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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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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

Wordfest 25@25

October 27, 2020 @ 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 27, 2020 @ 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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H of a Night Online – Meet the Presses and bpNichol Shortlist Announcement

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet the Presses invites all to join online for one H of a Night and the shortlist announcement of the bpNichol Chapbook Award. Hosted by Meet the Presses collective members Gary Barwin and Aaron Tucker, the night will also include readings from past bpNichol Chapbook Award winners Mark Laba, Nicole Markotic, Jessica Johns, and Sonnet …

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8:00 pm

Barwin and Leblanc at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

October 27, 2020 @ 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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