This Week in Book Events: October 26-November 1st

October 26, 2015

Holy Toledo: there are THREE LPG40 events coming at'cha this week in St. John's, Vancouver, and Winnipeg! Not enough? There's also IFOA going down in Toronto, and some author readings mixed in for good measure.

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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Holy Toledo: there are THREE LPG40 events coming at'cha this week in St. John's, Vancouver, and Winnipeg! Not enough? There's also IFOA going down in Toronto, and some author readings mixed in for good measure.

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 27th

St. John's

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The LPG Turns 40! St. John's Edition

Where: The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL

When: 7pm

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 Amazon First Novel Award-nominated author Catherine Hogan Safer, Commonwealth Writer's Prize-winning author Lisa Moore, Winterset Award-nominated author Sara Tilley, and award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Warner.
With musical guest Katie Baggs.
Hope to see you there!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1528977647394143/

 

Scarborough, ON

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Christian Bok at IFOA in Scarborough

Where: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus – Room MW130, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON

When: 2pm

More information: In partnership with U of T Scarborough Campus, experimental Canadian poet Christian Bök will be presenting his award-winning book Eunoia in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Denise Fujiwara, who has created an enchanting dance work based on this book. This workshop with Bök and Fujiwara has a limited amount of tickets available at the door, subject to availability.

In partnership with U of T Scarborough Campus and Robert H. N. HO Family.

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/ifoa-scarborough-christian-bok

 

Toronto

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READING: Caldwell, Gernes, Howell, Rogers and Young

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

When: 7:30pm

More information: Poets Claire Caldwell, Ulrikka S. Gernes, Stevie Howell, Damian Rogers and Deanna Young read from their latest works. Jessica Moore hosts. $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/reading-claire-caldwell-ulrikka-s-gernes-stevie-howell-damian-rogers-and-deanna-young

 

IFOA presents: A Celebration of BookThug

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

When: 8:30pm

More information: International Festival of Authors presents “A Celebration of BookThug”, featuring short readings and Q&A by Kate Hargreaves, Martí Sales, Mike Steeves, Jess Taylor, and Liz Worth. With Q&A Hosted and moderated by Emily M. Keeler. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1500432186949423/

 

The Art Bar Reading Series

Where: Black Swan Tavern (second floor), 154 Danforth Ave., north side, East York, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Poet Maureen Hynes reads from her new collection, The Poison Colour, at The Art Bar Reading Series. With poets Kurt Zubatiuk and Dilys Leman.

Link:  http://www.artbar.org/index.html

 

Wednesday, October 28th

Penticton, BC

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Queen of the Godforsaken Book Tour: Penticton Stop

Where: Hooked on Books, Main Street, Penticton, BC

When: 3:30pm

More information: Author Mix Hart will be reading from and signing copies of her latest, Queen of the Godforsaken, on this Penticton stop of her Book Tour, at Hooked On Books.

 

Toronto

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Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists

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

When: 7:30pm

More information: The Writers’ Trust is one of the largest literary prize-giving organizations in the country, now annually awarding more than $250,000 to Canadian writers.

For the seventh consecutive year, IFOA is proud to present the works nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Join André Alexis, Elizabeth Hay, Pamela Mordecai, Russell Smith andJohn Vaillant. Shani Mootoo hosts.

The winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize will be announced on November 3, 2015.

Link: http://ifoa.org/events/rogers-writers-trust-fiction-prize-finalists-2 

 

Calgary

Book Launch: Emanations: fluttertongue 6

Where: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, Calgary, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Calgary launch of Emanations: fluttertongue 6 by Steven Ross Smith. Also reading: Roberta Rees. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/423389271188781/

 

Kingston, ON

Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour

Where: Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess St, Kingston, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Novel Idea Bookstore, 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/523102234520443/

 

Thursday, October 29th

Kelowna, BC

Queen of the Godforsaken Book Tour: Kelowna Stop

Where: Chapters Orchard Park, 2271 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC

When: 5:30pm

More information: Author Mix Hart will be reading from and signing copies of her latest, Queen of the Godforsaken, on this Kelowna stop of her Book Tour, at Chapters.

 

Wolfville, NS

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Let Us Be True Book Launch

Where: Box Of Delights Book Shop, 466 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

When: 6pm

More information: Erna Buffie will be launching Let Us Be True at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville, Nova Scotia (466 Main Street).

 

Regina, SK

Shelley Banks and Tara Gereaux Book Launch

Where: Bushwakker Brewing, Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK

When: 7:30pm

More information: Book launch for Shelley Banks (Exile on a Grid Road) and Tara Gereaux (Size of a Fist), featuring a reading by Jan Wood (Love is Not Anonymous) at Bushwakker Brewpub, Regina.

 

Vancouver

The LPG Turns 40!: Vancouver Edition

Where: Untitled Art Gallery, 436 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Come and celebrate Literary Press Group of Canada's 40th Anniversary with an evening of readings by authors published by some of Canada's finest independent presses. Featuring some of the most celebrated writers working today, including: Jane Munro, Lucas Crawford, Leah Horlick, and Lana Pasch. Prizes, fun, friends, conviviality, books for sale, admission by donation (nobody turned away). Hosted by Sean Cranbury and Dina Del Bucchia.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114610175223453/

 

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The launch of Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962–1991

Where: Western Front, 303 8th Avenue East, Vancouver, BC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Join us for the launch of the magnificant Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems. Fred Wah will be joined by Karl Siegler, Stan Persky, Daphne Marlatt, Roy Miki, Colin Browne, Larissa Lai, Deanna Fong, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Rita Wong, each of whom will read from Scree.

 

Toronto

IFOA: More than You Can Stanza

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

When: 8:30pm

More information: Poets Oana Avasilichioaei, John Burnside, Claire Caldwell, Milan Jesih and Andy McGuire read from their latest works in the Pub Hub. Author Evan Munday acts as MC. $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/reading-more-than-you-can-stanza

 

Ottawa, ON

 

Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour

Where: Octopus Books, 251 Bank St., 2nd floor, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Octopus 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. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/418524171680957/

 

Montreal

An evening with the QWF 2015 Book Awards Finalists

Where: Paragraphe Books, 2220, avenue McGill College, Montreal, QC

When: 6pm

More information: Quebec Writers Federation presents an evening with the QWF 2015 Book Awards Finalists, including Mike Steeves, author of Giving Up, nominated for the Concordia University First Book Award. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  http://www.qwf.org/pdf/SHORTLIST%20&%20JURIES%20for%20QWF%20Prizes%202015.pdf

 

Friday, October 30th

Montreal

Coach House Books vs the Fall: The Montreal Edition 

Where: Rocket Science Room,170 Jean Talon West, Suite 204 (between Waverly & Alexandre in the Atlas Building), Montreal, QC

When: 8pm

More information: Coach House Books vs the Fall: The Montreal Edition presents Joshua Trotter, Andrew Battershill, Andy McGuire, Christian Bok. With very special Guest: Jess Taylor, author of Pauls. Bar: Beer, Wine, and spirits! Suggested donation $4.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/966725963395148/

 

Winnipeg

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The LPG Turns 40!: Winnipeg Edition

Where: McNally Robinson, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

When: 7pm

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 playwright Rick Chafe, CBC host & poet Rosanna Deerchild, Whistler Writers Festival Director and fiction writer Stella Leventoyannis Harvey, and Man Book International Prize nominee Josip Novakovich. Event hosted by Charlene Diehl.
We hope to see you there!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/656600784442351/

 

Saturday, October 31st

In Conversation with Damian Rogers and Karen Solie

Where: Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

When: 2pm

More information: Join poetry editor of House of Anansi Press and The Walrus, Damian Rogers, and award-winning poet Karen Solie as they read from and discuss their latest collections of poetry. Ken Babstock moderates. $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/in-conversation-with-damian-rogers-and-karen-solie

 

Sunday, November 1st

Nicolas Billon's Butcher, at The Theatre Centre

Where: The Theatre Centre, Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: November 1-30

More information: The November Ticket begins with Governor General Award-winner Nicolas Billon’s gripping political thriller, Butcher directed by Weyni Mengesha, in a co-production from Why Not Theatre, and Butcher’s Block. Coming to Toronto for the first time, Butcher premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects to rave reviews in 2014 and explores the uncomfortable notions of justice, revenge, and the fine line that separates them.

Link:  http://theatrecentre.org/?p=5192

 

Prince George, BC

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The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree Launch

Where: Books and Company, 1685 3rd Ave., Prince George, BC

When: 6-8pm

More information: Books & Company, in partnership with BookThug, presents the Prince George launch of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree by Josh Massey. With special guests Rob Budde and Adrienne Fitzpatrick. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/506609309498695/


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