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This Week in Lit Events: April 24-30th
It’s Authors for Indies this Saturday, which, if nothing else was going on, would be a jam-packed week for literary events. But there’s MORE.
Monday, April 24thPrince George, BCRead Local BC: Interior PerspectivesWhere: Prince George Public Library, Bob Harkins Branch, 888 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BCWhen: 7pmMore information: Read Local BC presents four acclaimed authors from the Interior: Sage Birchwater (Chilcotin Chronicles, Caitlin Press), Clayton Gauthier (The Salmon Run, Theytus Books), Janet Romain (Not My Fate: The Story of a Nisga’a Survivor, Caitlin Press), and Bev Sellars (Price Paid, Talonbooks). Monday, April 24 at 7:00 pm. Prince George Public Library, Bob Harkins Branch, 888 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC. More information at readlocalbc.ca.Link: readlocalbc.ca
Tuesday, April 25thMontreal Julie Salverson Talk and SigningWhere: Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QuebecWhen: 5-6:30pmMore information: Join us as author Julie Salverson signs and discusses her book Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir. Admission is free.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660166870951232/St. John’sI’d Write the Sea Like a Parlour Game LaunchWhere: The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth StreetWhen: 7-9pmMore information: We will be launching Alison Dyer’s debut collection of poetry on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome, admission is fee and books will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, April 26thVancouverRonsdale Poetry ShowcaseWhere: VPL Dunbar branch, 4515 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BCWhen: 6:15pmMore information: Ronsdale Poetry Showcase featuring Ulrike Narwani, Henry Rappaport & Pamela Porter.
Thursday, April 27thMontrealBlue Metropolis Festival – Montreal: Once & Future City of RefugeWhere: Hotel 10, Salle Jardin, 10 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, QCWhen: 3:30-4:30pmMore information: Cora Siré (Behold Things Beautiful, Signature Editions) has been invited as one of four guest panelists for the Montreal: Once & Future Refuge panel.Link: http://festival.tsharp.xyz/en/blue/show/225/montreal:-once-and-future-city-of-refugeGuernica Editions Montreal Book LaunchWhere: La P’tite Grenouille 3435 Boul St-Laurent, Montreal, QCWhen: 6pmMore information: Guernica launches its spring season at La P’tite Grenouille in Montreal.Toronto Author Reading: Toronto Urban Folk Art Salon Where: Toronto Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 599 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ONWhen: 6-8pmMore information: Ann Elizabeth Carson reads “Weave and Mend” from Laundry Lines (Inanna Publications) accompanied by the music of Gannon (Tom) Hamilton.Link: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT16944&R=EVT16944Get Busy: Coach House Books Spring LaunchWhere: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ONWhen: 7:30pmMore information: We’ve been industrious little bunnies making another season’s worth of books, and all the work has us thirsty! On April 27th, join us (and perhaps a few maniacal hares) in raising a glass and gettin’ busy at our spring launch! Free + everyone is welcome. Books for sale + pals to high five! With readings from Linda Besner, Nicolas Billon, Jill Connell, Julia Cooper, Suzette Mayr, Rhonda Mullins, Sarah Pinder, Shane Rhodes, and Jesse Ruddock.Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828949617374130/
Friday, April 28thMontrealBlue Metropolis festival panel on Religion and FictionWhere: Hotel 10, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QCWhen: 7:30pmMore information: Ariela Freedman (Arabic For Beginners, Linda Leith Publishing) discusses her book on the Religion and Fiction panel at Blue Met.VictoriaPlanet Earth PoetryWhere: Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books), Victoria, BCWhen: 7pmMore information: The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by featured readers Madhur Anand and Dee Hobsbawn-Smith. Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.
Saturday, April 29thAcross CanadaAuthors for Indies DayMore information: Authors for Indies Day comes back, with authors taking up residence at independent bookstores across Canada. Head to their website for a complete listing. MontrealBlue Metropolis festival Literary Diversity Prize awarded to Xue Yiwei + InterviewWhere: Hotel 10, Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QCMore information: Event includes an hour-long on-stage interview of Xue Yiwei (Shenzheners, Linda Leith Publishing), host Taras Grescoe. TorontoPoetry and Music Salons: Brenda ClewesWhere: Palmerston Library Theatre, 260 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ONWhen: 2-4pmMore information: Brenda Clews (Tidal Fury, Guernica Editions) will be performing a reading at Poetry and Music Salons in Toronto.Bring the Noise: Street Poetry for NPM & PEN CanadaWhere: Downtown TorontoWhen: 11am-8pm