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She Of the Mountains launches at the Gladstone on Wednesday

Monday, September 15

Haiku Head-to-Head Battle, 8pm Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, $5 all ages

Think you got the 17 syllables it takes to win? Small poems, big power.

Tuesday, September 16


Domestic Chaos: Launch for Between, 7pm, Type Books, 883 Queen St W, free

Angie Abdou launches Between, a new novel that satirizes love marriage, and parenthood through portraits of an upper middle class mother and her nanny. Brecken Hancock will also read from her debut poetry Broom Broom.

Wednesday, September 17


Madonna, What the Hell: A Worst Hit Musical,  doors 7:30pm, The Theatre on King,  159 King St, $5

Amazing zine pal Dave Cave is presenting his one man show using only Madonna’s own words to render Madonna’s worst songs. Part of Peterborough Pride. It’s gonna be the best.


She of the Mountain Book Launch, 7:30pm, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, $10 or entrance with book purchase

Vivke Shraya launches his illustrated novel weaving a love story with Hindu mythology. Featuring a special performance by Dainty Box.

Thursday, September 18


Hot, Wet & Shaking Launch, 7pm, United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St, free

Kaleigh Trace, a badass queer, disabled sex educator teams up with Shameless magazine to launch her memoir, Hot, Wet & Shaking. Locals Andrew Morrison-Gurza and Shannon Clark will also be reading. Other readings on Wednesday (Montréal), Friday (Toronto at Holy Oak) and Saturday (Guelph, see below).

Women In Clothes Launch, 7pm, gravitypope, 1010 Queen St W

Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton host a conversation, clothing swap, and book launch.

The Answer to Everything Launch, 7pm, The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, free

Elyse Friedman launches her new novel.

Friday, September 19


Howl, 10pm, The Cage, 292 College St

LARPers, furries, roleplayers, cosplayers, nerds— at DA CLUB.

Saturday, September 20


Cockroach’s Zine Fair, 11am-5pm through Sunday, 318 Ross St, $6-$12

A two day zine extravaganza with workshops and vendors and of course, punk (and other) tunes.


Hot, Wet & Shaking Launch, 3pm, Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment & Diversity, Guelph University Centre Room 107, free

Kaleigh Trace, a badass queer, disabled sex educator teams up with Out On The Shelf to launch her memoir, Hot, Wet & Shaking.

Sunday, September 21


Word on The Street, Queens Park Circle, 11am-6pm, free

You know the drill— except this year, we’ll be running our awesome live zine-off in The New Narratives Tent at noon— two teams, an audience inspired theme, plus zine history and of course, prizes!


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