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Canadian literary event roundup: March 9-15

Next week is March Break in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and if you are looking for things to do, there are a few literary events for the kids (and plenty for adults) happening across the country:

  • Yves Engler launches Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (March 9, 7 p.m., PWYC)
  • Little Red Theatre presents Babar – Stories by Jean de Brunhoff, Mimico Centennial Auditorium, Toronto (March 10, 2 p.m., free)
  • Kevin Sylvester talks about his Neil Flambé series, Chapters Bayview Village, Toronto (March 11, 2 p.m., free)
  • Sarah Schulman in conversation with Shani Mootoo, for the launch of Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (March 11, 6:30 p.m., free)
  • Irving Layton’s birthday bash with James Langer, Colleen Quigley, George Murray, and more, LSPU Hall’s Second Space, St. John’s (March 12, 8 p.m.)
  • Top Chef judge Gail Simmons signs copies of her memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full, Indigo Yonge and Eglington, Toronto (March 13, 7 p.m., free)
  • Bob Friedland, Manolis Aligizakis, and Ben Nuttall-Smith read, Vancouver Central Library (March 13, 7 p.m., free)
  • Suessology books, games, and crafts, Spring Garden Road Memorial Library, Halifax (March 13, 10:30 a.m., free)
  • Jodi Picoult reads from her new book, Lone Wolf, Church of the Redeemer, Toronto (March 13, 7 p.m., $5)
  • Irving Layton Centenary Celebration with Margaret Atwood, Barry Callaghan, Priscila Uppal, Robert Priest, and others, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (March 14, 7:30 p.m., $15)
  • Mary Soderstrom leads a discussion on Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Atwater Library, Montreal (March 14, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Billy Collins presents an evening of poetry and a guest lecture, MacEwan Hall, Calgary (March 14, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Ruth Roach Pierson reads from her latest poetry collection, Contrary, Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, B.C. (March 14, 7 p.m., free)

Quillblog is looking for photos from literary events across Canada. Send your photos to scflinn@quillandquire.com