This Week in Lit Events: September 25-October 1st

September 25, 2017

If you thought last week had all the festivals, think again; this week has Thin Air in Winnipeg, Fog Lit in Saint John, Victoria's Festival of Authors, Poetry Weekend at the University of New Brunswick, Kingston Writers' Fest, and a bevy of readings and book launches. 

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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If you thought last week had all the festivals, think again; this week has Thin Air in Winnipeg, Fog Lit in Saint John, Victoria's Festival of Authors, Poetry Weekend at the University of New Brunswick, Kingston Writers' Fest, and a bevy of readings and book launches. 

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, September 25th

Peterborough, ON

Susan McCaslin and Ursula Pflug in Conversation; A Panel

Where: Theatre on King, 159 King Street, Peterborough, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Susan McCaslin (Into the Open) and Ursula Pflug (Mountain) discuss their work in this panel. $10, or pay what you can.

 

Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Thin Air International Writers' Festival

Where:  Venues across Winnipeg

When: September 22-30th

More information: This is THIN AIR. Each September, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches, and other events. With programming for adults and children, in English and in French, in the city and outside the city limits, THIN AIR is an infusion of energy into the thriving literary culture of the province. The Winnipeg International Writers Festival programming spills over into the off-season as well, allowing us to showcase special writers and events at Winnipeg venues throughout the year.

This year, featured writers include Suzette Mayr, Gregory Scofield, Jordan Abel, Meira Cook, Dominique Scali, and many more!

Link:  https://thinairwinnipeg.ca/festivals/thin-air-2017/events/

 

Tuesday, September 26th

Peterborough, ON

Writers Reading Series

Where: Trent University, Scott House Junior Common Room at Traill College, 310 London, Peterborough, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Susan McCaslin reads from Into the Open at Trent University's Writers Reading Series.

Link:  https://www.trentu.ca/english/community/events/writers-reading

 

Wednesday, September 27th

Toronto

Inanna Fall Book Launch No. 1

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

When: 6-8:30pm

More information: Authors Susan McCaslin, Clementine Morrigan, and Wanda Campbell will launch their books and read from their work.

 

Kingston, ON

Kingston Writers' Fest

Where: Various Locations in Kingston

When: September 27-October 1

More information: Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and other artists for mutual inspiration, education, and the exchange of ideas that literature provokes.

Through readings, performance, onstage discussion and master classes, Kingston WritersFest fosters intellectual and emotional growth on a personal and community level and raises the profile of reading and literary expression in our community.

Featured authors this year include Jennifer LoveGrove, Merilyn Simonds, Anna Porter, Rosanna Deerchild, Leanne Dunic, Lee Maracle, and many more.

Link:  https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/

 

Saint John, NB

2017 Fog Lit Festival

Where: Saint John Area, NB

When: September 27-October 1

More information: Fog Lit is a not-for-profit festival for readers and writers of all ages. We offer a modern all-inclusive family festival that provides an exciting lineup of mainstream events, workshops, panel discussions, and readings. Fog Lit Festival encourages reading and writing while recognizing the achievements of our many talented Atlantic Canadian writers.

This year's featured writers include Bridget Canning, Craig Francis Power, and Barbara Sibbald, among others.

Link: http://foglit.ca/festival-2017/authors-2017/

 

Victoria, BC

Victoria Festival of Authors

Where: Various locations in downtown Victoria

When: September 27-October 1

More information: It’s happening! The 2nd annual Victoria Festival of Authors opens September 27, 2017 with a fantastic lineup of local and national authors. Join us as readers and writers celebrate words and engage with ideas. Listen to inspiring readings, check out the diverse voices on discussion panels, or attend workshops to develop your own craft. Don’t miss the Festival Gala Saturday night with Zoey Leigh Peterson, Barbara Gowdy, Sharon Butala, and Gurjinder Basran. It’s all right here. In downtown Victoria.

Link: http://victoriafestivalofauthors.ca/

 

Thursday, September 28th

Toronto

Author Reading: The Art Salon

Where: Mt. Pleasant Library, 599 Mount Pleasant, Toronto, ON

When: 6-8pm

More information: Susan McCaslin will read from Into the Open at The Art Salon in the Mount Pleasant Branch of the Toronto Public Library.

 

Sudbury, ON

Latitude 46 Fall Launch

Where: Verdicchio Ristorante Enoteca, 1351 Kelly Lake Road, Sudbury, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Join Latitude 46 Publishing and authors Rod Carley, Suzanne Charron, Liisa Kovala, Roger Nash and Hap Wilson for the launch of their books. Featuring author readings and meet and greet social. Cash bar.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1390212321026914/

 

Montreal

SPEAKUP: The Montreal Inter-Active Poetry Exchange

Where: Café Shaika, 5526 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC

When: 7pm

More information: Ilona Martonfi will read from The Snow Kimono as part of SPEAKUP.

 

Edmonton, AB

Darwin's Moving Launch

Where: The Almanac, 10351 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

When: 7-9pm

More information: Taylor Lambert launches Darwin's Moving at The Almanac in Edmonton, with a Q&A and book signing to follow.

 

Friday, September 29th

Thunder Bay, ON

Greg Rhyno Thunder Bay Launch

Where: The Foundry, 242 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, ON

When: 8-11pm

More information: Greg Rhyno reads and signs copies of To Me You Seem Giant, and then band Secret Baby goes on at 9pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720011711641569/

 

Saturday, September 30th

Fredericton, NB

UNB Poetry Weekend

Where: Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

When: September 30-October 1

More information: Poetry Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, 11am, 2pm and 8pm, Sept 30-Oct 1. This years's authors include Claire Kelly, Julie Cameron Gray, Kateri Lanthier, and more.

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/PoetryWeekend/


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