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Literary event listings: June 20–26

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Johnny Tring appears at the Pride edition of Toronto Poetry Slam on Sunday, June 26

FEATURED EVENT
Toronto Poetry Slam’s Pride edition
Sunday, June 26

The Pride edition of Toronto Poetry Slam features Regina’s Johnny Tring, as well as a spoken-word competition and a special screening of a new spoken-word film. Hosted by Cathy Petch. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. $7

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Art Bar Poetry Series: Brandon Pitts, Josh Smith, and Jacob Scheier. Black Swan, 154 Danforth, Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC

Poetry Night: Simon Banderob, Alex Silverson, Ethel Meilleur, Melanie Power, and John Arthur Sweet. Kafein café-bar, 1429 Rue Bishop, Montreal. 8 p.m.

Robert Landor: Launch of the book Four Equations. Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 Avenue McGill College, Montreal. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

Chelsea Bolan: Launch of the book The Good Sister. Book Warehouse, 4118 Main St., Vancouver. 7 p.m.

Tim Falconer: Discussing the book Bad Singer. Leaside Library, 165 McRae, Toronto. 7 p.m. Free

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Sebastien de Castell: Launch of the book Saint’s Blood. White Dwarf Books, 3715 W. 10th, Vancouver. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Liz Muir: Muir will talk about her book, Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight. Don Mills Public Library, 88 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto. 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Elinor Florence: Florence will chat with patrons and sign her wartime novel Bird’s Eye View. Bayers Lake Chapters, 188 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax. 12 p.m.

Ron Brown: Book-signing for Rails to the Atlantic. IndigoSpirit Sydney, 800 Grand Lake Road, Sydney. 12 p.m. Free

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Elinor Florence: Florence will present a slideshow of vintage photographs and talk about the inspiration behind her novel Bird’s Eye View. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax. 2 p.m.

Send listings for any Canadian literary events to events@quillandquire.com.