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September 2017

Nazneen Sheikh at the Women Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival

September 1 - September 2
Books & Company Picton, 289 Main Street
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
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On September 1st and 2nd the Women Killing It Crime Writers' Festival brings Canada's top crime and mystery writers to Prince Edward County for panels, readings, and more. On Saturday, September 2, Nazneen Sheikh (The Place of Shining Light) joins Maureen Jennings, R.J. Harlick, and Barbara Fradkin for a discussion on murders, motives, and MOs. See the full schedule and buy tickets on the festival website here.

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Zoe Whittall at the McMaster University Common Reading Program

September 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McMaster University, LRW-3038
Hamilton, Ontario
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On September 6 at 2:30, join Zoe Whittall at McMaster University for a reading and discussion of her Giller-nominated novel The Best Kind of People as part of the 2017-2018 school year's first Common Reading Program. See more on the faculty website here.

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2017 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

September 9 - September 10
Eden Mills, Chapel Street
Eden Mills, N0B 1P0
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Since 1989 the Eden Mills Writers' Festival has brought up-and-coming authors and literary stars to Eden Mills, Ontario for a weekend of readings, author talks, workshops, and more. This year, the festival features Eva Crocker, Daniel Grenier, Nicole Lundrigan, Monia Mazigh, Lisa Moore, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Tanya Talaga, and Zoe Whittall for two days of amazing events. Learn more and see the full schedule on the festival website here.

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Teva Harrison at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Hall Brooklyn, 702 Union St,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Ahead of the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival weekend, Teva Harrison (In-Between Days) joins the comics and visual art performance series Carousal for a reading with Lisa Lim and R. Sikoryak. See more on the festival website here.

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Payam Akhavan at the Massey Lecture – Whitehorse

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yukon Arts Centre Whitehorse, YK + Google Map

A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, In Search of a Better World, the 2017 CBC Massey Lecture, is a powerful and essential work on the major human rights struggles of our times. On September 13, Payam Akhavan starts this year's Massey Lecture tour with "Lecture 1: The Knowledge of Suffering" at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. See more and buy tickets on the venue website here.

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Payam Akhavan at the Massey Lecture – Vancouver

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr
Vancouver, BC Canada
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A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, In Search of a Better World, the 2017 CBC Massey Lecture, is a powerful and essential work on the major human rights struggles of our times. On September 15, Payam Akhavan delivers the second part of this year's Massey Lecture tour, "The Pursuit of Global Justice" at the York Theatre in Vancouver. See more and buy tickets on the venue website here.

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Ideas at Stratford: First Nation/Second Nation with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Festival Stratford, Ontario + Google Map

On Saturday, September 16, join Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (This Accident of Being Lost) in conversation with Anishinaabe writer Niigaan Sinclair and Dr. Alexandria Wilson, moderated by CBC Ideas host Paul Kennedy. Canadians assume that the First Nations have some special place, that they shape our society in some significant way, but history – as well as contemporary actions and attitudes – might suggest otherwise. In a country where the rest of us are immigrants, what do the First Nations represent, what do we…

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Nicole Lundrigan and Tanya Talaga at the Word on the Street Preview in Kitchener

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kitchener Public Library, Central Branch, 85 Queen St. North
Kitchener, Ontario
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On Saturday, September 16, 2017, book lovers are invited to an afternoon of readings and discussions at the Kitchener Public Library, to enjoy a selection of the Toronto Word on the Street’s top-billed authors in an intimate setting. At 2:00 Tanya Talaga reads from Seven Fallen Feathers, her investigation into the deaths of seven Indigenous youths in Thunder Bay, and at 3:30 Nicole Lundrigan will read from her new thriller, The Substitute. See more, including the full schedule, on the festival website…

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Payam Akhavan at the Massey Lecture – Montreal

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centaur Theatre, 453 St Francois Xavier St
Montreal, QC
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A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, In Search of a Better World, the 2017 CBC Massey Lecture, is a powerful and essential work on the major human rights struggles of our times. On September 19, Payam Akhavan delivers the third part this year's Massey Lecture tour, "The Will to Intervene" at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal. See more on CBC's website here, and buy tickets on at 514-288-3161.

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Lynn Crosbie at the Pivot Reading Series

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tranzac

The Pivot Series kicks off its season at the Tranzac in Toronto with a reading by Lynn Crosbie from her new poetry collection The Corpses of the Future. See more on the series website here.

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