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April 2017

Zoe Whittall at the Frye Festival

April 29
Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick + Google Map

The Frye Festival, Atlantic Canada's largest literary happening, is featuring Zoe Whittall for three amazing events. On April 29th at 11:30am, she discusses her Giller-finalist novel, The Best Kind of People. At 3:00pm she runs a writing workshop for LGBTQ youths and young adults. Then at 8:00pm, she joins Stéphanie Boulay, Ulrikka S. Gernes, Véronique Ovaldé, and Iain Reid to close the festival at the Frye Jam. See the full festival lineup and buy tickets on the website here.

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May 2017

FOLD 2017

May 4 - May 7
Brampton, Brampton, + Google Map

The Festival of Literary Diversity returns to Brampton for another year of celebrating diversity in literature. Adwoa Badoe (Aluta), Monia Mazigh (Hope Has Two Daughters), Saleema Nawaz (Bone and Bread), Katherena Vermette (The Break), Danielle Daniel (Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox), and Jael Richardson (The Stone Thrower) are all featured at an array of panels, readings, and more from May 4–7. See the full schedule and register on the website here.

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Ian Hamilton at the 1000 Islands Writers Festival

May 6
Gananoque, Gananoque, Ontario + Google Map

Don't miss Ian Hamilton, author of the Ava Lee series, at this year's 1000 Islands Writers Festival. The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is an annual spring celebration in Eastern Ontario for writers, readers, illustrators and story enthusiasts. This year, Ian Hamilton will be holding two one-on-one Living Room Sessions as well as joining Cathy Marie Buchanan in conversation on "Setting in Storytelling: Location and Setting in Fiction." Buy tickets and learn more on the festival website here.

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Karen Von Hahn at the Textile Museum of Canada

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H5 Canada
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Join journalist and author Karen von Hahn for an interview with artist Katherine Knight. Von Hahn will introduce her new book, What Remains, a memoir about her mother told through the objects she held most dear, as she engages Knight in a conversation about collecting, memory and the creative projects objects can inspire. Learn more and buy tickets on the website here.

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Monia Mazigh at the Wakefield Writers Festival

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Valley Dr
Wakefield, Quebec
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Since 2014, the Wakefield Writers Festival has created bilingual spaces for authors and readers to explore writing and ideas in fun and interesting ways. This year, the festival features Monia Mazigh for a reading from her new novel, Hope Has Two Daughters, and a conversation with author and columnist Phil Jenkins about how her life experiences changed her world view and brought her into the realm of writing and activism. Learn more and buy tickets on the festival website here.

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Lisa Moore at the Atlantic Book Awards Festival

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street
St. John's, Newfoundland
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Join Lisa Moore, shortlisted for the 2017 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature for Flannery, and Chad Pelley at the Atlantic Book Awards Festival for an evening of readings and discussion moderated by author Megan Gail Coles. Learn more and buy tickets on the website here.

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Books and Beer at Henderson Brewery

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewing Co., 128A Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B7 Canada
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Join House of Anansi at Henderson Brewery for beers and a discussion on Katherena Vermette's award-winning novel The Break. Jael Richardson (The Stone Thrower) moderates a talk on the novel with Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga and CBC Radio host Candy Palmater. 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…

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Jael Richardson at Claire’s Day – Maumee

May 20
Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd
Maumee, Ohio 43537
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Jael Richardson (The Stone Thrower) is featured at Claire's Day in Maumee to help celebrate life, authors, illustrators, and reading excellence. Held 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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Teva Harrison at the In-Between Days Launch Party in Portland

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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House of Anansi is excited to celebrate the launch of Teva Harrison's Governor General Award-nominated graphic memoir In-Between Days at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon. Join Teva for discussion and signings at one of Portland's foremost comic stores. See more details on FWC's website here.

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Hard Core Logo Screening and Graphic Novel Launch

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Royal Cinema, 608 College St.
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4
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Join House of Anansi in celebrating the A List launch of Nick Craine's graphic novel Hard Core Logo at the Royal Cinema with the Can-Con Punk Rawk Pre-Show and a 35mm screening of Bruce McDonald's film (with the director in attendance). McDonald’s film - the Toronto Film Critics Association's #1 Canadian film in 1996 and an undisputed Can-Con classic – and the original book by Michael Turner have inspired countless re-imaginings including the graphic novel Hard Core Logo: Portrait of a Thousand Punks by…

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