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Toronto Lit Up book launch: “searching for eastman” by charles c. smith


Celebrate the book launch of "searching for eastman"! About this event Mark your calendars for the Toronto Lit Up launch of the highly anticipated choreo-poem "searching for eastman"! On the evening of September 28, you are invited to participate in a lively conversation featuring author charles c. smith and performers Shannon Litzenberger, Michael Mortley, Bakari Lindsay, and Morgyn Aronyk-Schell.

Reminders on the Path: Book Launch & Celebration


Celebrate the launch of Reminders on the Path with poetry, storytelling & song! Seven years after the publication of Firesmoke, Sheniz Janmohamed returns with her third collection of poetry, Reminders on the Path. The poet is wayfarer, exploring the path we inherit and seek out, that disappears with every step we take on it. Settle in for a cosy autumnal evening of poetry, storytelling and song as we celebrate the launch of Reminders on the Path! Readings will…



In Our Tongues is the first reading series in Ottawa specifically dedicated to showcasing, nurturing and advancing Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who are poets, writers, musicians and other artists, including those with different abilities, across the gender spectrum, and from both English and French-speaking communities. TITILOPE SONUGA Titilope is a Nigerian writer, poet, playwright, and performer whose work grasps for moments of tenderness and persistent joy at the intersection of blackness and womanhood.…

Toronto International Festival of Authors: Prison of Dreams: Devakanthan


Join Devakanthan for a journey through Sri Lanka in the 1980s as he presents his latest novels His Sacred Army and A Time of Questions from the award-winning quintet series Prison of Dreams. The series describes the Sinhala-Tamil ethnic conflict, the hard choices faced by the minority communities subject to pogroms and oppressive laws, and the sufferings and exiles of simple villagers. Having personally been exiled by the Sri Lankan civil war, Devakanthan’s book examines the marginalization and trauma caused…

Toronto International Festival of Authors: Searching for Eastman


Poet, playwright and performer charles c. smith unveils an evocative programme of theatrical storytelling from the wind in the leaves collective, a dynamic and diverse group of accomplished and passionate artists. smith’s latest work, Searching for Eastman: A Performance Poem, is a multidisciplinary performance in four acts, based on the interpretation of four of Julius Eastman’s compositions through poetry, theatre, music, dance, video and digital. Don’t miss this multi-disciplinary interpretation of the life and work of…

BRUNCHY SUNDAY READINGS – Wild Threads Literary Festival

Featuring Mi’kmaw poet Rebecca Thomas, RBC’s PEN Canada New Voices Award Winner in 2022, Fareh Malik, along with music by Inn Echo. Join us for some Brunchy Sunday readings. Sponsored by Mawenzi House and Nimbus Publishing, this event will feature award-winning Mi’kmaw poet Rebecca Thomas and RBC’s PEN Canada New Voices Award Winner in 2022, Fareh Malik. Accompanied by the captivating Atlantic Canadian Instrumentalists Inn Echo, this event aims to satisfy both culinary and literary…