This Week in Lit Events: November 20-26th

November 20, 2017

There's a lot going on this week, including the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair in Montreal (which is a much better alternative to Black Friday shopping, IOHO).

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's a lot going on this week, including the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair in Montreal (which is a much better alternative to Black Friday shopping, IOHO).

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, November 20th

Cobourg, ON

Stuart Ross Cobourg Launch

Where: The Rustic Bean Coffee Co., 91 King Street West, Cobourg, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Stuart Ross launches Pockets with Alison Chisholm (On the Count of One, chapbook by Proper Tales Press).

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/419782821771841/permalink/419785231771600/

 

Wednesday, November 22nd

Toronto

Mawenzi House Annual Book Launch Event

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30-9:30pm

More information: We're launching our new titles from Mawenzi House! Young Adult Fiction title Shenaaz Nanji's Ghost Boys; Julia Lin's biography Shadow's of the Crimson Sun; short story collection. Meet authors Shenaaz Nanji, Tehmina Khan, Edem Awumey, Sanjay Talreja, Rahul Varma, and Nurjehan Aziz.

Free admission; Readings; Book signings; Snacks and cash bar. Books available at special discount!

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mawenzi-house-annual-2017-book-launch-registration-39487181222

 

Thursday, November 23rd

Kingston, ON

Carolyne Van Der Meer Launch

Where: Novel Idea, 156 Princess St., Kingston, ON

More information: Carolyne Van Der Meer launches Journeywoman with Elizabeth Greene & Heather Browne at Novel Idea in Kingston.

 

Toronto

concetta principe reads at knife | fork | book

Where: knife | fork | book, Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30pm

More information: concetta principe reads from This Real at knife | fork | book in Toronto.

 

Friday, November 24th

Newmarket, ON

Shawn Hitchins at Indigo

Where: Chapters, 17440 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Shawn Hitchins reads from and signs copies of A Brief History of Oversharing at Chapters Indigo, Newmarket.

 

Saturday, November 25th

Montreal

The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair

Where: Le Café in the Monument National, 1182 Blvd St. Laurent, Montreal, QC

When: Saturday, November 25th (12-6pm)-Sunday, November 26th (11-5pm)

More information: 

This free, two-day celebration of Quebec English-language books is back! The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair encourages booklovers of all ages and interests to browse, buy and get books signed, just in time for holiday gift-giving. With publishers and authors on hand, expect hundreds of new titles for sale by local writers including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, books for kids, award-winners and bestsellers.
 
Saturday, Nov. 25: 12-6 pm
4-6 pm: Festive wine and cheese with special guest Kathleen Winter, Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for Lost in September
 
Sunday, Nov. 26: 11- 5 pm
2-3 pm: Rapid-Fire Readings, Ricochet Writing, mRbilia Edition:
20 writers celebrate 20 years of the Montreal Review of Books (mRb) by
reading —and writing— right before your eyes…
 
For this fun event, twenty authors keep things hopping by reading for only two minutes each. While each writer is reading, the next writer adds a sentence or two to a collectively created text that will be read aloud.

 

Toronto

Book Launch at Weesageechak

Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON

When: 6-7pm

More information: A short launch and reading for Tara Beagan and Keith Barker during the Weesageechak festival which is run by Native Earth Performing Arts.

 

Sunday, November 26th

Toronto

Rod Carley Book Signing and Reading

Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Rod Carley reads from and signs copies of A Matter of Will at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto. Free.

 

Junction Reads

Where: Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON

When: 5pm

More information: Sanjay Telreja, Sky Curtis, and Daniel Karasik read from their books at Junction Reads.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/153187315295288/

 

Courtenay, BC

Jennifer Spruit Courtenay Book Launch

Where: Cornerstone Café and Taphouse, 208- 5th St., Courtenay, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Jennifer Spruit launches A Handbook for Beautiful People in Courtenay.

 

Vancouver

 

Endre Farkas at the Jewish Book Festival

Where: 950 West 41st Ave, Vancouver

When: 5:30pm

More information: Endre Farkas reads from Never, Again at the Jewish Book Festival.


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