- Poetry Sundays Political Art and an open mic. January 6 at 12pm. Ellington’s Cafe. Free.
- In Person: Ali Zentner, M.D. January 7 at 6pm. Meet obesity specialist Dr. Ali Zentner as she signs her new book, The Weight-loss Prescription, and shares a revolutionary plan to customize your diet and conquer the weight-loss battle. Indigo Manulife Centre.
- In Person: Gail Vaz-Oxlade. January 8 at 7pm. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, bestselling author and host of television shows Princess and ‘Til Debt Do Us Part, knows a few tips and tricks about how to make your money work for you. Meet Gail as she signs her new book, Money Rules. Chapters Queensway, Etobicoke.
- In Person: Kevin O’Leary. January 8 at 7pm. Join Kevin O’Leary – star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank and one of Canada’s most successful business entrepreneurs – as he signs The Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money and shares candid advice on how to make – and keep – more money. Indigo Manulife Centre.
- Andrew Kaufman Launch for Born Weird. January 9 at 6:30 pm. Dora Keogh. 141 Danforth. Free.
- The Brockton Writers Series presents Bianca Lakoseljac, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Liam Card and Lillian Necakov Avalos. January 9, at 7pm. A Q&A segment will be features and books will be available for sale. Everyone welcome. Join our writers’ networking session at 6:30pm. Full of Beans Coffee House. Admission $3-$5.
- Writer’s Studio reading series. January 3 at 8pm. A creative writing program, The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public. Cottage Bistro.
- Poetic Justice reading series. January 6 at 3pm. Poetic Justice Reading Series takes place every Sunday except holiday weekends and the month of December). Come early & sign up for Open Mic. Featured poets start at 4 pm. Heritage Grill.
- Vancouver Poetry Slam. January 7 at 8pm. A poetry slam competition with frequent guest performers, the Vancouver Poetry Slam has been wowing audiences since 1996. Cafe Deux Soleils. Tickets $6-10.
- Twisted Poets Literary Salon. January 9 at 7pm. Pandora’s Collective Presents Twisted Poets Literary Salon. Share in an evening of literary surprises while wrapped in a warm and encouraging environment. Connect, read and enjoy. In the spirit of Vancouver all are welcome. Cottage Bistro. Suggested Donation: $5.
- Neil Kimelman — Speaking & Signing. January 6 at 2pm. Speaking & Signing The Thin Fine Line: A Sequel to Improve Your Bidding Judgment (Master Point). Grant Park in the Atrium.
- Iain Davidson-Hunt — Book Launch. January 9 at 7pm. Launch of Pimachiowin Aki Cultural Landscape Atlas: Land That Gives Life. Grant Park in the Atrium.
- John Wiley, Jr. — Presentation & Book Signing. January 9 at 7:30 pm. A presentation from John Wiley, Jr., author of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood (Taylor Trade Publishing). Grant Park in the Travel Alcove.
- No literary events this week.
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