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June 2017

Cary Fagan, Ian Hamilton, Nicole Lundrigan, and Irene Luxbacher at Dundas West Fest

June 3
Dundas West Fest, 204 - 1457 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
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On Saturday, June 3rd, join House of Anansi and Word on the Street at Dundas West Fest. Cary Fagan (The Old World), Ian Hamilton (the Ava Lee series), Nicole Lundrigan (The Substitute), and Irene Luxbacher (Malaika's Costume) will be at the street fair for readings, panel discussions, and signings. See the full schedule on the Word on the Street website here.

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Leanne Simpson at the Dawson Daily News Print and Publishing Festival

June 7 - June 11

For fifteen years the Dawson Daily News Print and Publishing Festival has brought an inclusive, innovative, and community-minded focus to a celebration of visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage. This year the five-day festival features Leanne Betasomsake Simpson, author of This Accident of Being Lost, for performances, readings, and discussions. Buy tickets and learn more on the website here.

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Hard Core Logo UK Launch

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orbital Books, 8 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JA United Kingdom
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Help celebrate the UK launch of Nick Craine's graphic novel Hard Core Logo: Portrait of a Thousand Punks at Orbital Books in London, England. See more on Orbital's website here.

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Nadia Bozak and Paul Carlucci at Prose in the Park

June 10
Parkdale Park, Ottawa, + Google Map

On June 10th, come take part in Ottawa's open-air literary festival, Prose in the Park. This year's festival features nine panels, along with the inaugural ceremony for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors. At 1:00, see Nadia Bozak (Thirteen Shells) and Paul Carlucci (A Plea for Constant Motion) discuss developing the perspective of children and adolescents in their work on "Reaching Thirteen — Literary Fiction." See more on their website here.

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Qin Leng at Family Pride’s “F is for Family” Workship

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The 519, 519 Church Street
Tornto,
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Qin Leng (A Family is a Family is a Family) joins the Family Pride festivities with an alphabet book-making workshop. Children ages 3–8 can celebrate the range and diversity of families in the form of a traditional ABC book at Toronto's The 519. See more on The 519 website here.  

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Jane Ozkowski at the In Her Voice Festival

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Community Studio, 345 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4M 2T1
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The In Her Voice Festival showcases a variety of voices, identities, and perspectives in female authorship within a range of genres and forms. On June 17, Jane Ozkowski (Watching Traffic) celebrates Young Adult fiction with S.K. Ali and Cherie Dimaline  See the full festival lineup and buy tickets on the Crow's Theatre website here.

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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson at Luminato

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Famous Spiegeltent at David Pecaut Square, 215 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario
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Don't miss Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, author of This Accident of Being Lost, performing from her new album of story-songs f(l)ight at this year's Luminato Festival in Toronto on June 20. Buy tickets and see more on the festival website here.

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Ed O’Loughlin at the Kingston WritersFest Launch

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingston WritersFest, 209 Wellington Street, Suite 202A
Kingston, Ontario
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Join Ed O'Loughlin as he helps kick off the 2017 Kingston WritersFest with a reading from his Walter Scott Prize-longlisted novel Minds of Winter. Learn more and buy tickets on the festival website here.

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July 2017

Ian Hamilton at ThrillerFest XII

July 11 - July 15
Grand Hyatt, 109 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Now in its twelfth year, ThrillerFest offer readers a chance to meet the best thriller authors in the industry and be introduced to debut and midlist authors for panels, interviews, workshops, and more. On July 14, don't miss Ian Hamilton at this year's festival as he joins a panel discussion on writing women's roles in thrillers. See more and register for the festival on the website here.

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Greeting, Leroy Book Launch

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Different Booklist, 746 Bathurst Street
Toronto,
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On July 27, please join author Itah Sadu and illustrator Alix Delinois in celebrating the release of Greetings, Leroy, a joyful and vibrant story about finding a new home while staying proud of where you're from. The launch runs from 6:00 – 8:30 at A Different Booklist in Toronto.

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