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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…

Edmonton, Alberta
October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monty Reid and Frances Boyle read at the Olive Reading Series in Edmonton

Monty Reid will read from his most recent poetry collection Meditatio Placentae. Frances will be reading from her first poetry collection Light-carved Passages. 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…

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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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…

Ottawa, Ontario
October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sue Sinclair and Matthew Sweeney at Plan 99 Poetry Cabinet

Heaven’s Thieves by Sue Sinclair is a collection engaged with the big questions–What are bodies for? What does it mean to be alive? What is beauty and why does it have such power over us? What is the point of art?–and the urgent ones–how to live in a shattered ecology, what to do about grief, illness, betrayal. Sinclair turns her attention to these questions with fearless curiosity, economy, and an originality born of her willingness to pursue her own line of…

Windsor, Ontario
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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