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April 2017

Jael Richardson at Claire’s Day – Toledo

April 7 - April 8
Toledo Main Library, 325 N Michigan St
Toledo, OH 43604 United States
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Jael Richardson (The Stone Thrower) is featured at the annual Claire's Day, an annual celebration of life, authors, illustrators, and reading excellence. Held annually for the past 16 years in memory of Claire Lynsey Rubini, the festival features author presentations and signings, the C.A.R.E. Awards, and hands-on children’s activities including special appearances by characters in costume, craft areas, storytelling, and even a little science magic. Learn more on the festival website here.

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Denise Donlon and Teva Harrison at the gritLIT festival

April 8 - April 9
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4S8 Canada
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Don't miss Denise Donlon and Teva Harrison at Hamilton's gritLIT literary festival. At 9:30pm on April 8th, Annette Hamm talks with Denise Donlon about her long career as a leader in the Canadian music industry and her book, Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances). And at 2:30pm on April 9th, Denise Donlon and Teva Harrison (In-Between Days) join poet Chris Pannell to share three different approaches to telling their own stories. Buy tickets and see the full festival schedule on the website here.

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Zoe Whittall at the North Shore Writers Festival

April 8 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
North Vancouver City Library, 120 – 14 Street West
North Vancouver, British Columbia
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Zoe Whittall (The Best Kind of People) headlines the 18th annual North Shore Writers Festival in North Vancouver, BC. The festival takes place over two-days and offers literary lovers and hundreds of festival-goers a host of events including a Local Author’s Book Fair, a Literary Trivia Night, and inspiring author readings. The festival is capped off by a free reception to celebrate not only the presenters, but the greater North Shore Literary community and Writer’s Association. The festival is free but please arrive…

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Karen von Hahn at Books & Brunch

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East + Google Map

Ben McNally and the Globe and Mail host the latest instalment of their popular Books & Brunch event. Karen von Hahn, author of What Remains joins Elan Mastai, Carolyn Harris, and Trevor Cole at the King Edward Hotel for readings, discussions, and, of course, brunch. Food is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the second floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $55.00 each and must be purchased in advance. See the event and buy tickets here.

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This Accident of Being Lost Book Launch

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oakham Lounge, Oakham House, Ryerson University, 55 Gould St
Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
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Join Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in the launch of her new book of stories and songs, This Accident of Being Lost, at Ryerson University's Oakham House.

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Books & Beer at Henderson Brewery with Zoe Whittall

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewing Co., 128A Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B7 Canada
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Join Zoe Whittall and House of Anansi at Henderson Brewery for beers and a talk with the author of the Giller-nominated The Best Kind of People. Get the book with one of Henderson's in-house beers for only $20! On the third Wednesday of each month, we're teaming up with Henderson Brewery to feature great authors in our country! We'll be chatting with authors, hosting audience Q&A, debates, and more, accompanied by a great selection of beer.  See more on Facebook.

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Kevin Connolly, Lynn Crosbie, Dennis Lee and Leanne Simpson at the Anansi Poetry Bash

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henderson Brewing Co., 128A Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B7 Canada
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Join us at Anansi's biggest poetry bash yet as we kickoff our 50th anniversary celebrations and debut our collaborative beer with Henderson Brewing Company alongside poets Dennis Lee, Kevin Connolly, Lynn Crosbie, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. RSVP is required, so stay tuned for more details soon.

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Zoe Whittall at the Prince Edward County Authors Festival

April 22
Books and Company, 289 Main Street
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
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For over 20 years the Prince Edward County Authors Festival has been showcasing both emerging and well known Canadian authors, poets and storytellers in Picton, Ontario. This year join Zoe Whittall for two amazing events. At 10:00am, she will read from her poetry collection, The Emily Valentine Poems, and at 11:15am she will read from and discuss her Giller-nominated novel, The Best Kind of People, with Kirsteen MacLeod and Emily Saso. See more, including the full schedule, on the festival website.

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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St.
Ottawa,
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Join Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in celebrating Earth Day at the Spring 2017 Ottawa International Writers Festival. On April 22, she presents songs and stories from her new collection, This Accident of Being Lost. A discussion by David Suzuki and Ian Harrington on their new book Just Cool It! on the current state of climate science follows. Learn more and buy tickets on the event listing here.

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Steven Heighton and Zoe Whittall at Horizons Writers and Friends Literary Gala

April 23
Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St
Kingston, Ontario
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On April 23, join Steven Heighton (The Waking Comes Late) and Zoe Whittall (The Best Kind of People) support the Horizons of Friendship at their 21st annual fundraiser in Kingston. For over 40 years, Horizons has been committed to promoting social justice and people-centred development in Central America and Mexico. At the Writers and Friends Literary Gala, Steven Heighton and Zoe Whittall join David Bergen and Danielle Martin on stage. See more and buy tickets on the website here.

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