The Drake kicks off its pride celebration with a glamorous art-themed vogue ball. Get into it!
Monday, June 8
The launch of brick 95 includes delicious treats from chef Yumiko Kobyashi, wreetings from John Irving, Lisa More and Kyo Maclear.
Launching Andy Sinclair’s smart new novel of gay thirtysomething ennui. Wine and cheese! RSVP on facebook.
Tuesday, June 9
This sold out (hahaha) event is the third edition on Little Brother magazine’s lecture series and includs speakers Naomi Skwarna, John Semley, and Julia Cooper on the topic of selling out.
Readings from Eric Bennett, Peter Gibbon, Tanya Decarie, Netta Kornberg, and Paige Keleher.
ChiZine is launching a new graphic novel imprint called ChiGraphic! Infinitum, The HMS Bad Idea and The Lady Paranorma all launc tonight. Costumes encouraged!
Wednesday, June 10
Five new chapbooks! Holy cow!
Readings! Open mic! Celebrating 20 SBBs!
The Montreal homecoming of the Bookmobile Book! The event will feature a conversation between The Bookmobile Book editors Leila Pourtavaf and Onya Hogan-Finlay, along with contributors Anna Leventhal and Isabelle St. Amand.
Thursday, June 11
The Spectatorial, U of T’s speculative fiction journal, is launching this year’s journal.
Friday, June 12
The new issue of Taddle Creek, complete with readings by Stevie Howell, JonArno Lawson, Lana Pesch and free food, free beer, and free egg creams!
Saturday, June 13
It’s that time of year again! Poetry, chapbooks, novels, shirts, graphica, mags, paper, all form your favorite small press and micro-presses. Always an excellent time and as staple of Ottawa’s literary scene.
eading Listening is a collective public reading of French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s book “Listening”. Over the course of the afternoon performers and members of the public are invited to utter the entire book together as a collective vocal act. This sounds really cool, guys.
Readings from Addam Abbas, Chad Campbell, Jane Woods, C. Fong Hsiung and Catherine Bush.
Dutch Lanvin and Jazmyn Monroe present The Drake’s official Pride Kick-Off, an art-themed vogue ball full of prizes and surprises. If you’ve always wanted to pump the runway, land a dramatic dip, wow the judges with your style or sell your unshakeable realness, now is the time!