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Literary event listings: Sept. 5–11, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Art Bar Poetry Series: With Lisa Young, Clara Blackwood, Ricardo Sternberg. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto. 8 p.m. $5

Haiku Head-to-Head Deathmatch: Haiku competition with night-of sign-up. Hosted by Cynthia Gould. Supermarket, 258 Augusta, Toronto. 7:30 p.m. $10. torontopoetryslam.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Amanda Lindhout: Celebrating the bestseller A House in the Sky. Chapters, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton. 7 p.m.

Pivot Readings: With Eva H.D., Doyali Islam, Jacqueline Valencia, Nathan Whitlock. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Amanda Lindhout: Celebrating the bestseller A House in the Sky. Indigo, 5570 Signal Hill Centre S.W., Calgary. 7 p.m.

James Bartleman: Discussing his memoir, Seasons of Hope. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto. 7 p.m.

Pascal Girard: Touring his new book Nicholas. With Michel Hellman. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard St., Montreal 7 p.m.

Sheila McPhee: Launching her new novel, The Naked Wine and Morphine Dance. The Station, 380 York St., Fredericton. 5:30. $25. sheilamcphee.ca

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Mark Leslie: Presenting his new book, Creepy Capital. Rideau Branch Library, 377 Rideau St., Ottawa. 1 p.m.

Philippa Dowding: Signing Carter and the Curious Maze. Yorkdale Indigo, 3401 Dufferin St., Toronto. 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Dead Poets Reading Series: Readings: Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia, Vancouver. 3 p.m. Free

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