This Week in Lit Events: September 11-17th

September 11, 2017

Did someone hit the "Fall events" switch? There are tons of literary events coming your way this week, from coast to coast.

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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Did someone hit the "Fall events" switch? There are tons of literary events coming your way this week, from coast to coast.

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, September 12th

London, ON

Beforelife London Launch 

Where: Western Faculty of Law, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON

When: 4:30-6:30pm

More information: Author Randal Graham launches his novel Beforelife at the Western Faculty of Law.

 

Ottawa

Chi Reading Series

Where: 340 Elgin St. Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Claude Lalumiere reads from Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment at Chi Reading Series in Ottawa.

 

Tree Reading Series

Where: Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

When: 8pm

More information: Kateri Lanthier, Monty Reid, and Ramon Sepulveda read at this edition of the Tree Reading Series.

 

Edmonton, AB

Lise Gaston Reading

Where: Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB

When: 7pm

More information: Lise Gaston will be opening the event, a book launch for her dad Bill Gaston, by reading a few poems from Cityscapes in Mating Season.

 

Wednesday, September 13th

Toronto

Greg Rhyno Toronto Launch

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

When: 6:30-8:30pm

More information: Greg Rhyno launches To Me You Seem Giant in Toronto.

 

Calgary

The Storied City with Daniel Coleman and Richard Harrison

Where: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW # 100, Calgary, Alberta

When: 7pm

More information: Come join Daniel Coleman (Yardwork) and Richard Harrison (On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood) as they read from their latest works and talk about how stories shape the way we see a city. 

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/124041771493419/ 

 

Thursday, September 14th

Toronto

Beforelife Toronto Launch 

Where: Walker West Longo, 152 King Street East, Toronto, ON

When: 5:30pm

More information: Author Randal Graham launches his novel Beforelife at the Walker West Longo, Toronto.

 

Naben Ruthnum's Curry : Toronto Launch

Where: Mother India, 1456 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: We've rented out Mother India, Parkdale's best roti shop for an evening of spicy readings, rich Q&As, and of course, good eats. Doors at 7, Readings at 730. Free snacks and books & booze for sale.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/323493161412558/

 

Barrie, ON

Word Up Barrie: George Elliott Clarke

Where: Unity Market Cafe and Studios, 25 Toronto Street, Barrie, ON

When: 7pm

More information: George Elliott Clarke (Canticles I: MMXVII) will be reading at Word Up Barrie in September as a guest author.

 

Vancouver

Book Launch: The Rights of Nature

Where: Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Grand Hall, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver

When: 7:30-9pm

More information: Join us for the launch of David R. Boyd’s pivotal publication on this urgent topic, The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World, followed by a conversation with David and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Haida artist and environmental lawyer.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2079371965625490/

 

Friday, September 15th

Calgary

Cities and Stories with Tim Bowling and Daniel Coleman

Where: Audrey's Books Ltd. 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

When: 7pm

More information: Join Tim Bowling (The Heavy Bear) and Daniel Coleman (Yardwork) as they read from their latest works and talk about how the cities they live in have shaped their writing.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1071234423007351

 

Saturday, September 16th

Halifax

Word on the Street Halifax

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

When: 10am-4pm

More information: Welcome to Word on the Street Halifax one of Atlantic Canada’s premier book festivals, and the largest free literacy event in Nova Scotia. For the past 23 years our festival has aimed to be inclusive, and welcoming to all ages, and best of all it is FREE! This year's participating authors include Amelia Curran, Pam Hall, Lesley Choyce, Bridget Canning, and more!

Link: http://thewordonthestreet.ca/halifax/festival/schedule/ 

 

Toronto

Toronto Lit Up: A Brief History of Oversharing Launch

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

When: 8pm

More information: IFOA and ECW Press invite you to the release of A Brief History of Oversharing by Shawn Hitchins as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/134493283830426/

 

Sunday, September 17th

Toronto

Once Upon a Time in West Toronto reading

Where: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave, East York, ON

When: 2pm

More information: Author Terri Favro reads from her latest, Once Upon a Time in West Toronto at the East York Civic Centre.

 

Vancouver

Cullene Bryant Book Launch (in memoriam)

Where: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street Vancouver, BC

When: 1:45-4pm

More information: Friends and family will read from the late Cullene Bryant's latest work, God is a Laughing Bedouin.


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