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Art zines and book scenes in Vancouver this Saturday!

Tuesday, September 8


Tell Me Something Good, 7:30pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, PWYC

The Best Sex Ever edition of Toronto’s sexy storytelling slam! Slip your name int he box and come through for sexy prizes.

The EW Reading Series, 8pm, Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St W, PWYC

It’s Sopping September with the Emerging Writers series, featuring Marcus Creaghan, André Forget, Andy McGuire, and Star Spider.

Mouthquake Launch, 8pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

The launch for a new novel from Daniel Allen Cox, with special guests Derek McCormack and Tamara Faith Berger.

Art Bar Poetry Series, 8pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, free

Joe Fiorito, Stuart Ross, and Nancy Bullis read.

Wednesday, September 9


Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam, 7:30pm, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, $5-7

Season two is on and popping, featuring the beautiful Johnny Trinh.

Raconteurs presents Obsessions, 7:30pm, Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, $10

It’s a night of stories of compulsions, fascinations and rituals.

Pivot Season Opener, 8pm, 1051 Bloor St W, PWYC

Pivot’s back with Lynn Crosbie headlining, flanked by Liz Howard and Catherine Kidd.

The Sophisticated Boom Boom, 9pm, The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave

Spencer Butt returns to lead the charge at this monthly open mic. If you want to read, get here on time!

Thursday, September 10


Project Slut: End the Dress Code, 4pm-7pm, The Artists Newsstand at Chester Station, 22 Chester Avenue, free

Project Slut is an organization founded by 3 Toronto teens who successfully changed their school’s dress codes.

Feminist Drink-N-Draw, 5pm-9:30pm, D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St W, free

Come draw with likeminded feminists and with Ad Astra Comix.

Friday, September 11


Words by the Water Literary Festival, various places, runs through Sunday September 13th

Etobicoke’s festival of words, a Spark Project of Cultural Hot Spot Etobicoke.

Shameless Back to School Launch, 7pm, Trinity St Paul’s, 427 Bloor St W, $5 includes issue

The new issue and it’s to the front of the class, or the stage for Hervana and Girls Rock Camp. Dance it up!

PALEBLUE: a spacey art show and zine/mixtape launch, 7pm, Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St W, free

Weird sounds and zines and the milkyway — it’s all here.

Saturday, September 12


Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair, 10am-5pm, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St, free

Lots of craft books and small presses will invade one of the most beautiful book spaces in the city.


Print Ready IV, 7pm, Dynamo Arts Association, Suite 103 – 30 East 6th Ave, free

New book and zine works by many local artists, as well as the Zine Club’s Summer Garden Reading Room.

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