Appearances

AUGUST 27, 4 to 7 pm.: Sesquicentennial Authors’ Symposium in High Park

See Arts in the Parks: https://artsintheparksto.org/event/sesquicentennial-authors-symposium-high-park/

August 27, 4 to 6pm, High Park covered picnic area #26–RADING by our Toronto authors–EVERYONE WELCOME. I very much enjoyed coordinating the Sesquicentennial Authors’ Symposium in High Park, sponsored by the Swansea Historical Society! We are thrilled to have Canada’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke as our gest of honour! and our lineup of talented local authors and historians is super exciting! Danila Botha Vernon, Melanie Mah, Bruce Meyer, Kevin Hardcastle, will o’hara, David DePoe, Michelle Alfano, Andrew Borkowski, Angie Littlefield, Neil Ross, among other great authors. And I am so excited to do a reading with these wonderful authors, at the historic High Park where my novel, Stone Woman is set! See Arts in the Parks link: //artsintheparksto.org/event/sesquicentennial-authors-symposium-high-park/

JUNE 24, 2017: Reading at Amazons of the Mediterranean. Black Swan Tavern, 2 to 5 pm.

The Not So Nice Italian Girls and Friends: :http://notsoniceitaliangirls.blogspot.ca/2015/06/amazons-of-mediterranean.html

 

APRIL 27, 2017, Thursday, 6:30 to 8pm: Yorkville Library, 22 Yorkville Ave. Toronto. Bianca will talk about the inspiration for her new novel, Stone Woman, read excerpts, and answer questions. Free of charge and everyone welcome. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT281780&R=EVT281780

MARCH 12, 2017, Sunday, at 5:30 Toronto time. Bianca will guest/host the P.I. New Poetry Show at CKUW FM 95.9 (Winnipeg). Bianca will interview Carmelo Militano, a poet and novelist, and the host of the same show.

MARCH 9, 2017, Thursday. Bianca will read from her new novel, Stone Woman, at Word Up reading series, at Unity Market, 25 Toronto St., Barrie, ON. The readings start at 7:00 pm, followed by open mike. Free of charge and everyone welcome. http://wordupbarrie.com/index.php/upcoming-events/

MARCH 7, 2017, Tuesday: Bianca will read from her new novel, Stone Woman, at The Rowers Reading Series, hosted at Supermarket in Kensington Market, Toronto. Supermarket’s back room doors open at 6:30 pm, readings begin at 7pm sharp and evening ends at 8:30pm. Free of charge and everyone welcome.

FEBRUARY 19, 2017: Junction Reads and Writes, 392 Pacific Ave., Toronto. AT 5pm. Reading from Stone Woman. https://junctionreads.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/february-19-at-famous-last-words/

FEBRUARY 9, 2017: 7 to 9 pm. Reading from Stone Woman, at Word Up, Unity Market Cafe and Studio, 25 Toronto St in Barrie, ON– http://wordupbarrie.com/index.php/upcoming-events/

FEBRUARY 4, 2017: Guest speaker at Writers Co-op 10th Anniversary. United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St. Toronto, 7pm to midnight. Speeches 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

2017

DECEMBER 13, 2016: The Boneshaker Reading Series: Guest speaker, at 7 pm. The Boneshaker Reading Series hosted by Lillian Necakov is a monthly event that takes place at the St. Clair/Silverthorn branch of the Toronto Public Library.1748 St. Clair Ave. W. For more information contact the library branch at 416-393-7710.

DECEMBER 8, 2016, at 7pm: STONE WOMAN–BOOK LAUNCH! At Another Story Bookstore, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, (416) 462-1104 The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome!

STONE WOMAN book launch, Dec. 8 at 7pm. Another Story Bookstore, 315 Roncesvalles, Toronto.

STONE WOMAN book launch, Dec. 8 at 7pm. Another Story Bookstore, 315 Roncesvalles, Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 4, 2016: Guest speaker at Writers Co-op, Toronto Reference Library, 3rd floor, discussion is 2 to 4pm.

DECEMBER 3, 2016:Barrie Public Library, Barrie, ON. From 10 to 12pm. Culture Days and Author Festival.

NOVEMBER 16, 2016: St. James Town Library, Sherbourne & Wellesley, 2 to 3pm–book club–private. Stone Woman.

NOVEMBER 12, 2016: Chapters/Indigo Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, ON. 12 to 4pm.

NOVEMBER 10, 2016: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. Etobicoke. 6:30pm to 8:00 pm. Author Talk and discussion for Stone Woman.

NOVEMBER 8, 2016: Radio Interview: HOWL–University of Toronto, 10pm to 11pm.

NOVEMBER 5, 2016: Chapters/Indigo VEGA, Erin Mills Power Centre, Erin Mills, ON. 12 to 4pm.

OCTOBER 29, 2016: Chapters/Indigo,  5015 Glen Erin Drive, Erin Mills, ON. 12 to 4 pm. Book signing for Stone Woman

OCTOBER 28, 2016: Chapters/Indigo, Oshawa, Oshawa Centre, ON. 12 to 4 pm. Book signing for Stone Woman

OCTOBER 26, 2016: Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St. W. Toronto. 6:30pm to 8:00 pm. Author Talk and discussion for Stone Woman.

OCTOBER 23, 2016: Chapters/Indigo, Kingston, ON. 1 to 4 pm. Book signing for Stone Woman

OCTOBER 22, 2016: Chapters/Indigo, Belleville, ON. 1 to 4 pm. Book signing for Stone Woman

OCTOBER 15, 2016: Chapters/Indigo Yonge and Eglinton, 2300 Yonge St, Toronto. Book signing for Stone Woman.

OCTOBER 13, 2016: IndigoSpirit, First Canadian Place, Unit SM18, Toronto. Book signing for Stone Woman.

OCTOBER 11, 2016: Annette Library, 145 Annette St, Toronto. 6 to 7:30 pm. Author Talk and discussion for Stone Woman.

OCTOBER 8, 2016: Chapters/Indigo, Stoney Creek. 1783 Stoney Church Rd. E. Heritage Green. Book signing for Stone Woman, 12 noon to 4pm.

OCTOBER 4, 2016: Culture Days, Wasaga Beach Library, Wasaga Beach, ON. 6 to 8pm.

OCTOBER 1, 2016: Culture Days, Toronto: College/Shaw Library, 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Author Reading: Stone Woman.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016: Radio Interview at 10:00am with Christine Cowley: Hunters Bay Radio, 88.7 fm in Huntsville,

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016: Heliconian Club, President’s Evening. 5:30 to 7:30. Toronto.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2016: Word On The Street: I’ll be at The Writers Union Of Canada booth, 2:30 to 6:00pm. I’ll be co-captaining the booth with Andrew Borkowski (11am to 2:30 pm):  booth number WB 4 in the festival’s Writer’s Block section. Drop by and say “hi”

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016: Chapters/Indigo, Richmond Hill,  2pm to 5pm. Book signing for Stone Woman.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016: IDIGOSPIRIT, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave. Toronto. 11am to 3pm. Book signing for Stone Woman.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016: Radio Interview, by Carmelo Militano: CKUW 95.5 fm –Winnipeg University. Stone Woman and writers’ life.

Here is the link:

https://ckuw.ca/programs/detail/p.i.-new-poetry

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016: Chapters/Indigo, Barrie, book signing 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016: Guernica Editions Book Launch for Stone Woman–my second novel. The Supermarket Restaurant, 268 Augusta Ave. Toronto

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016: Read Local, Midland. Grounded, at 2:15 reading.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016: The Gladstone Library, Toronto, 6:30 to 8pm. Author readings, Stone Woman.

JUNE 15-19, 2016: THE WRITERS SUMMIT: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto.

JUNE 12, 2016: The Amazons, Literary Reading: Black Swan Tavern, 145 Danforth (&Broadview); 2 to 5pm.

APRIL 30, 2016: Authors for Indies: Bianca will take part at Another Story Bookshop, 11am to 1pm; Book City, Bloor West Village, 3pm to 5pm.

JULY 16, 2015: Toronto in Literature Book Club: Bridge in the Rain by Bianca Lakoseljac

 Submitted by kateburgess on July 2, 2015 – 12:10pm

Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 6:00pm

Where

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M4W 2G8

Details

Discover Toronto in literature! Join us each month for an informal discussion about a selected book set in Toronto. No registration. All are welcome. Free.

THIS MONTH’S BOOK: Bridge in the Rain by Bianca Lakoseljac. Author will be in attendance for discussion and Q & A.

Bridge in the Rain (Guernica Editions, 2010) is a collection of stories linked by an inscription on a bench in Toronto’s High Park. Each story is told by a different protagonist who is dealing with a turning point in his or her life.

For more information, please visit the Toronto Public Library.

Toronto Reference Library

 

 

MAY, 2, 2015

Authors for Indies

Bianca will take part at Another Story Bookshop, Toronto

 

JANUARY, 2015

January 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Bianca Lakoseljac will take part in the Word Up

reading series, at the Unity Market Café, 25 Toronto Street, Barrie. She will read

from her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, and her collection of stories,

Bridge in the Rain. She will begin by reading her tribute poem

to Gordon Lightfoot, Canvas of Our Thoughts.   The event is free of charge

and everyone is welcome.

 

 

NOVEMBER, 2014

November 17 @ 9pm at Hugh’s Room in Toronto (Dundas W. nr. Roncesvalles ) Book launch for 50+ Poems for Gordon Lightfoot. Bianca Lakoseljac’s poem, Canvas of Our Thoughts, is included in the anthology. Mr. Lightfoot has it on his calendar and we’re hoping he will be at the launch. For tickets, please contact Hugh’s Room.

Here is my poem,

Canvas of Our Thoughts

by Bianca Lakoseljac

 

“In the midst of madness of this world,

music is my salvation,” you say

as you take my hand

and lead me where muses dwell.

 

Eyes closed, we sashay to the murmuring waves

blush of the rising sun, curtain of the falling rain

pyramids of moonlight on an iridescent lake

shadows of the dying day.

 

Palm on heart, I swear an oath of secrecy

tell me a tale of how it used to be

—of a young boy running through a moonlit meadow

small hand clutching a fallen star

surrendered glow trailing a forlorn meteor

careening long and far, to a distant rendezvous.

 

And the boy, now a man

transcends to voice with chord and bar

takes on the yoke of the shifting mores

to render a tableau of our times.

—Mantled old growth of Temagami.

Ancient red pines bowing to deep blue lakes

sentinels to treasures ephemeral

shadowed by city discard and screaming chainsaws.

 

You are the rhythm of the gandy dancers laying iron to stone

The glint in the young miner’s eye in hopes of mother lode

The courage of the seamen bracing against unrelenting storm

The conscience of the drifter who squanders his passage home.

 

You are the voice of dawn rising from its slumber

—whisper of stardust.

You will always be there, guitar slung on shoulder

denimed and stately like a totem-pole

painting your verses on the canvas of our thoughts.

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November 15, at 3:00 pm. INSPIRE International Book Fair, Booth #918:

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (NorthBuilding)
255 Front Street West – Toronto

Bianca Lakoseljac will be reading from her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain, and her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear. Come to chat and get your signed copies.

 

 

JUNE, 2014, St. John’s, Newfoundland, book signing

June 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, at Chapters/Indigo, St. John’s, 70 Kenmount Rd.  Newfoundland, Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, and her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain. Come to chat and get a signed copy.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY, 2014

February 12, 2014, at 7 to 8 pm. Poetry Workshop

Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a poetry workshop at the Wasaga Beach Library, 120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, Ontario. To register, please call (705) 429-5481

http://www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca/ForAdults/ProgramsServices/index.htm

JANUARY, 2014

Friday Jan. 31, 7:00-9:00 pm, Winterfest Literary Evening, Huronia Museum, Midland

MC: Bianca Lakoseljac

Please join us for an evening of literary readings by local authors: Vern Bignell, Peggy Clarke, Mike Howell, Rosy Hagedorn, Bianca Lakoseljac, and Beverley Hanna

NOVEMBER 2013:

Tuesday, November 26, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, Part V, Waving Your Magic Wand and Making Your Well Crafted Prose Click, at the Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON.

 Saturday, November 23, at 11 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Runnymede, Toronto, 2225 Bloor Street West, (416) 761-9773

 Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, at the High Park Public Library, 228 Roncesvalles Ave.Toronto, ON. 416-393-7671. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

 Tuesday, November 12, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, part IV, Plotting Your First Draft, at the Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON.

 Saturday, November 9, at 12 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Milton, 1180 Steeles Ave E. (905) 693-6800

Friday, November 8, at 12 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Woodbridge, ON. 3900 Hwy 7, 905-264-6401

 

OCTOBER 2013:

Sunday, October 27, at 12 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga. Tel: 905-281-8342

 

Saturday, October 26, at 12 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Burlington, 1250 Brant St. Tel: 905-331-1860

 

Sunday, October 20, at 12 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Stoney Creek, 1783 Stone Church Rd. E. Tel: 905-578-3658

 

Saturday, October 12, at 12 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo, Milton, 1180 Steeles Ave. E. Tel: 905-693-6800

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Crafting the Novel, Part III of V: Creating Characters.
WasagaBeach Public Library
120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON 705-429-5481

 

Saturday, October 5, at 1 to 4 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear at Chapters/Indigo, Yorkale, 3401 Dufferin St. Unit #29, Tel: 416-781-6660

 

Friday, October 4, at 7 to 9pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac is a featured author at Literary Cafe, WasagaBeach public Library, Wasaga Beach, ON. Tickets, 705 429-5481

http://www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca/ForAdults/ProgramsServices/index.htm

 

SEPTEMBER 2013:

September 24, 2013, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Crafting the Novel, Part II of V: Defining a sense of place.

WasagaBeach Public Library

120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON 705-429-5481

http://www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca/ForAdults/ProgramsServices/index.htm

September 10, 2013, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
 
Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Crafting the Novel, Part I of V: Finding novel material, selecting point of view, and identifying the narrator.
WasagaBeach Public Library
120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON 705-429-5481

 

AUGUST 2013:

August 8, 2013, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, at the Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Glenwood   Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. To register please call 705-429-5481.

http://www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca/ForAdults/ProgramsServices/index.htm

 

JULY 2013:

July 6, 2013, at 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Bianca Lakoslejac will be signings copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga, ON, 905-820-8336.

JUNE 2013:

June 22, 2013, at 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Bianca will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear and her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain, at Chapters Heritage Green, 1783 Stone Church Rd. E. Stoney Creek, ON, 905-578-3658.

June 15, 2013, at 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Bianca will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear,and her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain, at Chapters Queensway, 1950 The Queensway, Toronto, 416-622-2838.

MAY 2013:

Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, at 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Bianca Lakoslejac will be signing copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, and her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain, at Chapters Runnymede, 2225  Bloor Street West, Toronto,416-761-9773. Come to chat and get a signed copy!

APRIL 2013:

April 30,  2013, at 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, at the

Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen   Street West, Toronto, ON

Please phone 416-393-7688 to register. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Please see Library Events at:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/categories/authors.jsp?N=4292809378+33162

or the Parkdale Library Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/parkdale.branch#!/events/140464092801228/

Bianca Lakoseljac is the author of Summer of the Dancing Bear, a novel, Guernica Editions, 2012. https://biancalakoseljac.ca/

 

April 27, 2013, at 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Bianca Lakoslejac will be signings copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo in Burlington, ON, 1250 Brant Street, #102, 905-331-1860.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Bianca Lakoslejac will be signings copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at Chapters/Indigo in Barrie, ON, 76 Barrie View Drive, 705-735-6735.

 

MARCH 2013:

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, at the Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor Street   West, Toronto. Please phone 416-393-7697 to register. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT132340&R=EVT132340

 

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will lead a writing workshop, Ten Steps to Crafting the Novel, at the Brentwood Public Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N.Toronto.  The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. Please phone: 416-394-5240 to register. Space is limited to 30 max. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT131762&R=EVT131762

http://news.guernicaeditions.com/2013/03/12/bianca-lakoseljac-writing-workshop/

FEBRUARY 2013:

Mon. Feb 04, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bianca Lakoseljac will be discussing her novel “Summer of the Dancing Bear” at the  Leaside Public Library, 165 McRae Dr., Toronto, ON M4G 1S8
No registration required. Everyone welcome.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM126162&R=126162

JANUARY 2013:

January 9 at 7:00 pm.

Bianca Lakoseljac will take part in Brockton Writers Series: a monthly literary reading in west-end Toronto. She will read from her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear;  and her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain, set in Toronto’s High Park. Please see http://brocktonwritersseries.wordpress.com/

NOTE NEW LOCATION: Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-of-beans-Coffee-House-Roastery/174023849301137

For more info, please see www.biancalakoseljac.ca

NOVEMBER 2012:

Bianca Lakoslejac will be signings copies of her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at the following Chapters/Indigo locations, during November:

November 3, 2012, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo Stoney Creek, Heritage Greene Shopping Centre, 1783 Stone Church Rd. East (905)578-3658

November 11, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/IndigoWoodbridge,East Woodbridge Centre, 3900 Hwy 7 West, Unit 1 (905)264-6401

November 16, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters Ancaster, Meadowland Regional Centre,737 Golf Links Road, Unit 1 (905)648-7155

November 17, 2012, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Indigo,ErinMillsTown Centre,5015 Glen Erin Drive (905)820-8336

November 18, 12:00 to 4:00 pm,Chapters/Indigo SquareOne, 189 Rathburn Road West (905)281-8342

November 24, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters Ajax, Durham Centre, 90 Kingston Road (905)426-4431

November 25, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, ChaptersOakville,OakvilleTown Centre,310 North Service Road West (905)815-8197

Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm: Bianca Lakoslejac will read from Summer of the Dancing Bear at The (not so) Nice Italian Girls and Friends literary evening at Q Space, 502 College Street, Toronto. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome! For more info, see http://notsoniceitaliangirls.blogspot.ca/

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OCTOBER 2012:

October is shaping up to be a very busy month, for book signings for Bianca Lakoseljac’s new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, Guernica Editions, June, 2012.

October 6, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo Scarborough Kennedy Commons, 20   William Kitchen Road,Scarborough.

October 7, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Chapters/IndigoRichmond Hill, 8705 Yonge Street.

October 13, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo (St. Catharines), New Fairview Mall,Geneva,ON.

October 14, 12:00 to 4:00 pm,Chapters/Indigo Runnymede St,2225 Bloor Street West,Toronto.

 

From October 19 to 28, Bianca will be visitingAlberta, and has the following book signings scheduled:

 Calgary:           October 19, Indigo Crossiron Mills (2-5pm), Unit 346,261055 Crossiron Blvd

October 20, Chapters Chinook Centre (1-4pm), 6455 Macleod Trail

October 21, Chapters Crowfoot, 66 Crowfoot Terrace (1-4pm)

Edmonton:       October 23, Chapters West Edmonton Mall, 8882, 170th Street,Suite #1384

(1-4pm)

October 24, Chapters Westside,9952 170th Street(1-4pm)

Red Deer:        October 25, Chapters,5250 – 22nd Street, Unit #10 (1-4pm)

Banff:              October 27, Indigospirit,CascadePlaza,317 Banff Avenue(2-4pm)

 

All events are free of charge, and everyone is welcome!

 

SEPTEMBER 2012:

September is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting month, (after an equally busy summer) for library visits and book signings for my new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, Guernica Editions, June 2012.

On September 4, I very much enjoyed discussing Summer of the Dancing Bear with the Sanderson Library Book Club in Toronto. It was a great way to start the Fall 2012 literary season.

Here is a list of September events where I will be discussing Summer of the Dancing Bear or signing copies:

 September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, WasagaBeach Public Library, 20 Glenwood Dr. Wasaga Beach, 705-429-5481.

September 15, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Chapters/Indigo, 2376 Princess St., Kingston, ON, 613-545-3208.

September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, 416-393-7697.

September 21, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street Unit #29, Toronto.

September 22, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo Queensway, 1950 The Queensway, Etobicoke.

September 23, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Word On The Street, Toronto, at the Guernica Publishing Booth.

 September 25, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto, 416-393-7692.

September 29, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo Guelph, Ontario, Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph.

All events are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

 

AUGUST 2012:

During August, 2012, Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, at the following Chapters/Indigo locations:

August 4, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo, 2376 Princess St., Kingston, ON.
August 5, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo, 259 Princess St. Kingston, ON. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indigo-Kingston/147180785304221

August 11, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo Square One, Mississauga, ON.
August 18, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo Unionville, 3175 Hwy. 7, Markham, ON.
August 25, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo South Keys, 2210 Bank St. Ottawa, ON.
August 26, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo Pinecreast Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris, Ottawa, ON.

On August 30, from 7 to 8 pm, Bianca is a featured author at the Bloor Gladstone Public Library in Toronto. Bianca will discuss her collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain, with the Gladstone Library Book Club. She will also introduce her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear.

 

JULY 2012:

July, 2012, Bianca will be signing copies of Summer of the Dancing Bear at the following Chapters/Indigo locations:
July 7, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo, Queensway.
July 14, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo, Richmond Hill .
July 20, 2012, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Chapters/Indigo Yorkdale Mall.
July 28, 2012, 1 to 4 pm. Chapters/Indigo Bayview Village.

On July 19, 2012, at 7 pm. Bianca is a featured author at Words Alive Open Mic Night,
Books/Cafee & Things, 208 Main Street South, Newmarket, ON, at 7 p.m. … Bianca will read from her new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear. Open Mic to follow. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to read from their own works. For more info, see yorku.ca/existere
June 2012 events: Bianca Lakoseljac will be signing copies of her new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, on the following dates:

JUNE 2012:

June 21 at 7:00 pm.
June 21, 2012, Bianca will take part in the Canadian Authors Association (CAA), Toronto branch, reading at 7:00 pm. at The Toronto Reference Library, in the Boardroom. Bianca is past president for the CAA Toronto branch.

June 23, 1:00 to 4:00 pm., at Chapters/Indigo, 2225 Bloor Street West, near the Bloor and Runnymede subway stop.

June 24 at 1:00 pm.
Bianca will be reading at the Stellar Literary Festival in Oshawa, at 1:00 pm. For more info, please see the link:
http://www.stellarliteraryfestival.com/talent2012.html#bianca

June 30, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Chapters/Indigo, Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

MAY 2012:

May 23, 2012, PWAC/CAA Literary Evening, 7 pm, Now Lounge, 189 Church St. Toronto.

May 10, 2012, University of Amsterdam, Holland. Visit and private meeting.

May 8 @ 9, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2012: Van Gogh Village, “Vincentre” in Nuenen, The Netherlands. Visit and private meeting.

May 7, Monday, 2012, at 1:00 pm. Book Promotion: Summer of the Dancing Bear
University Library “Svetozar Markovic” has a pleasure of inviting you to the book presentation “Summer of the Dancing Bear” by Canadian writer and educator Bianca Lakoseljac that will take place on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 pm.

Director of University Library PhD Stela Filipi Matutinovic and Olgica Marinkovic, Academic and Cultural Relations Officer with the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade will open the promotion, and Uros Tomic, professor of English language at the University of Belgrade will conduct the presentation and discussion.
Join us! 🙂
Invitation | About the Author and the Novel

APRIL 2012:

April 27 and 28, Friday and Saturday, 2012: Bianca will present at the international conference, “Language, Literature, Values,” at the University of Niš in Serbia.

April 27, 11:00 am. Bianca will deliver her research paper: “The role of the author in fostering and disseminating cultural and ethical values through the contextual and textual dialogicality which takes place among characters as portrayed by a writer within the world depicted by the literary work.”

April 28, 7:00 pm. International evening: USA – Canada – Bulgaria – Serbia evening, Student Cultural Club. Bianca will read from her novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, which is set in the former Yugoslavia.
After the conference, Bianca will visit libraries in Serbia and promote her new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear. She will also visit Holland and promote her novel in Amsterdam and Nuenen, where Vincent van Gogh painted “The Potato Eaters” as well as a number of his famous pieces.

April 14, 2012: From 1 to 4 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters Yorkdale.

April 10, 2012: From 7 to 9 pm. Bianca will read as part of the Celebrate Local Canadian Poets event. Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley Street, Barrie ON.

MARCH 2012:

March 31, 2012: From 1 to 5 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Stoney Creek, Heritage Greene Shopping Centre, 1783 Stone Church Rd. East, Stoney Creek, ON. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Indigo-Stoney-Creek/222865885164

March 24, 2012: From 1 to 5 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Richmond Hill, 8705 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill.

March 17, 2012: From 12 to 5 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Yonge & Eglinton, 2300 Yonge Street, Toronto.

March 11, 2012: From 1 to 5 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto.

FEBRUARY 2012:

February 4, 2012: from 2 to 5 pm. Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Square One in Mississauga, 189 Rathburn Rd. W.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012: from 7 to 8 pm. Bianca will discuss Bridge in the Rain with a local book club at the Sanderson Branch Library, 327 Bathurst Street, Toronto. 416-393-7653.

February 12, 2012: from 1 to 4 pm. Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, OakvilleTown Centre, 310 North Service Rd. W. Oakville.

DECEMBER 2011:

December 15, 2011: The League of Canadian Poets
Canadian Authors Association, Toronto branch: Literary reading

NOVEMBER 2011:

November 2, 2011: Visited the University of Belgrade Library and the Belgrade City Library, introduced Bridge in the Rain, and donated copies to the library. A copy was also provided to the National Library of Serbia. During her stay, she also visited a number of other libraries and donated copies.

November 5, 2011: From 1 to 4 pm, Bianca will hold a book signing session at Chapters, Bayview Village, Toronto.

November 12, 2011: From 1 to 4 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Woodbridge.

November 19, 2011: From 1 to 4 pm, Bianca will be signing copies of Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Runnymede, Toronto.

November 30, 2011: From 2 to 3 pm, Bianca will read excerpts from and talk about the inspiration behind Bridge in the Rain. Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley St. Barrie, ON. 705-728-1010 http://www.library.barrie.on.ca/programmes/adults/prog/11_11_30_BiancaLakoseljac.pdf

November 30, 2011: From 7:15 to 8:15 pm, at the East End Writers Group, Bianca will discuss approaches to connecting short stories, talk about the inspiration behind Bridge in the Rain, and read excerpts from her book.

OCTOBER 2011:

October 5, 2011, 9 to 11 am: Led a poetry workshop at Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie.

October 13, 2011, 1 to 4 pm: Read as part of Coats for Kids: Buy-one, share-one, Holy Trinity High School , Bradford.

October 15, 2011: Book signing for Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Queensway, 1 to 3 pm. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=244541385598872

October 19, 2011, 7:30 pm: Reading at the (Not so) Nice Italian Girls reading series, at Doonley’s Café.
http://www.nowtoronto.com/books/listings/listing.cfm?listingid=800058101&subsection=&category=&nav=1

SEPTEMBER 2011:

September 15, 2011: CAA Toronto

September 23, 2011: Reading at Wasaga Unplugged, the Wasaga Beach Public Library, Wasaga Beach.

AUGUST 2011:

August 6, 2011, 1 to 4 pm: Chapters/Idigo, Burlington book signing for Bridge in the Rain.

August 13, 2011, 1 to 2 pm: Reading at Artwalk in Midland.

JULY 2011:

2011 July events: A number of reading and signing events this July, including The Leacock Festival:

Saturday, July, 9, 2011 at 2 pm: Chapters, Woodbridge book signing. http://www.facebook.com/ChaptersWoodbridge#!/event.php?eid=206413066063120

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7 pm: Words Alive reading series at Books Café and Things, 208 Main Street South, Newmarket.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 2 pm: Bianca will take part in the
Guernica Editions Showcase at the Leacock Summer Festival!
This summer Len Gasparini, Bianca Lakoseljac, Michael Mirolla and Julie Roorda will take part in a special Guernica Editions showcase at the Leacock Summer Festival in Orillia. The readings will kick off at 2 PM, followed by a picnic dinner. Books will be for sale by Manticore Books.
Where: Leacock Museum National Historic Site 50 Museum Drive, Orillia, ON
When: Sunday, July 24 at 2 PM
www.leacockmuseum.com.

JUNE 2011:

June 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Toronto, 416-393-7610. Reading from and discussing the inspiration for Bridge in the Rain. The event is free and all are welcome.

June 18, 2011, Roncy Rocks! at Roncesvalles Village in Toronto.
Another Story Bookshop will be featuring a reading and book signing event for Bridge in the Rain. www.rocesvallesvillage.ca

MAY 2011:

May 7, 2011 at 2to 4pm: Book signing for Bridge in the Rain at Chapters, Runnymede, TO.

May 13, 2011 at 8 pm: Bianca Lakoseljac will present the winners for the 2011 Dr. Drummond Poetry Contest (as judge for the contest) and launch the new anthology at the Dr. Drummond Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony, 2011, at Mezzanine Classic Theatre, 30 Silver Street, Cobalt.

May 14, 2011 at 10:30 am: The Orange Pear Café in Cobalt will host a mini book launch for Bianca’s collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain. www.springpulsepoetryfestival.com

May 17, 2011 7 to 8 pm: Bridge in the Rain at Annette Public Library,145 Annette Street
Toronto, (416) 393-7692
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM71680&R=71680

May 19, 2011: CAA Toronto

May 26 to 28, 2011: Writers Union of Canada, Conference

APRIL 2011:

pril 5, 2011: Reading at the Celebrate Poetry at the Barrie Public Library, 7 to 8:30 pm. http://info.library.barrie.on.ca/webevent/scripts/webevent.plx?cmd=showevent;token=guest.18dba6b750dc2c83fe115d7dfff82cc0;eventID=163112

April 13, 2011: Bianca will give a workshop and read from Bridge in the Rain, as part of Keep Toronto Reading, at Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St. W. Toronto, 7 to 8 pm. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM71450&r=71450

April 15, 2011: Will read from Bridge in the Rain, as part of Wasaga Unplugged, Wasaga Beach Library, 120 Glenwood Drive, Wasaga Beach, ON.

April 21, 2011: Chairing a workshop with Ron Brown, Writing about Ghost Towns in Ontario, Canadian Authors Association, Toronto, 6: 30 to 8:30 pm. Deer Park Library, 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, http://www.canauthorstoronto.org/events.html

April 27 to May 1, 2011: Bianca will participate in the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal.

On April 29, Bianca will participate as a panellist in the session, From Manuscript to Publication, a Guernica/Quattro Forum, 6 pm. HOTEL HOLIDAY INN CENTREVILLE – DAHLIA, http://metropolisbleu.org/2011_prog2.php?act=programme1&section=festival&event=39

April 28, Bianca will headline an evening of literary reading and read from Bridge in the Rain, at the Argo Bookshop as part of the Reading Series, at 7:30 pm. 1915 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, 514-931-3442, http://argobookshop.ca/

MARCH 2011:

March 2, 2011, 6 to 8 pm: Reading at Sarasota Writers Group, Nokomis, Sarasota, Florida.

March 9, 2011, 7 to 9 pm: Reading and book signing at the Wasaga Beach Library, Wasaga Beach.

March 13, 2011, 1 to 3 pm: High Park Lecture Series.
“Artists Inspired by High Park” VSP Talk: Winter Lecture Series. http://www.highparknature.org/wiki/uploads/VolunteerOpportunities/Artists_Bios.pdf

FEBRUARY 2011:

February 5, 2011, from 12 to 1:30 pm: Midland Winterfest Arts Event, Huronia Museum, 549 Little Lake Park, Midland, ON. Mapinfo@huroniamuseum.com. Chairing the reading with local authors.

DECEMBER 2010:

December 11, 2010: Reading at WEN.

December 16, 2010: Reading at CAA.

NOVEMBER 2010:

November 18, 2010: CAA Toronto, chairing a meeting.

November 30, 2010 at 6-8 pm: Book Launch, Bridge in the Rain, by Bianca Lakoseljac, Guernica Editions. Ben McNally’s Books, 366 Bay St. Toronto 416-361-0032

Elizabeth Abbott writes about Bridge in the Rain: “Bianca’s writing, precise and elegant, is shot through with the element of surprise as she gently but firmly pushes the boundaries between reality and the supernatural. In this delightful collection, Bianca Lakoseljac has found her literary voice in the ordinariness of lives touched and transformed by magic.”

Elizabeth Abbott was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, 2010 for her Non-fiction book, A History of Marriage.

OCTOBER 2010:

October 2, 2010 at 2 pm: Reading at the Toronto Reference Library.

October 4 to 9, 2010: Random Acts of Poetry:

October 4 at 9 am to 12pm, Collingwood Alternative High School

October 4 at 1:30 pm, Penetanguishene Public Library, Penetanguishene, ON.

October 5, at 4 to 6pm at Collingwood Library, Collingwood, ON.

October 6, at 7pm, Midland Library, Midland, ON

Oct. 7 at 1 to 3pm, Midland Secondary School, Midland, ON.

October 8, at 9am, Midland Secondary School, Midland, ON.

October 9, at 10 am to 12 noon at Collingwood Library, Collingwood, ON.

October 21, 2010: CAA Toronto. Chairing a meeting, speaker Elizabeth Abbott.

SEPTEMBER 2010:

September 16, 2010: CAA Toronto, chairing a meeting.

September 18, 2010: Words Alive Literary Festival, Sharon, ON. Reading from Memoirs of a Praying Mantis.

September 23, 2010, at 2pm: Bayshore Book Club, Woodland Beach, ON.

JULY 2010:

July 16, 2010, 7 pm. Words Alive Open Mic with Bianca Lakoseljac, author of Memoirs of a Praying Mantis at Books/Café and Things, 208 Main Street South, Newmarket info@wordsalive.ca or call 905-895-3767

JUNE 2010:

June 17, 2010, 7 to 9 pm: CAA Toronto, chairing a meeting.

MAY 2010:

May 20, 2010, 7 to 9 pm. CAA Toronto, chairing a meeting.

May 13, 14, and 15, 2010: Dr. Drummond Poetry Festival, Cobalt, ON. As poetry judge, presented awards. Also, read from Memoirs of a Praying Mantis.

APRIL 2010:

April 10, 2010, 2 to 4 pm: Chapters, Runnymede book signing.

April 20, 2010, 7 to 8 pm: Annette Library reading.

April 27, 2010, 7 to 8 pm: Runnymede Library reading.

MARCH 2010:

March 20, 2010, 1 to 3 pm: Wasaga Library, Wasaga Beach, ON, reading.

March 20, 2010, 7:30 pm: University of Toronto Spoken Word.

FEBRUARY 2010:

February 13, 2010, 1 to 3 pm: Mother Tongue Bookstore, Ottawa.

February 14, 2010: The Ontario Poetry Society, The Rivoli, 322 Queen W. TO

DECEMBER 2009:

ecember 20, 2009, 2 pm: Book Launch, Memoirs of a Praying Mantis, The Yellow Griffin, Toronto.

MAY 2009:

May 24, 2009, 3 to 4 pm: Doors Open Toronto, The Swansea Library, TO. http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen2009.nsf/BuildingsAll/5623C81F20BDADFE852575710075B92C?OpenDocument

 

JUNE 2007 to JUNE 2010–Bianca Lakoseljac was President for the Canadian Authors Association, Toronto Branch.

JUNE 2006 to JUNE 2007–Bianca Lakoseljac was Vice President for the Canadian Authors Association, Toronto Branch.