This Week in Lit Events: March 28th-April 3rd

March 28, 2016

If you're in Toronto this week, IFOA's Battle of the Bards is like a pregame for April's poetry month! And if you're not, don't worry - there's a lot going on in Hamilton, Montreal and Vancouver, too.

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 this week, IFOA's Battle of the Bards is like a pregame for April's poetry month! And if you're not, don't worry - there's a lot going on in Hamilton, Montreal and Vancouver, too.

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, March 28th

Toronto

Art Bar Poetry Series

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

When: 8pm

More information: The Art Bar this week features readings from Farzana Doctor, Honey Novick, and Glenn Monroe.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/963538390394664/

 

Wednesday, March 29th

Toronto

IFOA's Poetry NOW! Battle of the Bards

Where: Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: 1 stage. 20 poets. 1 winner.

Our popular poetry competition returns in 2016 to feature readings by 20 of Canada’s upcoming and established poets. Judges Geoffrey E. Taylor (IFOA’s Director), Jen Tindall (IFOA’s Artistic Associate) and Andy McGuire (winner of 2015 IFOA Poetry Games) will select one winner, who will receive an automatic invitation to read at the 37th edition of the International Festival of Authors AND an ad for their book in NOW Magazine!

The event will be hosted by NOW‘s Susan G. Cole.

Poetry NOW is presented in partnership with NOW Magazine.

Featuring: Ashley-Elizabeth Best, Lara Bozabalian, Chris Chambers, Michael Fraser,  Susan Glickman, Maureen Hynes, James Lindsay, Shannon Maguire, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Sarah Pinder, Ruth Roach Pierson, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Blair Trewartha, Daniel Scott Tysdal, Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, Andy Weaver, Bänoo Zan, and more!

Cost: $10/FREE supporters, students & youth 25 and under

Link:  http://ifoa.org/events/poetry-now-8th-annual-battle-of-the-bards

 

Thursday, March 30th

Montreal

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The Atwater Poetry Project with Pearl Pirie and Gary Geddes

Where: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, QC

When: 7pm

More information: The Atwater Poetry Project presents Pearl Pirie, author of the pet radish, shrunken, and Gary Geddes.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/819643504829555/

 

Saturday, April 2nd

Vancouver

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The Mechanics of Publishing Translations in Canada

Where: Cecil Green Park House, UBC, Vancouver, BC

When: 10:45am-12pm

More information: Michael Mirolla, Guernica Publisher and author of TORP, and Kevin Williams, publisher of TalonBooks, participate in a panel discussion on the Mechanics of Publishing Translations in Canada.

Link:  http://blogs.ubc.ca/translationaudiencesreception/april-2nd/

 

Sunday, April 3rd

Vancouver

Politics in Canada & Abroad

Where: Spartacus Books, 3378 Findley Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 3-5pm

More information: Politics in Canada & Abroad with Michael Mirolla, Marina Sonkina & Michael Springate. at Spartacus Books.

Link:  http://www.spartacusbooks.net/#events

 

Toronto

Toronto Book Launch for The Jokes by Stephen Thomas

Where: Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Toronto Book Launch for The Jokes by Stephen Thomas. With guest readers Derek McCormack, Fan Wu, Monica Heisey and Naomi Skwarna. Hosted by Cian Cruise. FREE.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1717985648485062/

 

Hamilton, ON

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Where: Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William Street, Hamilton, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Festival week opens with our annual partner event with LitLive, featuring Jon Chan Simpson (Chinkstar), Lydia Perović (All That Sang), Janet Turpin Myers (The Last Year of Confusion), Daniel Scott Tysdal (Fauxccasional Poems), Duana Taha (The Name Therapist) and Brent van Staalduinen (Saints, Unexpected).

This is a free event. Readings take place at Homegrown Hamilton (27 King William St)

 


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