Events – 2021

MAY 29, 2021 ONLINE: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association presents the launch of 15 Stories High, an anthology celebrating the winners of their recent short story contest, 2 to 4 p.m. via ZOOM.

MAY 28, 2021 ONLINE: The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) Annual General Meeting 1 p.m. EDT and Post-AGM Social, 3:15 EDT, via ZOOM. NOTE: Open to current TWUC members only. Pre-register separately for each event by May 25, 2021.

MAY 27, 2021 ONLINE: The virtual launch of Bkejwanong Dbaajmowinan: Stories of Where the Waters Divide edited and translated by Monty McGahey II of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, 7 p.m.

May 27, 2021

MAY 26, 2021 ONLINE: East End Writers presents their 20th Anniversary with member readings, interviews, and a panel discussion on publishing, 7 to 9 p.m. EDT.

May 26, 2021 online

MAY 25, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers Barbara Nickel and Karen Sheffield. Guest host: Donna Langevin 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

MAY 20, 2021 ONLINE: Invisible Publishing and The Book Wardrobe presents the virtual launch of The Quiet is Loud with author Samantha Garner, 8 to 9 p.m. EDT. This free event will be live on Instagram at @ invisbooks

May 20, 2021

MAY 20, 2021 ONLINE: The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival presents “In Your Own Backyard: Online Series”, 8 p.m. EDT with host Bee Quammie introducing three memoirs and a group discussion. Register for this free event on the Eden Mills Writers Festival website. See poster below:

May 20, 2021 online

MAY 20, 2021 ONLINE: Owen Sound Poet Laureate Open Mic presents featured guest poet Penn Kemp with two 10-minute sets as well as an open mic via ZOOM.

May 20, 2021 3pm online

MAY 19, 2021 ONLINE: The Atwater Poetry Project Online presents Conyer and Lauren Turner, 8 to 9 p.m. EDT on Crowdcast.

May 19, 2021 online

MAY 18, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers Chistena Williams and Carrie Schiffler. Guest host: Kate Rogers, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

MAY 18, 2021 ONLINE: The Tree Reading Series presents featured guests Inan Kang and Taylor Byas with host Brandon Wint. Workshop begins at 7 p.m. with an open mic at 8 p.m. followed by the featured readers at 8:30 p.m. EDT. Register in advance via the Google form on the Reading Series FB event page.

May 18, 2021 online

MAY 16, 2021 ONLINE: The Bay Shore Seniors Club presents “Poetry to Lift Our Hearts with Steven Heighton”, 2 p.m. EDT via ZOOM.

MAY 1 TO 16, 2021 ONLINE: Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates live storytelling, traditional and contemporary, and promotes the sharing of values and cultures that bring us together. Now in its 43rd year. More info on Eventbrite.

MAY 14, 2021 ONLINE: Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series presents the Thimbles Virtual Book Tour with Windsor poet Vanessa Shields, 10:30 p.m. EDT via ZOOM.

MAY 14, 2021 ONLINE: George Elliott Clarke and Yang Wang presents “5 Poets Breaking Into Song” featuring Ayesha Chatterjee, Giovanna Riccio, Lisa Richter, Andreas Thompson, and Anna Yin, 7 to 8:30 p.m. EST via ZOOM. More details on the Sureway Cultural Services website.

May 14, 2021 online

MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: The virtual launch of Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers by Marcello Di Cintio, 9 p.m. EDT streaming live on Facebook and on YouTube. Hosted by Glass Bookshop, Shelf Life Books, and Biblioasis.

May 13, 2021 online3

MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: Palimpsest Press presents it’s Spring Book Launch featuring Margaret Chistakos, Nathaniel G. Moore, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Vanessa Shields, 8 p.m. EST via ZOOM.

May 13, 2021 online2

MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: Vallum/Vallum Society for Education in Arts and Letters (VSEAL) presents a Panel Discussion on “The Slush Pile”, “Time for a Change”, and “Crossing the Language Barrier” with panelists Gail Scott, rob McLennan, Dane Swan, Hazel Millar, Jay Millar, Ashley Obscura, Catherine Cormier-Larson and moderator Jay Ritchie, 7 to 9 p.m. EDT via ZOOM. See the link on the Facebook event page.

May 13, 2021

MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: Word Up Barrie presents “Pacing and Writing Action Scenes Panel” with Katie Zdybel and Anna Dowdall, 7 p.m. via ZOOM. An Open Mic will follow the panel discussion.

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MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: The Quinte Arts Council presents a night of poetry featuring local poets in honour of the Tweedsmuir and celebrating First Tuesday Muse (FTM)’s fifth year. Featured poets include Abena Beloved, Sheila Stanley, Tamera Best, Martin Durkin, Charimaine Gagnon, Kathy Keenan, Michael McMahon, Judith Popiel, and Charlotte Dafoe, moderated by Peter Snell, 7 to 8 p.m. EDT via ZOOM.

May 13, 2021 online5

MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: The Book Keeper presents a virtual author event with Linwood Barclay (author of Find You First) at 7 p.m.  (EDT) via Zoom. NOTE: Purchase of a book is required.

May 13, 2021 online

MAY 13, 2021 ONLINE: Toronto LitUp and ECW Press presents the launch of Deceptions: A Helena Marsh Novel by award-winning author Anna Porter. She will be in conversation with Will Ferguson, author of the Giller Prize-winning novel 419, 6 p.m. EDT via Facebook Live.

May 13, 2021 online4

MAY 11, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents guest readers Philip Cairns and Celeste Snowber. Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page.

MAY 11, 2021 ONLINE: The Book Keeper presents the “May Virtual Book Club” featuring Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, 7 p.m. via ZOOM.

MAY 9, 2021 ONLINE: The Toronto Lit Up and Workman Arts presents the Launch of Is This Scary? by Jacob Scheier, 7 to 9:30 p.m. via ZOOM. See poster below for additional details:

May 9, 2021 online

MAY 4, 2021 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents its “30th Anniversary” celebration. Guest host: Allen Sutterfield, 8 p.m. via the Art Bar Poetry Series Facebook page

MAY 4, 2021 ONLINE: The virtual reading and launch of Carousel 44 with featured readers Renee Agatep (Florida, U.S.A), Anne Baldo (Windsor, ON), Anne Barngrocer (Florida, U.S.A.), Conyer Clayton (Ottawa, ON), James Collier (Edmonton, AB), Timothy DeLizza (Baltimore, MD), Sile Englert (London, ON), and Kevin Stebner (Calgary, AB). Hosted by Carousel editor Mark Laliberte at 7 to 9 p.m. EDT via ZOOM.  Obtain a free ticket via Eventbrite.

May 4, 2021 online

MAY 2, 2021 IN STRATFORD: The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic presents Solo followed by an open mic, 7:30 to 10:35 p.m.  at 23 Albert Street. Open mic sign-ups 30 minutes before showtime. Social distancing required. Admission FREE. NOTE: DUE TO PROVINCIAL LOCKDOWN AND STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY  4, 2021.

MAY 2, 2021 ONLINE:LITLive Online presents Jess Taylor, Rod Carley, Jessica Westhead, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Cathy Stonehouse, and Allan Briesmaster,  Hosted by Benjanmic Robinson, 7:30 p.m. EST. Tickets from eventbrite.

May 2, 2021 online2

MAY 2, 2021 ONLINE: The Guernica Editions Late Spring Launch #2 will present new work by Anita Aloiso, Glenn Carley, John Comini, Grace Lau, John OUghton, Sophie Stocking, and H. Nigel Thomas, 3:30 p.m. EST See poster below for additional information:

May 2, 2021 online

MAY 1 to 15, 2021 ONLINE: FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity. Check the schedule and registration info on the festival website. Advance registration recommended. NOTE: Some are ticketed events.

May 1 to 15, 2021