Saturday Feb 13th 2021 at 3 PM MST

Please join paulo da costa´s zoom reading

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Join us for an on-line reading. The PALAVRAS event on Zoom will feature paulo da costa, Jason Lee Norman, Esmeralda Cabral, Dhana Musil and Jennifer Irvine !  October 22, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT. Register at
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June 4th 2020
Announcement of  the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards

The 2020 Alberta Literary Awards

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards. This year’s award winners were announced in an online video release on June 4th. The video is available to watch on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. This celebration marks the 38th anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought together writers from across Alberta.The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. This year, jurors deliberated over 220 submissions to select winners in the following eight categories.

Polyglot: Multilingual Readings by Calgary Writers

Thursday, Oct. 3 – 2019
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Jaspreet Singh, who speaks almost five languages, will host local writers who engage with two or more languages in their work, including Helen Hajnoczky (Hungarian), paulo da costa (Portuguese), Sharanpal Ruprai (Punjabi) and Trent Fox (Stoney Nakoda).

Where When
Central – Central Library – Level 0 – 0-13 Thursday, Oct. 3
6:30 – 8 p.m.

MAY, 23    2019 | VANCOUVER – University of British Columbia

  • Toronto, Monday, April 3 2017 – 18h30 na casa do Alentejo

  • Casa do Alentejo de Toronto, 1130 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6H 2A2, Canada

A Coordenação do Ensino Português no Canadá e o Núcleo de Leitura da Casa do Alentejo de Toronto convidam para a apresentação do livro «O Perfume da Mentira» de paulo da costa

paulo da costa nasceu em Luanda, Angola e cresceu em Portugal. Reside na Ilha de Vancouver no Canadá e o seu primeiro livro de contos, The Scent of a Lie foi galardoado com o Caribbean & Canada Commonwealth Writers Prize 2003 – First Book, o 2002 W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize e o conto principal com o Prémio do Conto da editora Canongate na Escócia. A sua ficção e poesia estão representadas em diversas publicações espalhadas por cinco continentes. Alguns desses trabalhos foram traduzidos para Italiano, Mandarim, Esloveno, Espanhol, Servo e Português.

Esta sessão, em português, contará com a presença do autor.


Lisbon, Thursday 21 January 2016 – 19h30 at Bookshop Bivar

In Lisbon – An evening of readings by award-winning writer
paulo da costa

Thursday 21 January 19h30 at Bookshop Bivar
Rua de Ponta Delgada 34A, 1000-243 Lisbon, Portugal

Alisa Gordaneer and paulo da costa

  • Victoria – Planet Earth Poetry is located at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books)

paulo da costa: writer, editor and translator living on the West Coast of Canada.

Alisa Gordaneer: Poet, writer, teacher, journalist, Victoria BC
Still Hungry, (2015, Signature Editions)

NanaimoJanuary  27 2015    WordStorm Reading Series

paulo da costa, Renee Saklikar and Dennis E. Bolen

Demeter’s Coffee Vault
499 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: 250.591-0776

WordsThaw 2014 – Victoria’s Annual Spring Symposium – February 20 – 22

An Intellectual Icebreaker at the Cusp of Spring
Friday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7:00 p.m.)
Words on Ice: Evolution of the Author
Rm. 240, Human & Social Development Building, University of Victoria
An evening of readings by writers at different stages of their careers: paulo da costa, Cynthia Flood, Phil Hall, Anita Lahey, David Leach, Daphne Marlatt, Miranda Pearson, and Benjamin Willems Hosted by John Barton and Yvonne Blomer
Co-organized with Planet Earth Poetry
WordsThaw Pass or Evening Ticket required. Regular evening ticket price (at door): $10
Student/Friend of the Malahat evening ticket price (at door): $5
All attendees at Words on Ice will receive a free copy of our upcoming issue, #185 Winter 2013.


Toronto, 6:00 pm – Tuesday, April 23 – 2013

Freehand Spring Launch (featuring paulo da costa and Ali Bryan)

Type Books – 883 Queen Street West, Toronto

Join us for this evening of words … this is the place where the book magic happens !!!

Calgary – Thursday, April 25 – 6:00 pm

paulo da costa – Book Launch and fS Magazine’s 20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary Collective Retrospective
DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2013
TIME: 6 pm-late
VENUE: Kensington Legion, Royal Kensington Room (1910 Kensington Rd NW)
$: Pay What You May (at the door)

Celebrate 20 years of pushing the limits of literature with the filling Station collective, past and present!

With 7 pm Book Launches By:
paulo da costa – The Green and Purple Skin of the World (Freehand Books) – 7 pm
Jacqueline Turner – The Ends of the Earth (ECW Press) – 8 pm
Jonathan Ball – The Politics of Knives (Coach House Books) – 9 pm

And Readings By:
Braydon Beaulieu derek beaulieu Chris Blais Caitlynn Cummings Jasmine Elliott Jon R. Flieger Jocelyn Grosse Jill Hartman Colleen Hemsing Mark Hopkins Jani Krulc Marc Lynch Colin Martin Tom Muir Émilie Parks Natalie Simpson Angelo Tembreza
Emily Ursuliak Natascia Vervena jonathon Wilcke Julia Williams Steph Wong Ken & more!


VictoriaSaturday, May 4th – 3.00 pm


Spring 2013 – Book Launches & Readings
Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria

VancouverWednesday, May 8th  2013    Incite Reading Series

an evening with paulo da costa, Shyam Selvadurai and Colin McAdam

Award-winning authors: Colin McAdam reading from A Beautiful Truth, paulo de costa reading from The Green and Purple Skin of the World and Shyam Selvadurai reading from his latest, The Hungry Ghosts.

7:30 pm  Wednesday – May 8th,   Free
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Central Library

350 West Georgia Street,


Azores Fringe Festival 19-30 JUN 2013

June 28th – 2013 Ilha do Pico

28 sexta 12:30 Salão Nobre, Paços do Concelho da Madalena
A Arquitetura da Identidade Multicultural – Para lá do Hóquei no Gelo e das Touradas

28 sexta 21:30 Salão Nobre, Paços do Concelho da Madalena
Lançamento do livro “O Perfume da Mentira”

June 29th

29 sábado, a partir das 15h participa no projeto ATLANTES – Das Ilhas às Comunidades (Palco da Praça e Jardim dos Maroiços, Madalena)


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