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Rowers Reading Series

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:45pm


The Central
603 Markham St
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 53.28" N, 79° 24' 44.5536" W

Join the Rowers Reading Series for a wonderful evening of poetry and prose featuring Peter Dube, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Angela Rawlings & Ray Robertson. Monday, November 3, 2014. Doors open at 6:15 pm, readings begin at 6:45 pm, evening ends at 8:45pm. The Central, 603 Markham St.,

The Comeback: Lecture and Panel Discussion with John Ralston Saul

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall
Vancouver, BC
49° 15' 56.0988" N, 123° 15' 26.8272" W

Presented by UBC Continuing Studies and The Laurier Institution in partnership with UBC First Nations House of Learning and the Vancouver Writers Fest

Drives all Night: Book reading and musical performance by Jamie Andersonder

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W
Ottawa, ON
45° 24' 44.2008" N, 75° 42' 13.8456" W

"A piece of lesbian history from the 'girl with a guitar' who truly sang for her supper. Jamie brings the road to you in color and out loud."
–Suzanne Westenhoefer

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00pm


Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson
Saskatoon, SK
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


Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson
Saskatoon, SK
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


Meeting Room, Level 3, Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
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


HR Macmillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC
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 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


Manitoba Eco-Centre
3rd floor, 303 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg R3B 2B4
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


see listing below

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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