Broken Pencil helps bring the massive
TH&B United Exhibition in Hamilton to a close this Saturday!
Monday, May 11
A sneak preview of the documentary “This is Gay Propaganda” and a forum with Anna Dovgopol, Ukraine human rights activist, and Toronto filmmaker Marusya Bociurkiw.
Neil Smith’s coming of age novel launches in Toronto.
Social Abjects Unite hosts an evening of demented online videos. Feel free to submit “anything that will make us all cringe, cathartically vomit, and make out.” Brock Hessel hosts.
Tuesday, May 12
A reading and discussion of Octavia Butler’s visionary queer sci fi novel.
Readings form Sarah Bachinski, Oliver Cusimano, Naben Ruthnum, Sara Jane Strickland.
Wednesday, May 13
Toronto’s getting its own artists newsstand thanks to a small but mighty collective of artists revitalizing dead commercial space as an alternative newsstand and exhibition space.
Monica Heisey launches her new funny big with a bunch of funny people, including The Sufferettes, Evany Rosen, and Catherine McCormick.
RM Vaughan’s new book about insomnia launches, complete with a performance by Keith Cole.
Fariha Roisin, Rollie Pemberton, Meags Fitzgerald and Jacob Wren talk about the theme of doing it right.
Thursday, May 14
Sara Benincasa at Glad Day, 7:30pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free
Author and comedian Sara Benincasa reads from her book Great, a queer take on The Great Gatsby.
Friday, May 15
Ben Ladouceur’s new book launches with special guest Bardia Sinaee.
Join BookThug for the Toronto launch of The Thought House of Philippa by Suzanne Leblanc, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei and Ingrid Pam Dick.
Saturday May 16
The spectacular warehouse show at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton comes to a close, and you’ve been invited because we’ve been invited! Broken Pencil is putting on a slew of readings and performances from Aisha Sasha John, Neil LaPierre, Niedzviecki, Aaron Manczyk, and Brock Hessel, on top of a bunch of other awesome artists, performances, and happenings that night.
Sunday, May 17
Sunshine, parks, picnics, and of course zines! Static Zine launches its issue about bodies. There will be songs and treats.