This Week in Lit Events: May 15-21st

May 15, 2017

Would you believe it? There's not one, but two seasonal launches this week, as well as a ton more readings, book launches, and events to take a gander at.

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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Would you believe it? There's not one, but two seasonal launches this week, as well as a ton more readings, book launches, and events to take a gander at.

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, May 15th

Toronto

Careergasm & Unbound reading

Where: Ben McNally Books, Bay Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6pm

More information: Sarah Vermut reads from Careergasm and Steph Jagger from Unbound at this reading at Ben McNally Books in Toronto.

 

Tuesday, May 16th

Toronto

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An Enduring Wilderness Launch #2

Where: Stephen Bulger Gallery, Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 5pm

More information: Join the contributors of An Enduring Wilderness for this launch at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.

 

Peterborough, ON

ChiSeries PTBO: Authors Adler, Pflug, Rogers & Spears!

Where: The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Join us for the Chiaroscuro Reading Series, Peterborough branch with guest host Sandra Kasturi! And featuring: Nathan Adler, Ursula Pflug, Ian Rogers, and Heather Spears!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/107991936433833/

 

Hamilton, ON

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Hamilton launch for The Last Word by Julia Cooper

Where: Mills Hardware, 95 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Do you hate that you know all the words to Candle in the Wind? Have you mourned a celebrity on social media in the last 18 months (#RIPBowie)? Do eulogy tropes like 'heaven has gained another angel' make your stomach turn? Does the funeral scene in Love Actually still shamefully bring you to tears? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then The Last Word by Julia Cooper is just the book you've been waiting for. And what's better than a book? Why, a book launch, of course! Cash bar. Accessible venue. Books will be for sale.

 

Wednesday, May 17th

Dartmouth, NS

Book Signing: Heather Tucker, The Clay Girl (in conjunction w Atlantic Book Awards Festival)

Where: Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth NS

When: 12pm

More information: Heather Tucker signs copies of her book, The Clay Girl.

Link:  http://atlanticbookawards.ca/2017-atlantic-book-awards-festival-lineup/

 

Montreal

Book Launch: Bicycle Thieves by Mary di Michele

Where: Word (The), Milton Street, Montreal, QC

When: 7:30pm

More information: Mary di Michele launches Bicycle Thieves at The Word in Montreal.

 

Halifax

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Halifax Public Library presents Erin Wunker

Where: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

When: 7pm

More information: Interested in talking about how to be a feminist killjoy in everyday life? Shortlisted for both the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy, will be doing a reading and discussion of feminism. Questions welcome! Free.

 

Toronto

Invisible's Spring Launch

Where: Handlebar, 159 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 8pm

More information: We've got two spring fiction titles that'll knock your socks off, for real! Come for readings by Andrew Kaufman (Small Claims) and Jeremy Hanson-Finger (Death and the Intern) and stay for the merriment!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2096218107271448/

 

Pivot's 9th Season Finale: Besner, Cayley, Heighton & Showler

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

When: 8pm

More information: Nine years! How bout it. Pivot closes down for another summer with four superstars and it’ll be a great way to end the season. Thanks to everyone who came and supported Pivot, this season and the previous eight.Pivot’s Season Finale on May 17th with Linda Besner, Kate Cayley, Steven Heighton and Suzannah Showler. Pay what you can (suggested: $5).

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/336950826719536/

 

Thursday, May 18th

Toronto

Launch for Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer

Where: Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: In partnership with Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, one of Toronto's queer cultural hubs, and IFOA: International Festival of Authors/Toronto Lit Up, we'll be launching Any Other Way with readings, a film screening, a raffle with all proceeds going to the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA), and of course, a dance party. Free, all are welcome.

 

Wolsak & Wynn / Buckrider Books Spring Launch

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

When: 7pm

More information: Join us as we launch new poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from Wolsak & Wynn and Buckrider Books: No TV for WoodpeckersDear Ghost,The Heavy Bear, and Yardwork: The Biography of an Urban Place
Some information about our venue, The Steady, is in their FAQ. Information about accessibility is under #5.  http://www.thesteadycafe.com/book-an-event/

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1818762935056114/


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