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Hell yes! Canzine Toronto is THIS SATURDAY at the AGO!

Tuesday, October 13


PussyBasket, 7pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, PWYC

Jenna Syde, Lynn Crosbie, Marcy Rogers, Lizzie Violet and The Canadian Romantic bring this awesome queer reading series to a close.

The River Launch, 7pm, Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, free

Helen Humphreys’ new book from ECW launches.

Tell Me Something Good, 7:30pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W,$10

10-15 sexy storytellers slam in front of an esteemed panel of judges for prizes courtesy of Come As You Are.

Book Thug Fall Launch,, 7:30pm, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, free

New books from Jess Taylor, John Massey, Liz Worth, Shannon Maguire, Marc Ah-Sen, Samuel Andreyev, Steven Ross Smith and more!

Art Bar Poetry Series, 8pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, free

Cassidy McFadzean, Jessica Popeski and Maurice Mierau read at this popular East End reading series.


Artists’ Book Week: Ho Tam, 7pm, Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson St, free

Ho Tam discusses his recent publications as a part of Artists’ Book Week in Vancouver.

Wednesday, October 14


Little Brother No. 6 Launch Party, 7pm, June Records, 662 College St, free

Issue 6, the “snacks” issue, is here! Short, irreverent readings and beautiful people.

Raconteurs presents “The Internet”, 7:30pm, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, $10

The much beloved storytelling series is back with stories of the internet. Send pitches to

The Sophisticated Boom Boom, 10pm, The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave, free

Jack Bride headlines followed by the open mic.

Thursday, October 15


Flight and Freedom Launch, 6:30pm, Koffler Centre of the Arts, 180 Shaw St, free

Thirty astonishing reviews with refugees collected in one intense book.

Words(on)pages Fall Chabook Launch, 7pm, The Central, 603 Markham St, free

New books from JC Bouchard, philip miletic and Susie Pertersiel Berg.

Queer and Trans Artists of Color, 8pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

A pre-Naked Heart event celebrating Nia King’s awesome book including special guests Vivek Shraya, Trish Salah, Kiley May dn Nina Malaya.


Rom Com Launch, 7:30pm, Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main St, free

Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli hit the hometown to launch their new book about feelings in films and all that and more!

Friday, October 16


Naked Heart LGBTQ+ Festival of Words, Various Locations, All weekend, prices vary (festival pass $39)

Glad Day Books is producing its first festival, with 120+ queer/trans writers and dozens of events. Something for everyone!

Return of Saturn: An Afternoon of Queer Zine Readings, 3pm, D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St W, free

Amrit Brar, Morgan Sea, Sara Mangle, Lynx Sainte-Marie, Maranda Elizabeth and Amber Dearest all read at this amazing event!

The Second Annual Shamie Awards, 7pm, OCADU, 100 McCaul St, $20

Shameless Magazine’s fun annual fundraiser and award series where they acknowledge the worst perpetrators of sexism, racism, and oppression in the media.

Saturday, October 17


Canzine Toronto, 1pm-7pm, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, free

It’s here, and it’s our biggest one yet! Toronto’s biggest zine fair features over 200 vendors, readings, art rooms, kids’ programming, a zine race, a panel on magick zines, and all of the coolest people you know.

Toronto Queer Zine Fair, 11am-7pm, Trinity St Paul’s, 427 Bloor St W, free

It’s Toronto’s other favorite zine fair! On the same day! With a focus on queer/trans* zine creators, this year includes more tablers than ever, kids programming, and lots of amazing queers.


Vancouver Art/Book Fair, 12-6pm, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver Art Gallery, free

Saturday and Sunday are the West Coast’s coolest art book fair, with special events all week and the main event at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Don’t sleep!

Sunday, October 18


Junior Sleuth Academy, 2:30 pm, Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College St, free

Evan Munday’s new book in the Dead Kid Detective Agency launches — Loyalist to a Fault

Well-Dressed Wound Launch, 7pm, Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, free

The launch for Derek McCormack’s obscene, obscure, wacky new book from Semiotext(e).

Dirty River Launch, 7pm, Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, free

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s memoir from Arsenal Pulp launches.

Metatron Fall 2015 Launch, 7pm, Type Books, 883 Queen St W, free

Sofia Banzhaf, Oscar D’Artois and Fawn Parker read and launch.


Radical Mental Health 1, 6pm, Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay St, free

Three documentaries by Cindy Lou Griffith is the first in a series of workshops on radical mental health.

Monday, October 19


Liquid Voice Presents: Zine Making Workshop Series, 5:30pm, Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen St W, free

A zine workshop series for all ages hosted by the amazing Fiona Raye Clarke (also a Broken Pencil reviewer!).

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