Darusha Wehm, Sarah de Leeuw and Daniel Griffin in Victoria

Darusha Wehm will launch The Home for Wayward Parrots in Victoria, BC, at Bolen Books on May 22nd at 7 pm with Sarah de Leeuw (Where It Hurts) and Daniel Griffin (Two Roads Home). For more information, please see

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00 pm
Location: Bolen Books, 111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC


Calgary Public Library presents Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung and Homes: A Refugee Story

This remarkable true story provides an intimate view of the war in Syria and the refugee experience through the eyes of a young boy. A hopeful and heartbreaking book, Homes is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand the experience of living in a war zone and how love can bind a family together. Hosted by Anila Lee Yuen, CEO of the Centre for Newcomers.

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Location: John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Admission: free event, please confirm your attendance here


CWS 2018 presents Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau

L’arrivée récente de plusieurs auteur.e.s autochtones francophones au Québec: leur littérature/ la réception des lecteur.e.s / la critique/ la diffusion. Mon oeuvre personnelle: romans et poésie.

Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau will discuss the recent surge of francophone Indigenous writers in Québec; she’ll explore their writing, and the critical responses to it. She’ll also share with us her own work in the form of literary fiction and poetry.

This event is part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018), a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Admission: $20, tickets available here


The Unravelling at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Clem and Olivier Martini will be at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC. Tickets are on sale May 30, 2018; more details here.