Events – 2015

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DECEMBER 29, 2015 in WINDSOR: Mouth Piece – Put Your Story Where Your Mouth Is is a Windsor/Essex County based storytelling series organized and hosted by Windsor writer Vanessa Shields. December’s theme is “Home for the Holidaze”. More info here.

In Windsor on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

In Windsor on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

 

DECEMBER 28, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

DECEMBER 21, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

DECEMBER 20, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents best selling author Matt Jackson at an afternoon book signing 12:30 to 4 p.m. at The Book Keeper.

DECEMBER 14, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

DECEMBER 12, 2015 in WINDSOR: Denis Robillard, winner of the Cranberry Tree Press chapbook contest and first full poetry collection, will launch The History of Water. 6 to 8 p.m. Forest Glade Community Centre Rm. BC.

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Denis Robillard’s The History of Water (Cranberry Tree Press, 2015) will be showcased in Windsor on December 12, 2015.

DECEMBER 12, 2015 in LONDON: The London and Middlesex Historical Society presents the book launch reception and signing for The Grand Old Lady: A History of Hotel London by Vanessa Brown. 2 to 6 p.m. 211 King Street (Novack’s building)

DECEMBER 11, 2015 in SARNIA: Celebration of Life for the late John Drage, a long-time member of Sarnia-Lambton’s literary community. Additional details here.

John Drage reciting poetry

John Drage – July 9, 1930 to December 7, 2015

DECEMBER 9, 2015 in SARNIA: Showcase Literacy 2015 with Kevin and Alex Newman, authors of All Out. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 7 p.m. Admission charge. More info on The Book Keeper website. NOTE: CANCELLED NOVEMBER 25 DUE TO A CHANGE IN KEVIN NEWMAN’S WORK SCHEDULE.

DECEMBER 7, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca NOTE: CANCELLED

DECEMBER 6, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper and Mansfield Press presents novelists Corrine Wasilewski (Live From the Underground) and Salvatore Difalco (Mean Season) at a book launch/reading/signing/party 2 p.m.

DECEMBER 6, 2015 in TORONTO: The Ontario Poetry Society presents The Winter WarmUp Poetry Gathering (book launches, members’ reading and open mic). Noon to 4 p.m. The Central, 603 Markham Street, Sign-up at the door. Admission Free.

DECEMBER 2, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Peggy Roffey followed by open mic.  See the link here.

NOVEMBER 30, 2015 in PETROLIA: Writing Club @ Petrolia Library includes writing prompts and discussion 3 to 4 p.m.

NOVEMBER 30, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

NOVEMBER 27, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author.  Start time: 8 p.m.

NOVEMBER 23, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

NOVEMBER 22, 2015 in MISSISSAUGA:  In Our Words Inc. will celebrate the new work of Oakville poet Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews, Toronto poet I.B. Iskov and additional authors as well as release the anthology The Literary Connection Volume II, noon to 3 p.m. See poster below:

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NOVEMBER 18, 2015 in COURTRIGHT: Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and Petrolia historical fiction writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will discuss their joint book Black Spring Abbey and Early Days in Oil Springs 7 p.m.at the Courtright Library.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Karen Enns and Nick Thran. More details here.

Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. Reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. Reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 18 in WINDSOR: BookFest Windsor featuring 400 stories. (See poster listed under October 15 to 18).

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 in TORONTO: Sarnia poet James Deahl will officially launch his latest book Unbroken Lines: Collected Poetic Prose 1990 – 2015 at the Toronto Public Library, Main Street Branch, 137 Main Street from 7 to 8 p.m. Deahl will be reading with special guests Norma West Linder, Michael Mirolla, and Patrick Connors.

Sarnia poet James Deahl will be in Toronto Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to launch his latest book

Sarnia poet James Deahl will be in Toronto Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to launch his latest book.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 in WYOMING:Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and Petrolia historical fiction writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will discuss their joint book Black Spring Abbey and Early Days in Oil Springs 1:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Library.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes and the September 2015 released book The Illegal, Sarnia Library Auditorium. 7 p.m. Admission charge. More info on The Book Keeper website.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 in WINDSOR: Poetry at the Manor – Vol. 3: an evening of poetry and storytelling peppered with questions from the audience. Featured Poets Laureate and Special Guests. 7 to 9 p.m. at Willistead Manor. 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

NOVEMBER 9, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

NOVEMBER 7, 2015 in ST. THOMAS: Morel Magazine hosts the community event “Preparing for the Invasion” The event starts with a Nature Walk at 9:30 a.m., followed by an expert panel at 10:30 a.m., a presentation by a butterfly tagger at 1 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. readings by St. Thomas poet Julie Berry and Tanis Rideout (Western University’s Writer-in-Residence, followed by an open mike session. More details here.

NOVEMBER 6, 7 and 8, 2015 in LONDON: words: The Literary and Creative Arts Festival at Museum London, the London Public Library, Western University, Fanshawe College and the Covent Garden Market. More details here.

In London, Ontario, Canada.

In London, Ontario, Canada.

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 in SARNIA: First Friday Spoken Word Sarnia – Sustenance/Deprivation event at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts featuring poetry readings, music and presentations with Mike Blackmore, Ryan Gibbs, Colin Graf, Vanessa Gray, Debbie Okun Hill, Jerard Hutchinson, Mike Janssen, Erica Kelly, Lois Nantais, David D. Plain, Melissa Upfold and Vocalize. More details here.

November 2015 at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

November 4 – 27, 2015 at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

NOVEMBER 4, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Charles Mountford followed by open mic.  See the link here.

NOVEMBER 2, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

OCTOBER 30, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author Early Days in .  Halloween party theme. Start time: 8 p.m.

OCTOBER 26, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

OCTOBER 25, 2015 in OAKVILLE: The Oakville branch of The Ontario Poetry Society presents the Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering (book launches, members’ reading and open mic). Noon to 4 p.m. Aroma Espresso Bar – Upper Lounge 321 Lakeshore Road. More information here.

OCTOBER 25, 2015 IN CAMLACHIE: IGNITE LAMBTON 2015 – MYLAMBTON presents nine speakers who will focus on their view of Lambton County.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Camlachie, Ontario

Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Camlachie, Ontario

OCTOBER 23, 2015 in LONDON: Baseline Press 2015 London Launch featuring chapbooks by Cameron Anstee (Ottawa), Julie Berry (St. Thomas), and Rachel Lebowitz plus the launch of the poetry/art anthology Translating Horses with readings by contributing poets Tom Cull, Kevin Heslop, Cornelia Hoogland, and John Tyndall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. Downstairs in the Cellar Lounge, London Music Club, 470 Colborne Street.

OCTOBER 19, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

OCTOBER 18, 2015 in HAMILTON: Poetry reading with Canadian contributors of the California based LUMMOX 4 Anthology. 2 to 5 p.m. at the Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street.

Nine Canadian contributors of the California-based LUMMOX anthologies will be featured Sunday, October 18 in Hamilton, ON, Canada

Nine Canadian contributors of the California-based LUMMOX anthologies will be featured Sunday, October 18 in Hamilton, ON, Canada

OCTOBER 17, 2015 in ST. CATHARINES: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association launches The Saving Bannister anthology which includes winners of its 30th annual contest. 2 to 4 p.m. Mills Room of the St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street.

An annual contest anthology compiled and produced by the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association.

An annual contest anthology compiled and produced by the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association.

OCTOBER 15 to 18 in WINDSOR: BookFest Windsor featuring 400 stories.

BookFest Windsor

BookFest Windsor

OCTOBER 15, 2015 in PETROLIA: Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and Petrolia historical fiction writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will present a power point presentation and sign from their joint book Black Spring Abbey and Early Days in Oil Springs 11 a.m. at the Petrolia Library.

OCTOBER 14, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Richardo Sternberg and George Murray. More details here.

OCTOBER 13, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Wab Kinew, Author of The Reason You Walk, 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre. More details here.

OCTOBER 7, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Madeline Bassnett followed by open mic.  See the link here.

OCTOBER 7, 2015 in POINT EDWARD: Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and Petrolia historical fiction writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will present a power point presentation and sign from their joint book Black Spring Abbey and Early Days in Oil Springs 11 a.m. at the Point Edward Library.

OCTOBER 5, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

OCTOBER 4, 2015 in SARNIA: The 5th Controversy of Poets featuring Toronto poet Patrick Connors, Sarnia poets James Deahl and Lynn Tait and others. 2 to 4:30 p.m. with supper to follow in Tower Room of Paddy Flaherty’s Restaurant.

OCTOBER 3, 2015 in SARNIA: The Bluewater Reading Series presents out-of-town writers Patrick Connors and Chad Norman plus local historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and Bright’s Grove poet Pat Sheridan. 2:30 p.m. Famous Room of John’s Restaurant.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

OCTOBER 3, 2015 in SARNIA: Artfest hosted by the Aamjiwnaang Heritage & Culture Club – E’Maawizidijig. A variety of activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including a reading by David D. Plain.

Local writer David Plain will be reading during this event October 3, 2015.

Local writer David Plain will be reading during this event October 3, 2015.

OCTOBER 2, 2105 in SARNIA: Sarnia poet Melissa Upfold of Calculated Colour Co.will be showcasing her photography during the open reception of the exhibition CANATARA, 6 to 9 p.m. in Sarnia, Ontario.

First Friday event - October 2, 2015 in Sarnia.

First Friday event – October 2, 2015 in Sarnia.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 in SARNIA: Poetry reading with Canadian contributors of the California based LUMMOX 4 Anthology. 2 to 5 p.m. in Famous Room of John’s Restaurant.

Out-of-town readers include Jennifer L. Foster, David Haskins, Michael Mirolla and Denis Robillard.

Out-of-town readers include Jennifer L. Foster, David Haskins, Michael Mirolla and Denis Robillard.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author. This month’s optional theme is NOSTALGIA! Bring your favourite records! Start time: 8 p.m. Sign-up at the door. Hosted by Melissa Upfold.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 in POINT EDWARD: Author Visit with Ontario Provincial Police Sargeant Barry Ruhl revisits multiple cold murder cases in Ontario, including the sensational conviction of Steven Truscott, and offers compelling evidence to suggest another suspect. 10 a.m. at Point Edward Library; 220 Michigan Avenue.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Michael Crummy. More details here.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 in ST. THOMAS: Roundhouse Poetry and Open Mic Festival features workshop, reading and open mic. See additional information on the poster below:

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 in SARNIA: The Bluewater Reading Series presents out-of-town poets Becky Alexander (Cambridge), editor of Moon Shine and Publisher of Craighleigh Press; Barb Day (Paris), author of Zanzibar; Elizabeth McCallister (Brantford), author of Notes from Suburbia; and Kathy Robertson (Kitchener). Local readers include Debbie Okun Hill, editor/compiler MINDSHADOWS: A Canadian Poetry Anthology and Phyllis Humby, First Monday columnist and winner of the 2014 Bony Pete Award. 2:30 p.m. Famous Room of John’s Restaurant

September 12, 2015 in Sarnia, Ontario

September 12, 2015 in Sarnia, Ontario

SEPTEMBER 10,12 and 13, 2015 in EDEN MILLS: Eden Mills Writers Festival. More info here.

AUGUST 31, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

AUGUST 28, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author. Optional theme: Fire.  Start time: 8 p.m.

AUGUST 24, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

AUGUST 19, 2015 in CHATHAM: Launch of Morel Magazine with guest readers poet John B. Lee and playwright Karen Robinet.

AUGUST 17, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

AUGUST 16, 2015 in LONDON: The London Open Mic Poetry Group AND The Ontario Poetry Society presents the Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering. Members’ Reading and Open Mic. 12:30 p.m. More info here.

AUGUST 10, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

AUGUST 2, 2015 in GRAND BEND: Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and Petrolia historical fiction writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will presented their joint book Black Spring Abbey and Early Days in Oil Springs during an “Ignite Lambton” presentation at 2 p.m. at the Lambton County Heritage Museum.

JULY 31, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author. Optional theme: water. Start time: 8 p.m.

JULY 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2015  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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

JUNE 29, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

JUNE 26, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author.  Start time: 8 p.m.

JUNE 20, 2015 in ST. CATHARINES: The Niagara Literary Arts Festival presents Mori McCrea, Anne Osborne, John Barta, Fran Figge, Debbie Okun Hill and John Terpstra, followed by an open mic and book table. 2 to 4 p.m. at Mahtay Café on St. Paul Street. More info here.

Niagara Literary Arts Festival 2015 poster for May 20 event

JUNE 18, 2015 in PETROLIA: Adult Writing Club @ Petrolia 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Petrolia Library. Drop In. Are you a writer looking to connect with like-minded people? The group will meet monthly and do writing prompts and other activities. There is no commitment and you can join at any time! More info here.

JUNE 15, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

JUNE 14, 2015 in HAMILTON: Tower Poetry Society launches their new issue of Tower Poetry.

JUNE 13, 2015 in ST CATHARINES: The Niagara Literary Arts Festival presents John B. Lee, John Smallwood, Deborah Cox, Keith Inman, Michael Power and Alia Wall, followed by an open mic and book table. 2 to 4 p.m. at Mahtay Café on St. Paul Street. More info here.

JUNE 10 – 14, 2015 in ORILLIA: Canadian Authors CanWrite! 2015 Conference and Retreat.

JUNE 3, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet John B. Lee followed by open mic.  See the link here.

MAY 30, 2015 in LONDON: Creative Ages Readings and Writing Workshop featuring Canadian poet Sandy Ross. Landon Library 10 a.m. to Noon. Pre-register. Space is limited. More info here.

MAY 29, 2015 in SARNIA:  Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author.  Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

MAY 26, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper welcomes Jeff Rubin and his new book The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When it Bursts? To be held at the Sarnia Library Auditorium. More details here.

MAY 23, 2015 in LONDON: Creative Ages Readings and Writing Workshop featuring Canadian poet Sheri-D. Wilson. Landon Library 10 a.m. to Noon. Pre-register. Space is limited. More info here.

MAY 21 TO 23, 2015 in COBALT/HAILEYBURY: The 8th Annual Spring Pulse Poetry Festival. More details coming soon here.

MAY 13 AND 14, 2015 in STRATFORD: Poet David Stones, a regular at the London Open Mic Poetry Night, will be performing a one-man show.

David Stones in Stratford May 13 and 14, 2015.

David Stones in Stratford May 13 and 14, 2015.

MAY 11, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

MAY 9, 2015 in SARNIA: The Bluewater Reading Series presents poets Antonino Mazza, Laurence Hutchman and Rhonda Melanson plus short-story writer Delia De Santis.

Bluewater Reading Series May 9, 2015 event poster JPG FINAL VERSION for distribution.

MAY 9, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and local writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey with their double book Early Days in Oil Springs/Black Springs Abbey. 1 p.m. More info here.

Bob McCarthy and Gloria Pearson-Vasey double cover 2015 for posting

MAY 9, 2015 in LONDON: Creative Ages Readings and Writing Workshop featuring Canadian poets Penn Kemp and Patricia Keeney. Landon Library 10 a.m. to Noon. Pre-register. Space is limited. More info here.

MAY 7, 2015 in PETROLIA: Adult Writing Club @ Petrolia 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Petrolia Library. Drop In. Are you a writer looking to connect with like-minded people? The group will meet monthly and do writing prompts and other activities. There is no commitment and you can join at any time! More info here.

MAY 6, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Laurie D. Graham followed by open mic.  See the link here.

MAY 3, 2015 in COBOURG: The Ontario Poetry Society’s Springtime Poetry Soiree. More details here.

MAY 3, 2015 in OIL SPRINGS: Sarnia historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy and local writer Gloria Pearson-Vasey will launch their double book as part of the Ignite Lambton 2015 series. 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oil Museum of Canada, 2423 Kelly Road.

Double Book to be launched May 3 in Oil Springs.

Double Book to be launched May 3 in Oil Springs.

MAY 2, 2015 in SARNIA (and other parts of Canada): Authors for Indies Day! Lambton County writers: Bob McCarthy, Lois Nantais, Audrey Stringer, Jackie Garlick and Kevin Wyville/Jayden the Jester will be at the Book Keeper to meet with area readers. More info here.

MAY 2, 2015 in SARNIA: GenreCon 2015 A Festival of Fiction: a free literary convention for fans and writers of romance, mystery, science fiction, horror and fantasy novels and stories. Sarnia Library Theatre 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info here.

MAY 2, 2015 in LONDON: Creative Ages Readings and Writing Workshop featuring Canadian poet/editor Allan Briesmaster. Landon Library 10 a.m. to Noon. Pre-register. Space is limited. More info here.

APRIL 26, 2015 in LONDON: “Victoriana” features songs and poetry celebrating the life and times of towering English monarch Queen Victoria. Details here.

APRIL 25, 2015 in SARNIA: “A Reunion Presentation” for National Poetry Month with poets James Deahl (Sarnia), Jeffery Donaldson (Hamilton), Bruce Meyers (Barrie), Larry Hopperton (Toronto), and Andrew Brooks (Toronto). 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. John’s Restaurant “Famous Room”.

APRIL 24, 2015 in SARNIA: Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author. Guest hosts: Melissa Upfold and Jerard Hutchinson. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

Spoken Word April 2015

APRIL 25, 2015 in SARNIA: Canadian author/poet and former Sarnian Elizabeth Hawksworth will sign copies from her two books at The Book Keeper. 1 p.m. More info here.

APRIL 25, 2015 in LONDON: Andreas Gripp reads from his latest book of poetry, Apocrypha: Poems Selected & New Volume 3. 11 a.m. at the Central Library branch. Also reading is poet Laurie D. Graham. More information here.

APRIL 22, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Laurie D. Graham and Steven Heighton. More details here.

APRIL 19, 2015 in HAMILTON: A Lummox/Raymond Souster Celebration featuring James Deahl, G. W. Down, David Haskins, Laurence Hutchman, John B. Lee, Norma West Linder, Bernadette Rule, Lynn Tait and Anna Yin. Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Additional details: Ron Weihs and Judith Sandiford – artword (at) artword.net  or James Deahl  – jedeahl (at) gmail.com

APRIL 18, 2015 in LONDON: Short story readings by Toronto writer Kate Cayley (Pedlar Press) and Kelowna author Matt Rader (Nightwood Editions). Landon Library. 2:30 p.m.

APRIL 18, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Jacqueline Garlick, a local author who will be reading and signing her second book in the, teen, steampunk, Illumination Noir. 1 p.m. More info here.

APRIL 17, 2015 in TORONTO: Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Celebration with George Elliott Clarke, Ian Ferrier, Kate Marshall Flaherty and the PoeTrainers. More details here.

Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Toronto Event April 17, 2015 poster

APRIL 15, 2015 in OTTAWA: Launch event of the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour 7 to 9 p.m. at Pressed Café. Featured poets: D.C. Reid, Pearl Pirie and Max Middle, followed by an open mic by other PoeTrainers. More details here.

Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Ottawa Event April 15, 2015 poster

The Bluewater Reading Series presents a National Poetry Month Celebration of Food and Poetry.

The Bluewater Reading Series presents a National Poetry Month Celebration of Food and Poetry, Saturday, April 11.

 

APRIL 11, 2015 in SARNIA: A Bluewater Reading Series National Poetry Month celebration featuring local and out-of-town contributors of the California publication Lummox Number Three. Also spotlighting the theme Food and Poetry. Featured readers include Ronnie R. Brown (Ottawa), David Haskins (Grimsby), John B. Lee (Port Dover) and Michael Mirolla (Toronto). Regional poets include: James Deahl, Joseph A. Farina, Debbie Okun Hill, Norma West Linder, Lois Nantais, Denis Robillard, Lynn Tait, and Grace Vermeer. Additional details on the event here. More information about the book here.

Launching in Canada on Saturday, April 11 as part of Sarnia's National Poetry Month Celebrations.

Launching in Canada on Saturday, April 11 as part of Sarnia’s National Poetry Month Celebrations. Additional reading in Hamilton on April 19.

APRIL 9, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper welcomes national bestseller Terry Fallis. More details here.

APRIL 8, 2015 in WINDSOR: The launch of three new Black Moss Press books: Make Me Remake Me by Gillian Cott, Sidelines by Peter Hrastovec, and Sunday with the Tigers edited by Dale Jacobs.

Launching New Books by Black Moss Press April 8 in Windsor

Launching New Books by Black Moss Press April 8 in Windsor

APRIL 8, 2015 in LONDON: Mansfield Press London Spring Poetry Launch: Mockler, HF. Comtois, Tucker, Uppal, Davey. Landon Branch, London Public Library, 167 Wortley Road.

APRIL 1, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poets John Nyman and Penn Kemp followed by open mic.  A National Poetry Month celebration. See the link here.

MARCH 31, 2015 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Carmelo Militano, William Kemp and Rob Welch. More info here.

MARCH 30, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

MARCH 27, 2015 in SARNIA: Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, music, stories or the work of your favourite author. Guest host: local musician Colin Graf. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here

MARCH 25, 2015 in TORONTO: Descant: the Grand Finale/A Farewell Party. More details here. 

Descant 158 is one of many fine issues published over the years.

Descant 158 is one of many fine issues published over the years.

MARCH 25, 2015 in TORONTO: Poetry NOW: 7th annual Battle of the Bards featuring 1 stage, 20 poets, and 1 winner. More details here.

MARCH 25, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Mathew Henderson and Gregory Betts. More details here.

MARCH 25, 2015 in SARNIA: Eighth meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Details here.

MARCH 23, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

MARCH 21. 2015 in ST. CATHARINE’S: Launch of Ten Stories High: Short Story Anthology Vol. 15 (Canadian Authors Association – Niagara Branch)

MARCH 9 and 16, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

MARCH 4, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Patricia Black followed by open mic.  See the link here.

MARCH 2, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 in WINDSOR: University of Windsor’s Publishing Practicum presents a fundraising event. All profits to help with the Black Moss Press Spring 2015 launch of three new books. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Milk Coffee Bar. More details here.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 in SARNIA: Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, stories or the work of your favourite author. Guest co-hosts: local writers Lorna Pominville and John Drage. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 in WINDSOR: Black Moss Press Conference: Upcoming books edited and designed by University of Windsor students. A reading with John Wing and Peter Hrastovec. 6 p.m. Windstar News Café. More details here.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 in SARNIA: Breakaway and read with the Sarnia Sting! 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church; 707 Talfourd St. (at Talfourd St. and East St.) Come as a family and listen to your favourite hockey players read books. No admission charge! More info, contact the Organization for Literary in Lambton.

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Sandra Ridley and David Seymour. More details here.

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 in POINT EDWARD: NOTE: LIBRARY CLOSED DUE TO FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY. Next workshop: February 23, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

FEBRUARY 15, 2015 in TORONTO: The Ontario Poetry Society “For the Love of Poetry Festival”. More details here.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 in TORONTO: The Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour fundraiser. More details here.

Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Fundraiser this February 12, 2015 in Toronto.

Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour Fundraiser this February 12, 2015 in Toronto.

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 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: robemcca@xcelco.on.ca

FEBRUARY 8, 2015 in LONDON: “Music and the Harris Family” features songs and readings capturing the spirit of London, Ontario during the mid-19th Century. More details here.

FEBRUARY 4, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Gary Barwin followed by open mic.  See the link here.

JANUARY 30, 2015 in SARNIA: Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, stories or the work of your favourite author. Guest co-hosts: Lorna Pominville and Margary Robinson. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here

JANUARY 28, 2015 in SARNIA: Seventh meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Details here.

JANUARY 21, 2015 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights James Arthur and Jane Munro. More details here.

JANUARY 20, 2015 in TORONTO: Windup Bird Café presents Best Canadian Poetry with Black Moss Press. Poetry readings by Anna Yin, Mary Ann Mulhern, John Wing Jr. and Karen Mulhallen. More details here.

JANUARY 18, 2015 in DUNDAS: Tower Poetry Society will launch it’s next issue of Tower Poetry.

JANUARY 17, 2015 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents author Audrey Stringer and the launch of her new book Buddy’s Life Lessons: My paw prints on grief and loss. More information here.

JANUARY 14, 2015 in WYOMING: The Wyoming Library Book Club welcomes guest poet Debbie Okun Hill during its discussion of her first book Tarnished Trophies. Pre-register. Open to the public. More details here.

JANUARY 7, 2015 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night celebrates with an eveing of open mic readers.  Sign-up for readers is at the door. See the link here.

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