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Wed, May 2, 2015,
Authors for Indies Day, Ottawa

I’ll be on hand at Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa for Authors for Indies Day — over the course of the day from 10 a.m. onwards will be: Rachel Eugster, Allison Van Diepen, Susan Delacourt, Susan Atkinson, and Pearl Pirie.

Chat with some of your favourite authors, meet great new authors, and buy some fabulous books, but you’ll also get the opportunity to enter multiple draws for books, gifts and Books on Beechwood gift cards. Light refreshments and snacks will also be served.

I’ll be there 12:00-2pm and live tweeting it from

We will be kicking off this day-long celebration with a Story Time for
Children with local children’s authors Rachel Eugster, Susan
Atkinson and Elizabeth Todd Doyle. The day will continue with Author
Meet ‘n Greets from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Be sure to stop by to meet
these wonderful authors, buy some great books, and celebrate
independent bookstores.

Here is our schedule for Authors for Indies Day:

10:00am: Story Time for Children with Rachel Eugster, Susan Atkinson & Elizabeth Todd Doyle.

12:00pm: Author Meet ‘n Greet with Allison Van Diepen, Max Turner, Pearl Pirie, and Sherrill Wark.

1:00pm: Author Meet ‘n Greet with Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Nicola Vulpe, Susan Taylor Meehan, and Sarah Jennings.

2:00pm: Author Meet ‘n Greet with Catina Noble, Benoit Chartier, and Jean Boisjoli.

3:00pm: Author Meet ‘n Greet with Susan Delacourt, Alex Binkley, Mike Young, and Barbara Fradkin.

Wed, May 14, 2015, 8:00pm, A B Series, Ottawa
Ottawa Art Gallery, 2 Daly Ave. Co-reader: Colin Browne of Vancouver. details.

Tues May 19, 2015, 7:30pm, Twigs & Leaves Reading Series
Café Twigs, 85 rue ste anne, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec

Mon, June 1, 2015, 7:30pm-10pm, Brick 40th Anniversary, Ottawa
40th anniversary celebration including several poets sharing favorite parts from The Grey Islands by John Steffler. Readers include: Susan Gillis, Pearl Pirie, Sandra Ridley, Deanna Young, Peter Richardson and Phil Hall. Upstairs the Carleton Tavern (223 Armtrong St) with music by Call Me Katie.

Tues June 23, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Word for Word welcomes Canadian Poets, NYC

Best Canadian Poetry launch as part of Word for Word featuring the Canadian Poets: George Elliott Clarke, Aaron Kreuter, Kateri Lanthier, Pearl Pirie, Wanda O’Connor, Medrie Purdham, Brent Raycroft, Carl Watts and Special Guest: Sonnet L’Abbe, 2014 Best Canadian Poetry Guest Editor. In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Bryant Park Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check for the indoor location.

See more at the author website and as always you can subscribe to my newsletter for a reminder of things every month or two here.

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