This Week in Lit Events: September 18-24th

September 18, 2017

Did someone order a literary festival? There are a whopping four this week, plus tons of launches and readings (if those weren't enough!).

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 order a literary festival? There are a whopping four this week, plus tons of launches and readings (if those weren't enough!).

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 19th

Montreal

The Yellow Door Readings: An Evening of Poetry & Prose & Music

Where:  3625 Aylmer, Montreal, QC

When: 7pm

More information: Ilona Martonfi and Carolyne Van Der Meer read at the Yellow Door Readings in Montreal. $6 at the door.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1362717827147245/ 

 

Toronto

Toronto Lit Up Presents: Martha Baillie and Camilla Grudova

Where: Burdock, 1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

When: 7pm

More information: In partnership with IFOA: International Festival of Authors and Toronto Lit Up, Coach House Books launching our fall fiction titles If Clara and The Doll's Alphabet with shadow puppets, klezmer music from Lightstone / Katz / Koller, and plenty of dark, sinuous vibes.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342773415799303/

 

Kamloops, BC

Karen Hofmann Kamloops Launch

Where: The Art We Are Cafe, 246 Victoria Street Kamloops, British Columbia

When: 7-9pm

More information: A launch, reading, and book signing of Karen Hofmann's latest book: What is Going to Happen Next.

 

Wednesday, September 20th

Vancouver

SFU Lunch Poems

Where: Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 12-1pm

More information: Yvonne Blomer and Kerry Gilbert read from their latest poetry works at SFU Lunch Poems.

Link:  http://www.sfu.ca/vancouver/welcome/news-events/events/lunch-poem/upcoming-poets/september-2017---yvonne-blomer-and-kerry-gilbert.html

 

Thursday, September 21st

Calgary

Single Onion Poetry Series

Where: Shelf Life Books, 100, 1302 – 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB

When: 7pm

More information: The Single Onion kicks off its fall season with a reading from several contributors to Writing Menopause: An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction: Rona Altrows, Susan Calder, Shaun Hunter, JoAnn McCaig, E. D. Morin, Carolyn Pogue, Roberta Rees, and Lori D. Roadhouse.

Link:  https://thesingleonion.wordpress.com/

 

Friday, September 22nd

Toronto

Barry Dempster Launch

Where: 401 Richmond St, Toronto, ON

When: 6:30pm 

More information: Poet Barry Dempster launches Late Style.

 

Saturday, September 23rd

Lethbridge, AB

Word on the Street Lethbridge

Where: Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S., Lethbridge, AB

When: 11-5pm

More information: We’re proud to join communities across the country in a national celebration of literacy, storytelling, and the literary arts for the 7th year in a row. This signature event in southern Alberta presents established and emerging authors, storytellers, informative panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, live music, tons of activities and a bustling marketplace. We strive to create a free local festival that represents the diversity of our community, is accessible to all ages, and is well attended, lively, and fun! This year's participating authors include Joy Kogawa, Sharon Butala, Clem and Olivier Martini, SM Beiko, and more!

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

 

Sunday, September 24th

Toronto

Word on the Street Toronto

Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

When: 11-6pm

More information: Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. This year, participating authors include Emily Schultz, Terri Favro, Shawn Micallef, Cherie Dimaline, Kyo Maclear, and more!

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

 

Saskatoon

Word on the Street Saskatoon

Where: Broadway Business District - Broadway & 10th Street, Saskatoon, SK

When: 11-5pm

More information: Participate in numerous author readings, discussions and activities, and shop in a vibrant Exhibitor Marketplace. Choose to eat al fresco from selections by our outdoor food vendors, or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants on Broadway. There’s plenty to see and do for the entire family. This year, participating authors include Lorna Crozier, Beth Goobie, David Carpenter, Harold Johnson, and many more!

Link: http://thewordonthestreet.ca/saskatoon/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/09/Program2017.pdf

 

Vancouver

WORD Vancouver

Where: Library Square, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC

When: September 19-24

More information: Vancouver's weeklong literary festival culminates with WORD Vancouver at Library Square on September 24th. Enjoy free readings, panel discussions, and live performances. Activities include writing workshops as well as a variety of literacy activities. Canadian authors and book and magazine exhibitors will also gather to share a passion for the written word. Fun for literature and literacy lovers of any age! Authors include Dietrich Kalteis, Aaron Chapman, Katherine Collins, Chelene Knight, and more! Poetry in Transit will also launch at the festival.

Link:  http://wordvancouver.ca/2017-festival/schedule/#sunday

 

 


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