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Canadian literary event roundup: April 13-19

  • Binnie Brennan launches her debut short-story collection, A Certain Grace, The Company House, Halifax (April 15, 4 p.m., free)
  • Art, storytelling, performance, and film at the launch of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (April 16, 7:30 p.m., $5 or free with book)
  • Razorbill launch with Jay Asher, Hiromi Goto, and Carrie Mac, Chapters Metropolis, Burnaby, B.C. (April 17, 7 p.m., free)
  • Mansfield Spring Poetry Party with Nelson Ball, Alice Burdick, Jaime Forsythe, and David W. McFadden, Monarch Tavern, Toronto (April 16, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Gord Hill launches The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book, Spartacus Books, Vancouver (April 19, 7 p.m., free)
  • Alyx Dellamonica reads from her new novel Blue Magic, UBC Bookstore, Vancouver (April 19, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Lawnya Vawnya music festival with poetry readings, literary panel discussions, and small press fair, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s (April 18“22, check website for times)

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