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Canadian literary event round-up: Aug. 19-25

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

  • The People’s Poetry Festival kick-off, featuring Wakefield Brewster, Iqbal (Bob) Haider, Meghan Doraty, David Rhoads, Erin Dinkle, Diane Guichon, Andre Prefontaine, and Paul Finkleman, Pages Bookstore on Kensington, Calgary (Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m., free or pwyc)
  • Violetta R. Hildahl launches The Peacock of Taj Mahal, Owl’s Nest Books, Calgary (Aug. 20, 2 p.m., free)
  • Poetic Justice, includes three featured poets and open mic, Heritage Grill, Vancouver (Aug. 21, 3 p.m., free)
  • Author, actress, and fitness pioneer Jane Fonda signs Prime Time, Indigo Manulife Centre, Toronto (Aug. 22, 12 p.m., free)
  • J.G. Lutes releases Across The Hall They Are Restless, with musical performances by Craig Mercer and Tony Tucker, The Music Room, Halifax (Aug. 23, 7 p.m., free)
  • Levi Morris reads United Spectrum: The Unity of Nature and the Division of Man, McNally Robinson, Winnipeg (Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Jeff Bursey, Rebecca Rosenblum, and Mark Sampson read, Type Books, Toronto (Aug. 25, 6 p.m., free)