This Week in Lit Events: October 30-November 5th

October 30, 2017

There's nothing scary about three season launches and two festivals this week (well, maybe that we don't have enough time to see them all!).

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 nothing scary about three season launches and two festivals this week (well, maybe that we don't have enough time to see them all!).

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, October 31st

Toronto

Shab-e She'r Poetry Night

Where: Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, 365 College Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30pm

More information: The most diverse poetry reading and open mic in Toronto. At Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) we don’t just wait for diversity to happen: we actively invite it. Please spread the word through social media and any other way you know. Let our event become as diverse as we are. Admission: $5.
Featured poets: Ayesha Chatterjee & Johnny D Trinh 
Host: Bänoo Zan 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499855430106081/ 

 

Art Bar Poetry Series

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

When: 8pm

More information: Clementine Morrigan reads from The Size of a Bird at Art Bar Poetry Series.

Link: http://artbar.org/

 

Wednesday, November 1st

Toronto

 

Daniel Griffin Launch

Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

When: 6pm

More information: Daniel Griffin will launch his debut novel, Two Roads Home, at Ben McNally Books in Toronto — joined by special guests Rebecca Rosenblum (So Much Love), Mark Sampson (The Slip), and Emily Saso (The Weather Inside).

 

Slant Reading Series

Where: Montreal Bar & Grill 382 College St. Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Clementine Morrigan will read from and discuss The Size of a Bird at Slant Reading Series in Toronto.

 

Vancouver

David Boyd Presents The Rights of Nature

Where: VPL - Dunbar Branch, 4515 Dunbar St., Vancouver, BC

When: 6:15pm

More information: Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales. Noted environmental lawyer David R. Boyd tells the remarkable story of how laws provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.

David R. Boyd is the author of The Optimistic Environmentalist, and The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World.

Link:  https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/59bff45e3e46b13500924641

 

Thursday, November 2nd

Sudbury, ON

Sudbury Wordstock

Where: Various locations in downtown Sudbury

When: November 2-4, 2017

More information: Wordstock Sudbury is Sudbury's festival for readers, writers, and lovers of words. This year's festival includes appearances from Nathan Adler, Joanne Arnott, Rod Carley, Merilyn Simonds, and many others. 

Link:  http://www.wordstocksudbury.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Wordstock2017-Program_Final-Final-Oct-25-17.pdf 

 

Toronto

Signal Poetry Launch

Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., Toronto, ON

When: 6-8pm

More information: Jim Johnstone and Marc di Saverio will read from their new collections, followed by launch of The Gamekeeper (Porcupine's Quill) by Michael Harris (former Signal Poetry editor) and guest readings by Signal poets Robin Richardson and Catriona Wright. Introduced by Carmine Starnino, Signal Poetry series editor.

 

BookThug Fall 2017 Launch Party

Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Mark your calendars now for the BookThug Fall 2017 Launch Party on Thursday, November 2. We've got a stellar line-up of authors this season and we can't wait for you to meet their new books! Join us as we launch new books by: Lee Maracle, M. NourbeSe Philip, Jordan Tannahill and William Ellis, Oisin Curran, Liz Worth, and many more (click the link below for a full lineup).

All are welcome! Free. The Garrison is a fully accessible venue with barrier free, gender-neutral washrooms on the main floor.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1597359753641742/

 

Friday, November 3rd

Waterloo, ON

Mariam Pirbhai Book Launch

Where: Hawk's Nest, Wilfrid Laurier University, third floor, Fred Nichols Campus Centre, Waterloo, ON

More information: Mariam launches her new book Outside People and Other Stories at Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Toronto

Bonnie Burstow Toronto Book Launch

Where: OISE/University of Toronto, Nexus Lounge (12th floor), 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON

When: 5:30-7:30pm

More information: Bonnie Burstow launches The Other Mrs. Smith at OISE.

 

Durham

 

Words Aloud Festival

Where: Various locations, Durham, ON

When: November 3-5, 2017

More information: Words Aloud presents the best in spoken word from across Canada and beyond. A captivating blend of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, music, workshops, and more. Featured authors this year include Kate Cayley, Bruce Meyer, Jane Rogers, Angeline Schellenberg, Sue Sinclair, Carolyn Smart, and much more.

Link:  https://wordsaloud.ca/artists

 

Victoria

Planet Earth Poetry Series

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

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: Julia McCarthy reads from All the Names in Between at Planet Earth Poetry series.

 

Saturday, November 4th

Lunenburg, NS

Joey Comeau and Jeramy Dodds Lunenburg Launch and Reading

Where: Lexicon Books, 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS

When: 7pm

More information: We're looking forward to this exciting evening of fiction and poetry, from Halifax author Joey Comeau, launching his novel Malagash (ECW Press); and visiting Montreal author Jeramy Dodds, launching his newest book of poetry Drakkar Noir (Coach House Books)! 

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/519787665025097

 

Pender Island, BC

ECW Authors at Talisman Books

Where: Talisman Books & Gallery, 4605 Bedwell Harbour Road #4, Pender Island, BC

When: 4pm

More information: Join ECW authors William Deverell and David R. Boyd at Talisman Books on Pender Island to launch their fall books, Whipped and The Rights of Nature respectively!

 

Sunday, November 5th

Toronto

Guernica's Second Spring Launch

Where: Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto ON

When: 3:30-6pm

More information: Guernica Launches its authors from Spring at Supermarket in Toronto.

 

Hamilton, ON

LitLive Reading Series

Where: The Staircase, Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: Clea Roberts reads from Auguries at LitLive in Hamilton.


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