This Week in Lit Events: April 18-24th

April 18, 2016

It's a busy week for lit events! The  Edmonton Poetry Festival and the  Yukon Writers' Fest both kick off this week, plus readings and launches across Canada to tickle your fancy.

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 a busy week for lit events! The Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Yukon Writers' Fest both kick off this week, plus readings and launches across Canada to tickle your fancy.

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, April 19th

Montreal

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The Poet is a Radio Book Launch

Where: Café Resonance, 5175A Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec

When: 7pm

More information: Jack Hannan launches his new novel The Poet is a Radio, as part of the Resonance Reading Series.

 

Yellow Door Reading Series

Where: Yellow Door Coffeehouse, 3625 rue Aylmer, Montreal, QC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Michael Mirolla reads from his new novel, Torp, at Montreal's Yellow Door Reading Series.

 

Toronto

even this page is white Book Launch

Where: Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Another Story Bookshop presents the Toronto launch for Vivek Shraya's debut book of poetry EVEN THIS PAGE IS WHITE (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/213469119012114/

 

Wednesday, April 20th

Vancouver

An Anvil Press Poetry Launch

Where: The Heatley, 696 East Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia

When: 7pm

More information: Join us for the launch of Elee Kraljii Gardiner's SERPENTINE LOOP and Kevin Spenst's IGNITE! And enjoy some snacks and drinks among the finest company.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1583483898643042/

Note: This is part of Ignite's 50-venue book tour! Follow along here.

 

Thursday, April 21st

Canada-wide!

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day, a special day during National Poetry Month, will be held on April 21, 2016. On this day each year, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others. Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with that city's Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets will extend Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada. 

Link: http://poets.ca/pocketpoem/

 

Edmonton

Kelly Shepherd @ Edmonton Poetry Festival 

Where: Edmonton City Centre, Edmonton, AB

When: 12pm

More information: Kelly Shepherd reads from her new collection, Shift, at the Edmonton Poetry Festival: CBC Centre Stage: "Local Books 2".

Link:  http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/schedule/local-books-2-centre-stage

 

Toronto

BookThug Spring Launch Party

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: We're throwing a book party to celebrate the launch our fabulous Spring 2016 season and you're all invited. Please join us at The Garrison on Thursday April 21 for an evening of readings and merriment. We'll be launching 9 new books.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/963066693777595/

 

Saturday, April 23rd

Ottawa

The Company of Crows Book Launch

Where: Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, ON

When: 12-2pm

More information: Book launch and signing of The Company of Crows by Karen Molson (and crow cake).

 

Edmonton

Kelly Shepherd Hosts "Poetry Among the Pines"

Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, 9735 Grierson Hill, Edmonton, AB

When: 12pm

More information: Kelly Shepherd, author of Shift, hosts "Poetry Among the Pines" at the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

Link:  http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/schedule/poetry-among-the-pines

 

Sunday, April 24th

Toronto

Draft Reading Series

Where: Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St E, Toronto, ON

When: 3pm

More information: Daniel Perry reads from his new collection, Hamburger, at the Draft Reading Series in Toronto.

 

Whitehorse

Sandy Marie Bonny at Yukon Writers' Fest

Where: Beringia Interpretive Centre, Whitehorse, YK

When: 7:30pm

More information: Sandy Marie Bonny speaks as part of the "Storied Science" talk & reading at the Yukon Writers' Fest.


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