: Questions for Wolf

Where: Sweaty Betty's, Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 6-8pm

More information: Join poet Shannon Quinn as she launches her new collection Questions for Wolf (Thistledown Press) at Sweaty Betty's in Toronto.

 

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ECW Fall Lit Party

Where: Bar Italia, 582 College Street W, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: ECW Press invites you to join us at our Fall Literary Party!
featuring readings by: Laura Clarke, author of Decline of the Animal Kingdom, Helen Humphreys, author of The River, and George Murray, author of Diversion.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1216243961724954/

 

Wednesday, October 21st

Woodstock, ON

The International Festival of Authors on Tour presents IFOA Woodstock

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 59 Riddell Street, Woodstock, ON

When: 7pm

More information: The International Festival of Authors on Tour presents IFOA Woodstock, featuring Martí Sales, author of Huckleberry Finn (BookThug), and Lauren B. Davis, Farzana Doctor and Terry Fallis. For tickets and more information, please visit Woodstock Public Library (519-539-4801) or Merrifield Bookshop (519-539-4220).

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/ifoa-woodstock-4

 

Toronto

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Book Launch: Grand Menteur

Where: Type Books, 883 Queen St W., Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: BookThug launches Grand Menteur by Jean Marc Ah-Sen in Toronto at TYPE Books. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1496495574000631/

 

Thursday, October 22nd

Vancouver

Mix Hart and Eileen Kernaghan at VPL

Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Mix Hart (on the Queen of the Godforsaken Book Tour) and Eileen Kernaghan (Sophie, in Shadow) will be reading from and signing their books at Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.

 

Caitlin Press Poetry Launch

Where: Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St., Vancouver, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Join Sarah de Leeuw, Arleen Paré, Kate Braid and Beth Kope as they read from their newest work. 

 

Kevin Spenst and Jeff Steudel at the People's Co-Op

Where: People's Co-Op Bookstore, Vancouver, BC

More information: Jeff Steudel (Foreign Park) and Kevin Spenst (Jabbering with Bing Bong) read at People's Co-op bookstore.

 

London, ON

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Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour: London Public Library

Where: London Public Library, Landon Branch, Wortley Road, London, ON

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: The London Public Library, Landon Branch, in partnership with BookThug, Biblioasis and Coach House Books, presents the Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour: An evening with Jess Taylor, author of Pauls, Kevin Hardcastle, author of Debris (Biblioasis), and Andrew Battershill, author of Pillow (Coach House Books). Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/735736849892488/

 

Friday, October 23rd

Terrace, BC

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Terrace launch of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree

Where: Elephant’s Ear Cafe, 4613 Lakelse Avenue, Terrace, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: BookThug, in partnership with Misty River Books and Terrace Public Library, presents the Terrace launch of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree by Josh Massey. With special guests: Poets: Solveig Adair and Dave Millar. Musicians: Jay Hughes, Reg Bruneau and Dylan Gordon. Doors at 7:30 PM. Readings and performances begin at 8:00 PM. Book sales provided by Misty River Books. Appetizers will be served. More info coming soon.

 

Toronto

The International Festival of Authors presents “Meet the Catalans”

Where: Pub Hub, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

When: 8:30 PM

More information: The International Festival of Authors presents “Meet the Catalans.” Get to know the authors participating in IFOA’s Catalonia focus. Join Martí Sales, author of Huckleberry Finn, Anna Aguilar-Amat, Flavia Company, Marc Pastor, Jordi Puntí, Toni Sala, Francesc Serés and Teresa Solana for readings from their latest works, while enjoying traditional Catalan food, drink and music. Journalist Bert Archer acts as MC. Free.

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/meet-the-catalans

 

Saturday, October 24th

Vancouver

Broken Pencil Magazine presents Canzine West

Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 1-7pm

More information: Featuring the Radical Reading Series with Carellin Brooks, author of One Hundred Days of Rain (BookThug). BookThug is proud to be a national sponsor of Canzine 2015. Also reading: Lucas Crawford, Chris Walter, Rick Maddocks. Free with $5 suggested donation!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/766481090129047/

 

Toronto

The International Festival of Authors presents “Translating Catalan Culture”

Where: Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

When: 2pm

More information: The International Festival of Authors presents “Translating Catalan Culture.” Three of Catalonia’s hottest writers, including Martí Sales, author of Huckleberry Finn and his Canadian translator Elisabet Ràfols, will sit down with Jay MillAr, publisher at BookThug, to discuss translation and contemporary Catalan literature. Price: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/translating-catalan-culture

 

Nelson, BC

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Mix Hart reading

Where: Otter Books Inc, Baker Street, Nelson, BC

When: 1pm

More information: Mix Hart reads and signs copies of her book at a Queen of the Godforsaken Book Tour stop at Otter Books, Nelson, BC.

 

Sunday, October 25th

Toronto

International Festival of Authors presents “At Language’s Edge: Poetry in Translation”

Where: Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

When: 2pm

More information: International Festival of Authors presents “At Language’s Edge: Poetry in Translation”, a roundtable with Martí Sales, author of Huckleberry Finn, Anna Aguilar-Amat, Oana Avasilichioaei, and Erín Mouré. Price: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.

Link: http://ifoa.org/events/at-languages-edge

 

International Festival of Authors presents readings hosted by Oana Avasilichioaei

Where: Pub Hub, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

When: 4pm

More information: International Festival of Authors presents readings by Kate Hargreaves, author of Leak and Liz Worth, author of No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol. Brecken Hancock, Jeff Latosik, Andy McGuire, Talya Rubin, and Zachariah Wells. Hosted by Oana Avasilichioaei. Free.

Link: http://ifoa.org/events/reading-brecken-hancock-kate-hargreaves-jeff-latosik-andy-mcguire-talya-rubin-liz-worth-zachariah-wells

 

Vancouver

Vancouver Writers Fest presents “It’s Complicated”

Where: The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 10:30am

More information: Vancouver Writers Fest presents “It’s Complicated”, featuring Carellin Brooks, author of One Hundred Days of Rain. Also with Trevor Cole, Farzana Doctor and Sabrina Ramnanan. Moderated by Angie Abdou. $20.

Link: https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2015/events/82-its-complicated

 


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