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Friday 10, May 2013

Cassy Welburn Reading as part of Canadian Children’s Book Week. 1 pm. Free. Woodside Square Library, 1571 Sandhurst Circle, bookweek.ca.
Cassy Welburn Reading as part of Canadian Children’s Book Week. 4 pm. Free. Chalkfarm Community Centre, 180 Chalkfarm, bookweek.ca.
Mark Goldstein/Chantal Neveu/Jenny Sampirisi Readings and performance. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free.Supermarket 268 Augusta, 416-840-0501, tnsow.com.

Saturday 11, May 2013
Doug Wright Awards Awards presentation to Canada’s best cartoonists and graphic novelists hosted by actor Scott Thompson. 7 pm. Free. Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor E, wrightawards.ca.
Impossible Words: Robert Priest Priest and musician/dub poet Lillian Allen are interviewed by members of Toronto Street Writers. 1:30 pm. Free. Academy of the Impossible, 231 Wallace, impossible.ws.
Madhu Bhargava and Rubena Sinha Storytelling evening of tales and legends from sarees. 7:30-9:30 pm. $10. Community Art Gallery, Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood, storiesunderthebanyantree@gmail.com.
Nina Munteanu Signing copies of The Last Summoner. 1-4 pm. Free. Chapters Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin, chapters.indigo.ca.

Sunday 12, May 2013
Cry Uncle: An Avuncular Anthology Launch of a collection of poems about uncles with readings by some contributors. 2 pm. Free. Q Space, 382 College, openbooktoronto.com.
Toronto Poetry Slam: Anything Goes Spoken word event where poets are encouraged to break the usual slam rules, with improv comic Peter Stevens. 8 pm. $5. Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen W, 416-312-3865.

Monday 13, May 2013
Cathi Bond Launching her debut novel, Night Town. 6 pm. Free. Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas E, sacha.hastings@gmail.com.
Toronto Poetry Project Merch Madness Pitch + Poem Contest Poetry competition. 7:30 pm. Free.Supermarket 268 Augusta, 416-840-0501, info@torontopoetryslam.com.

Tuesday 14, May 2013
Boneshaker Reading Series Authors James Clarke, Darlene Madott and Norman Snider. 7 pm. Free. St Clair/Silverthorn Library, 1748 St Clair W, 416-393-7710.
Chris Eaton Eaton launches his novel Chris Eaton, A Biography, plus a reading by Misha Bower and musical guests. 8 pm. The Piston, 937 Bloor W, bookthug.ca.
The Lion And The Aardvark Launch of the modern fables anthology with editor Robin D Laws and local contributors. 8 pm. Free. Victory Cafe, 581 Markham, rowerspubreadingseries.com.

Wednesday 15, May 2013
Carolyn Abraham Reading from and talking about The Juggler’s Children. 1:30 pm. $25. Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur, pre-register 416-504-8222 ext 243, writerstrust.com.
Elizabeth Ruth Discussing her new book, Matadora, with NOW senior entertainment editor Susan G Cole. 7 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge, torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Nancy Richler Reading from The Imposter Bride. 7 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge, pre-register 416-395-5639.
Poetry In Voice National poetry finals hosted by Johanne Blais. 7 pm. $5-$10. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W, recite2013.eventbrite.ca.
Robert Rotenberg The mystery novelist/criminal lawyer talks about his new novel. 6 pm. Free. Riverdale Library, 370 Broadview, torontopubliclibrary.ca.

Thursday 16, May 2013
Lawrence Hill Conversation with the Book Of Negroes author. 7 pm. $25. Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-5797.

Sunday 19, May 2013
Nina Munteanu The author discusses her time-travel fantasy novel The Last Summoner. 2 pm. Free. Wunderland Gallery & Espresso Bar, 1905 Queen E, 416-698-4634.

Monday 20, May 2013
Dennis Pilon Pilon talks about his new book, Wrestling With Democracy: Voting Systems As Politics In The 20th-Century West, with an introduction by Leo Panitch. 7:30 pm. Free. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick, wrestlingwithdemocracy.blogspot.ca.

Tuesday 21, May 2013
Barbara Frum Book Club Discussing The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay. 6:30 pm. Free. Barbara Frum Library 20 Covington, 416-395-5440.
Marxism After Trotsky: The Ideas Of Ted Grant Fred Weston talks about the ideas of the British Marxist as part of a book launch for Alan Woods’s new biography, Ted Grant: The Permanent Revolutionary. 7 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W, rm 2213, facebook.com/events/292450814220360.
Meg Wolitzer The author discusses her book, The Interestings, with the Globe & Mail’s Johanna Schneller. 7 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge, pre-register torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Write Club (various charities) Live literary combat featuring Brendan Pinto, Chris Graham, Kimberly Huie, Alex Tindal and others. 8 pm. $10. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas W, writeclubtoronto.com.

Wednesday 22, May 2013
Andrew Kaufman/Claire Mulligan/Benjamin Percy Kaufman reads from Born Weird, Mulligan reads from The Dark, Percy reads from Red Moon. 7:30 pm. $10, stu/yth under 25 free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, 416-973-4000, readings.org.

Saturday 25, May 2013
Donna Kakonge Signing copies of How To Talk To Crazy People. 1-5 pm. Free. Indigo Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor W, chapters.indigo.ca.

Sunday 26, May 2013
Authors’ Brunch Literary brunch with Jennie Rooney, Charles MacPherson, Linda Tucker and Conrad Black. 10 am. $50. King Edward Hotel, 37 King E, pre-register 416-361-0032.

Monday 27, May 2013
Khaled Hosseini The author signs copies of his new book, And The Mountains Echoed, and talks to Heather Reisman. 7 pm. Free. Indigo Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor W, chapters.indigo.ca.

Tuesday 28, May 2013
Vikki VanSickle Launching her novel Summer Days, Starry Nights with a 60s-style party. 6:30 pm. Free. 3030 Dundas W, vikkivansickle.wordpress.com.

Wednesday 29, May 2013
Ann Shin Talking about her book The Family China with Marc Glassman and performing. Doors 6:30 pm. Free. Soho House, 192 Adelaide W, tinars.ca.
Bruce Philp/Carol Off/Terry O’Reilly (World Literacy Canada) Reading as part of the Kama series. 6:30 pm. $60. Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue, 416-977-0008, worldlit.ca.
Lauren B Davis Reading from The Empty Room. 7 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge, pre-register 416-395-5639.
(Not So) Nice Italian Girls And Friends Readings by Nancy Jo Cullen, Koom Kankesan, Elizabeth Ruth, Paul Salvatori and Ania Szado. 7:30 pm. Free. Q Space, 382 College, info@biblioasis.com.
Rhidian Brook/Natalee Caple/Ru Freeman Brook reads from The Aftermath, Caple reads from In Calamity’s Wake, Freeman reads from On Sal Mal Lane. 7:30 pm. $10, stu/yth under 25 free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, 416-973-4000, readings.org.

Thursday 30, May 2013
Donna Kakonge Signing copies of How To Talk To Crazy People. 11 am-2 pm. Free. Indigospirit Mt Sinai, 600 University, chapters.indigo.ca.

Friday 31, May 2013

B Ruby Rich/John Greyson/Thomas Waugh/Brenda Longfellow/Scott Mckenzie Launch for two LGBT film books, Rich’s New Queer Cinema and the Perils Of Pedagogy: The Works Of John Greyson, edited by Longfellow. McKenzie and Waugh. Doors 6 pm. Free. Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College, tinars.ca.

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