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Ivan Coyote Storytelling Event in Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC Feb 26 07:00 pm

Renowned storyteller Ivan Coyote reads at the Vancouver Island Regional Library (Nanaimo North) on February 29.

Ivan is the author of twelve books. Their latest, Rebent Sinner, was published in 2019.

Arrive early to get a good seat. Free, drop-in. Held in the Teen section of the library.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00-9:00pm
Vancouver Island Regional Library (Nanaimo North), 6250 Hammond Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC
A FREE EVENT

For more information, see the Facebook event page.

 

Aaron Chapman talks Vancouver After Dark at Vinyl Records

Vancouver, BC Feb 28 08:00 pm

Aaron Chapman, author of the BC Bestseller Vancouver After Dark: The Wild History of a City's Nightlife, will give a talk on the history of Vancouver nightclubs at Vinyl Records in downtown Vancouver on February 28.

Join Aaron as he shares his entertaining stories about the various nightclubs, bars, lounges, and live music venues in Vancouver over the course of six-plus decades.

Vancouver After Dark is now in its second printing!

Friday, February 28, 2020
8:00pm
Vinyl Records, 321 West Hastings St, Vancouver
A FREE EVENT
Books available for purchase and signing by the author

For more information, see the Facebook event page or contact Vinyl Records at 604-488-1234.

C.E. Gatchalian reads in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX Mar 06 12:00 pm

C.E. Gatchalian will be reading from his memoir Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man as part of Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo on March 6 at The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, TX.

Friday, March 6, 2020
7:00pm
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX
Part of "Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo"

Jillian Christmas at Vancouver's Growing Room festival

Vancouver, BC Mar 15 01:00 pm

Jillian Christmas, whose debut poetry collection The Gospel of Breaking is publishing in March, appears at multiple events at Vancouver's Growing Room Festival on March 11, 13, and 15.

Of her new book, David Chariandy writes: "Jillian Christmas is incantatory and disarming, sensitive and cerebral, fiercely defiant and courageously tender."

Opening Night Party: THE MOVEMENT
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6pm – 11pm
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: $15
Tonye Aganaba, Missy D, Chelsea D.E. Johnson, and DJ Denise. Hosted by Jillian Christmas and jaye simpson. Opening by Salia Joseph.

Black Magic Women: BIPOC Encounters with the Fantastic
Friday, March 13, 2020
7pm – 9pm
Massy Books, 229 East Georgia St, Vancouver
Cost: Pay what you can
Nafiza Azad, Jillian Christmas, Gwen Benaway, and Téa Mutonji. Moderated by Serena Lukas Bhandar.

Radiant Flesh: Black Femme Writing & The Body
Sunday, March 15, 2020
1pm – 3pm
Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Cost: Pay what you can
Maneo Mohale, Jillian Christmas, Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek, and Zalika Reid-Benta.

For more information and additional events, see the Growing Room website.

Corinne Manning at Vancouver's Growing Room festival

Vancouver, BC Mar 15 04:00 pm

Corinne Manning, author of the debut story collection We Had No Rules, makes two appearances at this year's Growing Room festival in Vancouver, on March 14 and 15.

Of Corinne's book, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore writes: "With elegant precision and understated glee, We Had No Rules opens up the ache between heartbreak and self-actualization -- between theory and practice, intimacy and belonging, community and loss."

"The Heart of It: A Reading about Family"
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1pm - 3pm
Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave
Rebecca Fisseha, Mallory Tater, Helen Knott, Corinne Manning, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Alicia Tobin. Hosted by Emily Dundas Oke.

"Transmuting Trauma"
Sunday, March 15, 2020
4pm - 6pm
Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave
Maneo Mohale, Alessandra Naccarato, Addie Tsai, and Corinne Manning. Moderated by Mercedes Eng.

For more information, see the Growing Room website.

John Elizabeth Stintzi's double book launch in Toronto

Toronto, ON Apr 22 07:00 pm

John Elizabeth Stintzi launches their two new books - the novel Vanishing Monuments (Arsenal Pulp Press) and the poetry collection Junebat (House of Anansi) - at Knife Fork Book in Toronto on April 22.

John is the 2019 winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers.

Vanishing Monuments is the story of Alani, a non-binary photographer who returns home to their long-estranged mother now suffering from dementia.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
7:00pm
Knife Fork Book, 180 Shaw St., Toronto
A FREE EVENT
Books available for purchase and signing by the author

For more information, see the Knife Fork Book website.

Lindsay Wong at Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art

Vancouver, BC May 21 07:00 pm

Lindsay Wong, the award-winning author of the memoir The Woo-Woo, will read from the book at Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art as part of their "Meet the Author" series on May 21.

The Woo-Woo was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Nonfiction Prize and a finalist for the 2019 edition of Canada Reads. It also won the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize at the BC Book Prizes.

Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and light fare will be served.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:00pm
Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Ave., Vancouver
Cost: $22
Books available for purchase and signing by the author