MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Vancouver Poetry Slam: Poetry slam competition with guest performers. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5
Youth Poetry Slam: Competition leading to placing on the 2017 youth slam team. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $4–$10. vanslam.ca
Robin Esrock: Reading from The Great Canadian Prairies Bucket List. Thin Air Festival, 251 Donald St., Winnipeg. 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Strangers on a Train Reading Series: Daniel Zomparelli, Shannon Rayne, Jill Goldberg, Husayn Abdallah. Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie, Vancouver. 7 p.m. Free
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Stephen Maher: Launching his new thriller, Salvage. Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex Dr., Ottawa. 6 p.m.
Barbara Fradkin: Launching her new Amanda Doucette Mystery series, Fire in the Stars. Heart & Crown Irish Pub, 67 Clarence St., Ottawa. 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
What’s Your Story, Etobicoke?: Readings from authors Maria Coletta McLean, Catherine Graham, Farzana Doctor, and Transient. Hosted by Antanas Sileika. 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Toronto. 6 p.m.
Richard Scarsbrook: Presenting his new novel, Rockets Versus Gravity. Orangeville Public Library, 1 Mill St., Orangeville. 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Liam Card & Cordelia Strube: An hour-long casual conversation about new books and the writing life. Thin Air Festival, 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. 2:30 p.m.
Elle Wild: Launching her new book, Strange Things Done. Doc Morgan’s Pub, 437 Bowen Island Trunk Rd., Bowen Island. 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
Teva Harrison: A memoir writing workshop with the author of In-Between Days. Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Artist Studio, 1171-1st Ave., Whitehorse. 1:30 p.m. $40
What’s Your Story, East York?: Featuring authors Kate Flaherty, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Michael Januska, and Lee Parpart. 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto. 2 p.m.
Liam Card and Nick Cutter: Reading from their new works. Thin Air Festival, 625 Portage Ave., Winnipeg. 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
Teva Harrison: Talk with the author of In-Between Days. United Church, 601 Main St., Whitehorse. 7:30 p.m. $20
HIJ House Reading Series: With André Alexis, Gary Barwin, and Alissa York. BookThug HQ, 260 Ryding Avenue, Toronto, 2 p.m. Free
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