Events – 2014

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DECEMBER 18, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents author Matt Jackson. Matt will be signing two new books Never Light a Match in the Outhouse and Mob Hit On My Grandmother’s Dog. More details here.

DECEMBER 7, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Sarnia author Monica Royal. She will launch and read from her new book The Seed of Passion (Hummingbird Press) from 1 to 2 p.m. More info here.

DECEMBER 6, 2014 in LONDON: Brian Henry presents the writing workshop “How to Write a Bestseller with New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong”. More details here.

DECEMBER 5, 2014 in SARNIA: Sarnia Winter ArtWalk 2014 3 to 9 p.m. More details here.

DECEMBER 3, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights “Debbie Okun Hill”  with the London launch of Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press, 2014) followed by open micMore details here. For a sample of poems and a Question and Answer interview, see here.

Published by Black Moss Press

Published by Black Moss Press

NOVEMBER 30, 2014 in LONDON: Mansfield Press launches three poetry books by poets Frank Davey, Laura Farina and Nelson Ball plus a novel by Christine Miscione. Details here. 

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 in SARNIA: (NOTE: NOVEMBER’S EVENT CANCELLED – SARNIA’S NEXT SPOKEN WORD IS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 30, 2015) Spoken Word at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. A place to share your poetry, stories or the work of your favourite author.

NOVEMBER 27, 2014 in SARNIA: Ottawa-based author Phil Jenkins will read from his book An Acre in Time, a poetic documentary about an acre of land in downtown Ottawa. Details here.

NOVEMBER 26, 2014 in SARNIA: Sixth meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Details here.

NOVEMBER 23, 2014 in WINDSOR: The Third Annual Windsor/Essex Book Expo. Details here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Windsor

Sunday, November 23, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Windsor

NOVEMBER 23, 2014 in LONDON: “Christmas in the Trenches” (c. 1914) featuring songs and readings reflecting the keeping of Christmas from the Perspective of the soldiers on the frontline and those at home. Details here.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Souvankham Thammavongsa and Yvonne Blomer. More details here.

NOVEMBER 16, 2014 in OAKVILLE: The Ontario Poetry Society “The Winter Warmup Poetry Gathering” See the link here.

NOVEMBER 15, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Caroline Adderson, author of four novels including Bad Imaginings. Details here.

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 in SARNIA: Showcase Literacy presents a reading and book signing with Linden MacIntyre, award-winning novelist and respected journalist. More info here.

November 11, 2014 in Sarnia, Ontario

November 11, 2014 in Sarnia, Ontario

NOVEMBER 10, 2104 in LONDON: Baseline Press 2014 London Launch. Details here.

NOVEMBER 9, 2014 in HAMILTON: Come join Tower Poetry Society for ARTWALK an annual collaboration between Tower poets and local artists from the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Ontario.
1:00 p.m. Guided Tour of ART Walk Displays (meet at the corner of King St. West and Cross St. in Dundas, Ontario) Join Tower poets Fran Figge and Jeff Seffinga for the 2nd annual guided tour of ART Walk displays of poetry and art along King Street West in downtown Dundas. Each poem will be read aloud by one of your guides as you view the art that inspired it.

2:00 p.m. Poetry Reading
Carnegie Gallery, 10 Kind St. W., Dundas, Ontario
Join Tower poets for readings of their poetry in the gracious Carnegie Gallery amidst inspiring works of art. Refreshments will be served.

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 in LONDON: Deanna Young launches her third poetry collection House Dreams with special guest Laurie D. Graham. More info here.

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 in SARNIA: A Bluewater Reading Series celebration featuring local and out-of-town writers: John B. Lee, Vanessa Shields, Diana Koch and Grace Vermeer. Additional details here.

Saturday, November 8 in Sarnia

Saturday, November 8 in Sarnia

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 in BRIGDEN: “Exploring the Five Senses” WRITING WORKSHOP hosted by the Brigden Library 7 to 9 p.m. Discover how sight, sounds, smell, taste and touch can add sparkle and sizzle to your written work. This FREE two-hour writing workshop (presented by Lambton County writer Debbie Okun Hill) is filled with zany exercises aimed at stimulating your creative juices. Each participant will be required to bring a pen, paper, a favourite piece of fruit and a vivid imagination. Prior writing experience is not required.

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 in PETROLIA: The Petrolia Library Book Club welcomes Peg Herring, author of the Simon and Elizabeth Mysteries the Dead Detective Mysteries and others. 10 a.m. to noon. More info here.

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights guest poet Julie Berry followed by open mic.  See the link here.

NOVEMBER 1, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield who will launch You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. More info here.

OCTOBER 31, 2014 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. This month’s optional theme is “Ghosts and Goblins”. Halloween costumes are optional. Guest co-hosts Lambton County writers Lorna Pominville and Bob McCarthy. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

OCTOBER 29, 2014 in LONDON: London performance poet, activist and playwright Penn Kemp presents the reading/workshop “Meet Up with Your Muse”  7 to 8:30pm,  London Public Library, Stevenson/Hunt Room, 251 Dundas Street. More details here.

OCTOBER 29, 2014 in SARNIA:  The Book Keeper presents Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of The Way the Crow Flies, Fall on Your Knees and her latest book Adult Onset. More details here.

OCTOBER 28, 2014 in SARNIA: “Dialogue Harvestibule”, a showing of monologues performed by theatre major Michael Janssen will take place at 7:30 p.m.at the Sarnia Library Theatre Auditorium. The monologues will be derived from such theatrical plays as “7 Stories”, “Thunderlizard” and “Henry IV” and such authors as Sharron Pollock, Jim Cartwright, Hermen Voaden and Eli. There will also be context driven introductions to the monologues, a clown performance and a reading of a manifesto. Michael (Mike) Janssen is a local artist who studied drama arts for five years. He is a poet, playwright, lyricist, singer who performs with a local rock band and recently won the poetry slam that was held in Sarnia in the spring. He loves theatre and the world of words and the stage. More info here.

Tuesday, October 28 in Sarnia.

Tuesday, October 28 in Sarnia.

OCTOBER 26, 2014 in LONDON: Poetry Lab (part of WORDS: Literary ad Creative Arts Festival) 5:30 to 7 p.m. Museum London Lecture Theatre. More details on Facebook invite.

Sunday, October 26 in London, Ontario

Sunday, October 26 in London, Ontario

OCTOBER 25, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Bob Ripley and his latest book Life Beyond Belief: A Preacher’s Deconversion. More details here.

OCTOBER 25, 2014 in ST. CATHARINE’S: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association will launch the 29th Annual Saving Bannister poetry anthology. More details here.

Launching October 25 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Launching October 25 in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

OCTOBER 25, 2014 in LONDON: Local and Area Authors’ Book Fair (part of WORDS: Literary and Creative Arts Festival) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Covent Garden Market. More details on Facebook invite.

Check out the Tarnished Trophies by Debbie Okun Hill and Case 666 by Bob McCarthy booth while you are there.

Check out the Tarnished Trophies by Debbie Okun Hill and Case 666 by Bob McCarthy booth while you are there.

October 25 in London, Ontario

October 25 in London, Ontario

OCTOBER 24 TO 26, 2014 in LONDON: WORDS: LITERARY AND CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL

An exciting new literary event in London, Ontario, Canada.

An exciting new literary event in London, Ontario, Canada.

For more info check here. or on Facebook invite here.

OCTOBER 23 TO 26, 2014 in WINDSOR: BookFest Windsor. More details here.

OCTOBER 22, 2014 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights and Adrienne Barrett and  Gary Barwin (University of Western Ontario’s current Writer in Residence ). More details here.

OCTOBER 19, 2014 in TORONTO: Book launch of They Have to Take You In, a fundraising anthology on the theme of family. Edited by Ursula Pflug and published by Hidden Brook Press. Cover painting by Christina Pflug. 2:30 to 5 p.m. More details about the launch here. More info about the book.

Edited by Ursula Pflug and published by Hidden Brook Press 2014; Cover painting by Christiane Pflug. Introduction by Gordon Langill.

Edited by Ursula Pflug and published by Hidden Brook Press 2014; Cover painting by Christiane Pflug. Introduction by Gordon Langill.

If you missed the official launch of They Have to Take You In (Hidden Brook Press) in Peterborough last month, stop by the launch in Toronto

If you missed the official launch of They Have to Take You In (Hidden Brook Press) in Peterborough last month, stop by the launch in Toronto.

OCTOBER 5, 2014 in OTTAWA: The Ontario Poetry Society “Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering” See the link here.

OCTOBER 1, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights “Roy MacDonald”  followed by open mic.  See the link here.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Barb Smith, author of The Healing Power of Dreams. Details here.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 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 Lambton County writers Bob McCarthy and Phyllis Humby. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 in SARNIA: Fifth meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Check the link for more info here.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Gary Geddes and Karen Connelly. More details here.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Edmund Matatawabin, author of Up Ghost River. Details here.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in THUNDER BAY: NOWW presents “Being Your Own Publicist: Media, Reading and Book Promotion”. More information here.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 in TORONTO: 25th annual Word on the Street Festival Queen’s Park. More details.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents a mother and son book signing for Destiny’s Gate. Details here.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 in SARNIA: Local historical fiction writer Bob McCarthy will be one of several presenters at Ignite-Sarnia. Each speaker is given a five-minute presentation on a topic of his/her choice. McCarthy’s talk is titled “CASE 666 – the story of Elizabeth Workman”. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts on Christina Street. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a fun ice-breaker game; presentations begin around 7:30 ish p.m.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Vanessa Shields, Edward Anki and Steve Venright.

Vanessa Shields to read in Toronto!

Vanessa Shields to read in Toronto!

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 in SARNIA: The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts presents “Writing En Plein Air”, an outdoor writing series with Steph Brogden and Lois Nantais. Featured location: Echo Spot by the Yacht Club. More information here.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 in LONDON: “An 1813 Pub Night” with songs, stories and dancers from the musical group “Celtic Shift”. Details here.

SEPTEMBER 11 to 15, 2014 in EDEN MILLS: The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. More details here.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 in PETERBOROUGH: Cat Reading Series presents the book launch of They Have to Take You In, a fundraising anthology on the theme of family. Edited by Ursula Pflug and published by Hidden Brook Press. Cover painting by Christina Pflug.  7 – 9 p.m. The Theatre on King; 159 King Street, Suite 120  More details. (Toronto launch date: Sunday, October 19, 2014)

Edited by Ursula Pflug and published by Hidden Brook Press 2014; Cover painting by Christiane Pflug.

Edited by Ursula Pflug and published by Hidden Brook Press 2014; Cover painting by Christiane Pflug.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 in ST. CATHARINES: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association presents a Poetry Workshop.

 

In Stratford: John B. Lee, guest reader and author of Burning My Father (Black Moss Press, 2014)

In Stratford: John B. Lee, guest reader and author of Burning My Father (Black Moss Press, 2014)

AUGUST 24, 2014 in STRATFORD: Poetry Stratford and The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Bardic Collage Poetry Event” a members’ reading and open mic. Featured Guest Reader: John B. Lee See the link here.

AUGUST 17, 2014 in SARNIA: The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts presents “Writing En Plein Air”, a summertime writing series with Steph Brogden and Lois Nantais. More information here.

Sarnia, You Are In My Heart by Najah Shuqair will be launched Sunday, August 3 in Sarnia.

Sarnia, You Are In My Heart by Najah Shuqair will be launched Sunday, August 3 in Sarnia.

AUGUST 3, 2014 in SARNIA: Sarnia poet Najah Shuqair will be launching her second poetry chapbook Sarnia, You Are In My Heart from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, Kinsmen Club of Sarnia, 656 Lakeshore Road. Well-known Sarnia writer Norma West Linder will host the event. Readings by Shuquair and other local writers, book signing and refreshments.

JULY 30, 2014 in SARNIA: Fourth meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Check the link for more info here.

JUNE 27, 2014 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 Lambton County writers Bob McCarthy and Phyllis Humby. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

JUNE 22, 2014 in SARNIA: Two new Italian-themed anthologies Italian Canadians at Table (Guernica Editions) co-edited by Delia De Santis and Loretta Gatta-White and Conspicuous Accents (Longbridge) edited by Licia Canton plus the first poetry book by Canadian poet Debbie Okun Hill Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press) will be showcased during  Books and Biscotti starting at 2 p.m. at the Dante Club, 1330 London Road (side entrance hall). Guest readers include: Glenn Carley (from Bolton), Delia De Santis and Venera Fazio (from Bright’s Grove), Joseph A. Farina (from Sarnia), and Debbie Okun Hill (from Lambton County). Hosted by the Dante Club in conjuction with the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club/Laziali di Sarnia and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). Entertainment by Sarnia musician Christopher Molyneaux. Phyllis Humby will MC. Admission is free and open to the public. More info here.

Books and Biscotti 2014

 

JUNE 7, 2014 in LAKE ST. PETER, ONTARIO: The Word Is Wild Literary Festival and The Ontario Poetry Society presents “The Winsome Words Poetry Gathering”, an open mic and members reading. More details here. This event is part of the two day The Word is Wild Literary Festival.

JUNE 5 to 8, 2014 in TORONTO: The League Of Canadian Poets 48th Annual Poetry Festival and Conference.  More details here.

JUNE 4, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights “Monika Lee” followed by open mic. More details here.

MAY 30, 2014 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 Lambton County writers Bob McCarthy and Phyllis Humby. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

MAY 29 to 31, 2014 in COBALT: The 7th Annual Spring Pulse Poetry Festival.  Previous event info posted here.

MAY 28, 2014 in SARNIA: Third meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Check the link for more info here.

MAY 18, 2014 in COBOURG: The Ontario Poetry Society “The Springtime Poetry Soiree” See the link here.

MAY 10, 2014 in SARNIA: Toronto’s award-winning short story writer, novelist, poets and children’s picture book author Carol Malyon will read from Lovers & Other Strangers (Porcupine’s Quill), London author of 18 books & 14 chapbooks of poetry Andreas Gripp will launch his latest book The Better Kiss (Harmonia Press) and Sarnia poets James Deahl and Norma West Linder will launch their poetry chapbook Two Paths Through the Seasons (Cyclamens and Swords Publishing). Organized by the Bluewater Reading Series.

May 10, 2014 starting at 3 p.m. in Sarnia

May 10, 2014 starting at 3 p.m. in Sarnia

MAY 10, 2014 in SARNIA: GenreCon, Sarnia’s annual literary convention for fans of alternative fiction will feature writers of romance, mystery, science fiction, horror and fantasy: Gail Bowen, Sylvia Hubbard, Suzanne Church, Jeff De Luzio, Eric Choi, Dennis Collins and Janet Bolin. Reservations recommended. More info here.

MAY 7, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights “Susan McCaslin and Lee Johnson” followed by open mic. More details here. The original spotlight reading by “Roy MacDonald” will be rescheduled.

APRIL 30, 2014 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Don McKay. More details here.

APRIL 27, 2014 in CALEDON: The Ontario Poetry Society “Poetry in Caledon” See the link here.

APRIL 27, 2014 in SARNIA: Celebrating National Poetry Month: A Milton Acorn and Raymond Souster Legacy Reading will be held at The Book Keeper to celebrate the publication of two books In a Springtime Instant (Mosaic Press)and Under the Mulberry Tree (Quattro Books). Seven spotlight poets: Steven Michael Berzensky (Mick Burrs), Kent Bowman, James Deahl, Ryan Gibbs, Debbie Okun Hill, Norma West Linder and Lynn Tait.

Celebrating Milton Acorn and Raymond Souster during National Poetry Month

Celebrating Milton Acorn and Raymond Souster during National Poetry Month

Learn more about Canadian poets Milton Acorn and Raymond Souster.

Learn more about Canadian poets Milton Acorn and Raymond Souster.

APRIL 25, 2014 in SARNIA: Spoken Word celebrates National Poetry Month 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 Lambton County poets Rhonda Melanson and Debbie Okun Hill. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

APRIL 16, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights “APRIL IS POETRY MONTH with Penn Kemp and Laurence Hutchman” followed by open mic. More details here.

APRIL 5, 2014 in SARNIA: Internationally-known comedian and Black Moss Press author John Wing, Toronto area editor and a founding partner of Quattro Books Allan Briesmaster, Guernia Editions/Toronto poet Clara Blackwood and Sarnia’s award-winning photographer /poet Lynn Tait will introduce new books/work as part of Sarnia’s National Poetry Month celebrations. Open to the public. Organized by the Bluewater Reading Series, this inaugural event is made possible by the support of the League of Canadian Poets.

"Poetry City" made possible by the generous support of the League of Canadian Poets and its National Poetry Month program

“Poetry City” made possible by the generous support of the League of Canadian Poets and its National Poetry Month program

APRIL 2, 2014 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Julie Bruck and Jeffery Donaldson. More details here.

MARCH 28, 2014 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. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

MARCH 26, 2014 in SARNIA: Second meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Check the link for more info here.

MARCH 5, 2014 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night spotlights “Jacob Scheier” followed by open mic. More details here.

FEBRUARY 28, 2014 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. Start time: 8 p.m. More details here.

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 in TORONTO: The Ontario Poetry Society “For the Love of Poetry Festival” See the link here. Coverage of the event here.

Toronto poet/musician Honey Novick was one of five spotlight performers/readers during The Ontario Poetry Society's members reading in Toronto.

Toronto poet/musician Honey Novick was one of five spotlight performers/readers during The Ontario Poetry Society’s members reading in Toronto.

JANUARY 31, 2014 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. Start time: 8 p.m.

JANUARY 22, 2014 in SARNIA: First meeting of the Lambton Writers’ Association. Check the link for more info here.

JANUARY 19, 2014 in DUNDAS: Tower Poetry Society launches their latest: Winter Edition 2013-2014 Volume 62 No. 2 Check the event link here on their official website for more info.

JANUARY 15, 2014 in TORONTO: Excited to be part of this Quattro Books project Under the Mulberry Tree: Poems for and about Raymond Souster. Check the link for more info here.

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