A guide to fall literary events with CBC

Love books? Love CBC? Here's a list of literary events that CBC is involved with this fall.
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Love books? Love CBC? Here's a list of literary events that CBC has some connection to, organized by city.

Halifax | Calgary | Ottawa | Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. | Thunder Bay, Ont. | TorontoVancouver | Victoria  | Whistler

Halifax

The Massey Lectures with Tanya Talaga​

What: Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga presents a lecture on the epidemic of Indigenous youth suicide and the ways in which communities are turning to traditional paths of healing to address the legacy of colonialism. The book version of the lecture is called All Our Relations.
When: Oct. 18, 2018
Where: Paul O'Regan Hall​

Scotiabank Giller Prize: Between the Pages

What: A panel discussion featuring writers shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, an annual $100,000 award for fiction.
When: Oct. 25, 2018
Where: Paul O'Regan Hall

2018 Giller Light Bash

What: The Giller Light Bash, in support of Frontier College is an exciting evening where people come together in six Canadian cities to celebrate the Scotiabank Giller Prize and raise money for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
When: Nov. 19, 2018
Where: Atlantica Hotel Halifax​

Calgary

Scotiabank Giller Prize: Between the Pages

What: The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers hosts a panel discussion at Wordfest featuring writers shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, an annual $100,000 award for fiction.
When: Oct. 11, 2018
Where: Bella Concert Hall

A tribute to Richard Wagamese, hosted by Shelagh Rogers

What: The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers hosts a panel at Wordfest featuring Indian Horse screenwriter Dennis Foon, comedian Ryan McMahon and CBC journalist and novelist Waubgeshig Rice. They will be discussing the legacy of late writer Richard Wagamese, whose novel Starlight was published unfinished and posthumously.
When: Oct. 13, 2018
Where: DJD Dance Centre

2018 Giller Light Bash

What: The Giller Light Bash, in support of Frontier College is an exciting evening where people come together in six Canadian cities to celebrate the Scotiabank Giller Prize and raise money for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
When: Nov. 19, 2018
Where: Wurst

Ottawa

Scotiabank Giller Prize: Between the Pages

What: A panel discussion featuring writers shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, an annual $100,000 award for fiction.
When: Oct. 30, 2018
Where: National Gallery of Canada

Readings from the winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards

What: The English-language winners of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards will read excerpts and sign books for the public. The winners will be announced on Oct. 30.
When: Nov. 29, 2018
Where: Canada Council for the Arts

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Forgiveness: A conversation with Mark Sakamoto and Jeanne Beker

What: At the Algoma Fall Festival, fashion journalist Jeanne Beker will interview Mark Sakamoto, author of the memoir ForgivenessThe book was defended by Beker and won Canada Reads 2018.
When: Oct. 14, 2018
Where: The Pavilion at The Water Tower Inn

Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Massey Lectures with Tanya Talaga

What: Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga presents a lecture on the epidemic of Indigenous youth suicide and the ways in which communities are turning to traditional paths of healing to address the legacy of colonialism. The book version of the lecture is called All Our Relations.
When: Oct. 16, 2018
Where: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

2018 Giller Light Bash

What: The Giller Light Bash, in support of Frontier College is an exciting evening where people come together in six Canadian cities to celebrate the Scotiabank Giller Prize and raise money for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
When: Nov. 19, 2018
Where: Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

Toronto

Celebrate the best Canadian poetry of 2018

What: A celebration of the 2018 edition of the anthology Best Canadian Poetry in English. Michael Fraser, winner of the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize, will be attending.
When: Oct. 21, 2018
Where: Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

A celebration of the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction finalists

What: As It Happens's Carol Off hosts a panel discussion with the finalists of the Governor General's Literary Awards for English-language fiction. Lee Maracle will also be accepting the 2018 Harbourfront Festival Prize.
When: Oct. 22, 2018
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre

Indigenous Writers' Gathering

What: Ali Hassan, host of Canada Reads 2017 and 2018, moderates a discussion with Indigenous writers Cherie Dimaline, Tracey Lindberg and Katherena Vermette. Each of the three writers will talk about their experiences having books featured on Canada Reads.
When: Oct. 23, 2018
Where: Toronto Reference Library

In conversation: Eden Robinson with Cherie Dimaline

What: Award-winning writer Cherie Dimaline will interview celebrated author Eden Robinson on her new book Trickster Drifta sequel to her acclaimed Son of a TricksterThe event will be hosted by CBC Books producer Erin Balser.
When: Oct. 24, 2018
Where: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Celebrating Richard Wagamese and Starlight with Shelagh Rogers and friends

What: The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers hosts an evening featuring Jesse Thistle, Drew Hayden Taylor, Alicia Elliott and more, discussing the legacy of the late storyteller Richard Wagamese and his new book Starlight, published posthumously and unfinished.
When: Oct. 25, 2018
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Linwood Barclay, Joy Fielding & Shari Lapena in a panel discussion

What: Toronto Star journalist Deborah Dundas will moderate a panel discussion with three Canadian heavyweights of the thriller genre: Linwood Barclay (A Noise Downstairs), Joy Fielding (The Bad Daughter) and Shari Lapena (An Unwanted Guest). This event is hosted by Rebecca Liddiard, one of the stars of CBC's Frankie Drake Mysteries television show.
When: Oct. 26, 2018
Where: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Writers & Company: Eleanor Wachtel in conversation with András Forgách

What: Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio's Writers & Company, interviews Hungarian author and visual artist András Forgách​. His latest novel is The Acts of My Motherwhich is inspired by his own family history.
When: Oct. 27, 2018
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre

Buffy Sainte-Marie with Andrea Warner in conversation

What:CBC Music host Raina Douris will interview music icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and her biographer Andrea Warner about the writing of Buffy Sainte-MarieWarner is an associate producer at CBC Music.
When: Oct. 27, 2018
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre 

The Massey Lectures with Tanya Talaga

What: Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga presents a lecture on the epidemic of Indigenous youth suicide and the ways in which communities are turning to traditional paths of healing to address the legacy of colonialism. The book version of the lecture is called All Our Relations.
When: Oct. 30, 2018
Where: Koerner Hall

Scotiabank Giller Prize: Between the Pages

What: Globe and Mail journalist Johanna Schneller hosts a panel discussion featuring writers shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, an annual $100,000 award for fiction. 
When: Nov. 5, 2018
Where: Koerner Hall

2018 Giller Light Bash

What: The Giller Light Bash, in support of Frontier College is an exciting evening where people come together in six Canadian cities to celebrate the Scotiabank Giller Prize and raise money for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
When: Nov. 19, 2018
Where: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Vancouver

Scotiabank Giller Prize: Between the Pages

What: At Vancouver Writers Fest, q books columnist Jael Richardson hosts a panel discussion with Patrick deWitt, Eric Dupont, Sheila Heti and Thea Lim, four of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists
When: Oct. 15, 2018
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse

Writers & Company: Ondjaki in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

What: Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio's Writers & Company, interviews Angolan author Ondjaki​. His latest novel is Transparent City.
When: Oct. 17, 2018
Where: Waterfront Theatre

Richard Wagamese's Starlight: A tribute with Shelagh Rogers and friends

What: The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers hosts a panel at Vancouver Writers Fest writers Waubgeshig Rice, Cherie Dimaline and Eden Robinson. They will be discussing the legacy of late writer Richard Wagamese, whose novel Starlight was published unfinished and posthumously.
When: Oct. 19, 2018
Where: Granville Island Stage

The Massey Lectures with Tanya Talaga

What: Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga presents a lecture on the epidemic of Indigenous youth suicide and the ways in which communities are turning to traditional paths of healing to address the legacy of colonialism. The book version of the lecture is called All Our Relations.
When: Oct. 23 and 24, 2018
Where: York Theatre

2018 Giller Light Bash

What: The Giller Light Bash, in support of Frontier College is an exciting evening where people come together in six Canadian cities to celebrate the Scotiabank Giller Prize and raise money for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
When: Nov. 19, 2018
Where: CBC Studio 700

Victoria

2018 Giller Light Bash

What: The Giller Light Bash, in support of Frontier College is an exciting evening where people come together in six Canadian cities to celebrate the Scotiabank Giller Prize and raise money for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
When: Nov. 19, 2018
Where: Fairmont Empress (Crystal Ballroom) 

Whistler

Ali Hassan in conversation with Peter Carey

What: At Whistler Writers FestivalCanada Reads host Ali Hassan interviews Australian novelist and two-time Man Booker Prize winner Peter Carey, whose latest book is A Long Way From Home.
When: Oct. 13, 2018
Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler 

Ali Hassan in conversation with Rawi Hage, Darrel J McLeod, Lisa Moore, Elizabeth Renzetti, Iain Reid

What: At Whistler Writers FestivalCanada Reads host Ali Hassan hosts a panel of writers, including Rawi Hage, Darrel J McLeod, Lisa Moore, Elizabeth Renzetti, Iain Reid.
When: Oct. 14, 2018
Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler 

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