This Week in Lit Events: August 7-13th

August 7, 2017

We hope you're enjoying a much-deserved holiday Monday today (whatever it happens to be called in your neck of the woods). With that extra rest, why not use that energy on one of these great literary events this week?

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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We hope you're enjoying a much-deserved holiday Monday today (whatever it happens to be called in your neck of the woods). With that extra rest, why not use that energy on one of these great literary events this week?

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.

Wednesday, August 9th

Carbonear, NL

Canada 150 Literary Tour w/ Ted Rowe

Where: Carbonear Public Library, 256 Water Street, Carbonear, NL

When: 5-7:45pm

More information: Ted Rowe brings Robert Bond: The Greatest Newfoundlander to the Canada 150 Literary Tour, a literary library tour/reading series.

 

Thursday, August 10th

Montreal

The Yellow Door Readings

Where: 3625 Aylmer, Montreal, QC

When: 7pm

More information: Ilona Martonfi reads from The Snow Kimono at the Yellow Door Readings, an evening of poetry, prose, and music. $6 at the door.

 

Toronto

How to Write Feminist Erotica Workshop

Where: Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON

When: 7-9pm

More information: Melinda Vandenbeld Giles, author of Clara Awake, will facilitate a workshop on writing feminist erotica.

 

Lunenburg, NS

Renate Krakauer Reading/Book Signing

Where: Lunenburg Bound Books, 139 Montague St, Lunenburg, NS

When: 3pm

More information: Renate Krakauer will read from and sign copies of her book Only by Blood at Lunenburg Bound Books.

 

Eastport, NL

Winterset in Summer Literary Festival 2017

Where: Beaches Arts & Heritage Centre, Eastport, NL

When: August 10-13

More information: As always Winterset in Summer 2017 will deliver the top notch program our regular patrons have come to expect. We will begin on Friday afternoon with acclaimed authors Anakana Schofield, Esi Edugyan, and Elisabeth de Mariaffi. Expand your imagination with Science Fiction authors Kenneth Tam, Janet McNaughton and Susan MacDonald. Join Bert Riggs, Bill Rowe, and Ron Crocker as they take a look at the life of Joseph Smallwood. The 2016 “BMO Winterset Award Voices”, always an audience favorite, welcomes Robert Chafe, Michael Crummey and Paul Rowe. Emerging song writers, Nick Earle and Joseph Coffin, share the experience of breaking into the arts scene in Newfoundland and Labrador. Experience a nature walk with botanist and author Todd Boland and join Jennifer Morgan, Dawn Baker and Kathy Sweetapple for an interactive Colouring Book session. Hear Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Catherine Hogan Safer read at a lunch time reading presentation. Reminisce with Paul Dean, Mary Fearon and Dave Paddon as they enthrall attendees with their unique observations and experiences in this insightful and amusing Storytelling event. These sessions, masterfully hosted by Ramona Dearing, Mack Furlong, Anne Budgell, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Catherine Hogan Safer, Michael Enright and Chris Brookes, will surely be as informative as they are entertaining. The program finale presents the “Lady Cove Women’s Choir in Concert”. This choir, known nationally and internationally for their excellence, will include the premiere of a commissioned Beothuk-themed composition by Kathleen Allan inspired by Bernice Morgan’s “Cloud of Bones”.

Link:  http://www.wintersetinsummer.ca/

 

Friday, August 11th

Calgary

When Words Collide Festival

Where: Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta

When: August 11-13

More information: When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, Childrens books, and Poetry. 2017 guests to the When Words Collide festival include Jennifer Estep, Will Ferguson, Sam Hiyate, C.C. Humphreys, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Mark Leslie.

Link:  http://www.whenwordscollide.org/

 

Saturday, August 12th

Toronto

Toronto launch of Venera Dreams

Where: Bakka Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St., Toronto ON

When: 3pm

More information: Claude Lalumiere launches Venera Dreams at Bakka Phoenix Books in Toronto.


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