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Event photos: Kenneth J. Harvey, Austin Clarke, and TINARS for Tots

Kenneth J. Harvey, author of the Giller longlisted Blackstrap Hawco, read at the Harbourfront Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 17, along with Tristan Hughes (Revenant) and Jonathan Miles (Dear American Airlines). This is (from left) Harvey, Hughes, and Miles before the reading…

… and this is them after, signing copies of their books. (Though Harvey appears to be signing his entire oeuvre, with a guide to Canadian literature thrown in for good measure.)

On Thursday, Sept. 18, Austin Clarke launched his new novel, More (like Harvey’s, a Giller longlister), at the University of Toronto’s Massey College. Here, Clarke addresses the crowd while his editor and publisher, Patrick Crean of Thomas Allen, listens on.

The room was packed for Clarke’s launch. Some faces in the crowd: Marni Jackson, Barbara Gowdy, and Antanas Sileika.

Agent Denise Bukowski chats with Karolyn Smardz Frost, author of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad.

This Is Not A Reading Series held its first early-morning, kid-themed TINARS For Tots event at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event was presented by Pages Books & Magazines in association with Kids Can Press and featured authors Matt Hammill (Sir Reginald’s Logbook) and Irene M. Luxbacher (Starting Art), slide shows, and hands-on art projects. (Plus snacks, a few tears, and the odd meltdown “ just like a regular book event!) Author Claudia Dey hosted. Above: Dey’s young son commandeers the mike.

Author John Degen (a.k.a. Batman) supervises his two red-headed charges.

Hamill (in pith helmet) signs a copy of his book, while Luxbacher waits to do the same.