Quill and Quire


« Back to

Literary event listings: June 12–18, 2017


Book Summit 2017: The panel Publish Well and Prosper will explore the ways the book industry can do just that: be socially aware and thrive economically. A day of stimulating and practical discussion about economic and social responsibility in the book business. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay W., Toronto. 8:30 a.m. ifoa.org/events/book-summit-2017-publish-well-prosper

In Her Voice Festival: A festival designed to showcase a variety of voices, identities, and perspectives in female authorship within a range of genres and forms. With Patricia Lockwood, Scaachi Koul, Durga Chew-Bose, S.K. Ali, and more. Crow’s Nest Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto. Runs June 15-17. Tickets: $20. Full schedule: crowstheatre.com/whats-on/view-all/in-her-voice-festival


Fredrick Backman: Promoting the book Beartown. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto. 7 p.m.


An Afternoon With Dane Swan: Reading from his poetry collection, A Mingus Lullaby. Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. 3:30 p.m. Free


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.