Community Events

2016 30 Sep
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Book Launch @ Carleton: Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds

The Institute of African Studies presents a Book Launch of Facets of Power Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds edited by Richard Saunders and Tinashe Nyamunda on Friday, September 30th at 3:00pm in 2017 Dunton Tower.

2016 05 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cuba Beyond the Beach, Stories of Life in Havana Book Launch with Author Karen Dubinsky

Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World.

2016 06 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival with Bev Sellars

Join award-winning author Bev Sellars to celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated new book, Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.

2016 11 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Launch of Three Questions by Ron Benner. Internationally Known Artist, Gardener, and Activist

Octopus Books is pleased to present Ron Benner: Three Questions, this London, Ontario-based artist's recent book which documents his solo exhibition curated by Julian Haladyn for the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, ON.

2016 18 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with Giller Prize Nominees Frances Itani and Kerry-Lee Powell, One of 2016 Writers to Watch!

Octopus Books is thrilled to present an evening of literary conversation with Frances Itani, author of Tell  & Kerry-Lee Powell, author of Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush!  Frances Itani's Tell was on the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize short list.

2016 18 Oct
7:30pm

The Palestinian and Israeli Conflict: A Vision for Hope by Dr. Yousef Jabareen

Canada Talks Israel/Palestine invites you to a presentation by Dr. Yousef Jabareen,  MK, member of the Israeli Knesset, who is one of the new generation of Palestinian leaders.

2016 20 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Girl Positive Supporting Girls to Shape a New World with Author TATIANA FRASER & CAIA HAGEL

Showcasing diverse voices of girls and young women from North America, Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel shift the focus from the media’s sensationalist stories to highlight real-life accounts of how girls are making positive change and shaping a new world.

2016 22 Oct
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, Practice #BookLaunch with Andrea O’Reilly

The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman and that many of the problems mothers face—socially, economically, politically, culturally, and psychologically—are specific to women’s work and identity as mothers.

2016 25 Oct
7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Windigo Poems Launch with David Groulx

In this poetry book, David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the powerful voices of the past. He speaks for the spirit, determination, and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront cruel reality with his sincere and inspiring vision.

2016 29 Oct
11:00am - 12:00pm

WHAT MILLY DID, Children's Book for Age 8-11, Reading with author Elise Moser

Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard — the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics.

2016 29 Oct
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Women Writing: A multi-genre reading and discussion with Laurie Gough, Elise Moser, Alice Petersen and Alice Zorn

Join us for a multi-genre reading and discussion with Laurie Gough (author of Stolen Child), Elise Moser (author of What Milly Did