This Week in Lit Events: June 13-19th

June 13, 2016

If you're in Toronto, the inaugural  Canadian Writers' Summit is this week! And there's more events where that came from: check out our listings below.

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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If you're in Toronto, the inaugural Canadian Writers' Summit is this week! And there's more events where that came from: check out our listings below.

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, June 13th

Toronto

ACROSS No. 3: CHRISTAKOS, HOLBROOK, MARKOTIC, MURAKAMI, THOMPSON, WARLAND and NEW LINEAGE

Where: St. Stephen in-the-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON (at College Street)

When: 7:00pm-10:00pm

More information: ACROSS No. 3 presents a Toronto launch reading by six writers: MARGARET CHRISTAKOS (Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies); SUSAN  HOLBROOK (Throaty Wipes); NICOLE MARKOTIC (Whelmed); SACHIKO MURAKAMI (Get Me Out Of Here); ANDREA THOMPSON (Over Our Heads), and BETSY WARLAND (Oscar of Between-A Memoir of Identity & Ideas). All of the authors are reading from new books or very recent books, and the evening will launch copies for sale and signing. As well, the evening presents a special polyvocal performance by the 8-voice improvisational ensemble NEW LINEAGE. 

Cost: $5-$10 at the door / pwyc
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/400124446824813/

 

Wednesday, June 15th

Vancouver

SFU Lunch Poems

Where: Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 12pm

More information: Jeff Steudel & Danielle LaFrance read their collections at this instalment of the SFU Lunch Poems reading series.

Link:  http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/upcoming-events/lunch-poems/readings/2016/15Jun2016.html

 

Toronto

Indigenous Arts Festival: In This Together

Where: Blue Barracks, Fort York National Historic Site, Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30-9:30pm

More information: Evocative and unsettling, In This Together is an eye-opening collection of personal essays by Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada. Without flinching, the contributors—including journalists, academics, and artists—each explore their own "aha" moments regarding Canada's colonial past and present to ask how we can all move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and anti-racism. Featuring a candid conversation between the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair and CBC radio host and TRC honorary witness Shelagh Rogers, this book is both a catalyst for self-reflection and a call to action.

For opening night of the Indigenous Arts Festival join In This Together editor Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, contributors Erika Luckert and Carleigh Baker, and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief Stacey Laforme for a collective conversation on truth and reconciliation. Free Admission.

Link:  http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=3c4d2681094e4510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=d4ef31608ffb4510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

 

Thursday, June 16th

Toronto

Lakeside Play Readings

Where: Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30-9:30pm

More information: Catch a glimpse of theatre behind the curtain as some of Canada’s best-known playwrights read their own words. Readings by: Nicolas Billon, Sean Dixon, Lois Fine, Morris Panych, Pamela Mala Sinha, Annabel Soutar, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Kenneth T. Williams. Host: David S. Craig.

Presented by Playwrights Guild of Canada in partnership with Coach House Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Talonbooks, and Scirocco Drama.

FREE. Cash bar.

 

 

 

 


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