R. Kolewe was born in Montreal and lives in Toronto. Educated in physics and engineering at the University of Toronto, he pursued a successful career in the software industry for many years. He now lives in Toronto, and writes full time. His work has appeared online at ditch, e-ratio, The Puritan, and (parenthetical), as well as in the Literary Review of Canada and PRISM International. He is the author of two previous poetry collections, including Afterletters (Book*hug Press, 2014) and Inspecting Nostalgia (2017).
This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.
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Word on the Street Toronto and Word Vancouver are this week, but if you don't live in those two cities, no problem. There's something literary going on almost everywhere!
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Not one, but TWO events this week feature pie, and one is as American as apple pie (because it's in the United States of America). Need we say more?
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Live in Saskatchewan? You're in luck! Our featured readings and events are decidedly prairie-based this week. Though, don't feel left out if you're in the wider prairies (aka Calgary), Toronto, and Vancouver: we've got events listings for y'all, too.
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This week in book events: Aisha Sasha John, author of THOU, reads in Barrie; ECW Press celebrates with a Fall Lit Party in Toronto; reading series Hear Here whisks attendees to a mysterious pop-up location; and BookThug starts a new season of an intimate reading series featuring ... Read more
We know, we know — you love indie Canadian books, and would love to attend readings and launch parties for new fall books and local authors — but it can be overwhelming, what with the hundreds of events happening all of the time, all over the country.
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