This Week (+ Month!) in Lit Events: November 24-All of December

It’s the time of year when everyone pumps the brakes on literary events and we just have a few to share with you… but that doesn’t mean they’re any less great! Bundle up and head out to the last few events of 2017 – This Week in Lit Events will be back in the New Year!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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It’s the time of year when everyone pumps the brakes on literary events and we just have a few to share with you… but that doesn’t mean they’re any less great! Bundle up and head out to the last few events of 2017 – This Week in Lit Events will be back in the New Year!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, November 28th

OttawaTree Reading SeriesWhere: Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar, Bank Street, Ottawa, ONWhen: 8-10pmMore information: Julia McCarthy (All the Names Between) and Susan Elmslie (Museum of Kindness) read from their collections at Tree Reading Series in Ottawa.Link: http://treereadingseries.ca/TorontoTPL’s “The Eh List” – Of Birds and BeetlesWhere: Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ONWhen: 7pmMore information: David Waltner-Toews (Eat the Beetles!) reads at the Toronto Public Library’s “Eh” List series, with Kyo Maclear (Birds Art Life).Link: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT304379&R=EVT304379

Saturday, December 2nd

MontrealSusan Elmslie book launchWhere: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Atwater Avenue, Westmount, QCWhen: 5-7pmMore information: Susan Elmslie launches Museum of Kindness with guest Julia McCarthy (All the Names Between) at the Atwater Library in Montreal.TorontoLaunch party for Queer/PlayWhere: Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ONWhen: 6:30-9:30pmMore information: Come to the launch of Queer/Play, hosted by Elvira Kurt, and including a DJ and performances from Kurt, Keith Cole, Carolyn Taylor, Dawn Whitwell, Shaista Latif, Tabia Lau, Nathalie Claude, and Flerida Pena.

Sunday, December 3rd

TorontoGuernica Fall Launch PartyWhere: Supermarket Restaurant & Bar, 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ONWhen: 3:30-6pmMore information: Margo LaPierre, Ewan Whyte, Daniel Karasik, Henry Beissel, France Theoret translating Luise von Flotow, Sydelle Pearl, and Richard Jeffrey Newman all launch their fall books at the Guernica Fall launch.

Tuesday, December 5th

TorontoArt Bar Poetry SeriesWhere: Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ONWhen: 8pmMore information: Carolyne Van Der Meer reads from Journeywoman at Art Bar Poetry Series. $5 at the door.

Saturday, December 9th

OttawaSonia Saikaley at Art in the Neighbourhood Fall ShowWhere: Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ONWhen: 10-4pmMore information: Sonia Saikaley signs copies of her book A Samurai’s Pink House at the Art in the Neighbourhood Fall Show.Brockville, ONRod Carley Signing and ReadingWhere: Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville, ONWhen: 2pmMore information: Rod Carley reads from and signs copies of his book A Matter of Will at the Brockton Arts Centre.

Tuesday, December 12th

TorontoBoneshaker Reading SeriesWhere: St. Clair / Silverthorn Library, 1748 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ONWhen: 7-10pmMore information: Margo LaPierre reads from Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes at Boneshaker Reading Series.