Broken Pencil x NXNE: Sex & Death


Broken Pencil and NXNE team up once more to bring you

Sex & Death:

A Night of Readings, Performances and Music 

Performances! Presentations! Readings galore!

Hosted by Alison Lang and Jonathan Valelly

Thursday June 19, 2014

Conversation Room, The Great Hall

7:00pm doors, 7:30pm start time

$10 at the door, free with wristband


Details after the jump!

Erotic Friend Fiction!

Comedians from Toronto’s fabled Laugh Sabbath troupe read their hoegrown erotica. With sexy – or hilarious – results.

kathleenKathleen Phillips is a Toronto writer, actor and character comedian. She has performed live throughout Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. She has appeared in various series for Television including, Good Morning World (Brown Ent./ComedyNetwork)Cock’d Gunns (IFC/Showcase) This Hour Has 22 Mins (CBC). Kathleen is a core member of the Laugh Sabbath comedy collective.
timgilbertTim Gilbert has made his comic presence known across Toronto, and many other cities in Canada, with his unorthodox style. Tim also has some pretty great accomplishments under his belt. He’s a producer for Laugh Sabbath, performs stand-up professionally for Yuk Yuk’s and wrote for the latest season of This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Risqué Readings!

Author Gemma Files shares a deliciously depraved selection of her work. gemma filesFormer film critic and teacher turned award-winning horror author Gemma Files is probably best-known for her Weird Western Hexslinger series (A Book of Tongues, A Rope of Thorns and A Tree of Bones, all from ChiZine Publications). She has also published two collections of short fiction and two chapbooks of poetry. In August, her next book from CZP will be released: We Will All Go Down Together: Stories About the Five-Family Coven.

Big (weird?) show!

Art/zine/performance/funny guy collective Fake Injury Party gets sexy dead with a multi-media, multi-reality performance.

fake injury partyFake Injury Party is a Toronto-based artist collective consisting of Derrick Guerin, Scott Leeming, and Paul Tjepkema. Output ranging from illustration, comics, video, installation, and performance all focusing on themes of comedy and tragedy.


Deconstructing… Showgirls?

Film critic Adam Nayman gets us wet – for all the wrong reasons – by taking us through that infamous pool sex scene.

adamnaymanAdam Nayman’s most recent book is Showgirls: It Doesn’t Suck, published by ECW Press as part of their Pop Classics Series. writes about film for The Grid, Metro and Reverse Shot. He is an associate editor of Cinema Scope and is a regular contributor to Elle Canada and The Walrus. He has an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto and is a member of the programming committee for the Toronto Jewish Film Society. He also likes basketball.

We’ll see you there!

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