KINGSTON

Tuesday April 17, Mansfield Press Launch, The Grad Club, 162 Barrie Street 7:30 pm.

This event features four exciting new poetry books released from Stuart Ross’  Mansfield Press, as well as a special launch for Stuart Ross’ new book from Anvil Press. Stop by for readings and drinks!

TORONTO

Tuesday, April 17. Graphically Speaking: Comics vs. Games Toronto. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 7pm.

Toronto indie comic creator and gamemaker (and sometimes Broken Pencil contributor) Benjamin Rivers will speak about why he set his comic/video game Snow in Toronto and how he used both media to create this work. Part of the Toronto Public Library’s Keep Toronto Reading campaign, Rivers’ talk is presented by the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and hosted by Jamie Woo from Gamercamp.

Tuesday, April 17. Toronto Review of Books Issue Three Launch, Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta, 8pm.

Toronto’s preeminent reviewer of books releases issue number three, chock-a-block with writerly discussions, reviews and podcasts. Go celebrate the launch offline in Kensington Market with the team.

Saturday, April 21. City of Craft Spring! Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W., 11am – 6pm.

Featuring 40+ vendors bringing you the best in local art, craft, design, supplies, rummage, vintage, housewares, children’s goods, and more. Highlights include a free photo booth by Have & Hold Design, Kids’ Row for youth vendors 14 and under, The Toronto Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef and tunes all day from DJ Clean Teen.

MONTREAL

Sunday, April 22. The Blood Ballet Cabaret, Le Belmont, 4483 Boulevard St-Laurent, 8:30 pm, $10.

A Glee Club singalong, but with blood! Or at least a more edgy singalong night, with cult classic songs from Rocky Horror and more.

VANCOUVER

Until May 19, Spring Selection: Nieves Title, Motto Vancouver, 555 Hamilton Street.

Ground-breaking Zurich zine publisher Nieves has a hook-up in Vancouver – stop by the Motto Distro Gallery in downtown Van to check out and purchase some new titles for the season.