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Galiano Island, British Columbia
February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Arleen Paré, Clea Roberts, Dan MacIsaac and Wendy Donawa at the Galiano Literary Festival

Our fabulous line- up confirmed so far for the Galiano Literary Festival Feb 23 to Feb 25 Gurjinder Basran, George Bowering, Angela Crocker, Leesa Dean, Charles Demers, Wendy Donawa, John MacLachlan Gray, Michael Harris, Wayne Johnston, Ashley Little, Kyo MacClear, Dan MacIsaac, Arleen Paré, Michael Redhill, Clea Roberts, Jennifer Robson, Evany Rosen, Martina Scholtens, Timothy Taylor, Audrey Thomas, Iona Whishaw, Sam Wiebe, Ellen Wild! Stay tuned for more details. Here is the festival website.  And the festival brochure.

, Ontario
February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - March 9, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

Randall Maggs and Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems – 10th Anniversary Edition in New York City, Toronto, Parry Sound, Halifax and Corner Brook

Randall Maggs presents Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems - 10th Anniversary Edition and will be touring with the March Hare festival to NEW YORK CITY (February 28), TORONTO (March 1), PARRY SOUND (March 2), HALIFAX (March 4) and CORNER BROOK (March 9). Tickets available at each venue Contact Rex Brown rex.brown@nl.rogers.com Phone: 709-639-9814 Wednesday, February 28th, 8:00 Explorer’s Club, New York Lineup: Stan Dragland Randall Maggs Stephanie McKenzie Pamela Morgan Anita Best and Sandy Morris Kathleen Winter Thursday, March 1nd,…

Burnaby, British Columbia
March 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Clea Roberts at SFU

Clea reads from her second poetry collection Auguries with Catriona Strang at her alma mater (Simon Fraser University) on March 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Library.

Vancouver, British Columbia
March 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - March 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Clea Roberts at Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

Clea will present her second poetry collection Auguries at these two events. Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists. By Blood, By Choice: Exploring Family and Community in Writing Joanne Arnott, Gurjinder Basran, Gwen Benaway, Maggie de Vries, Clea Roberts, Bev Sellars Moderator: Minelle Mahtani Spend your morning exploring the dynamics of family and community in writing. What is family and how do writers reconcile these relationships on the…

Ottawa, Ontario
March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Kate Cayley and Carolyn Marie Souaid at VerseFest in Ottawa

 Kate Cayley, Carolyn Marie Souaid,  Louise Dupré and David Groulx present their poetry at this Tree Reading Series event.   Kate Cayley is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer living in Toronto. She is the author of one previous poetry collection (When This World Comes to an End, Brick Books), a young adult novel (The Hangman in the Mirror, Annick Press), and a short story collection (How You Were Born, Pedlar Press), which won the 2015 Trillium Book Award and…

Salem, MA
May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Susan Elmslie at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Sean Thomas Lemonhead reports, “I was so happy to hear this morning that the panel I proposed with Sue Elmslie, Oliver de la Paz, and Kamilah Aisha Moon titled "Poets on Autism: Hope in the Helicopter Rain" (we borrowed the title from a poem by Lisa Akus that I will be presenting on) has been accepted for inclusion in the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, to happen in Salem, MA on May 4-6. More details to follow. Here is a link to…

Hamilton, Ontario
May 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Darren Bifford with Amanda Jernigan and Daniel Cabena in Hamilton

Book launch & house concert on Pearl Street in Hamilton, Ontario Darren Bifford will read from his new Brick book False Spring. Amanda Jernigan will read from her new Baseline Press chapbook The Temple. Guelph-based countertenor Daniel Cabena will sing. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP & for details: Amanda Jernigan ahjernigan@gmail.com

Toronto, Ontario
May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spring 2018 group launch – Heather Cadsby, Degan Davis, Steve McOrmond, Darren Bifford and Arleen Pare

Please join us as we present these new poetry collections: Standing in the Flock of Connections by Heather Cadsby What Kind of Man Are You by Degan Davis Reckon by Steve McOrmond False Spring by Darren Bifford The Girls with Stone Faces by Arleen Paré Refreshments will be served. This Toronto Lit Up event has been made possible (in part) by the Toronto Arts Council and International Festival of Authors, and is designed to spotlight Toronto's writers and creativity in…

Montreal, Ontario
May 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Darren Bifford and Degan Davis in Montreal

Darren Bifford presents his second collection False Spring with special guest Degan Davis presenting his first collection What Kind of Man Are You.

Kingston, Ontario
May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arleen Paré in Kingston, Ontario

Book Launch and Reading Arleen Paré, from Victoria BC and winner of the 2014 Governors General Award for her Lake of Two Mountains, will be launching and reading from her new collection of poetry The Girls with Stone Faces (Brick Books, 2017). Darrell Epp, from Hamilton Ontario, will reading from and launching his third and latest collection of poems, Sinners Dance (Mosaic Press, 2018). Allison Chisholm will also be reading from her recently launched chapbook, On the Count of One…

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