Weekly Roundup, Oct 18-25

BookThug’s weekly roundup brings together workshops, events, readings, and deadlines happening (Friday to Friday) in the GTA. 

Saturday October 19

Sunday October 20

  • Canzine: Festival of Zines and Underground Culture | 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. | 918 Bathurst Centre | The Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture was first held in Toronto in 1995. Since its inception, Canzine events in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax have displayed thousands of zines and small press works and hosted hundreds of writers and performers. Canzine is organized by Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts | $5
  • Guernica Celebration | 3:00 p.m. | Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue | Guernica celebrates 35 years of literature—this Autumn marks the introduction of their new website, the Miroland imprint with work by Maria Mazziotti-Gillan and Sidney Zoltak, and books by Connie McParland (Linda Leith Publishing) and Michael Mirolla (Signature Editions) | FREE

Monday October 21

  • Haiku Head to Head Deathmatch | 8:00 p.m., doors at 7, signup at 7:30 | Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue | Brought to you by the Toronto Poetry Project, competitors at this event will engage in haiku first in a best of 3 round, then best of 5, then best of 9 | $5

Tuesday October 22

Thursday October 24

  • Quattro Books Fall Launch | 7:00 p.m. | Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue | Join Quattro Books as they launch four new titles, for a night of readings in fiction and poetry | FREE
  • MONTREAL: Launch: I Don’t Know How to Behave and The Counting House | 7:00 p.m. | Argo Bookshop, 1915 Ste Catherine W, Montreal | Join Michael Blouin and Sandra Ridley as they launch their new books in Montreal. Books will be for sale | FREE

Friday October 25

  • Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize Finalists | 8:00 p.m. | York Quay Centre, Studio Dance Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West | IFOA presents a panel discussion between the writers nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Hosted and moderated by Rachel Giese | Click here for other IFOA events | $18
  • ST. CATHARINE’S: Grey Border Reading Series | 7:00 p.m. | Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul Stree, St. Catharines | A night of reading featuring Julie Joosten, Stan Rogal, Catherine Graham, and Jim Johnstone | FREE

 

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