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Literary event listings: May 9–15

(Photo: Richmond Lam)

Graphic novelist Michel Rabagliati, creator of the Paul series of books, will be appearing during this weekend’s Toronto Comic Arts Fair, in conversation with Q&Q senior editor Conan Tobias (photo: Richmond Lam)

MONDAY, MAY 9

Vancouver Poetry Slam: Poetry slam competition. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5-$10

TUESDAY, MAY 10

An Evening of Storytelling: Al Tee, Alix Born, Devon More, Jenny Duffy, Kyle Hawke, and more. Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5

Art Bar Poetry Series: Mark Sampson, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, open mic. Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

Jim Lynch, Helen Simonson, and Alissa York: Reading from their latest works. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto. 7:30 p.m. ifoa.org

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Jennifer Manuel and Rachael Preston: Reading and signing. Mulberry Bush Book Store, 102-280 E. Island Highway, Parksville, B.C. 7 p.m. Free

Wolsak & Wynn: W&W spring launch, with Susan Perly, Kilby Smith-McGregor, and Stuart Ross. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., Toronto. 7:30. Free

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Toronto Comic Arts Festival: A two-day exhibition and fair featuring hundreds of comic creators from around the world, with readings, interviews, panels, workshops, and more. Q&Q’s Conan Tobias will interview May cover subject Michel Rabagliati at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun). Free. Full programming: torontocomics.com

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