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Literary event listings, Sept. 4–10, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Rowers Reading Series: With Sue Bowness, Jennifer D. Foster, Megan Swaine, Heather J. Wood, Patrick Connors, Richard Scarsbrook, and Lizzie Violet. Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free. rowerspubreadingseries.com

Naben Ruthnum: Launching the book Curry, with Kevin Chong and Adèle Barclay. Pat’s Pub, 403 E. Hastings St., Vancouver. 7 p.m. Free

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam: Season 4 begins. Two-round poetry slam and anything-goes open mic. With Andre Prefontaine. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., Toronto. 7:30 p.m. $7. queerslam.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival: More than 40 writers for adults, teens, and children. With Naomi Klein, Tanya Talaga, Jordan Abel, Carol Off, Gregory Scofield, Stephen Henighan, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Monia Mazigh, Shari Lapena, Andrew Pyper, and more. Sept. 9–10. Village of Eden Mills, Ont. edenmillswritersfestival.ca

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Elaine Dewar: Discussing her book The Handover: How Bigwigs and Bureaucrats Transferred Canada’s Best Publisher and the Best Part of Our Literary Heritage to a Foreign Multinational. McNally Robinson, 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. 2 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, s tart 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.