YOW! launches Sunday night. [image via facebook]
Tuesday, October 14
Four Canadian writers take to the stage of Stock, a strip club in Montreal’s gay village, to reveal some of their most audacious texts. John Barton, Peter Dubé, Jordan Coulombe and Christopher DiRaddo bare it all!
Awesome weirdos make a pretty magazine. Get into it.
Wednesday, October 15
CJAM presents Bringing the Noise’, a publication for musicians and music lovers, featuring tips on promotion, getting airplay, booking shows, and running your own radio campaign. Plus, tons of interviews with bands and industry advice from the pros! Free issue for attendees!
A super heavy hitting line up from hometown hero small press Coach House Books. New titles from Ken Babstock, Jeramy Dodds, Sarah Dowling, Lisa Robetson and Rachel Zolf.
Thursday, October 16
New chapbooks from Jess Taylor, Shane Neilson, Ramna Safeer and a book from William Kemp.
Hoa Nguyen launches Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, accompanied by readings by Fan Wu and Marion Bell.
Friday, October 17
Some sort of dark-room installation/party/joke about Marina Abromovic, get into it.
Saturday, October 18
Pastor David Lewis-Peart is looking for men and boys to offer up voices of intention and motivation. Read the event for more details.
Sunday, October 19
Small Print Toronto and TPL celebrate everyone’s favorite kids writer (not to mention his brilliant, dark fiction for adults). This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocoalte Factory. With its attendant short story contest for 8-12 year olds and a performance by The Oompa Loompa Orchestra, I’m not sure there’s anywhere a kid would rather be this sunday. But its sold out, so you better hit up ebay.
Jay MillAr, Matthew J. Trafford and Lisa Young rock the mic at this reading series hosted by Nicki Ward.
Ottawa writers launch a compilation zine about Ottawa: is it the that city fun forgot, or just the city that people love to hate? With readings from Alanna Why, Brittany N, Sadboy, and Gloria Song. Oh, and get your zine for $3-5!