MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
Vancouver Poetry Slam: Poetry slam competition with guest performers. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. 8 p.m. $5
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
Rowers Reading Series: With Frances Boyle, Charlene Challenger, Robert Colman, and Mary Lou Dickinson. Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free. rowerspubreadingseries.com
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7
Taddle Creek: Taddle Creek magazine launches its winter issue. With readings by Amy Jones, Alex Pugsley, Russell Smith, and Souvankham Thammavongsa. The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St., Toronto. 8 p.m. Free. taddlecreekmag.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
Bianca Lakoselja: Launching the book Stone Woman. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. anotherstory.ca
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9
Kim Richard Nossal: Participating in Defence Procurement in Canada seminar and launching of his new book, Charlie Foxtrot. l’École nationale d’administration publique, 283 Boul. Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau, Que. 10 a.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
Steve Paikin: Presenting his new book, Bill Davis. King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. E., Toronto. 10 a.m. $55. (416) 361-0032
Toronto Poetry Slam: Spoken word battle, featuring Jaimie G as the guest poet. Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. $7. (416) 312-3865
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