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AfterWords Literary Festival (online)

September 30, 2020 - October 4, 2020

The AfterWords Literary Festival was co-founded by Ryan Turner and Stephanie Domet, and in the fall of 2019, AfterWords held its inaugural edition. Mona Awad, Caroline Adderson, Lynn Coady, Andre Fenton, Nolan Natasha, and Kamal Al-Solaylee are just some of the sixteen authors the festival brought together from Nova Scotia, across Canada, and beyond. In …

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Canadian Library Month

October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020

All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. Learn more here.

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30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

August 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

With the aim of exploring the initiative to broaden poetry among human beings in their gravest hour, fighting the fear, the pandemic and death, and conduct a refreshing dialogue between poets, artists, academics, scientists and the laureates of the Alternative Nobel Prize in order to elucidate new avenues on the unresolved problems of human society, …

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Victoria Festival of Authors

September 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Since 2016, Victoria Festival of Authors has been the largest celebration of books and book lovers on Vancouver Island. Each fall, the festival invites authors from across Canada to share their books and ideas with Victoria’s readers. VFA has also included school-based youth programs for students of SD61 since 2019. The five-day festival includes readings, …

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10:00 am

Writing into the Unknown: Fortifying a Curious and Imaginative Practice with Sue Goyette

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

How do we engage with this tumultuous and potent time as writers? How do we keep our practice vibrant and intact? Sue Goyette will create a space in this online workshop for this crucial conversation and participants will be invited to recommit to their writing practice with a renewed vigour. Learn more here.

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3:00 pm

Poetry in Translation – Molly Peacock, A.F. Moritz, Alice Major, George Elliott Clarke and Anna Yin

October 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

After individual events with Molly Peacock, A.F. Moritz, Alice Major, George Elliott Clarke in conversation with translator Anna Yin, this group session with all of the poets on Zoom will include an open mic (for the translations of their poems). Learn more here.

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