Celebrate the future because it doesn’t exist!
BP founder Hal and pal tell you why the world is ending in their new books, launching Thursday.
Tuesday, October 6
A new show bringing a fresh baked reimagination of ‘70s crafts! Macaroni portraits, reverse applique aprons Betty Crocker and more.
Readings from Lisa de Nikolits, James Grainger, Lorrie Jorgensen, Evan Munday and Andrea Thompson.
A whack ton of new books launch from the inimitable laneway press!
Chad Norman, Gianna Patriarca and Rocco de Giacomo read, plus an open mic.
The first edition of the fall features the fantastic Luanna Hiebert. Open Mic sign-ups at 7.
Wednesday, October 8
Good ol’ Chip Zdarsky is dropping by Little Island to sign the first issue of Jughead.
Special guest performer Cody Escuyos headlines this queer youth open mic.
Two-headed poetry monster Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli are in town reading from their collaborative book Rom Com, plus the untouchable Margaret Christakos and the bad-ass Liz Worth make this a heavy-hitting night for Pivot!
Thursday, October 9
A double launch for two queer/trans academic texts!
Readings of poetry and prose to ring in the new issue of Ryerson’s lit journal.
Broken Pencil founder Hal Niedzviecki’s new book about our obsession with the future launches along side a book about the end of stupid fucking western civilization. The world is about to implode! What are you waiting for!
New titles from Matt Cahill, Jeanette Lynes, James Lindsay and Jenna Butler launch!
Daniel Zomparelli and Dina Del Bucchia continue their free-wheeling tour of Canada with special rom com trivia and a reading/performance by Broken Pencil’s own Jacqueline Valencia.
Matvei Yankelevich, David B Goldstein and Hoa Nguyen read.
Friday, October 9
Experience an elegant night of videogames from around the world in the Masonic Temple!
Saturday, October 10
Get ready to fill up your dance card, dress like you’re Prince and dance the night away!