This Week in Lit Events: January 23-29th

January 23, 2017

This week there are just heaps of readings: whether it's fiction or poetry you're after, there's events on both coasts in Halifax, Vancouver, and Victoria (plus some in Toronto!).

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 week there are just heaps of readings: whether it's fiction or poetry you're after, there's events on both coasts in Halifax, Vancouver, and Victoria (plus some in Toronto!).

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, January 24th

Vancouver

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Home and Wilderness: Three Poets

Where: Firehall Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, 1455 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

When: 6-7:45pm

More information: Winnipeggers Angeline Schellenberg and Joanne Epp join local poet Elena Johnson to read from and discuss their debut collections. In Tell Them It Was Mozart, Schellenberg uncovers the ache and whimsy of raising children with autism. Epp’s Eigenheim explores memory, identity and the search for home. Johnson’s Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra reveals the texture of a remote mountain landscape.

Books available for sale.

 

Wednesday, January 25th

Toronto

Pivot Reading Series

Where: The Steady Cafe & Bar, 1051 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Pivot keeps it up with our second show of the year and it has a bit of everything. We have local poet and recent New Yorker contributor Nyla Matuk along with sportswriter and fiction guy D.D. Miller and genre-bending humourist, playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor. This will be a good one, gang.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/689788841203229/

 

Thursday, January 26th

Toronto

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Clearing a Path: Poetry for a Unified Future

Where: Debates Room, Hart House, Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON

When: 2pm

More information: What is poetry's relationship to knowledge of Indigenous languages, to ancestral lands and waters, to connections across time? Join us for readings and discussion with celebrated poets Gwen Benaway, Lee Maracle, and Gregory Scofield.

Link: fnh.utoronto.ca

 

Speakeasy Reading Series: Fresh Start

Where: The Steady Cafe & Bar, 1051 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Don't you just love the beginning of a fresh New Year? We do! And, we especially love showcasing fresh voices and faces from the literary scene you should get familiar with in 2017. Our first Speakeasy event for 2017 will feature David Bradford, Mark Jordan Manner, Jess Taylor, and M-E Girard.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1237237036361219/

 

Waterloo, ON

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Carolyn Smart reads at the St. Jerome’s Reading Series

Where: SJ1 3027, St. Jerome’s University, 290 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario

When: 8pm

More information: Carolyn Smart reads at the St. Jerome’s Reading Series in Waterloo: to start off Journeys Vol. 2 in Winter term, we welcome poet Carolyn Smart.

Link:  http://www.brickbooks.ca/events/carolyn-smart-reads-at-the-st-jeromes-reading-series-in-waterloo/

 

Vancouver

Twisted Poets Literary Salon

Where: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 7-9pm

More information: Features: Angeline Schellenberg, Adrienne Drobnies, Gisela Ruebsaat. Hosted by: Natasha Boskic & Leanne Boschman. Presented by Pandora's Collective.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1422905284421392/

 

Friday, January 27th

Toronto

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Passage book launch: A Trans Girl Literary Celebration

Where: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Passage Book Launch, a trans girl literary celebration featuring poet of the collection Gwen Benaway, plus Vivek Shraya, Briar Rose, and Jia Qing Yang.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1823262284613165/

 

Toronto

Crossroads Reading Series

Where: Vanier College 001, York University, 4700 Keele St, 254 Vanier College, Toronto, ON

When: 4:30-7:30pm

More information: Bruce W Powe (Guernica Editions), Patricia Keeney (Inanna Press) and more read their work and talk bout their experience in the publishing industry.

Crossroads is a long-term series passionate about:

  • uniting the student writing community
  • cultivating dialogue between students, faculty, industry, technology
  • connecting students with mentors and opportunity
  • talking about the evolving landscape of the publishing and tech industry

Link: yucrossroads.tk

 

Halifax

Genevieve Lehr reads at Saint Mary’s Reading Series

Where: Patrick Power Library, Inglis Street, Halifax, NS

When: 7pm

More information: Genevieve Lehr reads from Stomata (Brick Books, 2016) with Deidre Dwyer, Alyda Faber, Nanci Lee, Matt Robinson, and Margo Wheaton, in honour of their new poetry books published by Gaspereau, Goose Lane, ECW, and MQUP in the Patrick Power Library.

 

Victoria

Planet Earth Poetry

Where: Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: Angeline Schellenberg and Maleea Acker read at Planet Earth Poetry Series in Victoria.

Link:  http://planetearthpoetry.com/new-events/2017/1/27/maleea-acker-and-angeline-schellengerg

 

Saturday, January 28th

Vancouver

We Come To Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr Poetry Reading

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC 

When: 3pm

More information: Janet Rogers will read from her new book Totem Poles and Railroads, which succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. Placing poetry at the centre of our current post-residential school/present-day reconciliation reality, Rogers’ poems are expansive and intimate, challenging, thought-provoking and always personal.

This poetry reading will take place in the exhibition surrounded by artworks in We Come to Witness, adding a new voice to conversation between Assu and Carr.


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