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Canadian literary event roundup: May 18-24

  • Genevieve Graham book reading and signing for Sound of the Heart at the Spring Garden Road Public Library, Halifax (May 18, 12 p.m., free)
  • CRFC Radio’s Finding a Voice featuring readings from Mansfield Press spring launch, including Stuart Ross, Jaime Forsythe, Alice Burdick, David W. McFadden, and Merlin Homer (May 18, 4 p.m. or online)
  • John Irving launches In One Person, North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver (May 18, 7:30 p.m., $30, includes a copy of the book)
  • Tatsuo Kage launches Uprooted Again: Japanese Canadians Move to Japan After World War II, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, B.C. (May 19, 3 p.m., free)
  • A.F. Moritz book reading with Don McKay at Manx Pub, Ottawa (May 19, 5 p.m., $10)
  • Storyteller Ariel Balevi performs Rumi stories at the Rustic Owl Café, Toronto (May 19, 8 p.m., free)
  • English and French editions launch of Kyo Maclear’s Virginia Wolf, featuring illustrator Isabelle Arsenault, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, Montreal (May 20, 11 a.m., free)
  • VI International Festival of Poetry featuring readings by Ronald Carranza, Balam Santos, Ruben Esguerra, Natasha Ksonzek, and more at Ellington’s Café, Toronto (May 20, 11:30 a.m., free)
  • Jeff Rubin discusses The End of Growth, University of Calgary Bookstore, downtown campus (May 22, 12 p.m., $35, includes lunch and a copy of the book)
  • Lynn Manning reads her play Weights, Hart House, University of Toronto (May 22, 6 p.m., free)
  • Patricia Wotton launches With Love, Lydia: The Story of Canada’s First Woman Ordained Minister, Grant Park Atrium, Winnipeg (May 22, 7 p.m., free)
  • Nazanin Afshin-Jam discusses The Tale of Two Nazanins, Indigo Manulife Centre, Toronto (May 22, 7 p.m., free)
  • Why We Do It YA author panel featuring Christy Ann Conlin, Carrie Mac, Mark Oakley, and Arthur Slade, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (May 23, 3 p.m., free)
  • Susan Dodd reads from The Ocean Ranger, Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax (May 23, 7 p.m., free)
  • The Saga of Grettir the Strong featuring storytellers Karen Cummo, Mary Hays, and company, Shelf Life Books, Calgary (May 23, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation)
  • John McLeod launches A Three-Continental Professional Odyssey, McNally Robinson, Saskatoon (May 23, 7 p.m., free)
  • An evening of Anishinaabe stories featuring Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Al Hunter, Wab Kinew, and Garry Robson, Winnipeg Millennium Library (May 23, 7 p.m., free)
  • Noah Richler reads from What We Talk About When We Talk About War and Debbi Greene discusses March Forth, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch (May 23, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Irvin D. Yalom discusses his novel The Spinoza Problem, Jewish Public Library, Montreal (May 23, 7:30 p.m., $10; $5 JPL members and students)
  • CBC host Nora Young discusses her new book The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario (May 24, 7 p.m., $15)
  • Talon Poetry Night with Weyman Chan, Daniel Zomparelli, and Colin Browne, Pages on Kensington, Calgary (May 24, 7:30 p.m., free)
  • Honour Who You Are: Building on Your Strengths, Saskatchewan Literacy Gala, Queensbury Convention Centre, Regina (May 24, 7:30 p.m., $50 with registration)

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