This Week in Lit Events: October 23-29th

October 23, 2017

Tons of launches and reading events going down this week in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Go, won't you?

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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Tons of launches and reading events going down this week in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Go, won't you?

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, October 23rd

Toronto

Wonderful Women Writers' Series

Where: OISE/UofT, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. W., rm, 2-227 (2nd floor), Toronto, ON

When: 5:15pm

More information: Terri Favro reads from Once Upon a Time in West Toronto at the Wonderful Women Writers' Series.

 

Tuesday, October 24th

Toronto

An In Her Voice Night of Historical Fiction

Where: Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

When: 6pm

More information: Please join us at Dora Keogh for an In Her Voice night of historical fiction. Alison Watt will be discussing her new novel Dazzle Patterns. She will be joined by Kelley Aitken, author of the short story collection Canadian Shield.

Link:  https://benmcnallybooks.com/event/alison-watt-in-conversation-with-kelley-aitken-at-dora-keogh-in-her-voice/

 

Art Bar Poetry Series

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

When: 8-11pm

More information: Margo LaPierre will be reading from her first poetry collection, Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes, at Art Bar Poetry Series.

Link:  https://www.guernicaeditions.com/event_details/157

 

Vancouver

Strangers on a Train Reading Series

Where: The Kino, 3456 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC

When: 7pm

More information: Lise Gaston has been invited to read from her collection Cityscapes in Mating Season at The Kino as part of Langara College's Strangers on a Train Reading Series.

 

Thursday, October 26th

Montreal

The Heart is Improvisational Launch

Where: Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, Quebec

When: 5-8pm

More information: SUNY Professor Carol Lipszyc discusses and signs The Heart is Improvisational, a collection of poems from multiple poets, including Gillian Sze, Mary di Michele, and Robyn Sarah.

Link:  https://www.guernicaeditions.com/event_details/155

 

Edmonton

Garry Ryan Edmonton Launch

Where: Blue Lamp Books, 10008 - 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

When: 7-9pm

More information: At 7 pm, join Calgary-based mystery author, Garry Ryan, to launch the ninth in his Detective Lane Mystery Series: Matanzas. Alongside Garry, mystery author Janice MacDonald will be reading from Confederation Drive, a travel memoir about the 1967 roadtrip that shaped her childhood. After the readings, there will be a Q&A and book signing.

Link:  https://newestpress.com/events/matanzas-edmonton-launch

 

Friday, October 27th

All Violet Launch

Where: Progress Place Clubhouse, 576 Church Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30pm

More information: All Violet, the posthumous poetry collection of Rani Rivera, a Toronto social activist on mental health advocacy and harm reduction, will be launched in Toronto on Friday, October 27, 6:30 pm, at Progress Place (576 Church Street), Toronto. 
Featuring Lynn Crosbie, Christen Thomas, Evie Christie, Lo Bil, and friends. 

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1338677012897924/

 

Readings at knife | fork | book

Where: Knife Fork Book, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30-9:30pm

More information: Guernica poets Margo LaPierre (Washing Off The Raccoon Eyes, 2017) and Rocco de Giacomo (Every Night of Our Lives, 2016) will be reading at Knife Fork Book on October 27th.

Link:  https://www.guernicaeditions.com/event_details/166

 

Sunday, October 29th

Montreal

Books and Breakfast

Where: Le Centre Sheraton, 1201 Blvd. Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, QC

When: 10am

More information: Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan (In the Shadows) is appearing with Ken Dryden, George Reinitz, and Richard King at Books and Breakfast.

 

Toronto

Junction Reads

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

When: 5pm

More information: Melinda Vandenbeld Giles (Clara Awake) and Claude Lalumiere (Venera Dreams) read at Junction Reads in Toronto.

 

Vancouver

Inanna Vancouver Book Launch

Where: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street Vancouver, BC

When: 4-6pm

More information: Susan McCaslin, Jennifer Spruit, and Eliana Tobias launch their books and read from their works.


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