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Canadian literary event roundup: May 11-17

  • Jacques Poitras reads from Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, St. Croix Public Library, St. Stephen, N.B. (May 11, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Readings by nominees of the Bruneau Family Children’s/Young Adult Literary Award, featuring Andy Jones, Susan M. MacDonald, and Janet McNaughton, A.C. Hunter Public Library, St. John’s, (May 12, 2 p.m., free)
  • Bruce Graham reads from Diligent River Daughter, Confederation Centre Library, Charlottetown, PEI (May 16, 7 p.m., free)
  • Joey Comeau launches The Complete Lockpick Pornography, Type Books, Toronto (May 11, 6 p.m., free)
  • Alison Pick reads from Far to Go, Hanover Public Library (May 11, 7 p.m., $5)
  • Letterbox Reading with Sue Goyette and Elizabeth Phillips, Brickhouse Bistro, Lumsden, Saskatchewan (May 11, 7 p.m.)
  • David Balzer launches his ebook of short stories, Contrivances, The White House Studio Project, Toronto (May 11, 8 p.m., $8, includes a copy of Contrivances)
  • Readings by B.C. Book Prize poetry finalists including John Pass, Susan McCaslin, Garry Thomas Morse, and Sharon Thesen, Vancouver Public Library (May 11, 7 p.m., free)
  • ECW Press Spring Literary Party, featuring readings by David Balzer, Heather A. Clark, Joey Comeau, Sky Gilbert, and George Murray, The Sister, Toronto (May 14, 7 p.m., free)
  • Vertigo Reading Series featuring Jen Kunlire, Keith Foster, Jamella Hagen, and Claire Tacon, Craves Kitchen & Wine Bar, Regina (May 14, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation)
  • Joan Donaldson-Yarmey reads from Back Roads of Southern Alberta, Calgary Public Library, Central Branch (May 14, noon, register online or in person)
  • Poetry launch with Robyn Sarah (Digressions) and Beverly Bie Brahic (White Sheets), Ben McNally Books, Toronto (May 15, 6:30 p.m., free)
  • Anakana Schofield launches Malarky, Dora Keogh Pub, Toronto (May 15, 7 p.m., free)
  • Paul Almond discusses the latest book in his Alford series, The Pioneer; Atwater Library, Westmount, Quebec (May 15, 6 p.m., free; donations invited)
  • Richard Stursberg (The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC) interview and discussion with Marsha Lederman (The Globe and Mail), Vancouver Public Library (May 15, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Ontario Library Association Festival of Trees, featuring Deborah Ellis, Marie-Louise Gay, Cary Fagan, Ian Wallace, Jan Andrews, and DuÅ¡an Petričić, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (May 15-16, $10)
  • PEN Canada hosts Funny Strange: Satire after Mordecai Richler, featuring Charles Foran, Calvin Trillin, and Seán Cullen; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (May 17, 7 p.m., $40)
  • Evening of Poetry with Bert Almon, G.P. Lainsbury, and David Eso, Auburn Saloon, Calgary (May 17, 7:30 p.m., free)