Ali Bryan at Word on the Street Halifax

Ali Bryan (The Figgs) will be appearing alongside Carol Bruneau (Glass Voices) at this year’s Word on the Street Halifax.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 11:00–11:50 am
Location: Paul O’Regan Hall, 1st Floor, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Admission: free event


Manjushree Thapa at Ben McNally Books

Manjushree Thapa will read from All of Us in Our Own Lives at Ben McNally Books, alongside Tyler Hellard (Searching for Terry Punchout) and Stacey May Fowles (Baseball Life Advice). Hosted by Terry Fallis, the authors will chat about fraught family dynamics and how we forge connections to community and home. For more information:

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto
Admission: free and open to the public


Manjushree Thapa launches All of Us in Our Own Lives in Toronto

Please join us for the Toronto launch of Manjushree Thapa’s marvellous novel All of Us in Our Own Lives, at Another Story Book Shop. All of Us in Our Own Lives, about the lives of women and girls in Nepal, is the first novel that Manjushree wrote after moving to Canada. In the novel, a Canadian lawyer moves to Nepal to work in international aid, and she and the people she meets there have unexpected effects on each others’ lives.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
Admission: free and open to the public


Ali Bryan and Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau at Word on the Street Lethbridge

Details to come!

September 28, 2018

Daniel Griffin at the Victoria Festival of Authors

Daniel Griffin (Two Roads Home) will read alongside Darrel McLeod and Wendy Donawa at the Friday Noon-Hour Author’s Fare. For more information about the Victoria Festival of Authors, visit

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Location: GVPL Central Branch, Courtyard, 735 Broughton Street, Victoria
Admission: free


Winnie Yeung and Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Sharon Bala at the Fall Feast of Words (Sherwood Park)

When a ship carrying five hundred refugees from Sri Lanka’s civil war reaches Vancouver, it sparks debate about Canada’s international obligations versus threats to our national security. Sharon Bala’s spellbinding debut novel, The Boat People, provides a compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis.
Abu-Bakr al Rabeeah was ten years old when violence erupted on the streets of Homs, Syria. As told to his teacher Winnie Yeung, Homes is the remarkable true story of how he and his family emerged from a war zone and found safety in Canada.

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 7:00–8:30 pm
Location: Central Library, Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB
Admission: free, please register here