Events 2017

JUNE 29, 2017 in SARNIA: Terry Fallis, author of One Brother Shy 7 to 9 p.m. at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina Street South. Hosted by The Book Keeper who states Fallis is “award-winning, best-selling and  highly witty”. There will be an admission charge. Tickets required

JUNE 29, 2017 in LONDON: COUPLETS: a collaborative poetry reading series presents episode 10 with Catriona Wright and Erica McKeen, 6 to 7 p.m. at The Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street.

JUNE 27, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Brandon Pitts, Ariel Balevi, and David Stones. Guest host: TBA. To participate in the open mic competition, registration before Friday midnight is required. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.

JUNE 27, 2017 in GUELPH: Readings with Shane Neilson and Daniel Coleman, 7:30 – 9 p.m. The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec Street.

JUNE 27, 2017 in TORONTO: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LII presents featured poets I. B. (Bunny) Iskov and Takatsu, followed by an open mic. Sign up for open mic at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College Street. Hosted by Banoo Zan. Cover charge.

June 27, 2017 event featuring Bunny

JUNE 26, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com (Please note the group will be taking a break during July and August, although unofficial gatherings may still take place once or twice during the summer. It’s best to check ahead of time.)

JUNE 25, 2017 in OAKVILLE: Oakville Literary Café featured readers Sharon Berg and Brandon Pitts followed by first come first serve sign-up for open mic. 4 to 6 p.m. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road E. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO READING IN JULY AND AUGUST. The event resumes in September.

JUNE 25, 2017 in LONDON: The launch of The Fur-Bearing Trout…and Other True Tales of Canadian Life, a non-fiction anthology with contributions from 16 authors, current and former members of the London & Southwestern Ontario chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). 3 to 5 p.m., Anderson Craft Ales, 1030 Elias Street.

JUNE 25, 2017 in KITCHENER: The Ontario Poetry Society presents The Funshine Poetry Festival featuring members’ readings, book launches, and an open mic for non-members. 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fisher Hallman Road Sign-up for readers at the door. Free admission.

JUNE 25, 2017 in HAMILTON: Hamilton Zineposium 2017 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North.

JUNE 24, 2017 in SARNIA: Poet Teighan Gibson releases her debut book Sunday There is Sunshine, 7 p.m. at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth Street.

JUNE 22 TO 25, 2017 in TORONTO: The Canadian Authors Association presents the CanWrite! conference, Humber College Lakeshore Campus.

JUNE 22, 2017 in HAMILTON: The Staircase presents Reloading the CanLit CaNnon! Features Ellen Jaffe, Jennifer Tan, New-Era Neisha, Laura Kooji, Kelsey Knight, Angle C. and Jack Blackmon. Hosted by Klyde Broox. 7 to 9 p.m. There is an admission fee.

June 22, 2017 in Hamilton

JUNE 21, 2017 in TORONTO: The Tightrope Summer Short Fiction Launch featuring A Moose in the Dark by H.W. Browne and Things Don’t Break by Richard Rosenbaum. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue.

JUNE 20, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Francine Lewis, Bruce Meyer, and David Silverberg. Guest host: TBA. To participate in the open mic competition, registration before Friday midnight is required. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.

JUNE 19, 2017 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriters Missy Burgess and John Pilat. To be held the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9 p.m.

JUNE 19, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

JUNE 18, 2017 in HAMILTON: Poem of the Moment with Hamilton resident and poet Kelsey Knight. 2 p.m. at Big Tobacco Kitchen and Whiskey, 109 George Street.

JUNE 18, 2017 in DUNDAS: Big Pond Rumours Press and The Printed Word present the launch of Nelson Ball’s newest chapbook You Can’t Make the Sky a Different Blue, 2 to 4 p.m. at The Printed Word, 69 King Street W.

June 18, 2017 in Dundas

JUNE 14, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Luciano Iacobelli, Oliver Cusimano, and Anne Forsythe Moore. Guest host: TBA. To participate in the open mic competition, registration before Friday midnight is required. 8:30 p.m. Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue. Cover charge NOTE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.

JUNE 12, 2017 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriters Missy Burgess and John Pilat. To be held the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9 p.m.

JUNE 12, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

JUNE 11, 2017 in TORONTO: Guernica Editions presents “No Borders, No Limits” and their June launch featuring six new books, 3:30 p.m. Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta.

June 11, 2017 in Toronto

JUNE 9 TO 11, 2017 in TORONTO: The League of Canadian Poets hosts its 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference with several events that are open to the public.

JUNE 9, 2017 in TORONTO: The League of Canadian Poets presents an afternoon panel: Self-promotion for poets: a conversation. This is a ticketed event as part of the League conference. 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. at CSI Spadina ground floor meeting rooms, 192 Spadina Avenue.

JUNE 7, 2017 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night presents featured guest Stan Burfield followed by an open mic 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant. This closes Burfield’s last season as the event organizer.

JUNE 7, 2017 in GODERICH: The Reading Room Poetry Series features Rhonda Wicks Eller, Huron/Perth poet and author of five books of poetry followed by an open mic for local poets. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 2nd floor, Huron County Library, Goderich Branch, 52 Montreal Street.

Goderich Reading Series

JUNE 6, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Gianna Patriarca, Banoo Zan, and Domenico Capilongo. Guest host: Adebe D.A. To participate in the open mic competition, registration before Friday midnight is required. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge

JUNE 5, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

JUNE 4, 2017 in HAMILTON: LITLIVE literary readings presents authors of both fiction and poetry, 7:30 p.m. at The Staircase, 27 Dundurn Street North in Hamilton.

June 4, 2017 with Sharon Berg in Hamilton

JUNE 3 AND 4, 2O17 in SARNIA:  ArtWalk, an annual downtown Sarnia street event will feature food and art vendors, music, performances, and other activities. More details available on the event website. The main event is held both days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christina Street.  Literary events will take place both days from noon to 3 p.m. at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Saturday’s featured guests include Debbie Okun Hill, Sharon Berg, Bob McCarthy, James Deahl, Phyllis Humby and Norma West Linder. Singer-songwriter Gregger Botting will also start off with his tunes and play later in the day. Sunday’s featured readers include Phyllis Humby, Bob McCarthy, James Deahl, David D Plain and Norma West Linder. Displays also include literary work by Gloria Pearson-Vasey, Lorna Pominville, and Audrey Stringer. More details TBA.

June 3 and 4, 2017 at Lawrence House ArtWalk

JUNE 3, 2017 in TORONTO: Hidden Brook Press Book Launch and Party 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue.

June 3, 2017 in Toronto - Hidden Brook Press

JUNE 3, 2017 in SARNIA: The Aamjiwnaang Heritage and Culture presents Storytelling with Isaac Murdoch, 7 p.m. at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre, 1972 Virgil Avenue

JUNE 3, 2017 in SARNIA: Author Karin Allaby hosts a book signing of her new historical novel Jasmin (Tellwell Press, 2017) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Coles, Lambton Mall (Additional local authors in attendance: Carol Barrett, Margaret Bird, Caleb Courtney, Wes Harding, and Jennifer Suzanne.)

JUNE 2, 2017 in LONDON: London Poetry Crawl with poets Kevin Shaw, Madeline Bassnett, Blair Trewartha, Kevin Heslop, Andy Vervoom, and Kevin Spenst 11 a.m. at Museum London, 12:30 p.m. at Arts Project, 2:15 p.m. at Fire Roasted Café, 3:15 at Jonathans , 4 p.m. at DNA.

JUNE 1 TO 4, 2017 in VANCOUVER: 2017 OnWords Conference and AGM for The Writers’ Union of Canada will be held at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver. Advance registration for many of the events. More information TBA.

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