This Week in Lit Events: June 5-11th

June 5, 2017

Some launches and reading series hit your calendars this week, as well as the Griffin Poetry Prize Readings (fingers crossed for all of the excellent nominees!).

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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Some launches and reading series hit your calendars this week, as well as the Griffin Poetry Prize Readings (fingers crossed for all of the excellent nominees!).

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.

 

Monday, June 5th

Edmonton

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Lise Gaston Launch and Author Readings at Audrey's

Where: Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Lise Gaston launches Cityscapes in Mating Season, with Douglas Barbour and Claire Kelly readings, at Audrey's Books in Edmonton.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1941906416037810/

 

Tuesday, June 6th

Toronto

Art Bar Poetry Series

Where: Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto ON

When: 8-10:30pm

More information: Domenico Capilongo, Gianna Patriarca, and Banoo Zan read from their work at the Art Bar Poetry Series. Hosted by Adebe D.A.

Link:  http://www.artbar.org/index.html

 

Knife Fork Book presents Jennifer Still, author of Comma

Where: Knife Fork Book, 281 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 7-9pm

More information: Knife Fork Book presents a reading with Jennifer Still, author of Comma. Also reading: Joshua Beckman and Gloria Frym. Free.

 

Wednesday, June 7th

Toronto

2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings

Where: Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7:30pm

More information: Come and hear a selection of the best poetry in the world from the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets – Jordan Abel, Hoa Nguyen, Sandra Ridley, Jane Mead, Abdellatif Laabi, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Alice Oswald and Denise Riley. The Griffin Poetry Prize annually awards $65,000 each to a Canadian poet and an international poet. During the evening, a Lifetime Recognition award will also be presented to an internationally acclaimed poet.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1360765273984476/

 

Thursday, June 8th

Ancaster, ON

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Book Launch: Beneath the Wake

Where: Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Ross Pennie launches Beneath the Wake in Ancaster.

Link:  http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/7293026-ancaster-s-ross-pennie-launches-4th-book-at-old-town-hall/

 

Friday, June 9th

Victoria

Planet Earth Poetry

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

When: 7:30pm

More information: Wendy Donawa launches her first poetry collection Thin Air of the Knowable with special guest Genevieve Lehr reading from her latest poetry collection Stomata on Friday, June 9.

 

Saturday, June 10th

Toronto

Gianna Patriarca Reading

Where: Ciociaro Club, 7412 Kipling Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Gianna Patriarca will read from her novel, All My Fallen Angelas.

 

Ottawa

Ottawa launch for Christine McNair, Jennifer Still and Erin Robinsong

Where: Montgomery Centretown Legion, 330 Kent St., Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: BookThug invites you to celebrate the launch of 3 new books of poetry: Charm by Christine McNair, Comma by Jennifer Still and Rag Cosmology by Erin Robinsong!

All are welcome. Cash bar. Books will be for sale. All washrooms and hallways in the legion are fully accessible.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/210506572792200/


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