This Week in Book Events: September 21-27th

September 21, 2015

Word on the Street Toronto and Word Vancouver are this week, but if you don't live in those two cities, no problem. There's something literary going on almost everywhere!

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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Word on the Street Toronto and Word Vancouver are this week, but if you don't live in those two cities, no problem. There's something literary going on almost everywhere!

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, September 21st

Toronto

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Toronto Launch of Strangers & Others: Newfoundland Essays

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Pages Unbound is pleased to announce the Toronto launch event for a new and exquisite volume of critical essays by Stan Dragland, one of Canada's best essayists, on Monday 21 September at The Gladstone Hotel (doors open at 7PM). Strangers & Others: Newfoundland Essays (Pedlar Press) is a collection of Dragland's writings on Newfoundland subjects, literary and otherwise. He has approached the material from the perspective of an inside/outsider in Newfoundland: a resident of Newfoundland originally from elsewhere who nevertheless finds the figure of the stranger inscribed in much Newfoundland art.

Stan will be interviewed on stage by local writer Dennis Lee.

Vancouver

Pulp Fiction Books Reading

Where: Pulp Fiction, 2422 Main St., Vancouver, BC

More information: Kevin Spenst, author of Jabbering with Bing Bong, reads with Elizabeth Ross, author of Kingdom, and Elena Johnson.

 

Winnipeg

Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival presents "An Afternoon Book Chat"

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers - Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB

When: 2:30 PM

More information: Featuring Mike Steeves, author of Giving Up. With Elizabeth Hay. Free.

Link: http://thinairwinnipeg.ca/festivals/thin-air-2015/writers/mike-steeves/

 

Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival presents "The Mainstage: Everyday Treacheries"

Where: Shaw Performing Arts Centre (MTYP), 2 Forks Market Rd., Winnipeg, MB

When: 7:30pm

More information: Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival presents "The Mainstage: Everyday Treacheries", featuring Mike Steeves, author of Giving Up. Also with Catherine Hunter, Elizabeth Hay, Greg Hollingshead and Guy Vanderhaeghe. Admission: $12, $10 students/seniors.

Link:  http://thinairwinnipeg.ca/festivals/thin-air-2015/writers/mike-steeves/

 

Tuesday, September 22nd

Kelowna, BC

Brian Dedora Reading

Where: Room E403, Kelowna Campus (KLO), Okanagan College, 1000 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna, BC

When: 11: 30 AM - 1:00 PM

More information: Okanagan College presents a reading and talk by Brian Dedora, author of Lorcation. Presented by Jake Kennedy. Open to the public. Books will be for sale.

 

 

Wednesday, September 23rd

Innisfail, AB

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Neil McKinnon Workshop and Reading

Where: Innisfail Public Library

When: 2pm and 6:30pm

More information: Join Neil McKinnon, author of The Greatest Lover of Last Tuesday, for a reading and workshop at Innisfil Public Library.

 

Winnipeg

Jon Chan Simpson Reading

Where: Thin Air Festival, Room P107, Red River College, 160 Princess St

When: 10am

More information: Author Jon Chan Simpson reads from his debut novel,  Chinkstar, at the Thin Air Festival in Winnipeg.

Link: http://thinairwinnipeg.ca/events/2015/09/23/reading-jon-chan-simpson/

 

Thursday, September 24th

Montreal

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The Atwater Poetry Project presents R. Kolewe, author of Afterletters

Where: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue

When: 7pm

More information: The Atwater Poetry Project presents R. Kolewe, author of Afterletters, reading with Robin Richardson and Stevie Howell.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/891943857550220

 

Uxbridge, ON

Andre Alexis at Celebration of the Arts

Where: Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St S, Uxbridge, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Andre Alexis discusses his award-nominated book,  Fifteen Dogs, alongside authors Paula McLain and Elizabeth Hay.

Link: http://celebrationofthearts.ca/cota/events/books-and-authors-2014/

 

Saskatoon

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Readings at McNally Robinson

Where: McNally Robinson, 8 Street East, Saskatoon, SK

When: 7pm

More information: Authors Rita Bouvier and Lloyd Ratzlaff are reading ( nakamowin'sa for the Seasons and Bindy's Moon, respectively) at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon.

 

Calgary

Neil McKinnon Reading

Where: Calgary Public Library, Signal Hill Branch, Signal Hill Centre Southwest, Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Author Neil McKinnon reads from his novel,  The Greatest Lover of Last Tuesday, at the Signal Hill Branch of the Calgary Public Library.

 

Vancouver

Vancouver Launch of Lorcation by Brian Dedora

Where: Bombast, 27 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Vancouver Launch of Lorcation by Brian Dedora. With a special introduction by Peter Quartermain. Book sales provided by The Paper Hound Bookshop.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/673929066041619/

 

Saturday, September 26th

Summerside, PEI

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Debra Komar at the Summerside Rotary Library

Where: Summerside Rotary Library, 192 Water Street, Summerside, PE

When: 3pm

More information: Join forensic anthropologist and author Debra Komar for a talk about her latest book, The Bastard of Fort Stikine.

 

Kingston, ON

Poetry Master Class for Teens with Brenda Leifso

Where: Kingston Writers Fest, 209 Wellington St #202A, Kingston, ON

More information: Join Brenda Leifso, author of poetry collection Barren the Fury, in this Poetry Master Class for Teens hosted through Kingston Writers' Fest.

 

Kingston Writers' Fest Saturday Night Speakeasy

Where: Bellevue Room – Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

When: 9-11pm

More information: Join us for a spirited night of poetry and prose accented by the original musical sounds of our house band, jazz ensemble Trio Without Words. Local saxophone virtuoso Jonathan Stewart, bassist Mike Perlin, and drummer Mike Cassells set a unique tone for each of the literary performances by Lorna Crozier,  Marina EndicottUlrikka Gernes, Greg Hollingshead, Paula McLain, Nino Ricci, Leo Brent Robillard,  Armand Garnet Ruffo, and  Anakana Schofield. Hosted with panache by author, CBC radio host, and mister congeniality, Bill Richardson. Cash bar.

Link:  https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/events/43-saturday-night-speakeasy/

 

Sunday, September 27th

Toronto

Word on the Street Toronto

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

When: 11-6pm

More information: Tons of authors will be heading out to this year's event, at its new Harbourfront location! (And so will All Lit Up, as a matter of fact - come see us!)

 

Vancouver

WORD Vancouver

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

When: 11-6pm

More information: The main festival Day of WORD is huge: click here for a full schedule. (All Lit Up will be part of the huge-ness - come say hi!) 

 

Kingston

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Jocelyne Saucier: en français – Le nord, un pays neuf / The North, a New Country

Where: Kingston Writers' Fest: Bellevue Room – Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

When: 12:30-1:30pm

More information: Award-winning author Jocelyne Saucier reads from  And the Birds Rained Down, a Canada Reads selection about a photographer who searches for a survivor who lost his family in catastrophic fires, and from Twenty-One  Cardinals, about a Québécois prospector and his family who lose everything when the bottom falls out of the zinc market. Translated into English by Rhonda Mullins, they are stories of loss and disappearance set in northern communities. “The north inspires me,” Jocelyne says, “If you feel this sense of freedom, it is because it is still a new country, where everything is possible.” Jocelyne reads from her books and talks about the freedom, the dangers, and the possibilities of the North. Presented in partnership with Centre culturel Frontenac. A French-language presentation.

Link:  https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/events/jocelyne-saucier-en-francais-the-north-a-new-country/

 

Kingston Writers Fest presents "Big Idea: Think Tank on the Environment"

Where: Kingston Writers' Fest: Islandview Room – Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

When: 7-8:30pm

More information: Kingston Writers Fest presents "Big Idea: Think Tank on the Environment", featuring Lesley Battler, author of Endangered Hydrocarbons. Also with Diane Ackerman, Ed Struzick, Andrew Nikiforuk. Moderated by Carol Off. Sponsored by The Walrus.

Link:  https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/events/42-big-idea-think-tank-on-the-environment/

 

Personal to Universal: Poetry

Where: Kingston Writers' Fest: Islandview Room – Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

When: 12:30-1:30pm

More information: Kingston’s poet laureate  Helen Humphreys hosts local poets  Wanda Praamsma (a thin line between) and  Carolyn Smart (Careen), as well as Calgary poet  Lesley Battler (Endangered Hydrocarbons), BC poet  Lorna Crozier (The Wrong Cat) and Danish poet  Ulrikka Gernes (Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments). In this wide-ranging reading event you’ll hear stories that transcend time boundaries and are the stuff of legend; the language of hydrocarbon extraction, with its blend of sexual imagery, archetype, science, and pseudoscience; poems that zoom in and out of places and states of mind; and poems that provide affirmation in the midst of the fluid, often challenging nature of experience. Support for Ulrikka Gernes’ travel to the Festival comes from the Danish Arts Foundation. This event is dedicated to the memory of Joanne Page.

Link:  https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/events/48-personal-to-universal-poetry/

 

Regina

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Cultural Grooves featuring Tara Gereaux

Where: Regina Public Library, Regina, SK

When: 2-4pm

More information: Tara Gereaux reads from Size of a Fist at Cultural Grooves: Celebrating Diversity in Stories and Dance in Regina Public Library.


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