MONDAY, AUGUST 15
Stephen Maher: Launching his new Maritime thriller, Salvage. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro, N.S. 7 p.m.
Vancouver Poetry Slam: Poetry slam competition with guest performers. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
Poetry in the Park: With Susan McCaslin and Rob Taylor, featuring an open mic. Queen’s Park Bandshell, 529 Queen’s Park Ave., New Westminster, B.C. 6 p.m. Free. poetryinthepark.com
Untethered: New issue launch party, with readings by Trevor Abes, Victoria Butler, Forrest Jamie, William Kemp, Karen Mulhallen, Anjalee Nadarajan, Yusuf Saadi, and Terry Trowbridge. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free. www.alwaysuntethered.com
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
Patrick Warner: Reading during the Writers at Woody Point Festival. Merchant Warehouse, 16 Water St., Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Nfld. 4 p.m.
Michelle Hamilton: Hamilton will give a historical talk, Dr. Oronhyatekha: Memory and Legacy. Niagara Historical Society Museum, 43 Castlereagh St., Niagara on the Lake, Ont. 7:30 p.m. $10.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
Toronto Poetry Slam: Spoken-word competition featuring guest poet Wes Ryan. Hosted by Dave Silverberg. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. $7. torontopoetryslam.com
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
Saturday Night at the Theatre: Patrick Warner and Guy Vanderhaeghe read during the Writers at Woody Point Festival. Woody Point Heritage Theatre, Norris Point, Nfld. 8 p.m.
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