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Bard-uary Nights I: Hot readings for cold nights by Hagios Press poets

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location

Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson
Saskatoon, SK
Canada
52° 8' 3.732" N, 106° 38' 51.5616" W

Featuring Allan Safarik reading Famous Road Kill, Bridget Keating reading Red Ceiling, and Mitch Spray reading The History of Naming Cows.

Book reading and signing: Adeena Karasick

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location

Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson
Saskatoon, SK
Canada
52° 8' 3.732" N, 106° 38' 51.5616" W

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and the technomedia-saturated world in which we are enmeshed. Composed in the style of Facebook updates and extended Tweets, Karasick’s sixth explosive collection is a self-reflexive romp through the fragments of post-consumerist culture, opening itself with provocative immediacy to the otherness of daily carnage while interrogating the tradition of the Canadian long poem.

Book reading: Linda Svendsen and Rhea Tregebov

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Meeting Room, Level 3, Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 48.468" N, 123° 6' 52.9632" W

Join the authors as they read from their recent work. Linda Svendsen reads from her satirical novel Sussex Drive. Rhea Tregebov reads from her new poetry collection All Souls.

Beyond Body, Beyond Mind Vancouver Book Launch

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Location

HR Macmillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 33.6468" N, 123° 8' 46.3776" W

Conscious Divas hosts the Vancouver launch of Dr. Sukhi Muker's first book, Beyond Body, Beyond Mind. Learn how to overcome uncertainty, transcend challenge and hardships, and fulfill your dreams. Dr. Sukhi shares his incredible story from living a life of crime, violence, and drugs at 18 years old to becoming the doctor, ultra-endurance athlete, speaker, and author he is today. Visit www.drsukhi.com for more info.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay by Yves Engler

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Location

Manitoba Eco-Centre
3rd floor, 303 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg R3B 2B4
Canada
Phone: 204-943-0318
49° 53' 37.6188" N, 97° 8' 36.6108" W

Join us for a lunch-time book launch - Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism
on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay, by Yves Engler
and Bianca Mugyenyi, Fernwood Press.

Drop by the Manitoba Eco-Centre (3rd flr, 303 Portage) to hear
author/activist Yves Engler discuss his latest book on the ecological
and economic problems of North America's automobile culture.

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Performance adaptation of The Listener by Jean Smith

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:00pm - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:30pm

Location

various
see listing below
various
Canada

A performance adaptation of the graphic novel The Listener by Jean Smith
that includes indie rock duo Mecca Normal.

Tuesday, JUNE 7, 5-7 pm (WINNIPEG): Book signing only, McNally-Robinson,
Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6

Wed, JUNE 8, 7:30 pm (WINNIPEG): Book launch, Mondragon Bookstore &
Coffeehouse, 91 Albert St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1G5.

Friday, JUNE 10, 6-8 pm, (TORONTO): Type Books, 883 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON M6J 1G3. 416-366-8973. FREE. Sponsored by Broken Pencil.
Includes a Q&A with the author by Hal Niedzviecki.

Gore Vidal in Montreal

Summer is just around the corner in Montreal; springtime is here, and with it the annual literary gathering known as the Blue Metropolis Festival, which recently welcomed to its stage renowned author, essayist and liberal activist Gore Vidal to set the tone for the literary happenings to come.

As the octogenarian was wheeled on to the dais, he paused, as if to announce himself to the crowd, and was overcome by the appreciative applause from the 600-plus crowd.

Before the night was over he was labelled as "cantankerous" by one young student, held up as the greatest U.S. president they never had by another, and would thoroughly entertain, if not enlighten, the congregated mass, though a dozen or so walked out before his talk had concluded.

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Indie Lit at the Starlight

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Starlight Lounge
47 King Street North
Waterloo, ON
Canada
43° 27' 59.1804" N, 80° 31' 22.3104" W

Featuring Sean Dixon ( The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn ), Helen Guri ( Match ), Jonathan Bennett, Tony Burgess, Gerry Fostaty and Gillian Sze. 

free

Book sales by Words Worth Books

Jones tribute night at The Shop

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location

The Shop
1566 Queen Street West, under Parts & Labour
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

Launching new editions of two of Jones's most influential works - his sole poetry collection, The Brave Never Write Poetry, and his posthumously published novel, 1978 - the evening will feature readings from die-hard Jones fans among the Canadian literary community - Ken Babstock, Jeffrey Canton, Kevin Connolly, Lynn Crosbie, Nathaniel G. Moore, Damian Rogers and Liz Worth - and will be followed by music from Jones's era - Toronto and Hamilton punk from the late 70s and early 80s spun by Mark Pesci .

Draft 6.6 reading series

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location

Merchants of Green Cafe
2 Matilda Street (west of Queen/north of Broadview
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

Please join us for...
Draft 6.6
with new work by

Michelle Alfano
Baila Ellenbogen
Catherine Graham
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Nicholas Power

With the $5 admission fee comes a copy of Draft, a limited-edition publication available only at these readings.

For further information call 416 433-4170
email draftreadings@gmail.com
or visit our Facebook Page

We are grateful to the Canada Council through The Writers' Union of Canada, as well as to the League of Canadian Poets and the Toronto Arts Council for their support of this reading.

 

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