Archived Community Events

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!


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.

2018 22 Mar
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today, Author Anna Feigenbaum in Conversation with ICLMG's Tim McSorley

One hundred years ago, French troops fired tear gas grenades into German trenches. Designed to force people out from behind barricades and trenches, tear gas causes burning of the eyes and skin, tearing, and gagging. Chemical weapons are now banned from war zones.

2018 21 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Unsettling the Commons Book Launch, author Craig Fortier in conversation with writer and activist Fiona Jeffries

Craig Fortier, author of Unsettling the Commons: Social Movements Within, Against, and Beyond Settler Colonialism will be joined by writer and activist Fiona Jeffries who is also the author of Nothing to Lose But Our Fear: Resistance in Dangerous Times to discuss this bo

2018 14 Mar
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Celebrating Descent into Night, a Novel, with Award-Winning Author Edem Awumey

Translated from French by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott.

From Goncourt Prize finalist a beautiful and brilliant new novel.

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

As We Have Always Done, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in Conversation with Tracey Lindberg

Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, and demanded justice for murdered and mis

2018 12 Mar
7:00pm - 8:30pm

An Evening with Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less

In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again.

2018 05 Mar

Strike a Rock Film Screening and Q&A with Human Rights Watch Emergencies Division Researcher, Jonathan Pedneault

This is a story of two South African mothers and best friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, who together take on Lonmin PLC, the third largest platinum-extractor in the world. They live in Nkaneng, Marikana, an informal settlement in rural South Africa that sprung up around the mine.

2018 02 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Making Space for Indigenous Feminism with Robyn Bourgeois and Mary Eberts

The first edition of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism proposed that Indigenous feminism was a valid and indeed essential theoretical and activist position, and introduced a roster of important Indigenous feminist contributors.

2018 28 Feb
7:00pm - 8:30pm

An Evening with Fiction writers Michael Mirolla and Claude Lalumiere

Michael Mirolla is the author of numerous novels, plays, and short story and poetry collections.

2018 17 Feb
11:00am - 1:00pm

Winter Olympic Athletes, children's book signing with Ottawa Author Valerie Buko

Local Ottawa author Valerie Buko has a number of books meant to inspire play and physical fitness in children. Winter Olympic Athletes (for ages 3-6) is her latest picture book. In this new book, Valerie tells us about Winter Olympic sports and stories of striving to always do our best.