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Events

Suzette Mayr @ Vancouver Writers Festival - Modern Day Satire

Waterfront Theatre | 1412 Cartwright St., Vancouver Oct 17 06:00 pm - Oct 17 07:30 pm

Vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings—all fodder of great satire—are on full display in the work of these two writers, who’ve chosen the long-established satire genre to put our lives under the microscope. Tom Perrotta takes a swipe at sexuality, identity and parenthood in modern-day America, as his Mrs. Fletcher explores the erotic exploits of middle-aged women just like herself. Suzette Mayr turns a campus novel into a darkly funny gothic horror story of cutthroat peers, ruthless administration, and maggot-and hare-infested haunted halls. Satire done well has always made us laugh, albeit a little uncomfortably, at our own behaviour.

André Alexis - IFOA: Art and Politics in the Age of Resistance

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West Oct 17 07:00 pm - Oct 17 07:00 pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00 PMOpening Night Special Event: IFOA

Fleck Dance Theatre

207 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Join award winning author André Alexis on our opening night as he discusses art and politics in the age of resistance with Kia Corthron and Eileen Myles.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

Martha Baillie @ TPL's Eh List

Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor Street West Oct 17 07:00 pm

Agoraphobes and Broken Bones

Tue Oct 17, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
60 mins

Governor General Award-winning author Nicolas Dickner and critically acclaimed author Martha Baillie on their new novels, Six Degrees of Freedom and If Clara, and featuring characters with agoraphia, a broken leg and are clandestine investigators.
Audience Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase courtesy of Type Books.

Martha Baillie - Another Story Bookshop's 30th Anniversary Bash

Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto Oct 21 12:00 pm - Oct 21 12:00 pm

Another Story Bookshop turns 30 this year!!!! They are so excited they're  throwing a huge party!
They have a fantastic line-up of author readings, lots of book giveaways (all new books) thanks to our fantastic publishers and 20% OFF ALL almost every BOOK IN THE STORE!
Join them after the store closes for a beer at Henderson Brewing (128A Sterling Road), 6-8pm, to raise a toast to ASB owner, Sheila Koffman

Martha Baillie - Ottawa Writers Festival: In This Together with Ahmad Danny Ramadan and Catherine Hernandez

Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St Oct 21 08:30 pm - Oct 21 08:30 pm

Join OWF for a taste of three remarkable novels and a conversation on the connections and dissonances that define our experiences and our need for community.  

Jeramy Dodds & Sina Queyras - Plan 99 Poetry

Manx Pub, 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa Oct 22 05:00 pm - Oct 22 05:00 pm

Also featuring Suzannah Showler.

Martha Baillie - IFOA: EUNIC @ IFOA New Literature from Europe

Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West Oct 22 06:00 pm - Oct 22 06:00 pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00 PMRoundtable: IFOA

Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Encounter Italian author Nicola Lagioia, David Machado from Portugal, Immanuel Mifsud from Malta and French novelist Sylvain Prudhomme, and discover today’s European literature’s rising generation. The discussion will be moderated by Toronto-based author Martha Baillie. Hosted by Beatriz Hausner.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

Passwords: Sina Queyras on Sylvia Plath at Poets House

Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, 10282 Oct 24 07:00 pm

https://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/readings-and-conversations/passwords-sina-queyras-sylvia-plath

Jesse Ruddock - IFOA: The Lives of Underdogs

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West Oct 25 08:00 pm - Oct 25 08:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00 PMReading/ Roundtable: IFOA

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Bianca Marais, Heather O’Neill and Jesse Ruddock discuss love, loss and otherness with Cordelia Strube. From South Africa’s Apartheid era in the 1970’s, to 1914 Montreal and the ‘inhospitable’ north, these authors turn the stories of underdogs into literary magic. Hosted by Simone Dalton.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

 

Jesse Ruddock - IFOA: True North, Stories of Canada

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West Oct 28 06:00 pm - Oct 28 06:00 pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00 PMRoundtable: IFOA

Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Ania Szado moderates a discussion with Carol Bruneau, Terry Fallis and Jesse Ruddock about the state of Canadian literature. What are some of the recurring themes, subject matters and sources of inspiration in CanLit that these three authors draw upon in their works? Hosted by Shoilee Khan.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.