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Literary event listings, Sept. 25–Oct. 1, 2017

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

David Chariandy: In conversation with Dionne Brand to celebrate the launch of his novel, Brother. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free

Ron Sexsmith: Signing copies of his debut novel, Deer Life. Indigo, Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free

6 Degrees Citizen Space 2017: Join Margaret Atwood, Ai Weiwei, Kent Monkman, Michael Sandel, Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul, Bernhard Schlink, Reni Eddo-Lodge, George Elliot Clarke, and more at Toronto’s annual event on citizenship and inclusion. Themes of Walls, Bridges & Homes will be explored through dynamic conversation, exchanges and artistic engagements. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W. and Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Running Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m. to Sept. 27, 9:30 p.m.  6degreesto.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Barbara Fradkin: Launching her new mystery novel, The Trickster’s Lullaby, with fellow mystery author Vicki Delany. Heart and Crown Pub, 67 Clarence St., Ottawa. 7 p.m. Free

Scott Kennedy: Scott Kennedy will give a presentation on his book, Don Mills. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Steve Paikin: Speaking about his Bill Davis book. Alliance Francaise, 24 Spadina Rd., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Steve Paikin: Speaking about his Bill Davis book. Seneca College, 70 The Pond Rd., Toronto. 5 p.m. Free

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Dave Butler: Launching the novel Full Curl, the debut novel in Butler’s Jenny Willson mystery series. Lotus Books, 33 10th Ave. S., Cranbrook, B.C. 7 p.m. Free

Kai Cheng Thom: Launching From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 4 p.m. Free

Monique Gray Smith: Launching the book Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation. Nat’tsa’maht, The Gathering Place, Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Rd., Victoria. 2 p.m. Free

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

Debby Waldman and Karen Spafford-Fitz: Launching Miriam’s Secret and Saving Grad. Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave., Edmonton. 2 p.m. Free

Guernica Fall Launch: Launching several new books, including Polish(ed), edited by Kasia Jaronczyk and Małgorzata Nowaczyk, Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment by Claude Lalumière, and more. 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, 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.