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February 2017

February 2: Inanna authors book signings @ Ontario Libary Association Super Conference at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON (North Builiding, upper level exhibit floor): 12:00-12:30pm: Ann Birch, author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, signs at the OBPO booth in the Ontario Indie Pavillion; 12:30-1:00pm: Sarah Sahagian, co-author of Good Girls, signs at the OBPO booth in the Ontario Indie Pavillion; and 12:30-1:00pm: Mary Frances Coady, author of Holy Rule, signs books at the Literary Press Group booth #332 click for details


February 2: Bonnie Lendrum, author of Autumn's Grace, gives an author presentation: "Reflections on Writing a Family’s Journey Through Palliative Care" @ Hamilton Public Library, 163 Dundas St E, Hamilton, ON: 7:00-8:00pm.


February 3, 10, 17, 24: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates the workshop  'Arts and Crafts': includes Painting and Collage, Journaling, Storytelling, Poetry Writing - Sponsored by Vallum VSEAL Outreach/Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters @ Chez Doris (a drop-in day shelter for disadvantaged women) 1430, Rue Chomedey, Montreal, QC: 10:00am-12:00pm. click for details


February 4: Ann Elizabeth Carson, author of Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, is a featured author (with Tom Hamilton) at Words & Music Salon @ 44 St Joseph St 4th floor party room, Toronto, ON: 1:30-4:30pm. click for details


February 7: Elizabeth Greene, author of Understories, reads at Art Bar Poetry Series @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. click for details


February 9-March 30: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates the workshop  ''Start Writing Your Book: Short Story, Novel, Flash Fiction, Prose-Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction: An eight-week writing course for women" ($96 fee) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:00pm.


February 9: Adebe DeRango-Adem,  author of Terra Incognita, reads at 'Jazz Valentines for Austin Clarke' (with Lillian Allen, Clifton Joseph, and Giovanna Riccio) @ Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON : 7:00-8:30pm. click for details


February 10: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, hosts a reading and conversation 'The Presence of the Divine in Poetry: Being Here' (with award winning poets Ted Blodgett & Tim Lilburn) @ Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar St., Vancouver, BC: 7:30-9:30pm. *Tickets $15.00, seating limited, book in advance at (604)559-0576.


February 15: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, gives an author talk @ Concordia University: 7:00pm.


February 16: Elizabeth Greene, author of Understories, and Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man,  read at 'Four Women Writers Reading in February' (with with Susan Olding and Rona Shaffran) @ Novel Idea, 156 Princess St., Kingston, ON: 7:00-9:00pm.


February 19: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads at Junction Reads @ Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON: 5:00pm. click for details


February 21: Valerie Mills-Milde, author of After Drowning, reads and discusses her work @ Elgin County Library, Shedden branch, 9557 Union Rd, Southwold, ON: 6:00pm.


February 21: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimonoand Ami Sands Brodoff, author of In Many Waters, read at Visual Arts Centre Readings @ Visual Arts Centre, School of Art / McClure Gallery Readings, 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, Montreal, QC: doors 7:00 pm  Reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


February 23: Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita, reads at Atwater Poetry Project @ Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200, avenue Atwater, Westmount, QC. click for details


February 28: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates Rue Towers Writing Workshop (16 years running) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:30pm. click for details


March 2017

March 1: Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita, reads at Wild Writers Poetry Night (with Missy Amato) @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON: 6:30-9:00pm. click for details


March 2: Ann Birch, author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, reads and discusses her work @ Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd N, Etobicoke, ON: 2:00-3:00pm. click for details


March 3, 10: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates the workshop  'Arts and Crafts': includes Painting and Collage, Journaling, Storytelling, Poetry Writing - Sponsored by Vallum VSEAL Outreach/Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters @ Chez Doris (a drop-in day shelter for disadvantaged women) 1430, Rue Chomedey, Montreal, QC: 10:30am-12:00pm. click for details


March 3: Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain (June), reads "Python" (a short story in Jeff VanderMeer's collection Album Zutique) and SK Dyment, author of Steel Animals (Inanna, 2019) @ Queer Coll(i/u)sions Conference, Hobbs Memorial Library, Sadleir House Community and Student Centre, Peterborough, ON: 1:00-2:30pm. click for details


March 4: Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain (June), participates in the roundtable: 'Queering The Imagination: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Queer Writing ' @ Queer Coll(i/u)sions Conference, Lecture Hall, Sadleir House Community and Student Centre, Peterborough, ON: 1:00-2:30pm. click for details


March 5: Nasreen Pejvack, author of Amity, gives a keynote address at Breaking Barriers: International Women's Day Celebration (hosted by the Iranian Canadian Foundation) @ Key Meek Centre Studio Theatre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver.


March 5: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, reads at Lit Live Reading Series @ Staircase Theatre, 149 Dundurn Street, Hamilton, ON: 7:30pm. click for details


March 7: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, gives an author talk at the National Council of Jewish Women @ 4700 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON: 1:00pm.


March 7: Carole Giangrande,  author of All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, reads @ Rowers Reading Series, Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON: 6:30pm. click for details


March 7: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads with Mesdames of Mayhem @ Toronto Public Library, (St. Lawrence branch), 171 Front St E, Toronto, ON: 7:00pm.


March 8: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, reads at Pivot Reading Series @ The Steady Café, 1051 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. click for details


March 8: Sharon G. Mijares, co-editor of A Force Such as the World Has Never Know: Women Creating Change (with Aliaa Rafea & Nahid Angha) presents her work at International Women's Day  (to join with other women's groups to create a larger force for change) @ Nevada City/Grass Valley IWD celebration.


March 8: Gianna Patriarca, author of All My Fallen Angelas, hosts 'Poetica-3': an evening in honour of International Women's Day featuring Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto (fall 2017) (with M. Nourbese Philip, Margaret Chistakos, and Irene Marques) @ The Italian Cultural Institute, 486 Huron Street, Toronto, ON: 6:30-8:30pm. click for details


March 10: Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Women of Saturn, Gianna Patriarca, author of All My Fallen Angelas, and Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto, read at Association of Italian Canadian Writers' 'Women and Words' (Literary readings with authors from Montreal and Toronto), @ University of Toronto, Father Madden Hall, 100 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON: 2:00-6:30pm. click for details


March 15: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (forthcoming 2018), reads at 'Word Whips in the Gallery' / An ekphrastic celebration: poetry, music and dance inspired by photos and sculpture on exhibit at the Zack Gallery @ Jewish Community Centre (JCC), 950 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC: 7:00pm.


March 18: #IndieBookDay -visit a local book store and buy a book. Any book you would like to have. All that matters is that it's been published by an independent publisher. Then post a picture of the book, the cover or yourself with the book (or whatever you like) on a social network (like Facebook, Twitter, Google+) or on your blog, using the Hashtag "#indiebookday".


March 18: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads with the Mesdames of Mayhem @ Toronto Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 599 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON: time TBC. click for details


March 20: Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita, reads at Common Readings (series) @ The Bell Jar Cafe - 2072 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm.


March 21: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Visual Arts Centre Readings @ Visual Arts Centre, School of Art / McClure Gallery Readings, 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, Montreal, QC: doors 7:00 pm  Reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


March 22: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads as part of the World Poetry Day celebrations @ Concordia University, H527 - 1455 De Maisonneuve Ouest, (Metro Guy-Concordia), Montreal, QC: 1:15pm.


March 22: Farzana Doctor, author of Stealing Nasreen, facilitates Writers Workshop @ Brampton Library (Cyril Clark Branch), 20 Loafers Lake Ln, Brampton, ON: 7:00-9:00pm. click for details


March 23: Carolyne Van Der Meer, author of Journeywoman (fall 2017), reads at Atwater Poetry Project @ Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200, avenue Atwater, Westmount, QC. click for details


March 26: Mary Frances Coady, author of Holy Rule, reads at Junction Reads @ Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON: 5:00pm. click for details


March 28: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates Rue Towers Writing Workshop (16 years running) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:30pm.


March 30: Nora Gold, author of The Dead Man, gives an author talk and reads from her work at Miles Nadal JCC Community Centre Meet the Author series @ 750 Spadina Ave., room 318, Toronto, ON: 1:30pm.


March 30: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl, reads at The Toronto Urban Folk Art Salon, hosted by poet/violinist Tom Gannon @ Toronto Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 599 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON: time TBC. 


March 31: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at 'Fire With Water: Vernissage and Performance Evening' @ Galerie MainLine Gallery, 3905 St. Laurent, Montreal, QC: 6:00-9:00pm. click for details


April 2017

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 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: 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: time TBC.


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 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.


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 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 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 we authors give back to the bookstores who support us every day of the year. Featuring: Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl @ TBC (more to come). click for details


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. 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


 
 
 
 
 
 
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