Archived Community Events

2018 24 Jul
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Classroom: On International Labour Rights Issues with Canadian Garment Companies

Dave Welsh is a Canadian lawyer and the Country Director for the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour - Congress of Industrial Organizations) Solidarity Center in Indonesia and Malaysia.

2018 19 Jul
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Book Launch: The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War by Asato Ikeda

Please join us Thursday, July 19th from 4:00-6:00pm in 201D St. Patrick’s, Carleton University for the Ottawa launch of The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War, written by Dr.

2018 11 Jul
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ayesha At Last Reading with the author Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin, a high school teacher, writes Samosas and Maple Syrup, a regular column about modern Muslim life for the Toronto Star. She’s also been a guest on the TV show Cityline, speaking on the Muslim experience.

2018 10 Jul
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Official Launch of Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu with Wayne Ng

Please join Wayne Ng for the official launch of his book, Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu. Wayne will be discussing the novel and signing copies.

Rooted in history, inspired by legend.

2018 26 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening with Award-Winning Author Tim Wynne-Jones, author of The Ruinous Sweep

Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews, Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Uninvited. In 2012 he was named an Officer of

2018 19 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women in Criminal Justice with Senator Kim Pate, Jill Presser and William Trudell

Women in Criminal Justice: True Cases by and About Canadian Woman and the Law is the fourth book in Durvile’s True Cases series.

2018 18 Jun
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Book Launch Q&A - Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities

Dr. Doaa Saddek, senior evaluator at the Federal Government and Chair of the Professional Learning Committee at the Canadian Evaluation Society, will interview the editors Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen, and Caroline Andrew in a “talk show” format.

2018 16 Jun
10:30am - 12:00pm

Reading LeMay Valley Friends: The Adventures of Sammy, Bart and Ruskin (Kids Book) with author Daphne McFee

The Valley of LeMay is home to many animals and friends, all of whom have experienced their own challenges and life lessons. Every day, there is something happening… always an adventure to be had!

2018 13 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else) Book Launch with Author Colleen Cardinal

During the 60s Scoop, over 20,000 Indigenous children in Canada were removed from their biological families, lands and culture and trafficked across provinces, borders and overseas to be raised in non-Indigenous households.

2018 08 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Keetsahnak Book Launch with Beverly Jacobs and Brenda Macdougall

In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly.

2018 05 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ottawa Launch of South Shore Suite...POEMS with JC Sulzenko

Prince Edward County publisher Brian Flack gives his reasons for electing to publish JC’s lyric and narrative poetry in PPP’s inaugural publishing program.

2018 31 May
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Dual Book Launch in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba with Nahla Abdo and Marcello Di Cintio

Nahla Abdo, the co-editor of An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba and Marcello Di Cintio, author of Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, will join us to discuss their books in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba.

2018 30 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Policing Indigenous Movements Book Launch with Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan

In recent years, Indigenous peoples have led a number of high profile movements fighting for social and environmental justice in Canada.

2018 28 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism Book Launch with Chris Roberts and Kevin Skerrett

It is often hoped and assumed that union stewardship of pension investments will produce tangible and enduring benefits for workers and their communities while minimizing the negative effects of what are now global and intensely competitive capital markets.

2018 24 May
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Official Launch of Crooked Corrections with author Jeannette Tossounian

CROOKED CORRECTIONS is the final in Jeannette Tossounian's acclaimed Jail Trilogy. The other two titles from this trilogy are: Songs from the Slammer and The Human Kennel.

2018 16 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Reading of The Philistine, a novel by Leila Marshy

Montrealer Leila Marshy is of Palestinian-Newfoundland heritage—she can tell a good joke, but it bombs. She has been a filmmaker, a baker, an app designer, a marketer, a farmer, and editor of online culture journal Rover Arts.

2018 15 May
7:00pm - 8:30pm

This Book Betrays My Brother Book Launch with author Kagiso Lesego Molope

What does a teenage girl do when she sees her beloved older brother commit a horrific crime? Should she report to her parents, or should she keep quiet? Should she confront him? All her life, Naledi has been in awe of Basi, her charming and outgoing older brother.

2018 14 May
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity, Author Jamil Jivani in Conversation with Adrian Harewood

The day after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight-year-old Canadian Jamil Jivani opened the newspaper to find that the men responsible were familiar to him. He didn’t know them, but the communities they grew up in and the challenges they faced mirrored the circumstances of his own life.

2018 12 May
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Book of Annotations: Ottawa Launch

The Plan 99 Reading Series is pleased to host the Ottawa launch of BOOK OF ANNOTATIONS, by Cameron Anstee.

“Incredibly short and playful poems packed with enormous density.” – rob mclennan (We concur.)

2018 02 May
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Book Launch with artists, activists and writers, Maureen St. Clair and Abena Beloved Green

On May 2, please join us to co-launch Maureen St. Clair and Abena Beloved Green's debut novel/poetry book Big Island, Small and The Way We Hold On.

2018 01 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Connecting Land and Sky, An evening with Indo-Canadian author, Veena Gokhale and Inuk writer Aviaq Johnston

Join us for an evening of reading and conversation with Indo-Canadian author Veena Gokhale and young Inuk writer Aviaq Johnston to launch their latest novels, Land of Fatimah and Those Who Run in the Sky!

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2018 21 Apr
1:30pm - 3:00pm

My Love Story in Broken English Book Signing with Ainalem Tebeje

Come meet local author Ainalem Tebeje as she introduces us her first novel My Love Story in Broken English on Saturday, April 21!

2018 17 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Heroes in My Head, Author Judy Rebick in Conversation with Monia Mazigh

In this riveting memoir, Judy Rebick, one of Canada’s best-known feminists, lays bare the public and private battles that have shaped her life.

2018 24 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir, in Pieces Book Launch with the Author Kathleen Venema

Bird-Bent Grass chronicles an extraordinary mother–daughter relationship that spans distance, time, and, eventually, debilitating illness.

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