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Canadian literary roundup: April 1-7

Here are just a few literary events happening across the country in the next week:

  • April Fools’ celebration at the Auburn Saloon, as part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival (April 1, 8 p.m., $12)
  • Poetry anthology Open Heart Forgery launches with a daylong event, April 2 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (9 a.m.“4 p.m.)
  • National Poetry Month kickoff, April 4 at the Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library (5:30 p.m., free)
  • Discussion with Timothy Taylor, Gurjinder Basran, and Rupinder Gill, April 6 at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (7:30 p.m., free)
  • “Prose, conversation, and film” with Israeli filmmaker and author Etgar Keret, April 3 at the Ottawa International Writers’ Festival (5 p.m. screening, 7:30 p.m. talk, $15)