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Canadian literary roundup: March 30-April 5

Here are just a few events happening across the country this week:

  • Munyonzwe Hamalengwa launches The Politics of Judicial Diversity and Transformation, A Different Booklist, Toronto (March 30, 7 p.m., free)
  • International Children’s Book Day celebration, A.C. Hunter Public Library, St. John’s (March 31, 2 p.m., free)
  • Maggie Helwig reads from Girls Fall Down, Toronto Reference Library (April 2, 7 p.m., free)
  • Trillium Book Award 25th anniversary reading with Jeramy Dodds, Maureen Scott Harris, Jeff Latosik, Adam Sol, and Karen Solie, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (April 4, 7 p.m., free)
  • Robson Reading Series presents a National Poetry Month celebration with Margaret Christakos, Leigh Kotsilidis, and Steven Price, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (April 3, 7 p.m., free)
  • Calgary Spoken Word Festival featuring C.R. Avery, David Bateman, Lisa Pasold, and others, Calgary, various locations (April 4-22)
  • Lawyer David Whellams launches his debut thriller, Walking Into the Ocean, Collected Works, Ottawa (April 4, 7 p.m., free)
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  • Robert J. Sawyer

    And here’s another:  Book launch for TRIGGERS, the 21st novel by Robert J. Sawyer, Dominion on Queen pub, 500 Queen Street East, Toronto, Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m.  Free and open to everyone.  Sponsored by Penguin Canada, with Bakka Phoenix Books on hand to handle book sales.

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Eva Stachniak poses with a copy of her book, Empress of the Night

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