Leslie Shimotakahara

Toronto Public Library's Asian Heritage Month Author Series -- Reading from After the Bloom at Pape/Danforth branch on May 10th, 2017 from 7-8 pm, and at S. Walter Stewart branch on May 24th from 7-8 pm.

RBC Pongapalooza in Support of First Book Canada -- May 16, 2017 at 6:30 at Spin Toronto. I will be participating as a table host at this literacy fundraising event. 

Mississauga Library Book Club Author Visit -- September 6, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm. Lakeview Library, 1110 Atwater Avenue, Mississauga.

LiterASIAN Festival -- September 22-24, 2017, Vancouver, BC.

Past Events

Panel Discussion on Japanese-Canadian Literature -- January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm at St. David's Anglican Church in Toronto. 

Reading with Steve Burrows and Brenda Chapman -- April 15, 2017, 3-5 pm, at Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore in Toronto. I will be reading from After the Bloom with these two other novelists. 

BOOK LAUNCH for After the Bloom at the Japan Foundation, on May 18, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm. Reading and book signing. Wine and refreshments will be served. The Japan Foundation is located at 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300 (in the Hudson's Bay Centre) in Toronto. 

Ontario Library Association Super Conference -- Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Book signing for my new novel After the Bloom, February 2nd, 2017.

gritLIT -- April 6-9, 2017, Hamilton, ON. Reading from After the Bloom​ at 8:00 pm on April 6. Participating in panel discussion on "Identity and Self-Identity" at 8:00 pm on April 7. 

​Upcoming Events

American Booksellers Association Winter Institute -- January 29-30, 2017. Minneapolis, MN. Book signing at Authors Reception.