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Trans Girl Supernova: Arielle Twist reads at Glad Day Bookshop

Toronto, ON Apr 17 07:00 pm

Arielle Twist reads from her new poetry collection Disintegrate/Dissociate in Toronto at Glad Day Bookshop on April 17. Joining her will be fellow trans girl supernovas Kai Cheng Thom, Gwen Benaway, and Kim Ninkuru.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00pm
Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
A FREE EVENT
Books available for purchase and signing by the author

For more information, see the Facebook event page.

 

 

Eve Lazarus at Incite event with Daniel Kalla and Kim Moritsugu

Vancouver, BC Apr 17 07:30 pm

Eve Lazarus, author of Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer, will read at the Vancouver Writers Festival's Incite series on April 17.

Reading with Eve are Daniel Kalla (We All Fall Down) and Kim Moritsugu (The Showrunner).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00)
Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room (Lower Level), 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver
A Vancouver Writers Festival Incite event
A FREE EVENT
Books available for purchase and signing by the authors

For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from Tonguebreaker at Bluestockings

New York, NY Apr 28 07:00 pm

Lambda Literary Award-winning poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from her new poetry collection Tonguebreaker at Bluestockings in New York on April 28.

Of the book, author Tara Hardy writes: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha dares a future to hold us, keep us, cherish our fallibilities as much as it covets efficiency. These poems are lanterns that float on water inside which one can live openhearted -- and safe. Leah's poems put safe's taste on my tongue, its song in my chest. Leah's poems are the homes in which we, the disabled, can 'recalibrate the world to our bodies,' where we're not just welcome, but crucial."

Sunday, April 28, 2019
7:00pm
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (Lower East Side), New York
A FREE EVENT
Books available for purchase and signing by the author

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Vivek Shraya book launch at Verses Festival: Sounds Like Fire

Vancouver, BC Apr 28 08:00 pm

The Verses Festival of Words presents a showcase of resistance, resilience and empowerment – and the Vancouver launch of Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee’s new book! Death Threat perfectly expresses the feeling of being exposed to the hurtful and threatening presumptions of strangers, transforming a hideous and constrictive mindset into beauty and love. Features performances from Vancouver Poet Laureate Christie Lee Charles and local favorite Tawahum, as well as highlighting the emerging power of local youth artists.

Artists: Vivek Shraya, Christie Lee Charles, Tawahum & Youth All Stars

Sunday, April 28, 2019
8:00-10:00pm (doors at 7:00)
Verses Festival of Words
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: $18 Advance / $20 Door (or PWYC)

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C.E. Gatchalian launches Double Melancholy at Glad Day Bookshop

Toronto, ON Apr 29 07:00 pm

Vancouver writer C.E. Gatchalian launches his memoir Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man in Toronto at Glad Day Bookshop on April 29.

Of the book, two-time Governor General's Literary Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill writes: "Double Melancholy is a work of such psychic intimacy, one almost has the sense that they're watching Gatchalian think in real time on the page. Diaristic, theoretical, lyrical, Double Melancholy gives voice to a unique, multi-hyphenated identity."

Monday, April 29, 2019
7:00pm
Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto
A FREE EVENT
Books available for purchase and signing by the author

For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Vivek Shraya, Arielle Twist, Tea Mutonji, and C.E. Gatchalian at The Violet Hour

Montreal, QC Apr 30 07:00 pm

Four Arsenal authors with brand new books join forces for a reading in Montreal as part of The Violet Hour reading series, which takes place at Stock Bar on April 30: Vivek Shraya (Death Threat), Arielle Twist (Disintegrate/Dissociate), Tea Mutonji (Shut Up You're Pretty), and C.E. Gatchalian (Double Melancholy).

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:00pm
The Violet Hour at Stock Bar, 1171 rue Ste-Catherine est, Montreal
Books available for purchase and signing

 

Tea Mutonji at Toronto International Festival of Authors event

Toronto, ON May 01 07:30 pm

This spring, celebrate the budding voices of three Canadian debut authors: Tea Mutonji (Shut Up You’re Pretty, Arsenal Pulp Press), Derek Mascarenhas (Coconut Dreams, Book*hug) and Bindu Suresh (26 Knots, Invisible Publishing). The writers will join author Catherine Hernandez (Scarborough, Arsenal Pulp Press) in conversation about the experience of writing and releasing a first book, and explore commonalities in their work, including multiple narratives in short form writing.

Presented by the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:30pm
"Spring Debut: Fragmented Narratives"
Toronto International Festival of Authors
Brigantine, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Cost: $10, FREE for Friends of the Festival and Students/Youth (25 and Under)

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Vivek Shraya at The FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity: "Rage Becomes Her"

Brampton, ON May 03 06:30 pm

Author/musician Vivek Shraya, whose books include the graphic novel Death Threat (created with artist Ness Lee), the poetry book even this page is white, and the novel She of the Mountains, is part of The FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity's opening gala entitled "Rage Becomes Her."

What happens when women embrace anger? What if women’s rage is the release, the drive, the concerted action that yields powerful results? Join us at our first opening gala at the Rose Theatre as authors Soraya Chemaly, Vivek Shraya, Imani Barbarin and Alicia Elliott converse with Rachel Giese about the ways in which anger instigates meaningful change. 

Friday, May 3, 2019
6:30pm-8:45pm
The FOLD:  The Festival of Literary Diversity
The Rose Theatre - Mainstage, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON

More information on the event can be found here. Info on tickets and passes can be found here

Larissa Lai at The FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity: "Imagi-Nation"

Brampton, ON May 04 09:30 am

Larissa Lai, author of the feminist sci-fi novel The Tiger Flu, appears at The FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton, Ontario, as part of a panel entitled "Imagi-Nation."

Science fiction is often seen as works of sheer imagination -- what happens, then, when the real world and the imagined world overlap? How do writers use real-world events and history to strengthen imaginary realms -- and what happens when the real world gives us truths that are stranger than fiction? Join acclaimed authors Whitney French, Larissa Lai, and Waubgeshig Rice as they talk about how speculative and science fiction can help us uncover the magic of possibility. Moderated by Catherine Hernandez.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30am-10:40am
The FOLD:  The Festival of Literary Diversity
 The Rose Theatre - Mainstage, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON

More information on the event can be found here. Info on tickets and passes can be found here.

Larissa Lai at The FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity: "Educate Me"

Brampton, ON May 04 03:00 pm

Larissa Lai, author of the feminist sci-fi novel The Tiger Flu, appears at The FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton, Ontario, as part of a panel entitled "Educate Me: Creating Lifelong Readers."

How do author-educators balance the demands of their day-jobs in the classroom with their own writing pursuits? What challenges do they face raising a new generation of readers who are experiencing complex societal changes? Join Ben Philippe, Uzma Jalaluddin, and Larissa Lai as they discuss thebooks they write, the books they recommend, and the ever-changing role of cultivating lifelong readers with author, teacher, and moderator Ann Y K Choi.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
3:00pm-4:10pm
The FOLD:  The Festival of Literary Diversity
Brampton, ON

More information on the event can be found here. Info on tickets and passes can be found here.