George Elliott Clarke at Ore Samples Writers Series

Title: George Elliott Clarke at Ore Samples Writers Series

Date: July 20, 2017

ore-samplesLocation: Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
Description: Founded in 2016, Ore Samples is a Canadian writers series curated and managed by a volunteer director. An excellent volunteer advisory board is in place. All funding and support received by Ore Samples go to the writers and performers featured in the series.

Ore welcomes Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke for a public reading and reception at the Flin Flon Public Library on July 20, 2017.

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Berwick Literary Festival

Title: Berwick Literary Festival

Start Date: October 20, 2017
End Date: October 22, 2017

berwick-literary-festivalLocation: Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
Description: England’s most northerly town stages again a celebration of books and authors. Dozens of talks, workshops and other events will be presented at venues all over Berwick upon Tweed, with something for everyone, from children to adult readers, from budding writers to history buffs.

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John Nyman and Shoshanna Wingate at Tree Reading Series

Title: John Nyman and Shoshanna Wingate at Tree Reading Series

Date: May 23, 2017

tree-reading-seriesLocation: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Description: Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada’s longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa’s vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work and to benefit from exposure to the work of other writers. In providing this service, Tree hopes to inspire and sustain the development of the literary community in Ottawa and to promote Ottawa as an important community for Canadian literary arts.

The evening features readings by John Nyman and Shoshanna Wingate, and also includes an open mic.

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Dane Swan and Susan McMaster at Tree Reading Series

Title: Dane Swan and Susan McMaster at Tree Reading Series

Date: May 9, 2017

tree-reading-seriesLocation: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Description: Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada’s longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa’s vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work and to benefit from exposure to the work of other writers. In providing this service, Tree hopes to inspire and sustain the development of the literary community in Ottawa and to promote Ottawa as an important community for Canadian literary arts.

The evening features Pop poetry: uplifting poems from the lowest common denominators, a workshop with Jeff Blackman, readings by Dane Swan and Susan McMaster, and also includes an open mic.

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Luath Poets – with Magi Gibson, Hugh McMillan and Christie Williamson

Title: Luath Poets – with Magi Gibson, Hugh McMillan and Christie Williamson

Date: April 20, 2017

scottish-poetry-library-sloganLocation: Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: Three poets from the length of Scotland will read poems in English, Shetlandic and Scots. Hugh McMillan is from Galloway, Christie Williamson is from Shetland, though he now lives in Glasgow, as does Magi Gibson, who will launch her new book Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks.

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Carousel Magazine #38 Launch Party

Title: Carousel Magazine #38 Launch Party

Date: April 19, 2017

carousel-magazineLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: This free event celebrates the release of CAROUSEL 38 — and the Minola Review Literary Supplement — at the Litbang! Small Press Pop-Up Store. Readers for the evening include: Shannon Bramer, Marc Di Saverio, Lauren Kirshner, Sarah Pinder and Rudrapriya Rathore. Hosted by CAROUSEL editor Mark Laliberte and Minola Review editor Robin Richardson.

CAROUSEL is an exquisitely produced bi-annual hybrid literary + arts magazine focused on promoting a full range of Canadian talent within an increasingly borderless, contemporary context. The journal dedicates equal space to word & image; it offers an open environment emphasizing the creative investigation of art and literary forms.

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LitBang! Small Press Pop Up Store

Title: LitBang! Small Press Pop Up Store

Start Date: April 7, 2017
End Date: April 21, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: LitBang! is an annual pop up shop in downtown Toronto that features all your favourite small-press literary magazines, including The Feathertale Review, Taddle Creek, Broken Pencil, CAROUSEL and Poetry is Dead. This year’s shop also features limited edition art, posters, T-shirts, buttons and more.

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Manitoba Book Awards

Title: Manitoba Book Awards

Date: April 22, 2017

manitoba-book-awardsLocation: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Description: The Manitoba Book Awards is an annual project of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild produced with the assistance of the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers. The Manitoba Book Awards honour books written by Manitobans, published in Manitoba or about Manitoba. More than $30,000 in prizes is awarded each year to Manitoba writers. The Manitoba Book Awards celebrates literary excellence, originality and diverse talent. Among the prizes to be awarded is the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.

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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

Title: Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

Start Date: April 20, 2017
End Date: April 22, 2017

spring-pulse-poetry-festivalLocation: Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
Description: The festival’s mandate is to share poetry in public places, so events are held throughout Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt. The Spring Pulse Poetry Festival has created a literary/arts even where the tri-cultural community comes together to celebrate its past and present creativity through poetry, music, and art.

Today, the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival is Northern Ontario’s largest poetry/arts festival and this year celebrates nine years of existence — establishing Cobalt as a “petite paradise of poetry.”

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