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Flickr photo roundup: Language Acts, Ottawa Fest, and Rosemary Shipton

Contributors to our Q&Q Flickr photo group have been busy on the book beat in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

Poet Carmine Starnino posted some pics, including the one above, from the April 27 launch of Language Acts: Anglo-Quebec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century (Véhicule Press) in Montreal. Poets in attendance included Todd Swift, Michael Harris, Mary di Michele, Robyn Sarah, David McGimpsey, Jason Camlot, and Victoria Stanton.

Literary photoblogger John W. MacDonald recently added a sizable cache of images from the Ottawa International Writers Festival to his Flickr page. Big-name celebs include David Suzuki, Barbara Gowdy, and Dennis Lee. Above, poets rob mclennan and George Bowering go for some always crowd-pleasing “bunny” hijinks while George Murray (far left), and host Stephen Brockwell (far right) look on, with what looks like mild bemusement.

At a Toronto event on April 19, editor Rosemary Shipton was honoured for her 17 years at the helm of Ryerson University’s Publishing program. Photo by Flickr member Lú (Stephanie Fysh). Here, Shipton (right) wonders if it was wrong to impose such a stringent dress code.

For photos from these events and more, pay a visit to the Q&Q Flickr group.

Have you recently attended a book reading, library event, or author appearance? Have some interesting book-related pictures you want to share? If you’ve got photos of the Canadian book scene, we’d love to see them. Send them to us or sign up through Flickr and submit your images.