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Toronto, Ontario
March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Robyn Sarah interview in Toronto

2015 Governor General Award-winning poet Robyn Sarah discusses the writer’s life and reads a selection of her poetry.  Robyn’s several volumes of poetry include My Shoes Are Killing Me, Pause for Breath, and A Day's Grace.  Robyn is also a recipient of the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, and the CBC Literary Award.  She has published two collections of short stories, A Nice Gazebo and Promise of Shelter.   Copies of Robyn Sarah’s books will be available for sale…

Ottawa, Ontario
March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ulrikka S. Gernes presents in Ottawa

Ulrikka S. Gernes presents her Griffin Poetry Prize nominated collection Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen at VerseFest  Patrick Friesen will also be part of this festival. Saturday, March 25 - 3 p.m. - Translation Panel - Ulrikka S. Gernes, Chus Pato, Erin Mouré, Lisa Robertson and Patrick Friesen Saturday, March 25 - 9 p.m. - OIWF Showcase - Ulrikka S. Gernes, Chus Pato and Erin Mouré For more…

Victoria, British Columbia
April 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Clea Roberts reads in Victoria, BC

Clea Roberts reads from her new poetry collection Auguries at the Planet Earth Poetry reading series on Friday, April 7 with Kevin Spenst.

Squamish, British Columbia
April 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Clea Roberts in Squamish

Clea Roberts will lead an introductory writing workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Squamish Public Library on Sunday, April 9. Refreshments will be provided between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Then Clea will read from her new poetry collection Auguries from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. More details to follow.

Birmingham,
April 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Careen: The True History Of Bonnie & Clyde

By Carolyn Smart. Performed by students of Birmingham School of Acting. You probably think you know the whole story of Bonnie and Clyde but you only know the headlines. Forget the clichés and hear the true story of the iconic criminal couple. Hear their hopes and dreams. Meet their relatives, accomplices and the lawman dedicated to stopping them. Follow them on their careering crime spree across an America in the midst of the Great Depression and witness their dramatic unravelling.…

Calgary, Alberta
April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wendy Donawa reads in Calgary

Wendy Donawa reads from her first poetry collection Thin Air of the Knowable at the Flywheel reading series in Calgary on Thursday, April 13.

Edmonton, Alberta
April 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wendy Donawa launch in Edmonton

Wendy Donawa launches her first poetry collection Thin Air of the Knowable in Edmonton. With special guests Gail Sidonie Sobat, Jannie Edwards and Amy Willans. Introducing the Edmonton launch of Wendy Donawa's Thin Air of the Knowable. An elegiac and incisive debut that blends poems of social justice with poems of ordinary life... “Wendy Donawa’s poetry rests at the very edge of beauty where a wild delicacy resides.” —Patrick Lane “Like the watchmakers of old, Wendy Donawa puts a spyglass to…

London, Ontario
April 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads at Poetry London

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads from her Griffin Poetry Prize nominated collection Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesenat Poetry London on Wednesday, April 19.

Edmonton, Alberta
April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Jane Munro at the Edmonton Poetry Festival

Jane Munro appears at the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Jane's latest collection Blue Sonoma won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Jane Munro appearing in these events: Lunch with the Griffins Fri Apr 21 · Hyatt Place Edmonton · 12:00pm - 1:00pm Get up close and personal with Griffin winners Liz Howard (2016) and Jane Munro (2015) at this VIP lunch, catered by the Hyatt Hotel. Tim Bowling, 2015 Griffin judge also shares his experiences jurying Griffin winning collections. Canada’s Griffin Poetry…

Toronto, Ontario
April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads in Toronto

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads from her Griffin Poetry Prize nominated collection Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen at knife | fork | book in Toronto on Friday, April 21 with Cassidy McFadzean. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Poetry at 7-ish. pwyc

Moncton, New Brunswick
April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Ulrikka S. Gernes appears at the Frye Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads from her Griffin Poetry Prize nominated collection Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen at the Frye Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick. Details to follow.

Edmonton, Alberta
April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nora Gould appears at the Edmonton Poetry Festival

Nora Gould appears at the Edmonton Poetry Festival and will be reading from her recent poetry collection Selah. Cutlines: Through the Landscapes of Experience Cutlines map a landscape, cutting precise lines to survey prairie and forest. The poets you’ll meet in Cutlines lay down their precise lines to map the complicated landscapes of the human heart: Nora Gould’s second poetry collection, Selah, explores her home landscape of east-central Alberta and the difficult territory of losing a family member to dementia.…

Kingston, Ontario
April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads in Kingston

Ulrikka S. Gernes reads from her Griffin Poetry Prize nominated collection Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated from the Danish by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen in Kingston with Michael Casteels. This event is hosted by Helen Humphreys, poet laureate of Kingston.

Toronto, Ontario
May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sue Sinclair at Pivot Reading Series in Toronto

Sue Sinclair reads from Heaven's Thieves (Brick Books, 2016). The three other featured readers on May 3rd are Susan Holbrook, Nick Thran, and Phoebe Wang.

Toronto, Ontario
May 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kate Cayley at Pivot Reading Series in Toronto

Kate Cayley reads from her brand new collection of poems, Other Houses (Brick Books, 2017). The three other featured readers on May 17th are Linda Besner, Steven Heighton, and Suzannah Showler.

Toronto, Ontario
May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heather Cadsby reads in Toronto

Heather Cadsby reads from her upcoming poetry collection Standing in the Flock of Connections (Brick Books, spring 2018) at the Lillian H. Smith Library in Toronto. Also reading are Al Moritz and Christopher Levenson.

Victoria, British Columbia
June 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Wendy Donawa and Genevieve Lehr read in Victoria, BC

Wendy Donawa launches her first poetry collection Thin Air of the Knowable with special guest Genevieve Lehr reading from her latest poetry collection Stomata on Friday, June 9.    

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