Archived Community Events

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.

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

Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race, a Discussion with the Author Naben Ruthnum

No two curries are the same. This Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do.

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

Securitized Citizens, Author Baljit Nagra In Conversation with Monia Mazigh

Uninformed and reactionary responses in the years following the events of 9/11 and the ongoing ‘War on Terror’ have greatly affected ideas of citizenship and national belonging.

2017 10 Dec
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Writing Herself into Being Book Launch with Patricia Smart

Writing Herself into Being ‑ the author’s own translation of her award‑winning French‑language book De Marie de l’Incarnation à Nelly Arcan: Se dire, se faire par l’écriture intime (Boréal, 2014) presents a feminist analysis of women’s struggles for autonomy and agency from the

2017 09 Dec

Here's to You Book Signing

This Christmas, give them a Crafted Gift of Love that will touch their heart.

2017 09 Dec
10:30am - 12:30pm

Adventure with Auntie Katie Macnamara, author of Rosie the Tarantula

Come for a fun adventure with auntie Katie Macnamara on the morning of December 9!

2017 08 Dec
9:30am - 10:30am

Rally on Parliament Hill marking the 15th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat's arrest under a Security Certificate and International Human Rights Day

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Ironically it is also the day Mohamed (Moe) Harkat was arrested under a security certificate 15 years ago.

2017 07 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Community Classroom: Settler Self-Indigenization in the Age of Reconciliation with Darryl Leroux

Building on some of his recent work on the topic, Darryl will be presenting an analysis of emerging efforts to indigenize otherwise non-Indigenous people in Québec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.

2017 04 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sexual Violence at Canadian Universities Book Launch with Editors, Contributors and Frontline Anti-Violence Workers

At least one in four women attending college or university will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate.

2017 30 Nov
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Meet and Greet with Warren Kinsella, author of a young adult novel, Recipe for Hate

Adult author Kinsella (Fight the Right) sets this riveting murder mystery in Portland, Maine, in the late 1970s. After the gruesome slaying of two of their friends, teenage punk musicians called the X gang are targeted by an unknown enemy and by “anti-punk hysteria” in their community.