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Canadian literary event roundup: April 27-May 3

  • Canadian Literature Symposium – The Worlds of Carol Shields, University of Ottawa (April 27“29, $100, details available on the website)
  • Manitoba Book Awards, Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Winnipeg (April 28, 7 p.m., free)
  • Barbara Reid reads from her children’s book Picture a Tree, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto (April 29, 2 p.m., free)
  • Alison DeLory launches her children’s book Lunar Lifter, Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax (April 29, 3 p.m., free)
  • Tightrope Books hosts “literary zoo” fundraiser for the High Park Zoo, Café Novo, Toronto (April 29, 1 p.m., PWYC donation)
  • Vincent Lam launches The Headmaster’s Wager, Calgary Public Library Central Branch (May 1, 7 p.m., $30, includes copy of book)
  • Monica Graham launches Historic New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville and Trenton, New Glasgow Public Library, Nova Scotia (May 2, 7 p.m., free)
  • Trillium 25th Anniversary Reading Series with Mark Frutkin, Thomas King, Alistair MacLeod, Rabindranath Maharaj, Pasha Malla, and Camilla Gibb, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (May 2, 6:30 p.m., free)
  • Anne Fleming launches her short story collection Gay Dwarves of America, Full of Beans, Toronto (May 2, 7 p.m., free)
  • Canadian Children’s Book Week kicks off with readings across the country (May 5“12, full schedule available on the website)

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