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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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Poetry on the Front Lines

October 22, 2020 - November 1, 2020

The Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) empowers the voices and illuminates the undiscovered strength in Toronto’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. The Toronto International Festival of Authors has worked with TWC and A.F. Moritz, Toronto’s sixth Poet Laureate, to create a special video installation at Union Station capturing the strength and depth of TWC’s latest anthologies: …

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Vancouver Writers Fest

October 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2020 @ 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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Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

October 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas, returns for its 41st edition in a brand new virtual format that will be primarily free and accessible from around the world. The Festival has expanded its programming this year, introducing new events and initiatives including a weekend of …

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8:00 am

Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020 winners announced

October 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Forward Prizes for Poetry honour excellence in contemporary poetry published in UK and Ireland. There are three prizes: Best Collection (£10,000) and Best First Collection (£5,000) consider books of poetry, while Best Single Poem (£1,000) seeks the best poem from magazines and competitions. Learn more here.

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10:00 am

Alaska Quarterly Review Benefit Reading Series: Dina Nayeri & Celeste Ng

October 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Help Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) reach new literary milestones. Please mark your calendars for Pièces de Résistance, an extraordinary benefit series celebrating AQR’s 40th anniversary. Join the publication for 21 free, live online readings and conversations, featuring 58 exceptional new, emerging, and established poets and writers who have appeared in AQR. Pièces de Résistance runs …

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5:00 pm

Best Canadian Poetry Launch

October 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hear from the heart of Canada’s vibrant poetry scene, with this curated selection of live readings from the Best Canadian Poetry of 2020 anthology. Poets reading will include Nyla Matuk, Geoff Pevlin, Andrea Thompson, Sanna Wani, Susan Haldane, Conor Kerr, Anita Lahey, Alycia Pirmohamed, Alycia Pirmohamed and Maureen Scott Harris. An interview with the anthology's …

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8:30 pm

Sunday Poetry Readings

October 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

End your weekend on an imaginative note of rhythmic composition, with intimate poetry readings by several accomplished Canadians, including: A.F. Mortiz, Canisia Lubrin and Ian Williams. Learn more here.

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