MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
Elise Moser and Alice Zorn: Launching their books Five Roses and What Milly Did. 251 Bar Palco, 4109 Wellington, Montreal. 6 p.m.
Richard Scarsbrook: Launching his new book, Rockets Versus Gravity. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m.
Vancouver Poetry Slam: Poetry slam competition with guest performers. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Resonance Reading Series: Owain Nicholson, Joe Denham. Café Resonance, 5175A av du Parc, Montreal. 9 p.m.
Rowers Reading Series: Monica Kidd, Susan McCaslin, Sabrina Ramnanan and Bänoo Zan. Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free. rowerspubreadingseries.com
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Burnley “Rocky” Jones: Presenting his book Revolutionary. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Alissa York: Presenting her latest novel, The Naturalist. Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Toronto. 7 p.m. $10. litontour.com
Coach House Books: Fall book launch, with André Alexis, Lisa Robertson, Maxime Raymond Bock, Dominique Fortier, Jordan Scott, Laura Broadbent. Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free. chbooks.com
Laurie Gough: Launching her book Stolen Child. The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St., Guelph, Ont. 7 p.m.
Robert Rotenberg: Reading from his book Stranglehold. Own Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, 824 1st Ave. W., Owen Sound, Ont. 7 p.m. $10. litontour.com
Shannon Stettner: Presenting her book Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. anotherstory.ca
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
Toronto Poetry Slam: With Vanessa McGowan. Hosted by Cathy Petch. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. $7. torontopoetryslam.com
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
Joe Denham and Kyp Harness: Playing music and reading from their books Regeneration Machine and Wigford Rememberies. Only Cafe, 972 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 8 p.m. Free. kypharness.net
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