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Literary event listings: Oct. 31–Nov. 6, 2016


Stan Dragland: In conversation with Mack Furlong. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto. 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver Poetry Slam: Poetry slam competition with guest performers. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5


Art Bar Poetry Series: With Tom Hamilton, Niki Koulouris, Rudy Fearon, plus an open mic. Free Times Café, 320 College St., Toronto. 8 p.m. $5. artbar.org

Peter Kirby: Discusses his Luc Vanier mystery series. Ottawa Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa. 7 p.m.

Rowers Reading Series: With Christopher Canniff, Cherie Dimaline, Shane Joseph, and Stan Rogal. Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free. rowerspubreadingseries.com


Anne Fleming: Reading from her book Poemw. Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m.

Carolyn Harris: Discussing her book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora, Ont. 7:30 p.m.

Jeremy Grimaldi: Discussing his new book, A Daughter’s Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto. 7 p.m.

Pivot: With Leesa Dean, Stevie Howell, Rob Taylor, and Erin Wunker. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. PWYC


Amanda West Lewis: Launching her book, The Pact. Almonte Public Library, 55 High St., Mississippi Mills, Ont. 7 p.m. Free

Elle Wild: Book signing and discussion of Strange Things Done. Chapters/Indigo, 2505 Granville St., Vancouver. 5 p.m.

Leesa Dean: Launching her book Women Behaving Badly. With guests Kathy Friedman, Becky Blake, and Nancy-Jo Cullen. No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College St., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free.

Liam Card: Reading from his most recent novel, Stopgap. With Robert Rotenberg. Port Hope Library, 31 Queen St., Port Hope, Ont. 7 p.m.

Richard Scarsbrook: Signing copies of his new book, Rockets Versus Gravity. The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth St., Sarnia, Ont. 7 p.m.

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival: Three days of literary festivities, with George Elliott Clarke, Samuel Archibald, Jael Richardson, Liz Howard, Tim Falconer. Hal Niedzviecki, and Alana Wilcox. Nov. 3-5, various locations. Full schedule: wordstocksudbury.ca.


Barbara Fradkin: Signing copies of her new mystery, Fire in the Stars. Lighthouse Books, 65 Main St., Brighton, Ont. 1 p.m.

Kate Sutherland: Launching her book How to Draw a Rhinoceros. Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto. 6 p.m. Free


Olive Senior: In conversation with Nino Ricci. Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, Ont. 8 p.m. $10. litontour.com

Wallace Edwards: Launching his book, What Is Peace? Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., Toronto. 2 p.m. Free

Barbara Fradkin: Signing copies of her new book, Fire in the Stars. Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton, Ont. 12:30 p.m.

Sean E. Livingston: Signing copies of his book Flower: The History of HMCS Oakville. Chapters, 3315 Fairview Street, Burlington, Ont. 1 p.m.

Send listings for any Canadian literary events to events@quillandquire.com. Please include within the body of your email: name of event/featured author, a brief description, venue, street address, city, start time, cost of admission, and contact phone number or website. Q&Q is happy to list general information for literary festivals, but cannot list individual sessions. Events must be received by noon Thursday for the following week’s listings.