This Week in Lit Events: April 10-16th

April 10, 2017

If you'd rather be hunting for new reads than eggs this week, check out our listings featuring launch parties, reading series, and all good things in between.

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'd rather be hunting for new reads than eggs this week, check out our listings featuring launch parties, reading series, and all good things in between.

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 11th

Toronto

Biblioasis 401 Poetry Tour at Knife Fork Book

Where: Knife. Fork. Book at Rick's Cafe, 281 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Join Biblioasis at knife | fork | book in Kensington Market for the Toronto kickoff of our Spring Poetry Tour featuring three unique and wonderful poets: Molly Peacock (The Analyst), Patricia Young (Short Takes From The Apocalypse), and Noah Wareness (Real is the Word They Use to Contain Us).

There will be readings, signings, refreshments, and books for sale!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/276313222816924/

 

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Boneshaker Reading Series

Where: 1748 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario

When: 7-8:30pm

More information: Readings by Stuart Ross, Gary Barwin, and Julie Joosten.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/745739338909303/

 

St. John's

The Final Columns Book Launch

Where: The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL

When: 7-9pm

More information: We will be launching Ray Guy: The Final Columns 2003-2013 at The Ship Pub. There will be a special guest speaker. All are welcome, admission is free and books will be available for purchase.

 

Ottawa

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Tree Reading Series

Where: 1073 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 6:45-10pm

More information: We had an amazing time at Versefest and are excited to have begun #NationalPoetryMonth. Join us for readings from Paul Dutton and Sandra Ridley, and workshop on Alice Oswald by Deanna Young.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/195876640915426/

 

Wednesday, April 12th

Winnipeg

Book Launch: The Water Beetles by Michael Kaan

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers (Atrium), 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

When: 7-9pm

More information: Join Michael Kaan for the launch of his debut novel, The Water Beetles. This free event will include an author reading. Books will be available for purchase.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1657487361219624/

 

Toronto

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In Conversation with: Sarah de Leeuw

Where: IFOA at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Join Sarah de Leeuw, award-winning researcher and creative writer, and Ariel Smith, Executive Director of the world's largest Indigenous media arts festival, imagineNATIVE, for an in-depth conversation about Where It Hurts, a book that shines the spotlight on lost geographies and lost people. Sheniz Janmohamed will host this event.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1830499533834147/

 

Calgary

The Seven Oaks Reader - A Dramatic Reading

Where: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, #100, Calgary, AB

When: 7-10pm

More information: Join author Myrna Kostash and special guest readers—Heather Devine, Carolyn Pogue, Yvonne Poitras, and Fred Stenson—on April 12th, 7:00 p.m. at Shelf Life Books for a dramatic reading, Q&A, and book signing.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1321178494594704/

 

Thursday, April 13th

Toronto

BookThug Spring 2017 Launch Party

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: BookThug invites you to celebrate the launch of our Spring 2017 season on Thursday, April 13! Featuring readings by 6 of our Spring authors: Jennifer LoveGrove, Marianne Apostolides, Christine McNair, Stephen Cain, Erin Robinsong and Bertrand Laverdure with Oana Avasilichioaei. All are welcome! Free. Books will be for sale.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/980593385404810/

 

Calgary

Flywheel Reading Series

Where: Pages On Kensington, 1135 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

When: 7:30-9:30pm

More information: Wendy Donawa reads from Thin Air of the Knowable at Flywheel reading series.

 

Edmonton

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The Bosun Chair Launch

Where: Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Join Jennifer Bowering Delisle on April 13th, 7:00 p.m. at Audreys Books for a reading, Q&A, and book signing. With guest reader Claire Kelly.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/279415175825554/

 

Nelson, BC

Book Launch: Otolith by Emily Nilsen

Where: Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History, 502 Vernon Street, Nelson, British Columbia

When: 6:30-8:30pm

More information: Join poet Emily Nilsen for the launch of her debut poetry collection, Otolith. This free event will include an author reading. Books will be available for purchase.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/179929915846762/

 

Saturday, April 15th

Edmonton

Thin Air of the Knowable Launch

Where: Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

When: 2-4pm

More information: Wendy Donowa launches her new collection of poems, Thin Air of the Knowable, at Audrey's Books in Edmonton.

 

Sunday, April 16th

Edmonton

Edmonton Poetry Festival: Box

Where: Cafe Blackbird, 9640 - 142 Street, Edmonton

When: 3:30pm

More information: QUARTO & SOUND (jazz musicians Yana Loo and Sascha Liebrand and writer Wendy McGrath) present an adaptation of McGrath’s poem “Box”. This performance is a genre-blurring combination of poetry, instrumental music, and voice. QUARTO & SOUND will also launch their first EP, “Box”, at this event. $5 cover.

Link:  http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/schedule/box

 

Edmonton Poetry Festival: Reading History

Where: Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton

When: 1:30pm

More information: The poets gathered for this event explore the idea of “History” – they each apply their voice to personal histories, cultural histories, Edmonton/ Strathcona’s history, or the larger history of our land and the earth. The poetry readings from Tracey Anderson, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, and Gail Sidone Sobat will begin at 2:00pm, with each poet reading a small selection of poems, and will take place in Mr. Rutherford’s Library and the Dining Room. Guests will have the opportunity to wander through the house, and will engage with poetry in many areas of the house. Encounter WWI poetry in Cecil Rutherford’s room (he was at the Front), or discover romantic poetry in the master bedroom. Create your own poems in our magnetic poetry area, or collaborate on a group poem inspired by the site. $7 admission to Rutherford House.

Link:  http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/schedule/reading-history 


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