MONDAY, APRIL 18
Jennifer Manuel and Tricia Dower: Book launch for The Heaviness of Things That Float and Becoming Lin. Book Warehouse, 4118 Main St., Vancouver. 7 p.m. Free
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Anansi Poetry Bash: Suzanne Buffam, Steven Heighton, Michael Crummey, Kim Maltman, and Roo Borson. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
Art Bar Poetry Series: Jordan Abel, Sheryda Warrener, Marcus Roi Medford. Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC
Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam: Season 2 southern Ontario circuit finals, with Siaara Freeman and T. Miller. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., Toronto. 8 p.m. $20/$25
MXTP_CLTRS: Poetry night with Georgia Wilder, Pat Connors, Liz, Dane Swan, Erin Morgan, Christina Kozak, Sophia Alexandra, SoulFistikato, and more. Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC
Vivek Shraya: Shraya launches her debut poetry collection, Even This Page Is White. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
Yellow Door Readings: Ian Ferrier, Michael Mirolla, Liam Lachance, Ilona Martonfi, and more. 3625 Aylmer, Montreal. 7 p.m. $5
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Acta Victoriana: Spring launch party with A. F. Moritz, André Babyn, Angjelin Hila, Anna Shortly, and more. Cat’s Eye Student Pub & Lounge, 150 Charles Street W., Toronto. 8 p.m. Free
Chester Brown: Launch of Brown’s new graphic novel, Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus. Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
Elee Kraljii Gardiner and Kevin Spenst: Launch of Serpentine Loop and Ignite. Heatley Block, 696 E. Hastings, Vancouver. 7 p.m.
Pivot Readings: Laurie D. Graham, Adrienne Gruber, Soraya Peerbaye, Talya Rubin. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC
Words(on)stages: Spring chapbook launch with Pearl Pirie, Brady Tighe, Adam Zachary. The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto. 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
An Evening with Nick Bantock: Vancouver Writers Fest artistic director Hal Wake talks with Griffin & Sabine author Nick Bantock. Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver. 7:30 p.m. Free
BookThug: Spring launch party with Jacob Wren, Malcolm Sutton, Joni Murphy, Stephen Thomas, Margaret Christakos, Adrienne Gruber, Jennifer Zilm, Francois Turcot, and Alex Porco. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
Draft Reading Series: Glynis Guevara, Maureen Scott Harris, Henry Knight, Daniel Perry, and Jael Richardson. The Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E., Toronto. 3 p.m. PWYC
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