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Canadian Library Month

October 1 - October 31

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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Vancouver Writers Fest

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm

Introducing it as "A Year Like No Other", the Vancouver Writers Fest will be brought to readers on a variety of digital platforms. In addition to their flagship, week-long Festival, they will also welcome everyone to their Special Events series, occurring weekly from September to November. The physical stages may be replaced with Zoom screens …

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8:00 am

Wordfest 25@25

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

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Calgary's Wordfest is turning 25 this year. They were planning an ambitious live festival in September to celebrate their anniversary, featuring 25 authors in 25 events. But everything is different now. So they’ve decided to try something different. Something that could ONLY happen online: a series of genuine connections that add up to a kind …

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7:00 pm

Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020

Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets evening online poetry workshops starting in September, led by Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing …

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8:00 pm

Carson and Stacey at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Art Bar is recognized as Canada's longest running poetry-only, weekly reading series. Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest …

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