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Canadian literary event round-up, March 11-17

Here are just a few literary/book events happening around the country in the next week:

  • Author Steven Heine and poet Darren Bifford discuss the zen of Bob Dylan, March 12 (1:30 p.m., Alfred Dallaire Memoria, $10), as part of the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival
  • Iconic Toronto artist Fiona Smyth launches her first YA graphic novel The Never Weres (Annick Press), with interview by RM Vaughan, live performance, and comic jam, March 13 (2 p.m., Gladstone Hotel, $5)
  • Recently named Giller juror Annabel Lyon presents the Kreisel Lecture, March 14 (Timms Centre, University of Alberta, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Mr. Funny Pants Michael Showalter signs books at Chapters’ Festival Hall location (John and Richmond, Toronto) on March 16 (7 p.m., free), then performs at the Horseshoe Tavern (8:30 p.m., $15)
  • Shannon Rayne, Warren Dean Fulton, Daniela Elza, Mariner James, and Christine Leclerc are Vancouver poets in conversation and in collaboration, March 15 (6:30 p.m., Railway Club, free)