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Canadian literary event round-up: Oct. 14-20

Here are just a few of the literary events happening across the country in the next week:

  • Rob Benvie launches Maintenance with performances by the Maintenance Band and Choir! Choir! Choir!, Double Double Land, Toronto (Oct. 14, 8 p.m., free)
  • Adam Gopnik delivers the first 2011 Massey Lecture in the series Winter: Five Windows on the Seasons, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax (Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $24/$14 for students)
  • LitFest non-fiction festival, various locations, Edmonton (Oct. 14–23, tickets at
  • New Brunswick WordsFall festival, various locations, St. Andrews (Oct. 15, e-mail for information)
  • Guy Vanderhaeghe reads from A Good Man with performance by musician Justin Rutledge, Banff Centre (Oct. 15, 7 p.m., $20)
  • Vancouver International Writers Festival, various locations, Granville Island (Oct. 18–23, tickets at
  • David Bezmozgis discusses The Free World as part of the Jewish Book Festival’s Writer’s Salon, Vancouver (Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $54)
  • Derek Hayes launches The Maladjusted with an art exhibition by Mike Limerick, Type Books, Toronto (Oct. 19, 9 p.m., free)
  • International Festival of Authors, various locations, Ontario (Oct. 19–30, tickets at
  • kc dyer

    Hey — and don’t forget the 19th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference — the largest professional development conference for writers of all stripes and abilities in the country!


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Hall of Honourers

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Eva Stachniak's Empress of the Night

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

Tea and snacks inspired by Eva Stachniak's Empress of the Night

Rimma Burashko with author Eva Stachniak

Eva Stachniak talks to the audience about the best and worst of Catherine the Great's favourites

Eva Stachniak smiles as she signs a copy of Empress of the Night for a fan

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