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YOW! launches Sunday night. [image via facebook]

Tuesday, October 14


Live Nude Writers!, 7pm, Stock Bar, 1171 Rue Ste Catherine E, free, 18+

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!


Little Brother No. 5 Launch Party, 7pm, June Records, 662 College St

Awesome weirdos make a pretty magazine. Get into it.

Wednesday, October 15


Bringing the Noise Launch, 7pm, Milk Coffee Bar, 68 University Ave W, free

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!


Coach House Books Fall Launch, 8pm, The Carrison, 1197 Dundas St W, free

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


Anstruther Press and words(on)pages Fall Launch, 7pm, Betty’s Basement, Upstairs at Betty’s, 240 King St E, free

New chapbooks from Jess Taylor, Shane Neilson, Ramna Safeer and a book from William Kemp.

Red Juice Book Launch, 8pm, Voodoo Child, 388 College St

Hoa Nguyen launches Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, accompanied by readings by Fan Wu and Marion Bell.

Friday, October 17


Get Fucked Marina Abromović, 9pm, The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W, $5

Some sort of dark-room installation/party/joke about Marina Abromovic, get into it.

Saturday, October 18


Speaking Life! 100 Men, 100 Words Project, 3pm-4:30pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

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


5th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day, 2pm-5pm,The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, free but sold out

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.

The Plasticine Poetry Reading Series, 6pm, Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St W, 2nd floor, free

Jay MillAr, Matthew J. Trafford and Lisa Young rock the mic at this reading series hosted by Nicki Ward.


YOW! Zine Launch, 7pm, Pressed, 750 Gladstone, Ottawa, free

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!

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