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April 2017

April 2: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, reads from her chants and poems while walking a labyrinth @ St James United Church, 24 Mary Street, Parry Sound, ON.


April 5: Farzana Doctor, author of Stealing Nasreen, reads and discusses her work @ One Book One Brampton Book Club, Brampton Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street E., Brampton, ON: 1:00-3:00pm. click for details


April 6: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, reads from her her new book, Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne  (with Penn Kemp), @ Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd, Langley, BC: 7:00-9:00pm. click for details


April 8: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates "Creating Writing Workshop: Don't Tell; Setting; Plot; Characterization; A one-day writing course" ($48 fee) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 10:00am-3:00pm.


April 9: Toronto book launch of Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water, edited by HedinaTahirović-­‐Sijerčić & Cynthia Levine-Rasy @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON: 4:30-6:00pm (dinner and dancing 6:00-11:00pm). Music by The Gypsy Rebels.


April 14: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, reading and choral concerts @ St. James Church, Parry Sound, ON: 2:00pm.


April 17: Thelma Wheatley, author of 'And Neither Have I Wings to Fly': Labelled and Locked Up in Canada's Oldest Institution attends the screening of "Voiceless": a short documentary film based on Thelma's book (Finish Line Film Production) @ Department of Fine Arts, Media Production and Design (AMPD), Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON.


April 18: Clementine Morrigan, author of The Size of a Bird, reads from her work (included in the issue) at Soliloquies 21.2 launch @ Divan Orange, 4234 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC: 7:00pm. click for details


April 18: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Yellow Door Readings @ 3625 Aylmer, Montreal, QC: Doors 7:00 pm; Reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


April 18: Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita, hosts and reads at Art Bar Reading Series '"Tea and Oranges"- A tribute to the great Leonard Cohen @ Free Times Café, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. $5 at the door. click for details


April 20: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads with Mesdames of Mayhem @ Toronto Public Library, (Danforth/Coxwell branch), 1675 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON: 2:00-3:00pm; then reads at Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlist event @ Indigo, Yonge Eglinton Centre, 2300 Yonge St, Toronto, ON : 7:00-8:30pm.


April 20: In honour of National Poetry Month, Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, and Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (forthcoming 2018), read at 'Time to Celebrate' (with Kate Braid & John Pass ) @ Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 W 64th Ave, Vancouver, BC: 7:00pm.


April 21: Farzana Doctor, author of Stealing Nasreen, 'An Evening with Farzana Doctor' @ Brampton Library, Cyril Clark Branch, 20 Loafer’s Lane: 7:00-9:00pm. click for details


April 23: In honour of National Poetry Month, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, author of Dark Water Songs reads at the 10th Annual Poetry Reading and Exhibition featuring poetry by members of the Long Dash Group and art by Studio Artists @ Women's Art Association of Canada, Dignam Gallery, 23 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto, ON: 2:00-4:00pm.


April 23: Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto (fall 2017), reads at Draft Reading Series 12.5 @ Flying Pony Café, 1481 Gerrard Street E, Toronto, ON: 3:00pm. click for details


April 25: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates Rue Towers Writing Workshop (17 years running) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:30pm.


April 25: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, interviews author Dorit Rabinyan (whose book was banned by the Israeli Ministry of Education) @ Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON: 7:00pm. click for details


April 26: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads and discusses her work with The East End Writers’ Group Book Club @ Toronto Public Library, S. Walter Stewart Branch Library (Auditorium), 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto, ON: 7:00-9:15pm.


April 27: Carol Lipszyc, author of The Saviour Shoes and Other Stories, is an invited keynote speaker for the Holocaust Memorial event @ SUNY Plattsburgh: 5:00pm.


April 27: Ann Elizabeth Carson, author of Laundry Lines, reads from "Weave and Mend" (accompanied by the music of Gannon (Tom) Hamilton) at Urban Folk Art Salon @ Toronto Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 599 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON: 6:00pm. click for details


April 28: Valerie Mills-Milde, author of After Drowning, signs books @ Café Books, 826 8th Street, Canmore, AB: 11:30am-2:00pm.


April 29: Inanna Authors for Indies: a national campaign in support of independent bookstores. On Saturday April 29, hundreds of Canadian authors will be volunteering as guest booksellers at indie bookstores across the country. This is the day authors give back to the bookstores who support them every day of the year. Featuring: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl @ Book City, Beaches, 1950 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON: 11:00am-12:00pm; Ann Birch @ Book City, Bloor West Village, 2354 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON: 1:00-2:00pm. click for details


April 30: Eva Tihanyi, author of The Largeness of Rescue, reads from her work at a group reading for National Poetry Month @ Mahtay Café & Lounge, 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON: 12:00-2:00pm.


April 30: Montreal book launch for All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Carole Giangrande, The Women of Saturn by Connie Guzzo-McParland, and In Many Waters by Ami Sands Brodoff @ Blue Metropolis Festival,  Hotel 10 (Salle St-Laurent), 10 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC: 4:00-5:30pm. Hosted by Cora Siré. click for details


April 30: Shalta Dicaire Fardin & Sarah Sahagian, authors of Good Girls, read at Junction Reads @ Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON: 5:00pm. click for details


May 2017

May 2: Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita, reads at Resonance Reading Series @ Resonance Café, 5175A Ave du Parc, Montreal, QC: 8:30-11:30pm. click for details


May 4: Inanna Publications Toronto Book Launch No. 1 featuring Mary Corkery, author of Simultaneous Windows, Carole Giangrande, author of All That Is Solid Melts Into Air , Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Women of Saturn,  and Ami Sands Brodoff, author of In Many Waters  @ Women's Art Association of Canada,  23 Prince Arthurs Avenue, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:30pm. Special Guest: Jazz Pianist Patrick Hewan. We acknowledge the Quebec Writers' Federation and the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018 Education, Immigration, Communities, the Ontario Arts Council. click for details


May 4: Marilyn Potter, author of Leave-Taking, launches her book and reads  @ McNally Robinson, Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB: 7:00pm. click for details


May 6: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates ''Creative Writing Workshop: Show, Don’t Tell; Setting; Plot; Characterization; A one-day writing course' @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 10:00am-3:30pm. ($48 fee).


May 7: Patricia Keeney, author of One Man Dancing, reads at Lit Live Reading Series @ Staircase Theatre, 149 Dundurn St, Hamilton, ON: 7:30pm. click for details


May 8: Sharon G. Mijares, editor of A Force Such as the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change (with Aliaa Rafea and Nahid Angha) presents her work (with contributing author, Sharmin Ahmad) at Women Economic Forum (WEF) "Speaks On: Creating a New Thought Leadership II" @ Peacock Ballroom, B-II/66, MCIE, First Floor, Mathura Road,New Delhi, India: 11:00am. click for details


May 9: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates Rue Towers Writing Workshop (17 years running) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:30pm.


May 9: Montreal book launch for In Many Waters by Ami Sands Brodoff @ Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC: 6:00-8:00pm. 


May 10: Nora Gold's Wonderful Women Writers Series features four Inanna authors: Mary Frances Coady, author of Holy Rule, Elizabeth Greene, author of  Understories, Gianna Patriarca, author of All My Fallen Angelas, and Zoë S. Roy, author of Calls Across the Pacific  @ Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, 2-279 (second floor) of OISE/University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON: 5:15-7:00pm.


May 16: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Visual Arts Centre Readings @ Visual Arts Centre School of Art - McClure Gallery Readings, 350 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC. doors 7:00 pm; reading 7:30pm; at the door $6. click for details


May 17: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads at ChiZine/ChiSeries @  Augusta House, 152A Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON. click for details


May 20: Marilyn Potter, author of Leave-Taking, reads at Haiku Canada Conference, Mississauga. click for details


May 23: Marilyn Potter, author of Leave-Taking, reads at Art Bar Reading Series @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. $5 at the door. click for details


May 23: Mary Corkery, author of Simultaneous Windows, and Marilyn Potter, author of Leave-Taking, read at Art Bar Poetry Series @ Free Times Café,320 College Street, Toronto, ON. $5 at the door: 8:00pm. click for details


May 24: Inanna Publications Toronto Book Launch No. 2 featuring Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery, Lucy E. M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain,  and Sonia Saikaley, author of A Pink Samurai's House @ Glad Day Bookshop,  499 Church Street, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:30pm. Special Guest: Jazz Pianist Patrick Hewan.


May 25: Calgary book launch for Writing Menopause: An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction edited by Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin - featuring readings by the editors and contributing authors Shaun Hunter, Rea Tarvydas, Lori D. Roadhouse, Rona Altrows, Roberta Rees, JoAnn McCaig, and Steve Passey  @ Shelf Life Books, 1302 – 4th Street SW Calgary AB: 7:00pm. click for details


May 25: Thelma Wheatley, author of 'And Neither Have I Wings to Fly: Labelled and Locked up in Canada's Oldest Institution,  and Janet Merlo, author of No One to Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP (Breakwater Books) read and discuss their work 'Confronting Injustice': A former RCMP officer and disability advocate read from and discuss their explosive exposés of institutionalized failure to protect, and setting the record straight @ Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON: 7:00pm. click for details


May 25: Cynthia Levine-Rasky, co-editor of 'A Romani Women's Anthology: Spectrum of the Blue Water  (with Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić ) reads and discusses her work along with contributing authors Lynn Hutchinson and Monica Bodirsky @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:00pm.


May 28: Book Signing with Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  @ Coles Bridgewater Mall, Bell Aliant, 421 Lahave St, Bridgewater, NS: 1:00-3:00pm.

May 28: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, reads at Junction Reads @ Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON: 5:00pm. click for details


May 29: Ann Birch, author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, reads and facilitates a creative writing exercise @ Toronto Public Library, Alderwood branch,  2 Orianna Dr, Toronto, ON: 7:00-8:15pm. Call the branch to register:  416-394-5310.


May 29: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, reads  and discusses her work at Book Club, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm.


May 30: Ami Sands Brodoff, author of In Many Waters, reads at A Different Drummer Books 'Book & Author Series' @ Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON. click for details


May 30: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads with Mesdames of Mayhem @ Toronto Public Library (Beaches), 2161 Queen St E, Toronto, ON: 2:00-3:30pm.


May 31: Lorrie Jorgensen, author of First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir, shares her story and reads from her work for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week @ Sexual Assault Survivors Monument in Eganville, ON: 5:30pm.


May 31: Zoë S. Roy, author of Calls Across the Pacific, reads @ Toronto Public Library (Beaches), 2161 Queen St E, Toronto, ON: 7:00-8:00pm. click for details


June 2017

June 1: Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  reads @ Lillian Benham Lockeport Library, 35 North St. Lockeport, NS: 7:00pm.


June 3: Book Signing with Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  @ Chapters Bayers Lake,  Bayers Lake Power Centre, 188 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS: 12:00-1:30pm; and @ Chapters, Mic Mac Mall, 41 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, NS: 2:30-4:00pm.


June 4: Book Signing with Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  @ Coles, 245 Robie St, Truro, NS: 1:00-3:00pm.


June 6: Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  reads @ Safety Academy, Lockport Baptist Church, Spruce St., Lockeport, NS: 1:30pm.


June 6: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Visual Arts Centre Readings @ Visual Arts Centre School of Art - McClure Gallery Readings, 350 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC. doors 7:00 pm; reading 7:30pm; at the door $6. click for details


June 8: Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  reads @ Thomas H. Raddall Library, 145 Bridge St., Liverpool, NS: 6:00-8:00pm.


June 9: Edmonton book launch for Writing Menopause: An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction edited by Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin - featuring readings by the editors and contributing authors Lou Morin, Shirley Serviss, Margaret Macpherson, and Rea Tarvydas @ Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB: 7:00pm. click for details


June 10: Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  reads @ Port Joli Community Hall, Hwy. 3 at St. Catherine’s River Rd., Port Joli, NS: 7:00-8:00pm.


June 11: Book Signing with Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery,  @ Chapters, Regent Mall, 1381 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB: 1:00-3:00pm.


June 12: Fredericton Book Launch with Mary Corkery, author of Simultaneous Windows, Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery, and Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, @ Westminster Books, 445 King St., Fredericton, NB: 4:00-5:30pm. click for details


June 13: Ottawa book launch for A Samurai's Pink House by Sonia Saikaley featuring readings by the author and special guests Guy Simser and Claudia Radmore @ Octopus Books, 25One Community, 251 Bank St. 2nd floor, Ottawa, ON: 7:00pm click for details


June 14: Author reading and discussion (Book Club) with Ann Birch, author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, Peterborough, ON: 4:00pm.


June 14: Inanna Publications Toronto Book Launch No. 3 featuring Jane Cawthorne & E.D. Morin, editors of Writing Menopause (with readings by the editors and contributing authors, Gemma Meharchand, Merle Amodeo, and Marianne Jones), Rosemary Clewes, author of The Woman Who Went to the Moon,  Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree, and Melinda Vandenbeld Giles, author of Clara Awake@ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue (Kensington Market), Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:30pm. Special Guest: Jazz Pianist Patrick Hewan.


June 14: Mary Corkery, author of Simultaneous Windows, reads at Attic Owl Reading Series @  Cafe C'est La Vie, 785 Main Street, Moncton, NB: 6:00pm. click for details


June 15: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Visual Arts Centre Book Launch Party (Xlibris Publishing) @ Visual Arts Centre / McClure Gallery, 350 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC. doors 7:00 pm; reading 7:30pm. click for details


June 15: Kingston book launch for Writing Menopause: An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction edited by Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin - featuring readings by the editors and contributing authors, Colette Maitland, B.A. Markus, and Louise Carson @ Novel Idea, 156 Princess St., Kingston, ON: 7:00pm. click for details


June 16: Mary Corkery, author of Simultaneous Windows, reads @  Lanes Café, 27 Bristol Ave, Liverpool, NS: TIME TBC.


June 23: Lunenburg book launch with Mary Corkery, author of Simultaneous Windows (and Deirdre Dwyer) @ Lexicon Books, 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS: 7:00-8:30pm. click for details


June 23: Uxbridge book launch with Lucy E.M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket @ Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON: 7:00-9:00pm. click for details


June 27: Edmonton book launch for The Widow's Fired  by Paul F. Butler @ Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB: 7:00pm. click for details


 
 
 
 
 
 
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