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City Lit: Roundup

Posted by Kim / February 25, 2008

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Canada Reads 2008 begins this week, bringing five celebrity panelists together to discuss what book Canada should read for 2008. Listen to the arguments on CBC Radio One at 11:30am or 7:30pm, or podcast it. The five novels being debated include Nalo Hopkinson's Brown Girl in the Ring, Mavis Gallant's From the Fifteenth District, and Timothy Findley's Not Wanted on the Voyage.

The CBC Literary Awards winners have been announced, with some Montrealers bringing home some of the prizes. Shelagh Plunkett won 1st place in Creative Nonfiction, André Roy winning 1st place for Poetry (in French) and Tania Langlais getting 2nd place for Poetry (in French).

Here are the events to bookmark for this week (February 25th - March 2nd) (sorry, it seems to be a slow week!):

Graphic novelist Adrian Tomine will be at Drawn and Quarterly(211 Bernard West) tomorrow, February 26th, 7pm.

Wednesday, February 27th brings the Knock Em Dead Spoken Word Show to Goree Restaurant (1240 Crescent). Music and poetry from artists from all over the city. 8pm.

On Thursday, February 28th, the Atwater Poetry Project is hosting another evening of poetry readings, this time with fantastic poets Elizabeth Bachinsky and Carmine Starnino. 7pm

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