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Literary event listings, Oct. 9–15, 2017


Ayub Buri: Book launch for Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, an insider’s account of the Kurdish conflicts. Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., Toronto. 6 p.m. Free

Darryl Raymaker: Launching the book Trudeau’s Tango. Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave., Edmonton. 7 p.m.

Tightrope Books Fall Launch: Launching three new novels: Andrew Daley’s Resort, Priya Ramsingh’s Brown Girl in the Room, and David Cozac’s Finishing the Road. Supermarket, 268 Augusta, Toronto. 6:30 p.m.


Coach House Books Fall Poetry Launch: With Sina Queyras (My Ariel), Jeramy Dodds (Drakkar Noir), and Jay Ritchie (Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie). Hosted by Coach House poet Linda Besner (Feel Happier in Nine Seconds). La Vitrola, 4602 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal. 7:30 p.m. Free

Dane Swan: Book launch for He Doesn’t Hurt People Anymore. Type Books, 883 Queen St W, Toronto. 7 PM. Free

Dave McPherson: Launching the book The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., Toronto. 5 p.m. Free

Heather Reisman and Paul Martin: Indigo’s Reisman discusses the release of With Faith and Goodwill: 150 Years of Canada-U.S. Friendship with the former prime minister and one of the book’s contributors and editors, Scott Reid. Indigo, 55 Bloor St. W., 
Toronto. 5 p.m. Free

Learn the Stories Behind the Stories: A celebration of The Sum of Us and Where the Stars Rise, with Charlotte Ashley, A.M. Dellamonica, Susan Forest, Sandra Kasturi, Lucas K. Law, Karin Lowachee, Derwin Mak, Rati Mehrotra, Tony Pi, Melissa Yuan-Innes. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., Toronto 7 p.m. Free

Noir at the Bar: Readings by 10 international crime fiction authors, Scott Alderberg (New York) Eric Beeter (Los Angeles), M.H. Callway (Toronto), Hilary Davidson (New York), Sheena Kamal (Vancouver), Owen Laukkanen (Vancouver), Jamie Mason (North Carolina), Thomas Pluck (New Jersey), Zoë Sharpe (U.K.), and David Swinson (Washington, D.C.). Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., Toronto. 8:30 p.m.


Kristyn Dunnion: Launching the book Tarry This Night. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto. 7 p.m. Free

Ronna Bloom: Launching the book The More. Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St, Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free


Geoff Berner: Launch the book The Fiddler Is a Good Woman and the new album Canadiana Grotesqueicqua. Performance by Geoff Berner with Rae Spoon. Pressed Ottawa, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa. 7 p.m. Free


Geoff Berner: Launch the book The Fiddler Is a Good Woman and the new album Canadiana Grotesqueicqua. Performance by Geoff Berner with Rae Spoon. Burdock, 1184 Bloor St W., Toronto. 8:30 p.m. $20

Graham McLachlan: Signing copies of J.P. Bickell. Macleod Trail Chapters, 9631 Macleod Trail, Calgary. 11 a.m.

William Galbraith: Signing copies of his book John Buchan: Model Governor General. Ottawa Pinecrest Indigo, Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris, Ottawa. 11 a.m. Free

Print Preview: Skin Deep: With Maureen St. Clair, Janette Fecteau, and Stephen Law. Special musical guest Betsy MacDonald. Hosted by Angus MacCaull. The Townhouse, 76 College St., Antigonish, N.S. 2 p.m. $10

Steve Paikin: Speaking on his book Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All. Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road W., Mississauga. 2 p.m. Free


Carol Off: Books and Brunch event with the author of All We Leave Behind. Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. E. 10 a.m. $55

John Boyko: Discussing his book Sir John’s Echo. Elmhirst Resort, 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Ont. 11 a.m. $75

Kim Clarke Champniss: Signing copies of his new memoir, Skinheads, Fur Traders, and DJs. Indigo, 2300 Yonge St., Toronto. 1 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.


October 10th, 2017

2:56 pm

Category: Events