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This Week in Book Events: October 26-November 1st
Holy Toledo: there are THREE LPG40 events coming at’cha this week in St. John’s, Vancouver, and Winnipeg! Not enough? There’s also IFOA going down in Toronto, and some author readings mixed in for good measure.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 email@example.com to be included in our listings.
Tuesday, October 27thSt. John’s The LPG Turns 40! St. John’s EditionWhere: The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NLWhen: 7pm
Wednesday, October 28thPenticton, BC Queen of the Godforsaken Book Tour: Penticton StopWhere: Hooked on Books, Main Street, Penticton, BCWhen: 3:30pmMore information: Author Mix Hart will be reading from and signing copies of her latest, Queen of the Godforsaken, on this Penticton stop of her Book Tour, at Hooked On Books.Toronto Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize FinalistsWhere: Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ONWhen: 7:30pmMore information: The Writers’ Trust is one of the largest literary prize-giving organizations in the country, now annually awarding more than $250,000 to Canadian writers.For the seventh consecutive year, IFOA is proud to present the works nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Join André Alexis, Elizabeth Hay, Pamela Mordecai, Russell Smith andJohn Vaillant. Shani Mootoo hosts.The winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize will be announced on November 3, 2015.Link: http://ifoa.org/events/rogers-writers-trust-fiction-prize-finalists-2 CalgaryBook Launch: Emanations: fluttertongue 6Where: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, Calgary, ABWhen: 7pmMore information: Calgary launch of Emanations: fluttertongue 6 by Steven Ross Smith. Also reading: Roberta Rees. Free. Refreshments will be served.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/423389271188781/Kingston, ONPauls, Pillow and Debris TourWhere: Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess St, Kingston, ONWhen: 7pmMore information: Novel Idea Bookstore, in partnership with BookThug, Biblioasis and Coach House Books, presents the Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour: An evening with Jess Taylor, author of Pauls, Kevin Hardcastle, author of Debris (Biblioasis), and Andrew Battershill, author of Pillow (Coach House Books). Free.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/523102234520443/
Thursday, October 29thKelowna, BCQueen of the Godforsaken Book Tour: Kelowna StopWhere: Chapters Orchard Park, 2271 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BCWhen: 5:30pmMore information: Author Mix Hart will be reading from and signing copies of her latest, Queen of the Godforsaken, on this Kelowna stop of her Book Tour, at Chapters.Wolfville, NS Let Us Be True Book LaunchWhere: Box Of Delights Book Shop, 466 Main Street, Wolfville, NSWhen: 6pmMore information: Erna Buffie will be launching Let Us Be True at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville, Nova Scotia (466 Main Street).Regina, SKShelley Banks and Tara Gereaux Book LaunchWhere: Bushwakker Brewing, Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SKWhen: 7:30pmMore information: Book launch for Shelley Banks (Exile on a Grid Road) and Tara Gereaux (Size of a Fist), featuring a reading by Jan Wood (Love is Not Anonymous) at Bushwakker Brewpub, Regina.VancouverThe LPG Turns 40!: Vancouver EditionWhere: Untitled Art Gallery, 436 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BCWhen: 7pmMore information: Come and celebrate Literary Press Group of Canada’s 40th Anniversary with an evening of readings by authors published by some of Canada’s finest independent presses. Featuring some of the most celebrated writers working today, including: Jane Munro, Lucas Crawford, Leah Horlick, and Lana Pasch. Prizes, fun, friends, conviviality, books for sale, admission by donation (nobody turned away). Hosted by Sean Cranbury and Dina Del Bucchia.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114610175223453/ The launch of Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962–1991Where: Western Front, 303 8th Avenue East, Vancouver, BCWhen: 7:30pmMore information: Join us for the launch of the magnificant Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems. Fred Wah will be joined by Karl Siegler, Stan Persky, Daphne Marlatt, Roy Miki, Colin Browne, Larissa Lai, Deanna Fong, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Rita Wong, each of whom will read from Scree.TorontoIFOA: More than You Can StanzaWhere: Pub Hub, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ONWhen: 8:30pmMore information: Poets Oana Avasilichioaei, John Burnside, Claire Caldwell, Milan Jesih and Andy McGuire read from their latest works in the Pub Hub. Author Evan Munday acts as MC. $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.Link: http://ifoa.org/events/reading-more-than-you-can-stanzaOttawa, ONPauls, Pillow and Debris TourWhere: Octopus Books, 251 Bank St., 2nd floor, Ottawa, ONWhen: 7pmMore information: Octopus Books, in partnership with BookThug, Biblioasis and Coach House Books, presents the Pauls, Pillow and Debris Tour: An evening with Jess Taylor, author of Pauls, Kevin Hardcastle, author of Debris (Biblioasis), and Andrew Battershill, author of Pillow (Coach House Books). Free. Refreshments will be served.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/418524171680957/MontrealAn evening with the QWF 2015 Book Awards FinalistsWhere: Paragraphe Books, 2220, avenue McGill College, Montreal, QCWhen: 6pmMore information: Quebec Writers Federation presents an evening with the QWF 2015 Book Awards Finalists, including Mike Steeves, author of Giving Up, nominated for the Concordia University First Book Award. Free. Refreshments will be served.Link: http://www.qwf.org/pdf/SHORTLIST%20&%20JURIES%20for%20QWF%20Prizes%202015.pdf
Friday, October 30thMontrealCoach House Books vs the Fall: The Montreal Edition Where: Rocket Science Room,170 Jean Talon West, Suite 204 (between Waverly & Alexandre in the Atlas Building), Montreal, QCWhen: 8pmMore information: Coach House Books vs the Fall: The Montreal Edition presents Joshua Trotter, Andrew Battershill, Andy McGuire, Christian Bok. With very special Guest: Jess Taylor, author of Pauls. Bar: Beer, Wine, and spirits! Suggested donation $4.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/966725963395148/Winnipeg The LPG Turns 40!: Winnipeg EditionWhere: McNally Robinson, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MBWhen: 7pm
Saturday, October 31stIn Conversation with Damian Rogers and Karen SolieWhere: Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ONWhen: 2pmMore information: Join poetry editor of House of Anansi Press and The Walrus, Damian Rogers, and award-winning poet Karen Solie as they read from and discuss their latest collections of poetry. Ken Babstock moderates. $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under.Link: http://ifoa.org/events/in-conversation-with-damian-rogers-and-karen-solie
Sunday, November 1stNicolas Billon’s Butcher, at The Theatre CentreWhere: The Theatre Centre, Queen Street West, Toronto, ONWhen: November 1-30More information: The November Ticket begins with Governor General Award-winner Nicolas Billon’s gripping political thriller, Butcher directed by Weyni Mengesha, in a co-production from Why Not Theatre, and Butcher’s Block. Coming to Toronto for the first time, Butcher premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects to rave reviews in 2014 and explores the uncomfortable notions of justice, revenge, and the fine line that separates them.Link: http://theatrecentre.org/?p=5192Prince George, BC The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree LaunchWhere: Books and Company, 1685 3rd Ave., Prince George, BCWhen: 6-8pmMore information: Books & Company, in partnership with BookThug, presents the Prince George launch of The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree by Josh Massey. With special guests Rob Budde and Adrienne Fitzpatrick. Free. Refreshments will be served.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/506609309498695/