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Oct 29 Inanna Vancouver Book LaunchOct 5 Inanna Toronto Fall Book Launch No. 2Sept 27 Inanna Toronto Fall Book Launch No. 1Sept 25 Women Write Across GenreSept 24 Word on the StreetSusan McCaslin 2017 tour posterSept 17 Vancouver book launchPaul Butler June 27 Edmonton launchJune 23 Lunenburg launch for Simultaneous WindowsJune 23 Uxbridge launch for The Marzipan Fruit BasketWriting Menopause June 15 launchJune 14 Inanna book launch Mary Corkery author tour poster 2017June 12 Westminster Books launchPaul Butler author tour 2017Writing Menopause June 9 launchJune 8 Vancouver launch of Hearing EchoesJune 4 Montreal launch for Women of SaturnEast Coast Tour posterWriting Menopause May 25 launchMay 24 book launch eviteMay 10 Inanna authors eventMay 4 Launch eviteBlue Met launch April 30Lula Lounge Launch April 9Inann Fall Book Launch No. 2Lisa de Nikolits East Coast Tour poster

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September 2017

September 7-October 26: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates 'Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story, Novel, Flash Fiction, Prose-Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction: An eight-week writing course for women' @ 1420 Towers Street, Studio 305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:00pm. Fee: $96. To register call (514) 939-4173 or  ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca.


September 11: Ann Birch,
author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, reads at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, ON: 7:30-9:00pm.


September 12: 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.


September 17: Vancouver book launch (in memoriam) for Cullene Bryant (June 4,1941-April 23, 2017), author of God is a Laughing Bedouin @ Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC: 1:45-4:00pm.


September 17: Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto, reads at What’s Your Story, East Toronto? in partnership with East End Arts (and Ontario Book Publishers Organization) @ East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave, East York, ON: 2:00pm. click for details


September 19: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, and Carolyne Van Der Meer, author of Journeywoman, read at 'An Evening of Poetry, Prose & Music' at Yellow Door Readings, 3625 Aylmer, Montreal, QC: doors 7:00 pm; reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


September 21: Writing Menopause contributors read at Single Onion event @ Shelf Life Books,1302 – 4th Street SW Calgary AB: 7:00pm. click for details


September 23: Elizabeth Greene, author of Understories, reads at 100,000 Poets for Change @ The Spire (formerly Sydenham Street United Church), Kingston, ON. click for details


September 23: Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, reads @ Word on the Street Lethbridge, Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch,  810 5 Ave South Lethbridge, AB. click for details


September 24: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, and Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018)  read at Word Vancouver @ Sunrise Suite (poetry venue), South Plaza, Vancouver Public Library (downtown), 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC; Poetry in Transit session: 4:35pm. click for details


September 24: Mehri Yalfani, author of The Street of Butterflies, reads @ Word on the Street Toronto, Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON: 1:45pm. click for details


September 24: Meet Inanna authors @ Word on the Street Toronto, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON: 

11:00am-12:00pm Mary Lou Dickinson, Erika Rummel, Nora Gold

12:00pm-1:00pm Renate Krakauer, Lucy E. M. Black, Mary Corkery, Glynis Guevara

1:00-2:00pm Loren Edizel, Lisa de Nikolits, Farzana Doctor, Sam Mukherjee

2:00-3:00pm Sonja Grekol, Ursula Pflug, Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

3:00-4:00pm Rhoda Rabinowitz Green, Lisa de Nikolits, Carole Giangrande

4:00-5:00pm Gail Benick. Terri Favro


September 25: Carole Giangrande, author of All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, discusses her work at 'Women Write Across Genre' (with Peterborough authors Fiona Campbell, Tapanga Koe & Hilary Wear) @ Theatre on King, 159 King St, Peterborough, ON: 7:00pm. Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain, emcees. $10 or PWYC.


September 26: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads @ Writers Readers Series, Trent University, English Department, 1600 Bank Street, Peterborough, ON: 7:00pm.


September 27: Inanna Toronto Fall Book Launch No. 1 featuring Wanda Campbell, author of Kalamkari & Cordillera: Poems of India and Chile, Susan McCaslin, author of  Into the Open: New and Selected, and Clementine Morrigan, author of The Size of a Bird @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:30pm. Special guest jazz musician Patrick Hewan. 


September 28: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads at The Art Salon @ Mt. Pleasant Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:00pm.


September 28: Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That, reads (with Mesdames of Mayhem and Peter Robinson) @ Balmy Beach Club, Kew Beach, Toronto, ON.


September 28: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at  SPEAKUP: The Montreal Inter-Active Poetry Exchange @ Café Shaika, 5526 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC: 7:00pm.


September 29: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, hosts a poetry workshop @ St James United Church and Community Centre, 24 Mary Street, Parry Sound, ON: 4:00pm; with student performances at 7:00pm.


September 29-October 29: Kathy Haycock, co-author/co-artist of Wild Women: Painters of the Wilderness (with Joyce Burkholder & Linda Sorensen) exhibits at ECOAA annual group show with some of Kathy's Grand Lake/Achray paintings included @ Mystery of the Park @ Visitor Centre, km 43 in Algonquin Park, ON.


September 29: Marion Mutala, author of Ukrainian Daughter's Dance launches her new book, Kohkum’s Babushka:A Magical Metis/Ukrainian Tale (the  4th book in her Babas series) @ Saskatoon Musee Ukrainee, 20th Street, Saskatoon, SK: 7:00pm.

 

September 30-October 1: Kathy Haycock, Joyce Burkholder and Linda Sorensen, co-authors/co-artists of Wild Women: Painters of the Wilderness,  exhibit their work at Madawaska Valley Studio Tour (see their studios, view demonstrations, and purchase original and unique creations, inspired by the rugged and picturesque Madawaska Valley & Highlands ): 10:00am-5:00pm. click for details


October 2017

September 29-October 29: Kathy Haycock, co-author/co-artist of Wild Women: Painters of the Wilderness (with Joyce Burkholder & Linda Sorensen) exhibits at ECOAA annual group show with some of Kathy's Grand Lake/Achray paintings included @ Mystery of the Park @ Visitor Centre, km 43 in Algonquin Park, ON.


October 1: Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Women of Saturn, presents her work at Congress of Italian Canadians @ Italian Canadian Historical Centre, Ottawa, ON: 3:00pm. 


October 3: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018), receives City of Surrey Civic Treasure award at City of Surrey Civic Treasure Awards Ceremony @ Surrey City Hall (Chambers), Surrey, BC: 7:00pm.


October 3: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads at  Art Bar Poetry Series @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. $5 at the door. click for details


October 5: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018), reads at anthology launch of Refugium: Poems for the Pacific  (her work is included) @ Maritime Museum, 634 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC: 6:30pm.


October 5: Inanna Toronto Fall Book Launch No. 2 featuring Jocelyn Cullity, author of Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons, Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That, Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto, Mariam Pirbhai, author of Outside People and Other Stories, and Mehri Yalfani, author of The Street of Butterflies @ Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:30pm. Special guest jazz musician Patrick Hewan. click for details


October 6: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates the poetry workshop 'Show, Don’t Tell': a one day course for women' @ 1420 Towers Street, Studio 305, Montreal, QC: 10:00am-3:00pm. Fee: $48. To register call (514) 939-4173 or  ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca.


October 6-8: Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, presents 'Updating Jane’s Morality in 21st Century Fiction' at Jane Austen Society of North America's 2017 AGM @ Huntington Beach, CA, U.S.A. click for details


October 9: Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Women of Saturn, participates in 'A Celebration of Italian-American' /  Columbus Day Parade @ 5th Avenue & 47, New York, NY: 11:00am. 


October 10: 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.


October 10: Ami Sands Brodoff, author of In Many Waters, reads at Pen Parentis Literary Salon @ Andaz Hotel, 75 Wall Street, New York, NY: 7:00-9:30pm. 


October 12: Montreal book launch for The Size of a Bird  by Clementine Morrigan @ L'Euguélionne, librairie féministe, 1426 Beaudry, Montreal, QC: 6:00pm. click for details


October 12: Acadia book launch for Kalamkari & Cordillera: Poems of India and Chile by Wanda Campbell @ Acadia University Art Gallery, Acadia, NS: 7:00pm.


October 13-15: Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain, participates in two panels at Can-Con, Ottawa’s Aurora-nominated Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy Conference @ Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, ON.


October 13: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads @ Rasayana Studio, 240-9220 Glover, Rd., Fort Langley, BC: 7:00-9:00pm.


October 17: 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


October 17: Ami Sands Brodoff, author of In Many Waters, in conversation with Nicole Strauss @ Andaz Hotel, Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery,  1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON: 6:30pm. click for details


October 18: Book Club discussion of In Many Waters by Ami Sands Brodoff @ Congregation Beth Ora, 2600 Badeaux, Saint Laurent, QC: 7:30-9:30pm. click for details


October 19: Lucy E.M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, greets readers and signs books at inaugural Indie Author Day @ Pickering Library, 1 The Esplanade S, Pickering, ON: 2:00-4:00pm. click for details


October 19: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018), reads at event for Refugium: Poems for the Pacific  (her work is included) @ Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch, 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC: 7:00pm.


October 20: Elizabeth Greene, author of Understories, reads at St. Jerome's College Poetry Series @ St. Jerome's College, 290 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON: 4:30pm.


October 21: Shalta Dicaire Fardin & Sarah Sahagian, authors of Good Girls, read at Teen Author Fest @ Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON: 12:00pm (doors). 


October 21: Farzana Doctor, author of Stealing Nasreen, reads at Another Story Book Shop 30th Anniversary Bash and Tribute to Sheila (with Kyo Maclear, Kenneth Oppel, Bear Bergman, Eva Stachniak, Catherine Bush, Farzana Doctor, Maureen Hynes, Martha Baillie and Alissa York, among others) @ Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON: 11:00am-6:00pm. click for details


October 21: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, reads her honourable mention poem ("Serpentine Renewal") in Canadian Authors Association's anthology The Banister. @  St. Catharine's Public Library, St. Catharines, ON: 2:00- 4:00pm.


October 22: Lucy E.M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, greets readers and signs books at inaugural Indie Author Day @ Pickering Library, 1 The Esplanade S, Pickering, ON: 1:00-4:00pm. click for details


October 22: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, and Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018),  read at Poetic Justice Celebration of 47ers' with five poets @ Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay Room, 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC: 2:00pm.


October 23: Lethbridge book launch of The Widow's Fire by Paul F. Butler, University of Lethbridge Bookstore, 4401 University Dr W, Lethbridge, AB: 4:30pm.


October 23: Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto, reads at Wonderful Women Writers Series (hosted by Nora Gold) @ OISE/UT,  Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. W., rm, 2-227 (2nd floor), Toronto, ON: 5:15pm. click for details


October 24: Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, presents 'Slave Narratives' at the Department of English, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB. 


October 24: Elizabeth Greene, author of Understories, reads at Cargo Kultur anniversary celebration (with Eric Folsom, Rob McLennan and others) @ Common Market, 136 Ontario St, Kingston, ON.


October 25: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018),  reads at Art Opening for "Greetings from Surrey: An Exhibition by Christine Riek"  @ White Rock Community Centre Gallery, 15154 Russell Ave, White Rock, BC: 5:30-7:00pm.


October 26: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, presents on an author panel (with Jan Zwicky and Robert Bringhurst) @ Cecil Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC: 5:00pm.


October 27: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, hosts the poetry workshop 'Poetry Circles' followed by a reading @ St James United Church and Community Centre, 24 Mary Street, Parry Sound, ON: workshop 4:00-5:15pm; readings; 6:30pm (at the coffehouse).


October 27: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at  Poetry Reading Bonus Event @ Argo Bookshop, 1915 Saint Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC: 7:00-9:00pm.


October 29: Melinda Vandenbeld Giles, author of Clara Awake, reads at Junction Reads @ Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON: 5:00pm. click for details


October 29: Inanna Vancouver Fall Book Launch featuring Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, Jennifer Spruit, author of A Handbook for Beautiful People, and Eliana Tobias, author of In the Belly of the Horse @ Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC: 4:00-6:00pm. click for details


October 31: Clementine Morrigan, author of The Size of a Bird, reads at Art Bar Poetry Series @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. click for details


November 2017

November 1-November 30:  the poem, "Terra Incognita" from Adebe DeRango-Adem's book, Terra Incognita, is Poet Laureate's poem of the month click for details


November 1-November 30: Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That, serves as Open Book's Writer-in-Residence.


November 1: Clementine Morrigan, author of The Size of a Bird  reads at Slant Reading Series (with Nancy Viva Davis Halifax) @ Famous Las Words, 392 Pacific Avenue, Toronto, ON: 7:00pm-9:30pm. click for details


November 2-December 21: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates 'Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story, Novel, Flash Fiction, Prose-Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction: An eight-week writing course for women' @ 1420 Towers Street, Studio 305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:00pm. Fee: $96. To register call (514) 939-4173 or  ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca.


November 2: Waterloo book launch of Outside People and Other Stories by Mariam Pirbhai at Veritas Café, Wilfrid Laurier University, first floor, Student Services building, Waterloo, ON: 6:00-9:00pm.


November 3: Toronto book launch of The Other Mrs. Smith by Bonnie Burstow at OISE/University of Toronto, Nexus Lounge (12th floor), 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON: 5:30-7:30pm.


November 3-November 4: Jocelyn Cullity, author of Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons, presents on the panel 'Literary Influences: A Look at the Women who have Inspired' @ C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference, University of Central Arkansas.


November 4: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018), reads at Wordstorm (with Barbara Pelman) @ Nanaimo North Library, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC 1:00pm. click for details


November 7: 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.


November 8: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads at Department of Religious Studies, Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB: 4:00pm.


November 9: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads (with Antoinette Voûte Roeder & Randy Kohan; hosted by Alice Major) at Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB: 7:00pm. click for details 


November 11: Farzana Doctor, author of Stealing Nasreen, facilitates the workshop 'How to Be Your Own Editor' ($10 or free with festival pass) at Naked Heart: An LGBTQ Festival of Words @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON: click for details


November 11: Ann Elizabeth Carson, author of Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, reads at Time Tributaries Music and Art by Jana Skarecky (in celebration of her 60th birthday) @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto, ON: 1:00-4:00pm.


November 11: Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That, reads at Crime Writers of Canada 35th Anniversary @ The Sleuth of Baker Street (bookstore), 907 Millwood Rd, Toronto, ON: 3:00-5:00pm.


November 11: Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain, reads at Precarious Festival @ Theatre on King, 159 King St, Peterborough, ON: 7:00pm. click for details


November 13: Ann Birch, author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, presents on five court cases in early Upper Canada that were presided over by Chief Justice William Campbell. These cases reveal the horrors of those times for women, poor people, and Indigenous people @ Pulse club.


November 14: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at 'An Evening of Poetry, Prose & Music' at Yellow Door Readings, 3625 Aylmer, Montreal, QC: doors 7:00 pm; reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


November 16: Montreal book launch of Journeywoman by Carolyne Van Der Meer at Veritas  Librairie Bertrand, 430 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC: 6:00-8:00pm. click for details


November 16: Lucy E.M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, reads @ Beaverton Public Library, 401 Simcoe St, Beaverton, ON: 6:30pm.


November 16: Ami Sands Brodoff, author of In Many Waters, reads at Reading Between the Wines @ Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, QC: 7:30pm. 


November 16: Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That, reads with Mesdames of Mayhem @ Toronto Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 599 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:00pm. 


November 17: Jocelyn Cullity, author of Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons, gives a talk for a Creative Writing class visit @ Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri.


November 18: Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, presents his work at Jane Austen Society (North America), Calgary, AB.


November 19: Susan McCaslin, author of Into the Open: New and Selected, reads at Poetry New West Series @ The Heritage Grill (back room), 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC: 2:00-4:00pm.


November 21: Heidi Greco, author of Practical Anxiety (2018), featured author reading @ Spoken Ink Reading Series @ Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC: 8:00pm. click for details


November 23: Kingston book launch of Journeywoman by Carolyne Van Der Meer at Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess St., Kingston, ON: 7:00-9:00pm.


November 25: Sonia Saikaley, author of A Samurai's Pink House, signs books at Ottawa Small Press Fair @ Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane), Room 203, Ottawa, ON: 12:00-5:00pm. 


November 26: Sky Curtis, author of Flush: A Robin MacFarland Mystery, reads at Junction Reads @ Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON: 5:00pm. click for details


November 26: Courtenay book launch of A Handbook for Beautiful People by Jennifer Spruit at Cornerstone Café and Taphouse, 208- 5th St., Courtenay, BC: 7:00-8:30pm.


November 29: Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, reads and discusses his work at Waterstones, 15-19 Buttermarket, Ipswich, U.K.: 7:00pm. click for details


 
 
 
 
 
 
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