This [Month] in Literary Events: August

August 1, 2016

Happy holiday! Because literary events are naturally more scarce in the summertime, we've lumped August together into a supersized, coast-to-coast literary listing! Set your calendar to "month" and plan for these great events.

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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Happy holiday! Because literary events are naturally more scarce in the summertime, we've lumped August together into a supersized, coast-to-coast literary listing! Set your calendar to "month" and plan for these great events.

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.

Saturday, August 6th

Kemptville, ON

Writers Read presents Phil Hall and Natalie Morrill

Where: North Grenville Public Library, Norenberg Building, Kemptville, Ontario

When: 2-4pm

More information: Writers Read at the North Grenville Public Library presents a reading with Phil Hall, author of Conjugation. Also reading: Natalie Morrill.  

 

Sunday, August 7th

Toronto

Rhoda Rabinowitz Green Author Signing

Where: Chapters Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 12-3pm

More information: Rhoda Rabinowitz Green will sign copies of her book Aspects of Nature and greet readers at Chapters Bayview Village.

 

Thursday, August 11th

Calgary

August Flywheel Reading Series

Where: Pages on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB

When: 7:30pm

More information: Join us for readings by Martin West (Cretacea), Daniela Elza (the weight of dew), Richard Kemick (Caribou Run), and Ashley-Elizabeth Best (Slow States of Collapse)!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/278378985860919/

 

Wednesday, August 17th

Scarborough, ON

Lisa de Nikolits Reading

Where: Albert Campbell Library, 1R1, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON

More information: Lisa de Nikolits reads from her upcoming novel The Nearly Girl at Albert Campbell Library in Scarborough.

 

Friday, August 19th

Vancouver

Joy Kogawa House Readings

Where: Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

When: 7-9pm

More information: Adrienne Gruber, author of Buoyancy Control, will read with Elee Kraljii Gardiner (Serpentine Loop) and Ali Blythe (Twoism) at the Joy Kogawa House.

 

Saturday, August 20th

Kamloops, BC

Meet Dietrich Kalteis, author of Triggerfish, in Kamloops

Where: Kamloops Library, 100-465 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC

When: 2pm

More information: Please join Dietrich Kalteis for a reading of his new mystery book, Triggerfish, at the Kamloops Library in Kamloops, BC.

 

Sunday, August 21st

Perth, ON

Framework: Words on the Land, featuring an afternoon of readings of work 

Where: Fieldwork, Perth, ON

When: 3pm

More information: Fieldwork, in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival, presents Framework: Words on the Land, featuring an afternoon of readings of work – created over the course of a weekend of in-situ writing in the forest at Fieldwork. With Sandra Ridley, author of Silvija (forthcoming) and The Counting House.

Also reading: Natale Ghent, John K. Grande, Helen Humphreys, John Kaplansky, Katherine Graham, Andrew Kaufman, Monty Reid, John Steffler, Kathleen Winter and Alissa York.

Tickets will be on sale in advance only through the OIWF website. More info coming soon.
For more info visit http://www.fieldworkproject.com/content/about-fieldwork

 

New Westminster, BC

Poetry New West Reading Series

Where: New Westminster, BC

More information: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, and Pam Galloway, author of Passing Stranger, read @ Poetry New West Reading Series, Westminster, BC.

 

Thursday, August 25th

Moncton, NB

Attic Owl Reading Series

Where: Moncton, NB (location TBA)

More information: Elaine McCluskey (The Most Heartless Town in Canada) reads at Attic Owl Reading Series, Moncton (NB).

 

Sunday, August 28th

Montreal

Finding the Fun in Writing, presented by QWF

Where: Benny Library, 6400 Avenue de Monkland, Montréal, QC

When: 1-4pm

More information: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, participates in 'Finding the Fun in Writing' presented by Quebec Writers' Federation.

 

Monday, August 29th

Toronto

Launch Party for Dave Perkins' Fun and Games

Where: The Jason George, 100 Front Street East, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Please join us in celebrating the Toronto launch of Dave Perkins' first book, Fun and Games: My 40 Years Writing Sports

 

Wednesday, August 31st

Winnipeg

McNally Robinson Booksellers, in partnership with Thin Air Winnipeg, present Jean Marc-Ah Sen

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

When: 7-8pm

More information: McNally Robinson Booksellers, in partnership with Thin Air Winnipeg, present an evening with Jean Marc Ah-Sen author of Grand Menteur. Featuring a reading, conversation and audience Q&A. Hosted by Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills, associate professor of English at the University of Winnipeg. Book signing to follow.


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