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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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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 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 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-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: 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: 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: 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


December 2017

December 2: 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.


December 5: 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.


December 5: Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain, reads at Rowers Reading Series @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON: 6:30pm. click for details


December 5: Carolyne Van Der Meer, author of Journeywoman, reads at Art Bar Poetry Series @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON: 8:00pm. click for details


December 6: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS) Annual December 6th Memorial Service @ Birks Chapel McGill University, 3520 Rue University, Montreal, QC: 5:00-7:00pm. click for details


December 8: Mehri Yalfani, author of The Street of Butterflies, launches her book and reads (with Mostafa Azizi, author of Roozgar Sharin) at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St, North York, ON: 7:00pm.


December 9: Sonia Saikaley, author of A Samurai's Pink House, signs books at Art in the Neighbourhood Fall Show 2017 @ Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ON: 10:00am-4:00pm.


December 12: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Lovers & Others Visual Arts Centre Readings @ 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, QC : doors 7:00 pm  Reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


December 15-17: Paul F. Butler, author of The Widow's Fire, presents
'Uptown, Downtown: a Twenty First Century Reversal of Jane Austen’s Bath' at Politics of Space and Humanities Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.


December 16: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, presents "Handel’s Messiah" with her Riversong Choir and the Whispering River Orchestra @ St James United Church and Community Centre, 24 Mary Street, Parry Sound, ON.


December 19: Katerina Vaughan Fretwell, author of Dancing on a Pin, and her Riversong Choir (with the Whispering River Orchestra) record the works of Carol Ann Weaver, Emily Heimstra, Jana Skarecky and Pat Morehead.


December 29: 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).

January 2018

January 10: Mariam Pirbhai, author of Outside People and Other Stories, reads at Brockton Writers Series, Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON: 6:30pm. PWYC. click for details


January 12: Mariam Pirbhai, author of Outside People and Other Stories, will be a featured writer at St. Jerome's Reading Series, St. Jerome's University, 290 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, ON: 4:30pm. click for details


January 16: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, facilitates Rue Towers Writing Workshop (18 years running) @ 1420 rue Towers, #305, Montreal, QC: 1:00-3:30pm.


January 18: Mariam Pirbhai, author of Outside People and Other Stories, will be a featured writer at Laurier Library's Balderdash Reading Series, Wilfrid Laurier University, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON: 6:30pm. click for details


January 18-March 8: 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.


January 23: Ilona Martonfi, author of The Snow Kimono, reads at Lovers & Others Visual Arts Centre Readings @ 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, QC : doors 7:00 pm  Reading 7:30 pm; at the door $6. click for details


January 25: Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That, reads at Toronto Urban Folk Art Salon @ Toronto Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 599 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON: 6:00-8:00pm.


January 26: 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).


January 30 (Feb 13 & 27): Ann Birch, author of The Secret Life of Roberta Greaves, facilitates Memoir Workshops  @  Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON: 1:30-3:30pm. $120 for WAAC members; $130 for non-members. Registration deadline January 23: call Cal Lorimer 416-922-2060.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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