This Week in Lit Events: May 29-June 4th

May 29, 2017

There are a lot of amazing group readings and events this week, as well as some stunningly singular launches and talks. Do. Not. Miss.

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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There are a lot of amazing group readings and events this week, as well as some stunningly singular launches and talks. Do. Not. Miss.

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, May 30th

Toronto

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Decolonial Love: Simpson, Benaway & Scofield

Where: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

When: 7pm

More information: Another Story Bookshop & Pages UnBound present: Decolonial Love: An evening Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Gwen Benaway and Gregory Scofield.

Featuring readings from their new books and a conversation with Susan Blight. $5 Admission at the door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Co-sponsored by Unifor and Pantages Hotel.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/196261180859639/

 

Wednesday, May 31st

Toronto

Books, Beer and Birthday Cake

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

When: 7pm

More information: Books, Beer, and Birthday Cake: Three independent publishers. Three landmark anniversaries. One party!
Join us as we collectively celebrate our authors and our publishing accomplishments at the oldest LGBTQ indie bookstore in the world (very near to the Ryerson campus). In 2017, University of Manitoba Press turns 50, Between the Lines turns 40, and Fernwood Publishing turns 25.
Come out for an evening of revelry. We'll have refreshments, door prizes (surprises), and more!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1140631699381125/

 

Winnipeg

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Winnipeg Launch for Bridge Retakes

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

When: 7pm

More information: Winnipeg Launch for Bridge Retakes by Angela Lopes. This book launch event is free and open to the public. 

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/318145001933326/

 

Friday, June 2nd

Vancouver

Celebrating the Arts of Fiction, Poetry and More

Where: Vancouver Public Library, Oakridge Branch, #191-650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

When: 5:30pm

More information: Nasreen Pejvack, Michael Mirolla, and Aidan Chafe discuss their work and the literary arts.

 

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Eating Beetles: Fears, Fantasies, and the Future of Food

Where: UBC, MacMillan Room 160, Vancouver, BC

When: 2pm

More information: On Friday, June 2, from 2-4 PM, in MacMillan Room 160 at UBC, come to hear award-winning scientist and author David Waltner-Toews talk about: Eating Beetles: Fears, Fantasies, and the Future of Food.

After centuries of battling insects as a threat, people of European descent are now promoting them as food-sources that can sustainably feed 7 billion people. Meanwhile, billions of people in non-European cultures have been eating bugs for millennia. Based on his book, "Eat the Beetles!” David Waltner-Toews will explore the evolution, culture and ecology of our conflicted relationship with insects.

After his reading & talk, David, along with Andrew Vickerson of Enterra Feed and Yasmin Akhtar, Research Associate in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, will field questions about the roles of insects in the Canadian food system, both now and in the future. Copies of Eat the Beetles: an Exploration into Our Conflicted Relationship with Insects (ECW, 2017) will be available for purchase and autographing.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eating-beetles-fears-fantasies-and-the-future-of-food-tickets-33594956419

 

 

Saturday, June 3rd

Toronto

The Word On The Street Pop-up at Dundas West Fest

Where: Dundas St. Clarens Parkette, just east of Lansdowne, Toronto, ON

When: All Day

More information: The BookThug Poetry Panel, sponsored by Word on the Street, in partnership with Dundas West Fest, presents Stephen Cain, Jennifer LoveGrove, Kate Sutherland, and Moez Surani, reading at the WOTS pop-up.


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