This Week in Lit Events: April 25-May 1st

April 25, 2016

There's tons going on this week: in addition to launches happening all over and the reconvening of several reading series, there's Authors for Indies on April 30th! Check out  their website to see who's coming to the bookstores in your area.

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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There's tons going on this week: in addition to launches happening all over and the reconvening of several reading series, there's Authors for Indies on April 30th! Check out their website to see who's coming to the bookstores in your area.

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 25th

Kingston, ON

Mansfield Poetry Launch

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

More information: Mansfield's Spring poetry launch will feature readings by Alice Burdick (Book of Short Sentences), Sarah Burgoyne (Saint Twin), Jason Heroux (Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines) and Eva HD (Shiner), and Stuart Ross reading for Nelson Ball (Chewing Water). Hosted by Mansfield Press publisher/editor Denis De Klerck and editor Stuart Ross.

 

Tuesday, April 26th

Toronto

Poetry at the Art Bar

Where: Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: The Art Bar Poetry series reconvenes with readings from Elee Karljii Gardiner (Serpentine Loop), Madhur Anand, and Jennifer Zilm. Plus, 10 people on the open mic - please share one poem under 3 minutes. PWYC.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1570360043280608/

 

Mansfield Poetry Launch

Where: Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON

More information: Mansfield's Spring poetry launch will feature readings by Alice Burdick (Book of Short Sentences), Sarah Burgoyne (Saint Twin), Jason Heroux (Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines) and Eva HD (Shiner), and Stuart Ross reading for Nelson Ball (Chewing Water). Hosted by Mansfield Press publisher/editor Denis De Klerck and editor Stuart Ross.

 

From The Archives of Vidéo Populaire Launch

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Anne Golden launches From The Archives of Vidéo Populaire at Toronto's Gladstone hotel. The evening will begin with clips from Golden's eponymous video, followed by an onstage interview by Pages UnBound Artistic Director Marc Glassman. $10.

 

Thursday, April 28th

Windsor, ON

Throaty Wipes/Whelmed Launch

Where: Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte St. East, Windsor, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Do you like super-smart and super-funny poetry? Well then you're in luck! Windsor locals, Nicole Markotić and Susan Holbrook are launching their daring and delightful new collections, Whelmed and Throaty Wipes, at Biblioasis April 28! Be there or be somewhere else but far less happy!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/708422832632560/

 

Kelowna, BC

Kelly Shepherd Reading and Signing

Where: Mosaic Books, 411 Bernard Ave, Kelowna BC

When: 4-5pm

More information: Kelly Shepherd reads from her new collection, Shift, at Mosaic Books in Kelowna.

 

Friday, April 29th

St. Catharine's, ON

Border Blur Reading Series Presents: BLUR BLUR BLUR

Where: Niagara Artists' Centre, 354 St. Paul St. E, Saint Catharines, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: blur blur blur brings together poets and artists from Vancouver, Toronto, and Niagara to create a memorable feast for the eyes, ears, and mind. 
Readings and Performances by: Margaret Christakos, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Adrienne Gruber, Shannon Maguire, John Nyman, Jennifer Zilm, Mark Laliberte, Eric Schmaltz & Kasia Smuga. 
Cash Bar (courtesy of In the Soil Arts Festival). Book Table (cash only). Tickets $10 or Festival Pass.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1724765234472820/

 

Regina, SK

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Regina Launch & Reading with Maggie Siggins and Gail Bowen

Where: Art Gallery of Regina, (Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre), Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK

When: 1:30pm

More information: Join award-winning authors Maggie Siggins & Gail Bowen for a launch and reading from their latest novels. Maggie Siggins will be reading from her first work of fiction, Scattered Bones, while Gail Bowen will be reading from What’s Left Behind, the newest instalment of the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series. Admission is free, all are welcome.

 

Vernon, BC

Kelly Shepherd Reading & Signing

Where: Gallery Vertigo, 3001 31 St, Vernon, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Kelly Shepherd reads from her new collection, Shift, at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon.

 

Saturday, April 30th

Across Canada

AUTHORS FOR INDIES!!

Authors for Indies is taking place all across Canada on April 30th: full lists of the participating authors and bookstores are available here.

 

St. George, ON

Mansfield Poetry Launch

Where: Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, 359 Blue Lake Road, St. George, ON

More information: Mansfield's Spring poetry launch will feature readings by Alice Burdick (Book of Short Sentences) and Brian David Johnstone, reading for Nelson Ball (Chewing Water). Hosted by Mansfield Press publisher/editor Denis De Klerck and editor Stuart Ross.

 

Sunday, May 1st

Ottawa

Railroad Reading Series

Where: Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON

When: 3pm

More information: Elee Kraljii Gardiner (Serpentine Loop) reads with Mike Caesar and Jeff Blackman at Railroad Series in Ottawa.

Link:  http://railroad-ottawa.ca/

 

Toronto

Stepping into Traffic Launch

Where: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St, Toronto, ON

When: 2-4pm

More information: KJ Rankin launches Stepping Into Traffic at the Lillian H. Smith Library in Toronto.


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