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Peterborough, Ontario
September 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monty Reid and Frances Boyle in Peterborough

Monty Reid, Frances Boyle and Joseph Cassidy-Skof are featured readers at this event. Monty will read from his new poetry collection Meditatio Placentae and Frances will be reading from her first poetry collection Light-carved Passages. September's going to be a busy month for us here at the Show and Tell Poetry Series, and we couldn't be happier! To start the month off in a big way, we are proud to host four poets for your listening pleasure: Monty Reid Ottawa poet Monty…

Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Angeline Schellenberg reads at the dis/Ability issue launch

We’re back on our feet again with the Dis/Ability Issue R39. Free admission – but there will be a collection plate passed around before we finish. You can buy copies of R39 for $10.00, $2.00 off the cover price. Sam’s has free parking, a bus stop right out front, and is accessible. Also books and food service! Ruth Enns will be reading from her non-fiction story “Epidemic” in R39 about the 1950s polio epidemic that swept southern Manitoba. Angeline Schellenberg will…

Barrie, Ontario
September 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monty Reid and Frances Boyle read at Word Up in Barrie

Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), The Luskville Reductions (Brick), and CrawlSpace (Anansi). Recent chapbooks include Kissing Bug (Phafours), Moan Coach (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt. 9). He has won Alberta’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry on three occasions, the Lampman Award, National Magazine Awards, and is a three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award. He is currently the Managing Editor for Arc…

 
September 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Jane Munro reads at Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

Jane Munro reads from Blue Sonoma, the 2014 winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. Liz Howard reads from her 2015 winning collection. Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent. This event takes place at 2:30 p.m. at Rivermead.

Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Angeline Schellenberg reads at Thin Air in Winnipeg

Angeline Schellenberg will read poems from her first poetry collection Tell Them It Was Mozart at Thin Air in Winnipeg at the Gala: Celebrating Manitoba/Célébration manitoba. Manitoba’s amazing community of writers is the focus of our twentieth anniversary gala. Ten writers share their own new work, along with work by ten writers who have helped put Manitoba on the map. Hear what’s happening now, along with the words of Gabrielle Roy, Marvin Francis, Robert Kroetsch, Wayne Tefs, Michael Van Rooy, Sheldon…

Toronto, Ontario
September 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Carolyn Smart, Moez Surani and Kitty Lewis on a panel discussion at Word on the Street in Toronto

To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme? A Life in Poetry Kitty Lewis is the general manager of Brick Books, the only press in Canada that specializes in publishing poetry books. Carolyn Smart has written six previous collections of poetry, including The Way to Come Home (Brick Books, 1993), and Hooked: Seven Poems (Brick Books, 2009). Her memoir At the End of the Day (Penumbra Press, 2001) won first prize in the 1993 CBC Literary Contest. Smart is an editor for the…

Toronto, Ontario
October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s Your Story, East York?

Featuring authors Kate Flaherty, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Michael Januska, and Lee Parpart In partnership with East End Arts and the Toronto Public Library

Cortes Island, British Columbia
October 2, 2016 - October 7, 2016

Poetry and Contemplation with Jan Zwicky

Poetic or contemplative attention — what Simone Weil called “the natural prayer of the soul” — opens the ear, eye, heart and mind to the being and beings around us. In doing so, it reveals to us, as poets, that our best work is not about ourselves. Learn to listen to your own work and to edit your poems with care and confidence. Group meetings include discussion of participants’ works in progress as well as exercises designed to foster contemplative awareness…

 
October 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monty Reid reads at the Olive Reading Series in Edmonton

Monty Reid will read from his most recent poetry collection Meditatio Placentae. Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), The Luskville Reductions (Brick), and CrawlSpace (Anansi). Recent chapbooks include Kissing Bug (Phafours), Moan Coach (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt. 9). He has won Alberta’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry on three occasions, the Lampman Award, National Magazine Awards, and is a three-time nominee for…

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monty Reid and Frances Boyle in Saskatoon

Monty Reid will read from his new poetry collection Meditatio Placentae and Frances will be reading from her first poetry collection Light-carved Passages in the Travel Alcove at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Frances Boyle is the author of Light-carved Passages (Buschek Books). Her poetry and fiction appears in Grain, The Fiddlehead, Room, The New Quarterly, Vallum, Prairie Fire, CV2, Ottawater, Canthius and elsewhere. Originally from Regina, Frances arrived in Ottawa via the west coast and has long called the city home. Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and…

Salt Spring Island , British Columbia
October 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sue Sinclair reads on Salt Spring Island

Sue Sinclair will read from her new collection Heaven's Thieves at the Salt Spring Public Library.

Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Angeline Schellenberg launches her first poetry collection in Winnipeg

Angeline Schellenberg will launch her first poetry collection Tell Them It Was Mozart at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park in the Atrium in Winnipeg. Refreshments will be served. Through public judgments, detouring dreams and unspoken prayers Angeline Schellenberg’s debut collection, traces both a slow bonding and the emergence of a defiant humour. This is a book that keens and cherishes, a work full of the earthiness and transcendence of mother-love. One of the pleasures of this collection is its…

 
November 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Carolyn Marie Souaid reads at Bookfest Windsor

Carolyn Marie Souaid reads from her latest poetry collection This World We Invented at Bookfest Windsor. Stay tuned for more details.

Ottawa, Ontario
November 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Genevieve Lehr reads from new collection Stomata in Ottawa

Genevieve Lehr reads from her new poetry collection Stomata at the Tree reading series in Ottawa with Soraya Peerbaye. Genevieve Lehr has worked coast to coast and hails from Halifax with her latest poems from Brick. Born in Newfoundland, Lehr has lived and worked coast to coast in Canada. She lives in Halifax. Lehr’s poetry has been published in a number of literary journals in Canada, England and Ireland. She is the editor of Come And I Will Sing You: A…

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