MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Sarah Meehan Sirk and Karen Smythe: Discussing their latest books. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Martha Baillie and Camilla Grudova: A double launch for Baillie’s If Clara and Grudova’s The Doll’s Alphabet. Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Kate Evans: Launching the book Threads: From the Refugee Crisis. OCADU Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick St., Toronto. 6 p.m. Free
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Guy Berthiaume and Paul Martin: Dr. Guy Berthiaume, librarian and archivist of Canada, interviews former prime minister Paul Martin before a live audience. 12:15 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., 2nd floor, Ottawa.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Barbara Fradkin: Launching the book The Trickster’s Lullaby. Sleuth of Baker Street, 907 Millwood Rd., Toronto. 1 p.m. Free
The Word on the Street Lethbridge: Hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines. Main Library, 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
The Word on the Street Saskatoon: The seventh annual Saskatoon festival features talks, readings, a a vendor marketplace. Broadway Business District, Broadway & 10th Street. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free
The Word on the Street Toronto: The 28th edition of the Word On The Street Toronto, Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival, featuring 200 performers and 250 exhibitors. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free
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