Events – 2019

SEPTEMBER 30, 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 THIS WEEK)

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 in TORONTO: Guernica Editions will celebrate the inaugural Guernica Prize winner: An Idea About My Dead Uncle by K. R. Wilson. The winner of the 2019 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction will also be announced, 4 to 6 p.m. at 918 Bathurst Street. Free admission and door prizes.

September 29, 2019 in Toronto

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 in OAKVILLE: The Oakville Literary Café presents Canadian Poet Laurence Hutchman and Canadian author Logathasan Tharmaturai followed by an open mic, 4 to 6 p.m. at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East. NOTE: There is a suggested admission charge.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 in SARNIA: The Sarnia launch of Naming the Shadows, a short story collection by Sarnia author and poet Sharon Berg as well as her non-fiction book The Name Unspoken: Wandering Spirit Survival School, 2 to 4 p.m. at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth Street. She will be joined by Liana Russwurm, area artist who created the cover and Tom Gannon Hamilton, a Toronto poet and violinist. Admission is free.

September 29, 2019 in Sarnia

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 in OAKVILLE: Poet Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews will launch her latest book Sunrise Over Lake Ontario during Oakville’s first 100,000 Poets for Change Event, 6 to 8 p.m. at Sovereign House, 7 W. River Street in Bronte. Bring your poetry or prose for the open mic. Ask to be added to the reading list.

Sunrise Over Lake Ontario by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 in TORONTO: “Toronto as an Science Fiction/Fantasy Setting”, a panel discussion with authors James Bow, Mari Ramsawakh, Shawn Micallef, Ben Berman Ghan, JM Frey, KT Bryski, and Phoebe Barton, Hosted by Bakka-Phoenix Books, 2 to 4 p.m. at LHS Auditorium BC in the lower level of the Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 in ST. CATHARINES: A night of poetry, music, and art by Toronto-based artist Frizz Kid, 7 to 10 p.m. at Fine Grind Café, 37 James Street.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 in TORONTO: The Tartan Turban Secret Readings series presents guest readers Ian Shaw (who will read from his book Quill of the Dove) Mariam Pirbhai, Indran Amirthanayagam and Concetta Principe. Emcee will be Nedra Rodrigo. 7 to 10 p.m. at Barrett and Welsh, #301 – 577 Kingston Road. Free admission.

SEPTEMBER 25 to 29, 2019 in KINGSTON: The Kingston WritersFest presents more than 60 writers in 50 events over 5 days. More information available on the festival website. NOTE: this is a ticketed event

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Carolyn Boll & Sue Kingsley, Mary Lou Soutar Hynes, and Paul Vermeersch followed by an open mic.  Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 in SARNIA: Showcase Literacy 2019 presents Emma Donoghue, best-selling author of Room and The Wonder. She will be speaking about her new book Akin, 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre, Sarnia Public Library, 124 Christina Street South. NOTE: This is a ticketed event and advance tickets are recommended.

September 24, 2019 in Sarnia

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 in TORONTO: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVII presents featured poets Giovanna Riccio and Alvin Wong with hosts Banoo Zan and Terese Pierre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. at Main Hall of the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue. There is a cover charge.

September 24, 2019 in Toronto

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 in TORONTO: The Medical Staff Association Book Club at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children presents “An Evening with Toronto’s Poet Laureate, A. F. Moritz, 6 p.m. at the Gallery of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (corner of Bay and Elm Streets) NOTE: use entrance at 686 Bay Street. Open to the Public.

SEPTEMBER 23, 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

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 in TORONTO: Meet the Author Susan Swan, 2 p.m. at the Cormorant Books booth, Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay West.

September 22, 2019 in Toronto too

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 in TORONTO: The Word on the Street Toronto presents Didier Leclair, Toronto Book Finalist, 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Toronto Book Award Tent, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Leclair’s appearance is hosted by Deux Voiliers Publishing.

September 22, 2019 in Toronto

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 in TORONTO: “Word on the Street 30th Anniversary Series: Building Literary Communities Vibrant Voices of Ontario” with moderator Khashayar Mohammadi and panelists Rob McLennan, Kirby, and Banoo Zan, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Habourfront Centre.

SEPTEMBER 21 and 22, 2019 in AMELIASBURGH: Al & Eurithe Purdy A-Frame Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 in KINGSTON: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 1 to 5 p.m. AND 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Spire, 82 Sydenham Street. Admission is free.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 in CAMBRIDGE: Book launch featuring Wild Winds From the Edge of Time (Craigleigh Press 2019) by Becky Alexander with entertainment by Stan White, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Heritage Centre, 11 Tannery Street. E. Everyone welcome.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 in ST. CATHARINES: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association presents “Navigating the Writings & Publishing Lanscape: A Panel Discussion with renowned poet Keith Inman, published author Karen Gansel, and master educator Sylvia Barnard, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street. Advanced registration required.

Navigating the writing and publishing landscape

SEPTEMBER 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 in WALKERVILLE: SHO Art Studios presents “May the Good Lord Take a Liking to You”, a new play by Marty Gervais and directed by Barry Brodie, 8 p.m. at Studio/A, 628 Monmouth Road. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

September 19 to 28, 2019 in Walkerville

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents noted military historian Ted Barris who will talk about his latest book Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire, 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina Street South. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

September 19, 2019 in Sarnia

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 in Oakville: Take Back the Night: Marketplace and Parade promoting safety after Dark, 5:30 to 7:30 pm Sheila Tucker, artist/author pf the memoir Rag Dolls and Rage will be at the marketplace inside the lobby of the cinema, 7 pm speeches, and at 7:45 pm rally and march (for those who’d like to join in) at Film.ca cinema at Kerr & Speers. 171 Speers Rd. Book sales will be donated to SAVIS of Halton, who organizes this annual event.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Emma Healey and Jason Dickson with local opener Gabrielle Drolet. 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.

September 18, 2018 in London

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 in TORONTO: Poet Marsha Barber will launch her third collection of poetry, Love You to Pieces (Ottawa’s Borealis Press), 5 to 7 p.m. (with a brief reading at 6 p.m.) in The Catalyst on the second floor of the Rogers Communications Centre (Ryerson University), 80 Gould Street on the northeast corner of Gould and Church. (Enter the main doors on Gould Street and go up the stairs to your right. The event is on your left in the glass-walled room (The Catalyst) at the top of the stairs on the second floor.)

Love You To Pieces by Marsha Barber

Love You to Pieces by Marsha Barber to be launched September 18, 2019. Photo credit: Lindsay Hanna, and The Ryerson School of Journalism.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Ken Victor, bill bissett, and Brandon Pitts followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Norman Allan, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

SEPTEMBER 16, 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.

SEPTEMBER 16, 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

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 in POINT EDWARD: The Book Keeper presents “Autumn Dual Author Brunch with Amy Jones and Nicole Ludrigan”, 11 a.. to 2 p.m. at Quality Inn Sarnia/Point Edward, 751 North Christina Street. NOTE: THIS IS A LIMITED TICKETED EVENT (includes brunch and discount towards cost of the book).

September 15, 2019 in Sarnia

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 in FOREST: Former Forest resident Katie Daubs will launch her first book The Missing Millionaire, 2 p.m. at the Kineto Theatre. Hosted by The Book Keeper and the Forest Lambton Museum. Admission is free.

September 14, 2019 in Forest

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 in OAKVILLE: Artist/author Sheila Tucker be at a book signing of her memoir Rag Dolls and Rage, noon to  5 p.m. at Indigo Spirit Books on Trafalgar and Cornwall (near Whole Foods). Proceeds to SAVIS of Halton.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 in BURLINGTON: Artist/author Sheila Tucker introduces her memoir Rag Dolls and Rage, 7 p.m. at A Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street. Admission is free. All proceeds from sales will be donated to SAVIS of Halton.

September 12, 2019 in Burlington

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 in BURLINGTON: Local poet, freelance journalist, and playwright Darrell Epp will read from his third poetry collection, Sinners Dance, 2 to 3 p.m. at Central Holland Room, Burlington Public Library, 2331 New Street.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Michael Wilson, Sue Reynolds, and James Dewar followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Teresa Yang, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 in SARNIA: An evening with Linden MacIntyre, author of The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfounland Tsunami, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sarnia Public Library, 124 Christina Street South. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

SEPTEMBER 10, 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 Robyn Marie Butt plus open mic to follow. Sign-up for open mic readers at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event: 7 to 10 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North (at Elias Street). Admission is free.

September 10, 2019 in London

SEPTEMBER 9, 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.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 in SARNIA: Local writer Norma West Linder will launch her young-adult novel Perk’s First Love (Hidden Brook Press) and local poet James Deahl will launch his latest poetry collection Travelling The Lost Highway (Guernica Editions). Guest readers include Grimsby poet David Haskins plus Sarnia poets Joseph A. Farina, Ryan Gibbs, and Rhonda Melanson. The evening begins with a supper (optional) at 6 p.m. followed by the reading at 7 p.m. in the Famous Room at John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line. Admission is free but everyone is responsible for his/her supper tab.

SEPTEMBER 9, 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

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 in TORONTO: Guernica Editions will launch new work by K.R. Wilson, Amanda Hale, Sarah Xerar Murphy, Niki Lambros, Dave Carty, Laura Swart, Elizabeth Macaluso, Paul Lisson, and Juri Talvet trans. H. L. His, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue. Admission is free.

September 8, 2019 in Toronto

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 in TORONTO: Triple launch of three books: Double Trouble by Joanne Levy, Who is Tanksy by Bev Katz Rosenbaum, and Pickles vs the Zombies by Angela Misri, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Indigo Yonge & Eglinton, 2300 Yonge Street.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 in TORONTO: A Song & Poetry Salon presents Laurence Hutchman, Eva Kolacz, Glen Hornblast, Brenda Clews, D’Arcy Wickham, David Stones, and Harpin Norm, hosted by Glen Hornblast, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tiki Room, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue.

September 8, 2019 in Toronto2

SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 in BURLINGTON: Triple launch of three books: Double Trouble by Joanne Levy, Who is Tanksy by Bev Katz Rosenbaum, and Pickles vs the Zombies by Angela Misri, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street.

SEPTEMBER 6 to 8, 2019: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. More details on its website. See poster below. NOTE: This is a ticketed event.

September 6 to 8, 2019 in Eden MillsSEPTEMBER 6, 2019 in GUELPH: In Conversation with Marina Endicott and Guy Gavriel Kay and featuring Garry Thomas Morse and Matt Brubeck, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, 390 College Avenue E. This is a ticketed event; opening night for the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

September 6, 2019 in Guelph

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 in MISSISSAUGA: Mississauga Arts Council presents “Verses Out Loud”, a spoken word & poetry open mic featuring Luke Reece, 7 to 10 p.m. at West Edge, Common Grounds Café, 157 Lakeshore Road West.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 in TORONTO: “Room Magazine Triple Launch: Toronto Edition” with readers Paola Ferrante, Melanie Mah, Susan Mang, Emily KcKibbon, Oubah Osman, Hana Shafi, Jackie Wykes, kiaqing Wilson-yang. Doors open at 7 p.m. with readings at 7:30 p.m. at Studio 109, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 in WINDSOR: Award-winning Canadian author Anakana Schofield reads from her newest novel Bina, 7 to 9 p.m. at Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 in LONDON: Friends of the London Public Library presents Emma Donoghue, author of her new novel Akin, for a reading and discussion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street. Donations accepted at the door to support children and youth literacy programs at the London Public Library.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 in TORONTO: The WordSpell Collection celebrates its 7th anniversary with poets Banoo Zan and Faduma Mohamed. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic siginup at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. NOTE: Ticket charge at the door.

September 4, 2019 in Toronto

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 in SARNIA: The Play’s the Thing: a participatory play reading held on the first Wednesday of the month. This month’s feature: “The Importance of Being Ernest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” by Oscar Wilde. 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.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is lyricist, songsmith, showman Wax Mannequin (Hamilton Ontario’s Christopher Adeney). 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.  6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers pj Johnson (Poet Laureate), Lisa Young, and Luciano Iacobelli followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Banoo Zan, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 in HAMILTON: LitLive Literary Reading Series presents Rebecca Higgins, Melissa Bull, Emma McKenna, Claude Lalumiere, Armand Ruffo, and Victoria Hetherinton, 7:30 p.m. at The Staircase, 27 Dundurn St. North. NOTE: There is an admission charge.

September 1, 2019 in HAMILTON

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 in TORONTO: Hidden Brook Press presents a book launch/party/reading/music featuring live music by The Spokes plus readings by Brian T. W. Way, Arthur Bull, Richard M. Grove, and guest reader John B. Lee, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Avenue. A meet the authors dinner will follow at 5 p.m.  NOTE: There is an admission fee.

September 1, 2019 in TorontoTO SEE EVENTS FOR PREVIOUS MONTHS, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM WHERE THERE IS A LIST OF PAGE NUMBERS. CLICK ON THE PAGE NUMBER THAT YOU WANT!!

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