M ansfield’s five fantastic fall titles are the printer, and we’ll soon be announcing our fall group tour, with launches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and more.

In the meantime, Mansfield authors have a lot going on…

Stephen Brockwell, October 25, Ottawa International Writers Festival
Stephen Brockwell launches his new poetry collection, Complete Surprising Fragments of Improbable Books, at the Ottawa International Writers Festival on Friday, October 25, at 8 pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street. The event is hosted by Michael Dennis, and it’s free! More info right here.

Peter Norman, October 26, International Festival of Authors, Toronto
Peter Norman, author of Water Damage, won the Harbourfront Battle of the Bards last spring, which won him a place in Toronto’s International Festival of Authors. On Saturday, October 26, 4 pm, Peter takes part in the Poet Summit, along with Beatriz Hausner, Warren Clements, Christine McNair and James Scoles, at Harbourfront’s Brigantine Room. Get your tickets here. Later that day, at 8 pm, Peter reads along with Francine Prose, Nadeem Aslam, Sahar Delijani and Anthony Marra in the same room. Tickets right here.

Stuart Ross, October 27, Poetry Boot Camp in Toronto
Stuart Ross, author the forthcoming collection of poetry collaborations Our Days in Vaudeville, leads his popular Poetry Boot Camp from 10 am to 5 pm in the Christie/Dupont area. There may still be a space available at this enjoyable, challenging write-a-thon. Arrive with an open mind, leave with a dozen or more new poems! Registration fee is $95 — write Stuart at razovsky@gmail.com.

Jason Heroux, October 29, Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Jason Heroux, author of Natural Capital, takes part in Return of the Night of the Living Poets Reading Dead Poets, along with Mary Cameron, Mary Ellen Csamer, Bruce Kauffman and Joanne Page, hosted by Kingston Poet Laureate Eric Folsom. That’s 7 pm on Tuesday, October 29, at the Central Branch on Brock Street. Jason will be reading from the works of Alfred Starr Hamilton.

Priscila Uppal and Christopher Doda, November 1, Words Aloud in Durham
Poets Priscila Uppal, author of Summer Sport: Poems, and Christopher Doda, author of Aesthetics Lessons, are joined by Moe Clarke and Lorna Goodison for a mainstage reading at the Words Aloud festival in Durham, Ontario. It happens Friday, November 1 at 7:30 pm at the Durham Art Gallery. Details and tickets available here.

Sara Heinonen, November 2, Guelph
Sara Heinonen launches her debut book, the story collection Dear Leaves, I Miss You All, as part of a group reading with Stacey May Fowles and Sean Johnston, on Saturday, November 2, 7:30 pm, at the Bookshelf eBar, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph. The event is free and it’s hosted by Andrew Hood.

Mansfield Press, November 16, Indie Literary Market in Toronto
Mansfield Press takes part in Meet the Presses’ Indie Literary Market, from noon to 4:30 pm on Saturday, November 16, at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, in Toronto. Over 30 literary presses and magazines from Ontario and beyond sell their wares at this great event. Admission is free.

Jim Smith, November 29, Black Friday in Toronto
Jim Smith, author of the poetry collection Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra, takes part in the Puritan‘s Black Friday on Friday, November 29, at 7:30 pm, at the Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto. Jim is joined by Camille Martin, Aaron Tucker, Rob Benvie, Ben Ladouceur and Liz Howard.

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