TUESDAY, MAY 3
Art Bar Poetry Series: 25th anniversary edition, with Allen Sutterfield, Allan Briesmaster, Pierre L’Abbe, D. Clink, Phlip Arima, Heather Cadsby, Stephen Humphrey. Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC
Chester Brown: The cartoonist discusses his new new graphic novel Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. 7 p.m.
Nathan Whitlock: Launch of Q&Q contributor Whitlock’s novel, Congratulations on Everything! The Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 6 p.m. Free
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
Catherine Cooper: Cooper launches her debut novel, White Elephant. Book Warehouse, 4118 Main St., Vancouver. 7 p.m. Free
Coach House Books: Spring launch with Ken Sparling, John Goldbach, Chase Joynt, Susan Holbrook, Nicole Markotić, Helen Hajnoczky. Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free.
Incite: Bif Naked, Betsy Warland, and Carmen Aguirre discuss identity, art, and politics in their memoirs. Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver. 7:30 p.m. Free. writersfest.bc.ca
Pivot Readings: With Arleen Paré, Vivek Shraya, Carmine Starnino, Jordan Tannahill. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC
THURSDAY, MAY 5
Inanna Publications: Spring book launch with Nora Gold, Mia Herrera, Gianna Patriarca, and Eva Tihanyi. Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto. 6 p.m. Free
Pages Unbound Festival: Three days of literary events, with Mona Awad, Rebecca Rosenblum, Andrew Sullivan, Suzanne Alyssa Andrew, Mary Walsh, Michael Snow, and more. Various locations, Toronto. May 5-8. pages-unbound.com
FRIDAY, MAY 6
Festival of Literary Diversity: The inaugural instalment of this celebration of diversity in literature kicks off on Friday evening and continues throughout the weekend at a variety of venues. With Vivek Shraya, Brian Francis, Jael Richardson, Aniota Chong, Bianca Spence, Farzana Doctor, Karen Connolly, Leon Rooke, Lawrence Hill, and many more. Various locations, Brampton, Ont. May 6-8. thefoldcanada.org
SUNDAY, MAY 8
Dead Poets Reading Series: Readings. Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver. 3 p.m. Free
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