This Week in Lit Events: April 3-9th

April 3, 2017

This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.

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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This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.

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 4th

Montreal

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Resonance Reading Series

Where: Resonance Café, 5175A Ave du Parc, Montreal, QC

When: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

More information: Resonance Reading Series, in collaboration with the Mile End Poets’ Festival, presents Marianne Apostolides (Deep Salt Water) and Moez Surani (Operations). Also with Jason Camlot, Brecken Hancock, and Elena Johnson.

Link:  http://www.resonancereadingseries.com/events/

 

Wednesday, April 5th

Toronto

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Pivot Reading Series

Where: The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Well, it's April. New books everywhere and Pivot kicks up a notch to notice. We have four women with new work at the tiptop of Canadian letters. You will like that. You should come. With Kerry Clare, Aisha Sasha John, Kateri Lanthier, & Jennifer LoveGrove. PWYC (suggested: $5).

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1859101544367698/

 

Thursday, April 6th

Toronto

Toronto Lit Up

Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30-8:30pm

More information: Toronto Lit Up and the League of Canadian Poets presents Jennifer LoveGrove, author of Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes. Also with R. Kolewe, Phoebe Wang, Catriona Wright and Kateri Lanthier. This event is being hosted as part of Toronto Lit Up Series, supported by the Toronto Arts Council and hosted by IFOA. Free.

Note: despite similar names and the evident awesomeness of this event, All Lit Up and Toronto Lit Up are not affiliated.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/198759833948581/

 

Friday, April 7th

Toronto

Joint Book Launch: Emily Izsak & Michael Boughn

Where: Saving Gigi, 859 Bloor Street W., Toronto, Ontario

When: 7pm

More information: Join us as we celebrate the launch of Emily Izsak's debut poetry collection, Whistle Stops: A Locomotive Serial Poem alongside Michael Boughn who celebrates the launch of his new Swimmers Group title, Hermetic Divagations. Plus two chapbooks, by Ami Xherro and Geoffrey Nilson
Doors open at 7:00 pm, readings begin at 7:30.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/124779534719215/

 

Victoria

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Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series

Where: Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: Clea Roberts reads from her new poetry collection Auguries at the Planet Earth Poetry reading series on Friday, April 7 with Kevin Spenst.

Link:  http://www.brickbooks.ca/events/nora-gould-reads-in-victoria-bc/

 

Saturday, April 8th

Richmond Hill, ON

13th Annual Poetry Celebration: Richmond Hill Public Library

Where: Room A, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Library Branch, 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill, ON

When: 1-4pm

More information: Richmond Hill Public Library presents the 13th Annual Poetry Celebration, hosted by Barry Dempster, with Sandra Ridley, author of Silvija, and Michael Fraser, Steven Heighton, Maureen Hynes, Soraya Peerbaye. Readings, Refreshments & Book Signing. Free (register at the link below).

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/13th-annual-poetry-celebration-tickets-31616666300

 

Sunday, April 9th

Squamish, BC

Clea Roberts: Introductory Writing Workshop & Reading

Where: Squamish Public Library, 2 Avenue, Squamish, BC

When: 1-4pm

More information: Clea Roberts will lead an introductory writing workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Squamish Public Library on Sunday, April 9. Refreshments will be provided between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Then Clea will read from her new poetry collection Auguries from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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