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Canadian literary event roundup: March 16-22

From crime fiction to World Poetry Day readings, here are just a few of the events happening across the country this week:

  • Hedges chapbook launch, Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal (March 17, 7 p.m., free)
  • World Poetry Day readings by Norman Cristofoli, Maria Elena Messa Mecjia, Rohan Campbell, Charles Roach, Steve Hall, and others, Ellington’s Café, Toronto (March 18, 11:30 a.m., free)
  • CV2 World Poetry Day readings with Sarah Klassen, Katherena Vermette, and Debbie Strange, Grant Park, Winnipeg (March 20, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • David Spaner launches Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film in conversation with Richard Crouse, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (March 20, 7:30 p.m., $5)
  • Gavin McInnes launches  How to Piss in Public, Drake Hotel, Toronto (March 20, 9 p.m., $10)
  • Readings by Tamara Faith Berger, Anakana Schofield, and Ben Wood, Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia (March 21, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Atlantic Book Awards Society fundraiser with Alexander MacLeod, Chris Benjamin, Vicki Grant, Frank MacDonald, and Laura Penny, Neptune Theatre, Halifax (March 21, 7 p.m., $12)
  • Crime Showcase Readings by John Brady, Ian Hamilton, Matt Lennox, and David Rotenberg, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (March 21, 7:30 p.m., $10)
  • Robson Reading Series presents Nicole Lundrigan and Mark Lavorato, University of British Columbia Bookstore, Vancouver (March 22, 7 p.m., free)
  • Troubled Masculinities: Reimagining Urban Men book launch and discussion with Takami Spears, Sam Abel, Alex LaFortune, and Chase, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto (March 15, 5 p.m., free)

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