The LPG Turns 40!

2015 marks four decades of supporting and celebrating some of the finest literary presses in all of Canada. The Literary Press Group is a homegrown collective of diverse, robust, and fiercely independent literary publishing houses. Since 1975, our association and its members have worked tirelessly to support Canadian writers and each other, as well as to champion the value and viability of the Canadian literary arts scene.

To celebrate, we're hosting five readings across the country -- Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and St. John's -- throughout the month of October. Each event will host four exceptional authors who represent a larger group of writers with diverse, emerging, and outside-the-mainstream voices who work with our publishers. We hope you'll join us for one of our events if you're in the area.

Vancouver: October 29, 2015
Hosted by the Real Vancouver Writers' Series
Untitled Art Gallery @ 7 pm
With readings by Lucas Crawford, Leah Horlick, Lana Pesch, Jane Munro
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Winnipeg: October 30, 2015
Hosted by Charlene Diehl
McNally Robinson @ 7 pm
With readings by: Rick Chafe, Rosanna Deerchild, Stella Leventoyannis Harvey, Josip Novakovich
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Toronto: October 15, 2015
Hosted by the Literary Press Group
Ben McNally Books @ 6 pm
With readings by: Kate Cayley, Phil Hall, Sachiko Murakami, Russell Smith
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Montreal: October 20, 2015
Hosted by Linda Leith of Linda Leith Publishing
Paragraphe Bookstore @ 6 pm
With readings by: Oana Avasilichioaei, Melissa Bull, Peter Kirby, Laurence Miall
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St. John's: October 27, 2015
Hosted by Breakwater Books, Creative Book Publishing, and Pedlar Press
The Ship Pub @ 7 pm
With readings by: Catherine Hogan Safer, Lisa Moore, Sara Tilley, Patrick Warner
With musical guest Katie Baggs
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If you want to learn more about the literary presses who make up the Literary Press Group, follow along as we go In House with each of our members and share their stories--of how they got started, what their offices are like, and their most memorable titles--here on our website. If you're curious about some of the books and authors published by our members, visit our webstore and blog All Lit Up, where it's easy to discover, buy, and collect our publishers' books.

Cheers to forty more years!