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Canadian literary event roundup: May 4-10

  • Lecture and discussion with Gail Bowen, University of Regina (May 4, 3:30 p.m., free)
  • Scott Fotheringham launches his novel The Rest is Silence at Box of Delights, Wolfville, N.S. (May 4, 7 p.m., free)
  • Word in the Hall 3, featuring book signings with Jane Baskwill, Mike Parker, Joyce Grant Smith, Paradise Community Hall, N.S. (May 5, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., free)
  • Readings by JJ Lee and Gary Kent, Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon Branch, B.C. (May 5, 4 p.m., free).
  • Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012, Toronto Reference Library (May 5“6, free)
  • Canadian Children’s Book Week kicks off with readings across the country (May 5“12)
  • Larry Verstraete launches Surviving the Hindenburg (Sleeping Bear Press), McNally Robinson, Winnipeg (May 6, 2 p.m., free)
  • Book reading and signing by Linden MacIntyre, Greenwoods’ Bookshoppe, Edmonton (May 8, 7 p.m., free)
  • Discussion with author Andrew Hood and Q&Q review editor Steven Beattie for the launch of Hood’s The Cloaca, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (May 8, 7:30 p.m., $5 or free with book purchase)
  • Discussion and book signing with Sheldon Cohen (This Sweater Is for You!), following a screening of the NFB classic The Sweater, NFB Mediatheque, Toronto (May 10, 7 p.m., free)
  • Cristina Rizzuto launches her debut poetry collection The Music Makers (Blaurock Press), PROOF Vodka Bar, Toronto (Friday May 11, 8 p.m., free)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prize Gala, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver (May 12, 7:30 p.m., $60)

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