Tag Archives: Literature

This March, Irving Layton would have turned 100. To commemorate this milestone, Poetry Quebec is spearheading the readings, parties, performances and toasts now being organized from coast to coast to coast.

Blue Emet Arts festival brings together the diverse artists of Congregation Dorshei Emet. Join these authors and filmmakers for a series of discussions, readings and film screenings.

Beverly Akerman is reading from her story “Tumbalalaika” and signing copies of The Meaning Of Children as part of a Local Authors Salon.

Norman Ravvin’s third novel, “The Joyful Child,” is the story of a father and his young son who find themselves on the road, traveling across Canada and the United States. Sara Ferdman Tauben’s “Traces of the Past” documents the history of Montreal’s old synagogues, and the stories that surround them. Ravvin and Tauben will present their recent work at this joint book launch.

Are cemeteries the realm of ghosts and scary stories, or of hope, memories and old communities? What happens when we gather at a Jewish gravesite to mourn, pray or reflect? This tour and writing workshop will explore the creation of Jewish spaces in the cemetery.

Four authors will battle it out at this year’s Literary Death Match. Come out for a night of action-packed literary and comedic mayhem that’s not to be missed! Jonathan Goldstein will be a judge and Jason Camlot is one of the authors on the bill.

Lucette Lagnado presents her new memoir, a compelling story about life journeys from Cairo to Brooklyn, from sequestered synagogues to coed dorms. Books and autographs available.

Beverly Akerman will be reading from her first book, The Meaning of Children, at venues across the city. Drop by for an evening of prose, poetry and music.