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Canadian literary event round-up: April 8-14

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

  • Day two of the gritLIT literary festival kicks off with readings by Trevor Cole, Kathleen and Michael Winter at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (April 8, 7:30 p.m., $8)
  • Books and breakfast with Gerry Fostaty, Suzanne Desrochers, Holly Luhning, Ian Hamilton, and Joel Yanofsky at Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal (April 10, 10 a.m., $32)
  • Spoken-word performance and launch of Andy Lamey’s book Frontier Justice: The Global Refugee Crisis and What To Do About It at University of King’s College, Halifax (April 12, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • ImagiNation 2011: Writers’ Festival celebrates 13 Canadian authors and poets, with guest appearance by Serbian author Vladan Matijevic, Quebec City (April 13-17, see website for times and prices)
  • Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks graphic novels at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre, Vancouver (April 13, 7:30 p.m., $24.75)
  • Hal Niedzviecki launches Look Down, This Is Where It Must Have Happened and Ken Sparling launches Intention, Implication, Wind at Supermarket, Toronto (April 14, 7:30 p.m., free)

UPDATE: Vladan Matijevic’s ImagiNAtion appearance has been cancelled, but for a complete list of other authors, including Roch Carrier and Alexander MacLeod, visit the festival website.