Events – 2019

OCTOBER 31, 2019 in TORONTO: The Urban Folk Art Salon presents Andy Lee, Dougal, Josh Gene, Lucky Mike, Pat Connors, and poet Wendy Jean MacLean with her prize winning chapbook Leaving a Trail and a Song. Hosted by Tom Gannon Hamilton, 6 to 8 p.m. at Program Room, Mount Pleasant branch of the Toronto Public Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Road.

October 31, 2019

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OCTOBER 31, 2019 in ALVINSTON: Lambton County writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will share and read from her new book Bloodline Feather, 2 p.m. at the Alvinston Library, 3251 River Street.

OCTOBER 31, 2019 in GUELPH: The University of Guelph’s College of Arts (The School of English and Theatre Studies) presents Marianne Micros and John B. Lee, 1:05 to 2 p.m. at MacKinnon 307. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

October 31, 2019 in Guelph

OCTOBER 30, 2019 in TORONTO: The launch of The Different (Pedlar Press 2019), a non-fiction book by Stan Dragland, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben McNally, 366 Bay Street.

OCTOBER 30, 2019 in OSHAWA: The Indigenous Poets Reading Series presents Lesley Belleau, winner of the Pat Lowther Award in 2018 for Indianland, 1:30 p.m. at Trent University, Durham-GTA West Atrium, 55 Thornton Road South.

OCTOBER 29, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Kimberley Fahner, Mugabi Byenkya, and Donna Langegin followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Rosa Arlotto, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

OCTOBER 29, 2019 in SARNIA: Sarnia’s historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy expands his focus to children fiction writing with his newest book, Burrow of Guernsey, (includes illustrations by students of the Sarnia Christian School. Cover image by Sandra Rice) 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth Street (corner of Exmouth and Pontiac).

October 29, 2019 in Sarnia

OCTOBER 28, 2019 in TORONTO: The 12th TAMARACKS anthology celebration with featured readers James Deahl (author of Travelling The Lost Highway), Laurence Hutchman (author of The House of Shifting Time), Eva Kolacz (author of Whatever We Are), and Norma West Linder (author of Perk’s First Love) plus contributors Steven McCabe and Gianna Patriarca, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Annette Street branch of The Toronto Public Library, 145 Annette Street. Open to the public. Admission is free.

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OCTOBER 28, 2019 in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

OCTOBER 27, 2019 in TORONTO: Guernica Editions will launch the next batch of their Fall 2019 titles featuring new works by Allan Weiss, Catherine Black, James Deahl, Henry Beissel, Keith Garebian, Laura Marello, Helene Rious (trans. Jonathan Kaplansky), Reesa Steinman Brotherton, and P. David Hornik, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue. Admission is free.

October 27, 2019 in Toronto

OCTOBER 26, 2019 in ST. CATHARINES: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association presents the launch of the contest anthology The Banister, 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Mills Room of the St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street.

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OCTOBER 25, 2019 in LONDON: Ladies Who Launch featuring five books and four authors: Jocelyn Cullity, Catharine Leggett, Adrienne Clarke, and Melissa Hardy, 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown & Dickson Bookstore, 567 Richmond Street.

October 25, 2019 in London

OCTOBER 25, 2019 in TORONTO: Baseline Press will celebrate its new 2019 chapbooks with readings by Sile Englert, Emily Lu, Terrence Abrahams, and Nisa Malli. New chapbooks by Vancouver writers Isabella Wang and  M. W. Jaeggle will also be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with readings at 7 p.m. at knife/fork/book, 244 Augusta Avenue, 2nd floor.

October 25, 2019 in Toronto

Photo courtesy Baseline Press website.

OCTOBER 25, 2019 in TORONTO: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVIII presents featured poets Adebe DeRango-Adem and Paul Edward Costa with hosts Banoo Zan. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 to 10 p.m. at Main Hall of the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue. There is a cover charge.

October 29, 2019 in Toronto

OCTOBER 25, 2019 in SARNIA: Lambton County Library, in partnership with The Book Keeper, presents “One Book Lambton”, 10 a.m. at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth Street.

OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 3, 2019 in TORONTO: The 40th anniversary of The Toronto International Festival of Authors, an 11 day celebration of words and ideas for curious readers of every kind, to be held at the Harbourfront Centre. Check the festival website for additional information.

OCTOBER 24, 2019 in COBOURG: “Sharing Across the Arts”, a three day festival at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 240 College Street. See poster below for more information:

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OCTOBER 24, 2019 in TORONTO: Inanna Publications Toronto Fall Book Launch No. 3 featuring new work by A. S. Compton, Jocelyn Cullity, Kate Kelly, Linda Martin, and Susan Ouriou. Special guest jazz musician Patrick Hewan, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue. Free admission.

October 24, 2019 in Toronto

OCTOBER 24, 2019 in TORONTO: The Urban Folk Art Salon presents author and Big Pond Rumours Press publisher Sharon Berg and poet Wendy Jean MacLean with her prize winning chapbook Leaving a Trail and a Song. Hosted by Tom Gannon Hamilton, 6 to 8 p.m. at Program Room, Mount Pleasant branch of the Toronto Public Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Road. (PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 31, 2019  AND DUE TO THE RESCHEDULING SHARON BERG WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND.)

October 23, 2019 in Sarnia

OCTOBER 23, 2019 in SARNIA: Strongwill Productions (James Wallen/Bill Armstrong) presents Gridiron Underground, a film which takes you on a historical, cultural, sports, and social experience based on an uplifting  Canadian story, 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, Christina Street. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

OCTOBER 23, 2019 in AURORA: An evening featuring three Poets Laureates: George Elliott Clarke (Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2016-2017), Anna Yin (Mississauga Poet Laureate 2015-2017), and Tom LeDuc (Sudbury Poet Laureate 2014-2016) with host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge Street. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

October 23, 2019 in Aurora

OCTOBER 23, 2019 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Nicole Brossard, Workshop 6 p.m. Reading 7 p.m. Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Road NOTE: New Start Time is 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

October 23, 2019 in London

OCTOBER 23, 2019 in HAMILTON: Kevin Heslop will launch his new Frog Hollow Press chapbook with readings from Ben Rovinson, Jaclyn Desforges, and the author (Kevin), 7 to 8 p.m. at The Printed Word, 69 King Street West.

OCTOBER 22, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Ayesha Chatterjee, Chris Banks, and Yecid Ortega followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Leah Cohen, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

OCTOBER 22, 2019 in ALVINSTON: Sarnia author Sharon Berg will read from her new short story collection Naming the Shadows (Porcupine’s Quill Press, 2019) and her non-fiction book The Name Unspoken: Wandering Spirit Survival School (Big Pond Rumours Press, 2019), 7 to 8 p.m. at the Alvinston Public Library, 3251 River Street

OCTOBER 22, 2019 in TORONTO: The Toronto International Festival of Authors and Archipelago Books presents Danish author, Ida Jessen, in conversation with Toronto’s Fifth Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Queen Books, 914 Queen. General Admission: FREE. First come first served.

OCTOBER 22, 2019 in LONDON: The Write Place Author Series presents a talk and reading by Daniel Perry, author of Nobody Looks That Young Here and Hamburger, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Spriet Learning Commons at King’s University College. Open to the public. Free parking in the Wemple parking lot (P3).

OCTOBER 21, 2019 in KINGSTON: Allan Briesmaster will read from his new book The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems (Guernica Editions 2019), 7 to 9 p.m. at The Grad Club.

OCTOBER 21, 2019 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriter Gregger Botting. Held on the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 127 Christina Street South. Admission is free.

OCTOBER 21, 2019  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

OCTOBER 20, 2019 in STRATFORD: The Stratford Writers Festival presents Poet David Stones who will perform Infinite Sequels, a one-man-show named after his poetry book of the same title, 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Revivial House, 70 Brunswick Street. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

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OCTOBER 20, 2019 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Catherine Gildiner, author of Good Morning, Monster, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth Street. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.  SOLD OUT!

October 20, 2019 in Sarnia

OCTOBER 20, 2019 in OAKVILLE: The Oakville Literary Café presents Paul Edward Costa plus Sarnia writer and publisher of Big Pond Rumours Press Sharon Berg 4 to 6 p.m. at Joshua Creek Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East. Donation at the door.

OCTOBER 20, 2019 in BAYFIELD: Lit On Tour Bayfield presents Doyali Islam and Anna Maxymiw who will read from their latest works, followed by a conversation with author Andy McGuire, 2 to 3 p.m. at Bayfield Town Hall, 11 The Square. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

OCTOBER 20, 2019 in WINDSOR: At BookFest Windsor, “Books and Brunch: Celebrating 50 Years of Black Moss Press” featuring Black Moss Press publisher, poet and author Marty Gervais PLUS special guests John B. Lee, Rosemary Sullivan, Bruce Meyer, Susan McMaster, Marilyn Gear Pilling, and Robert Hilles. Also included is the celebration launch of Press Matters: 50 Years in Publishing by Bruce Meyer, a book featuring 50 years of achievement for Windsor’s Black Moss Press, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West. NOTE: This is a ticketed event that includes food.

October 20, 2019 in Windsor

OCTOBER 20, 2019 in OTTAWA: The Ottawa Book Expo – Le salon du livre d’Ottawa celebrates “the bilingual and multicultural vitality of literary culture in the nation’s capital” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horticulture Building, Landsdowne Park.

OCTOBER 19, 2019 in NIAGARA FALLS: An Afternoon Gathering featuring “People’s Poet” Keith Inman as well as an open mic, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at The Third Place Cafe, 4345 Queen Street. A Niagara Falls Writers Festival event.

October 19, 2019 in Niagara Falls

OCTOBER 19, 2019 in NIAGARA FALLS: At the Victoria Library branch (one of three library locations), the Niagara Falls Writers Festival presents the following events starting at 11:30 to 3 p.m.,  4848 Victoria Avenue. Check the website for additional locations and times.

October 19, 2019 in Niagara Falls

OCTOBER 19, 2019 in NIAGARA FALLS: At the Stamford Library branch (one of three library locations), the Niagara Falls Writers Festival will focus on working as community of writers, with a workshop  on collaborative writing and a poetry circle, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3643 Portage Road. Admission is free. See poster below:

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OCTOBER 19, 2019 in NIAGARA FALLS: The Niagara Falls Writer’s Festival 2019 will be held at three different locations and will feature contests, workshops, readings, book fair, and authors, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check the website listed on the poster for more info.

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OCTOBER 18, 19, and 20, 2019 in LONDON: The Friends of the London Public Library’s annual book sale, the lower level of Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington Street. See poster below for times.

October 18, 19, 20, 2019 in London

OCTOBER 17 to 22, 2019 in WINDSOR: BookFest/Festival du livre Windsor 2019. More details on the festival website.

OCTOBER 17, 2019 in MISSISSAUGA: “Poets Laureate Readings on Social Justice”, 7 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion, Central Library branch.

October 17, 2019 in Mississauga

OCTOBER 17, 2019 in LONDON: The official launch of there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria, a new poetry chapbook by Kevin Heslop. Includes performances by Sile Englert, Jenny Barkel, Derek Boswell, and the author, 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown & Dickson, 567 Richmond Street.

October 17, 2019 in London

OCTOBER 16, 2019 in MILTON: The Milton Public Library presents “Four Poets Laureate on Social Justice” (George Elliott Clarke, Anna Yin, Rebecca Zsederand, and Elizabeth Zetlin) reading poetry from the anthology Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. Hosted by Ron Riekki, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at First Ontario Arts Centre. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

OCTOBER 16, 2019 in SARNIA: An author visit and book signing with well-known Canadian writer Kelley Armstrong, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre, Christina Street.

October 16, 2019 in Sarnia

OCTOBER 15, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Rayanne Haines, Ayaz Pirani, and Robin Richardson followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Terry Trowbridge, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event

OCTOBER 14, 2019 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriter Gregger Botting. Held on the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 127 Christina Street South. Admission is free.

OCTOBER 14, 2019  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com (NOTE: CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIBRARY BEING CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND.)

OCTOBER 13, 2019 in TORONTO: A Song & Poetry Salon with Ruth Jenkins, Glen Hornblast, Bianca Lakoseljax, Shirley Bell, Charlene Jones, and Lucy Brennan. Hosted by Flen Hornblast, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tiki Room, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick

October 13, 2019

OCTOBER 13, 2019 in HALIBURTON: Author Sharon Berg will present a writing workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 37 Larch Street, Cardiff, Highlands East. Pre-registration is required. Workshop is free. (NOTE: CANCELLED)

OCTOBER 12, 2019 in STRATFORD: Local independent authors will share their talents and experiences during the Stratford Writers’ Area Network Open Mic. Featured authors include Kate Breukelman, Carla Coles, Rhonda L. Read, Gillian Thomas, Elaine Cougler, Lisa Hutchinson, Barbara Storey, Dine Lyoness, and John Matsui, 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Stratford Public Library, 19 St. Andrew Street. To register contact Robyn at rgodfrey  (at) Stratford  (dot) ca

OCTOBER 12, 2019 in CARDIFF: Sarnia author Sharon Berg will participate at The Word is Wild Literary Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cardiff Community Center, 2747 Monk Road. Additional details to be announced.

OCTOBER 11, 2019 in WINDSOR: The official launch party for Devil in the Woods (Brick Books 2019) the latest poetry collection by D.A. Lockhart. Guest reader: Micheline Maylor. 7 to 9 p.m. at Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East. Free admission.

OCTOBER 10, 2019 in BARRIE: Word Up’s October event presents guest authors Brandon Pitts, and Rayanne Haines followed by an open mic, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unity Market Café & Studios, 25 Toronto Street.

October 10, 2019 in Barrie

OCTOBER 10, 2019 in WYOMING: Lambton County writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will share and read from her new book Bloodline Feather, 6:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Library, 536 Niagara Street.

OCTOBER 10, 2019 in TORONTO: Toronto Lit Up presents the launch of The Fellowship by Rachel Manley, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street. Admission is free.

October 10, 2019 in Toronto

OCTOBER 9, 10, 0R 11, 2019 in HALIBURTON: Author Sharon Berg will conduct private manuscript consultations. Pre-registration for an appointment and pages required by October 1, 2019. To be held at 37 Larch Street, Cardiff, Highlands East. NOTE: there is a charge for this service.

October 10, 11, 13, 2019 in HaliburtonOCTOBER 8, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Nells Morra, AG & Michael McNeil from the Toronto Poetry Slam Team followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Hana Shafi, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

OCTOBER 8, 2019 in HAMILTON: LitChat with Jeffrey Donaldson: Living Mataphorically. Hosted by Jennifer Tan, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Newcomer Learning Centre, 4th Floor, Central Branch of the Hamilton Public Library.

OCTOBER 8, 2019 in WINDSOR: The City of Windsor and Windsor Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern and Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais presents Poetry at the Manor – Vol.7, Featured guests include A. F. Moritz (Poet Laureate, Toronto); Steven Ross Smith (Poet Laureate, Banff); Victoria Butler (Poet Laureate, Barrie); and Micheline Maylor (Poet Laureate Emeritus, Calgary), 7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara Street.

October 8, 2019 in Windsor

OCTOBER 8, 2019 in KINGSTON: Sarnia author Sharon Berg will be showcasing her new short story collection Naming the Shadows (Porcupine’s Quill, 2019), 7 to 9 p.m. at Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess Street.

OCTOBER 8, 2019 in LONDON: Forest City Open Mic for Poetry (formerly called Mykonos Open Mic Poetry Series) held on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June. Featured guest reader John B. Lee, poet laureate of Brantford, plus open mic to follow. Sign-up for open mic readers at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for sign-up. Event: 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North (at Elias Street). Admission is free.

OCTOBER 8, 2019 in BELLEVILLE: Two Belleville authors will be featured, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street.

October 8, 2019 in Belleville

OCTOBER 7 TO 13, 2019 in HALIBURTON: Sarnia author Sharon Berg will be the writer-in-residence at the Cardiff House Writer’s Retreat, 37 Larch Street, Cardiff, Highlands E.

OCTOBER 7, 2019  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

OCTOBER 6, 2019 in HAMILTON: LitLive literary readings presents guest readers Jonathon Ball, Paola Ferrante, Elizabeth Ross, John Porter, Mark Rowe, and Stan Rogal, 7:30 p.m. at The Staircase, 27 Dundurn Street North. Note: There is an admission charge.

October 6, 2019 in HamiltonOCTOBER 5, 2019 in OTTAWA: Presses Renaissance Press presents a “Multi Author Book Launch” featuring six novels, 4 to 6 p.m. at 3 Brewers Canada (Sparks), 240 Sparks Street.

October 5, 2019 in Ottawa

OCTOBER 5, 2019 in LONDON: Local author Vanessa Brown will be joined by true crime blogger Dr. Christine Penhale to discuss Brown’s new book The Forest City Killer:A Serial Murderer, a Cold-case Sleuth, and a Search for Justice, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lawson Foundation Room at the London Public Library Central branch, 251 Dundas Street. Free, no registration required.

October 5, 2019 in London

OCTOBER 5, 2019 in PICKERING: The Pickering Central Library presents Indie Author Day where independent self-published authors will display their work, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pickering Centre Library.

October 5, 2019 in Pickering

October 5, 2019 in Pickering2OCTOBER 3, 2019 in TORONTO: Coach House Books presents it’s Fall 2019 Group Launch with Andrew Kaufman, Dominique Fortier, Gail Scott, Jonathon Ball, K. B. Thors, Andrew Zawacki, and Vincent Page, 7 to 11 p.m. at The Baby G, 1608 Dundas Street West. Admission is free.

October 3, 2019 in Toronto

OCTOBER 3, 2019 in SARNIA: Globe and Mail investigative journalist (and former Lambton County resident) Robyn Doolittle will present her latest book Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #Me Too?, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sarnia Public Library, 124 Christina Street South. Hosted by the Book Keeper with proceeds to benefit the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre, Sarnia-Lambton. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

OCTOBER 3, 2019 in TORONTO: The Biblioasis 15th Anniversary – Toronto Edition presents authors Taras Grescoe, Pauline Holdstock, Stephane Larue, K. D. Miller, and Martha Wilson, 7 to 9 p.m. at Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street.

OCTOBER 3, 2019 in TORONTO: Inanna Publications Toronto Fall Book Launch No. 2 featuring new work by Hannah Brown, Carole Gianfrande, Elizabeth Greene, Fereshteh Molavi, and Anne Sorbie and music by guest jazz musician Patrick Hewan, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay street.

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OCTOBER 2, 2019 in TORONTO: Piquant Press launches two books (The Sky Laughs at Borders by Susan Whelehan and why the telephone stopped ringing by Dorothy Sjoholm) with tribute readings by other well-known writers. (See poster below.) 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Readings at 7:30 p.m.) at The Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue.

October 2, 2019 in Toronto

OCTOBER 2, 2019 in SARNIA: The Play’s the Thing: a monthly participatory play reading held on the first Wednesday of the month. This month’s feature: Edward Albee’s Tony award winning play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 6:30 p.m. in the Turret Room of The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South. Come to read or to listen. Admission is free.

OCTOBER 2, 2019 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Brescia University College English professor Monika Lee. Open mic to follow: bring a poem, an excerpt of fiction, a chunk of your memoir, or a paragraph of creative non-fiction, and partake.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

OCTOBER 1, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Gary Barwin, Al Moritz (poet laureate of Toronto) and Julia Gibson followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Margaret Code, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

OCTOBER 1, 2019 in TORONTO: Wild Writers Poetry Salon presents featured readers Dane Swan and Pat Connors, plus 12 open mic spots, 7 to 9 p.m. at Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Avenue. NOTE: There is an admission charge.

OCTOBER 1, 2019 in LONDON: Baseline Press and 845 Press will launch new 2019 chapbooks with Baseline authors Sile Englert, Emily Lu, Terrence Abrahams, and Nisa Malli as well as 845 Press author Brittany Renaud. Hosted by Karen Schindler, Aaron Schneider, and Amy Mitchell. Doors open at 6 p.m. with readings at 6:30 p.m. at TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

Threadbare by Sile Englert - Baseline Press 2019

Photo courtesy Baseline Press website.

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