This Week in Lit Events: April 11-17th

April 11, 2016

It's that time of year, friends... Spring Launch season! Check out this wide variety of group and individual launches going down this week, plus the start of the  Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal!

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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It's that time of year, friends... Spring Launch season! Check out this wide variety of group and individual launches going down this week, plus the start of the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal!

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, April 11th

Montreal

TD Blue Met Talks: Femmes & leadership | Women & Leadership

Where: Espace Godin, Hôtel 10, 10 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montréal, QC

When: 5pm

More information: This opening event for the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival invites Marie-Josée Bédard, Linda Leith (of Linda Leith Publishing), Louise-Ann Maziak, Anuradha Dugal, Suzanne Fortier, Catherine Feuillet, and Marie Giguère to speak about the power of words, women in leadership and how books have inspired and changed them and their careers. Followed immediately by the Blue Met 2016 opening cocktail event. $25.

Link: https://app.beavertix.com/fr/billetterie/achat-de-billet/1154/1643/WEB/15

 

Wednesday, April 13th

Vancouver

Canadian Authors Association, Vancouver members, Present a Poetry Night

Where: Alliance for Arts and Culture, 938 Howe Street, Suite 100, Vancouver, BC

When: 7-9pm

More information: Canadian Authors Association, Vancouver members, Present a Poetry Night, featuring a reading by Jennifer Zilm, author of Waiting Room, Timothy Shay and Elena Johnson. Members no charge; Guests $10; Students with ID $5. Pay at the door.

Link:  http://canadianauthors.org/vancouver/programs/meetings/

 

Thursday, April 14th

Montreal

Lunchtime series, Atwater Library

Where: Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount, Québec

When: 12:30pm

More information: Author Michael Mirolla reads from and discusses his new novel Torp (Linda Leith Publishing) and Craig Morrison sings folk songs of the 70’s when the book is set, in this instalment of the Atwater Library's lunchtime reading series.

 

Saskatoon

Saskatoon Book Launch for Louise Bernice Halfe

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130 8th St E, Saskatoon, SK

When: 7pm

More information: Join Louise Bernice Halfe for the launch of her new poetry collection, Burning in this Midnight Dream! Burning in the Midnight Dream is the latest collection of poems by Louise Bernice Halfe. Many were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares that arose in her as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded. Admission is free, all are welcome. 

 

Toronto

Spring Literary Reading

Where: The Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30pm

More information: Spring Literary Reading featuring Jennifer LoveGrove, Hoa Nguyen, Tova Benjamin, Kateri Lanthier, Cyrus Cassells, and Virginia Konchan. Free.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1548127412147697/

 

 

Friday, April 15th

Montreal

Group launch of LLP Spring Season at the Blue Met

Where: Espace Godin at Hôtel 10, 10 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montréal, QC

When: 6pm

More information: 6th annual Linda Leith Publishing / Linda Leith Éditions / Salon .ll. launch.

Hosted by Linda Leith, Elise Moser, and Annie Heminway with Katerine Caron, Elaine Kalman Naves, Karen Molson, Michael Mirolla, Zoran Minderovic, Peter Kirby, Jack Hannan, Mari Hill Harpur, Jack Jedwab, and Gisèle Kayata Eid.

Event #38. Free admission. ENG-FR.

Link:  http://www.bluemetropolis.org

 

Saturday, April 16th

Ottawa

Ottawa International Writers Festival presents a BookThug Spring Launch

Where: The Manx, 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 5pm

More information: Ottawa International Writers Festival presents a BookThug Spring Launch, featuring Jacob Wren (Rich and Poor) and Phil Hall (Conjugation). Free.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571809476464318/ 

 

Vancouver

3rd Annual Vancouver Poetry Crawl

Where: El Kartel, 104 E. Pender St., Vancouver, BC

When: 2:10pm

More information: Kevin Spenst presents the 3rd Annual Vancouver Poetry Crawl. Free. For a complete line-up of readers and venues, visit  http://kevinspenst.com/?page_id=482.

 

Sunday, April 17th

Hawkesbury, ON

Karen Molson Open House, launch and book signing

Where: Netherdale B&B, 577 Green Lane Road, Hawkesbury, ON

When: 1-5pm

More information: The Company of Crows by Karen Molson: Open House, launch and book signing with all things crow - crow decorations, wine, Beau's beer, hors d'oeuvres, sparkling elderflower water, and crow cookies.


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