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Canadian literary event roundup: Feb. 24-March 1

Freedom to Read Week kicks off Feb. 26. For a complete list of national events, visit the program’s website.

Here’s a sample of other literary events happening across the country:

  • Galiano Literary Festival presents a weekend of readings and workshops with Kit Pearson, Audrey Thomas, Grant Lawrence, Gary Geddes, and others, Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, Galiano Island, B.C. (Feb. 24“26)
  • Dr. Shelagh Robinson invites parents and children to read reversed text with Mirror Read Books, Babar Books, Montreal (Feb. 24, 2 p.m., free)
  • Jo Walton reads from her fantasy novel, Among Others, Bakka Phoenix Books, Toronto (Feb. 25, 3 p.m., free)
  • Calinda B reads from her erotic paranormal romance, A Wicked Awakening, Caffe Misto, Victoria (Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m., free)
  • Ontario Poetry Society presents For the Love of Poetry Festival with member readings, Rivoli, Toronto (Feb. 26, 12 p.m., free)
  • Douglas Gibson presents his one-man show, Stories About Storytellers, Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto (Feb. 26, 3 p.m., $25)
  • Readings by Charlotte Gill, Robert Hough, and Kim Thúy, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., $10)
  • Iain Baxter& book and catalogue launch for Iain Baxter&: Works 1958“2011, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Feb. 29, 6 p.m., free)
  • Peggy Blair launches her novel The Beggar’s Opera, Mambo Lounge, Toronto (Feb. 29, 6 p.m., free)
  • World Literacy Canada presents readings by Randy Boyagoda, David M. Malone, and Syeda Nuzhat Siddiqui, Park Hyatt, Toronto (Feb. 29. 6:30 p.m., $60)
  • Donna and Bridgitte Morrissey launch their picture book Cross Katie Kross, George Wright House, Halifax (March 1, 6:30 p.m., free, email RSVP)