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Paul Vermeersch’s New Book launches on Thursday at The Steady in Toronto

Monday, September 22

TORONTO

Burning Daylight Launch, 7pm, Type Books, 883 Queen St W, free

Christine Fellows launches her new book Burning Daylight, a poetry collection and song cycle drawing together the Yukon Gold Rush and Arctic mining practices of today.

MONTREAL

Biblioasis turns 10, 7pm, Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue, free

Biblioasis kicks off their their big 10th anniversary tour in Montreal, with readings by Robyn SArah, Alice Petersen, Norm Sibum, Joshua Trotter, Catherine Chandler, and MAuricio Segura. Biblioasis’ party is on the road, so make sure ot check out the Windsor, Waterloo and Toronto editions as well!

Tuesday, September 23

TORONTO

Socialist Cowboy Book Launch, 7pm, Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, free

Larry Savage’s Socialist Cowboy: The Politics of Peter Kormos launches at Another Story. Larry is the director of the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University. Socialist Cowboy is a political biograpgy detailing the life and activism of the NDP’s Peter Kormos.

Wednesday, September 24

TORONTO

STARS LGBTQ+ Drop-In: Let’s Make Zines!, 4:30-6:30pm, The Studio, 40 Orchard View Blvd, free

LGBTTI2SAQQ* youth and allies are invited to make zines— the Studio will have a booth at the upcoming Toronto Queer Zine Fair on October 4th, so if you finish, you can sell them there!

All Lit Up Toronto Launch Party, 7pm, Gladstone Hotel

The Literary Press Group are celebrating the launch of AllLitUp.ca, a new online Canadian Literature nexus. With readings by Tony Burgess, Spencer Gordon, Aisha Sasha John and David Yee. RSVP to publicity@alllitup.ca to be added to the guest list and receive a drink ticket.

Thursday, September 25

TORONTO

Love, Enough Book Launch, 6pm, District Oven, 842 College St, free, please RSVP to rsvpcanada@randomhouse.com

Dionne Brand launches her new book of stories, Love, Enough, following characters caught in the middle of choices , apprehensions, fears.

Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something Launch, 7pm, The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W

Paul Vermeesch’s newest collection of poetry imagines post-apocalyptic literature built, or rebuilt, form the rubble of the texts that came before. It’s the end of the world as we know it!

The Politics of Being Ugly Reception, 6pm-9pm, Norman Felix Gallery, 445 Adeliade St W, free

Part literary book launch, part collective art show focusing on handmade, theme driven work looking at imperfection.

OTTAWA

If suppose we are a fragment Launch, 7:30pm, Pressed, 750 Gladstone, free

A new collection from rob mclennan, along with a collection of literary essays, as a part of the RailRoad Reading Series. Ricardo Sternberg also reads.

Saturday, September 27

TORONTO

The TKBA Presents: The First Day Back-2-School Ball, 7:30pm, 519 Church St Community Centre, 519 Church St, $2 suggested donation

Do you stay up all night watching youtube videos of fabulous fem queens voguing for their life? Do you crave the underground creativity that pulses through the runway? Do you vaguely remember Paris Is Burning? Well the ballroom scene is right here in Toronto. Join the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance for this school-themed function.

Sunday, September 28

TORONTO

Radiant Book Launch, 1pm, Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St, free

Karina Sumner Smyth launches her debut fantasy novel.

Junction Reads, 4pm, 3030, 3030 Dundas W, free

The popular reading series of emerging prose writers is back with Christine Ottoni, Janet Turpin Myers, Carrianne Leung, and Chuck crabbe.

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