MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
Steve Paikin: Speaking on his book Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All. Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George St., Desautels Hall, 2nd floor, south building, Toronto. 5 p.m. $45
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Art Bar Reading Series: With Hiram Larew, Susan McCaslin, and Joe Denham. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto. 8 p.m. $5
Helen Humphreys: In conversation with Richard Thomas, discussing her latest work, The Ghost Orchard. Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, 824 1st Ave. W., Owen Sound, Ont. 7 p.m. $5
Out, Loud & Clear: A celebration of LGBT+ literature. With Judith Lussier, Denis-Martin Chabot, Shannon Webb-Campbell, Hubert Nigel Thomas. Arsenal, 2020 William St., Montreal. 6 p.m. $125. (514) 932-1112, ext. 25
Rowers Reading Series: With Nathan Adler, Joanne Arnott, Christopher Levenson, and Allan Weiss. Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. 8:30 p.m. Free. rowerspubreadingseries.com
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Bill Gaston and Theresa Kishkan: Launching the books A Mariner’s Guide to Self Sabotage and Euclid’s Orchard. Munro’s Books, 1108 Government St., Victoria. 7 p.m. Free
Erinne Paisley: Launching the book Can Your Smartphone Change the World? Saving Gigi, 859 Bloor St. W., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
Pivot Readings: With Danez Smith, Grace O’Connell, Leanne Dunic, and Catherine Hernandez. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto. 7:30 p.m. PWYC. pivotreadings.ca
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
Coach House Books Fall Launch: With Martha Baillie, Jeramy Dodds, Camilla Grudova, Sina Queyras, Naben Ruthnum. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto. 7:30 p.m. Free
Inanna Fall Book Launch: With Jocelyn Cullity, Lisa de Nikolits, Terri Favro, Mariam Pirbhai, and Mehri Yalfani. Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto. 6 p.m.
Julie Roorda: Launching the book A Thousand Consolations. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free
Leanne Dunic: Launching the book To Love the Coming End. With guests Phoebe Wang and Jasmine Gui. Glad Day Bookstore, 499 Church St., Toronto. 6 p.m.
Literary Titans Revisited: Launch of a collection of interviews with CanLit Poets and Writers of the ’60s. Victoria University, 71 Queens Park Cres. E., Toronto. 6 p.m. Free
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
Adam Bunch: Reading from his new book, The Toronto Book of the Dead, at Indigo’s 7th Annual Halloween Bash. Indigo Stone Road Mall, 5 Stone Road W., Guelph, Ont. 11 a.m. Free
Gillian Chan: Launching the YA novel The Disappearance. Bryan Prince Books, 1060 King St. W., Hamilton. 1:30 p.m. Free
Liona Boyd: Reading at the Lind Stit & Lucky Mike’s Words and Music Salon. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto. 12:30 p.m. Free
Toronto Poetry Slam: Spoken word competition, with special guest poet Randell Adjei. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. 8 p.m. $7.
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