Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Challenging the Centres of Power

  • Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall (map)
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Join lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff, for the first of a three-part lecture series being held in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library.

These three lectures will be part of the Toronto Reference Library’s On Civil Society series.

The first lecture is entitled Violence Against Women as a Tool of Control. Come prepared for a lively and thought-provoking discussion!

Fairly Equal by Linda Silver Dranoff will also be sold at the event for $25. Cash and credit will be accepted.

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Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Bright Shining Moment Book Launch

Join Deb Loughead for the launch of her book Bright Shining Moment

Deb will do a reading from her book, as well as a signing. The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Children and adults are both welcome to attend.

In everyone’s life there are bright and shining moments.

It is 1942, and Aline is twelve years old. Aline loves her family, but she is also ashamed of them. She hides her face when her father drives her to school in his horse-drawn wagon instead of a motorcar. She won’t tell the girls in her class that her mother raises chickens in their yard, or that they’ve taken in borders to make money. Angry that her mother can’t spare ten cents for a charity drive at school, Aline steals from her purse. As she seeks to make amends, she comes to reevaluate everything she held to be true, including her relationship with her sworn enemy, Jeanine, whose situation, she learns, is much worse than her own. Aline comes to understand that it’s not material wealth that brings happiness, but life’s bright and shining moments, which can happen under any circumstances. And that what makes those moments glow even brighter are the difficult moments that we all must face along the way.

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Oct
24
to Nov 16

Events with Lorraine Greaves, Personal and Political: Stories from the Women's Health Mvt. 1960-2010

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Guelph, ON

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

7:00 PM

Women's Health Evening

A Café Philosophique Event

The Bookshelf

41 Quebec St, Guelph ON

PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE: www.bookshelf.ca

CONSPIRACY OF HOPE: THE TRUTH ABOUT BREAST CANCER SCREENING - An explosive book that exposes the truth about breast cancer screening. Café Philosophique presents author Renée Pellerin in conversation with Joanna Henry and moderated by Lorraine Greaves.


Victoria, BC

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

4:00-6:00 PM

University of Victoria campus 

Health and Social Development Building

Room 300

Hosted by The School of Nursing, University of Victoria


Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

Vancouver Public Library — Central Branch

Alma VanDusen Room

350 West Georgia St.

Hosted by the Vancouver Public Library

Book Sales by Massy Books


Toronto, ON

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

5:00-7:00 PM

Women's College Hospital

Pink Cube

76 Grenville St.

Hosted by Women's College Hospital

and The Feminist History Society


Toronto, ON

Friday, November 16th, 2018

12:00-1:00 PM

York University Campus

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, Room 1005

88 The Pond Road, North York, ON M3J 2S5

Hosted by York University's School of Nursing

with Women's Health Research Chair in Mental Health Office, York University

Centre for Feminist Research, York University

The Feminist History Society

Health and Society, LAPS

Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Empowering Women at Work

Join lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff, for the first of a three-part lecture series being held in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library.

These three lectures will be part of the Toronto Reference Library’s On Civil Society series.

The first lecture is entitled Empowering Women at Work. Come prepared for a lively and thought-provoking discussion!

Fairly Equal by Linda Silver Dranoff will also be sold at the event for $25. Cash and credit will be accepted.

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Black Women Who Dared Book Launch

Join Naomi M. Moyer for the book launch of Black Women Who Dared!

 

Naomi will do a reading, and sign copies of her book. Light refreshments will be provided. Children and adults are both welcome and encouraged to come. Naomi will also be showcasing some of her original artwork from the book.

Artist Naomi M. Moyer presents powerful biographical portraits of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history, ranging from 1793 to the present. Included are leaders and groundbreakers who were anti-slavery activists, business women, organizers who promoted healthcare, and educators who taught literacy and scholarship in Black neighborhoods.

The stories and beautiful portraits in this book will engage a wide range of readers. Celebrate these remarkable women—some of whom you may be hearing about for the first time—and the profound impacts they’ve made.

Profiled are: The Coloured Women's Club, Jackie Shane, Sylvia Estes Stark, The Hour a Day Study Club, Rosa Pryor, Sherona Hall, The Black Cross Nurses Mary Miles Bibb, Chloe Cooley, and Blockorama.

 

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Book Launch Tilly and the Crazy Eights (Saskatoon)

Join Monique Gray Smith for the Saskatoon launch of her new book Tilly and the Crazy Eights

When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. The adventure will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.” Heading to the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque, the trip proves to be powerful medicine. By the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico they feel ready for anything. But are they?

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Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

The Story of My Face Book Launch

Join Leanne Baugh for the book launch of her debut YA novel
The Story of My Face.

Leanne will do a reading, and sign copies of her book. Light refreshments will be provided. Youth and adults are both welcome and encouraged to come. 

After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes' facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her. It’s now March, and Abby’s months of hiding out at home are over. Returning to finish her last term of high school feels as daunting as enduring seven plastic surgeries. She knew it would be hard to show her new face to the world, but she didn’t expect to be rejected by her so-called friends. Or ignored by Liam, who had said he loved her. Or tormented by Mason, who may be capable of much worse than she suspected. If she wants others to move past the surface, Abby has to learn to do that herself. Her love of acting and her return to drama class may be the key to going on with her new life, or it may be the disaster that drives her from high school (and society) altogether.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Violence Against Women as a Tool of Control

  • Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff, for the first of a three-part lecture series being held in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library.

These three lectures will be part of the Toronto Reference Library’s On Civil Society series.

The first lecture is entitled Violence Against Women as a Tool of Control. Come prepared for a lively and thought-provoking discussion!

Fairly Equal by Linda Silver Dranoff will also be sold at the event for $25. Cash and credit will be accepted.

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Word on the Street

On September 23rd there are two different Word on the Street festivals. One is in Toronto, Ontario, and one is in Lethbridge, Alberta. 

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Come meet Second Story Press at booth #KS22, where you can meet the team, and purchase our numerous and award winning books! 

Word on the Street Toronto is open from 10 am until 5 pm. Some of our authors will also be attending the festival! 

Naomi M. Moyer, author of Black Women Who Dared will be at the TD Children's Literature Tent from 1:20 to 1:40.

Jenny Kay Dupuis, author of I Am Not a Number will be at the Indigenous Voices Tent from 11:00 to 11:30

Elizabeth Atcheson and Lorna Marsden, authors of White Gloves Off will be at the Audible Presents Great Books in the Lakeside Terrace from 10:00 to 10:45.


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Word on the Street Lethbridge, Alberta is also on September 23, 2018, and is open from 11 am until 5 pm. 

One of our authors will be attending Word on the Street, Lethbridge Alberta!

Fartumo Kusow, author of Tale of a Boon's Wife will be at the festival at the Canadian Heritage Author Stage from 12 pm to 1 pm

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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Melanie Florence Attending the 10th Annual Telling Tales Festival

This year is the 10th annual Telling Tales Festival! The mission of the festival is to "deliver outstanding literary programming for children and youth that raises awareness of the importance of literacy in our communities."

This year, our own Melanie Florence, author of Stolen Words, will be attending the festival! Melanie will be at the Early Settlement Area at 2 pm, and Teen Tales, 4th Floor at 3:20 pm

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Jun
22
to Jun 25

ALA Annual Conference

If you'll be in New Orleans for the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, come say hello to us at Booth #3648, alongside our US distributor Orca Books. It's the best place to get a first look at our upcoming books for Fall and to learn more about our extensive list of books that celebrate and reflect diversity, strong female characters, and children's empowerment!


BOOK BUZZ STAGE:
SECOND STORY PRESS AND ORCA BOOKS
TALK ABOUT PUBLISHING IMPORTANT
- AND SOMETIMES CONTROVERSIAL -
BOOKS FOR KIDS


On June 23rd Second Story Press Publisher Margie Wolfe will be presenting on the Book Buzz stage, alongside Orca Books, about publishing important books that matter for young people.

Book Buzz Theatre from 2:15–2:45 p.m.


Author Signing

Also on Saturday June 23rd, Margie Wolfe will be signing copies of her new book The Promise.

Booth #3648 from 3:00–3:30 p.m.


The Promise was written by Margie Wolfe and her cousin Pnina Bat Zvi. The picture book tells the story of their mothers, Rachel and Toby–two sisters–who survived together as girls in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. 

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