Book launches, underground strolls and more in this week’s indie events round-up of weekly to-dos.
Author of Stroll (Coach House, 2010), billed as a psychogeographic walking tour of Toronto, as well as an editor at Spacing Magazine, Shawn Micallef takes city dwellers through Toronto’s downtown underground walkway. Partakers are encouraged to share personal history and memories about this sprawling network of food courts, trinket stores and dry cleaners.
Emerging and established BC artists gather at the McPherson Playhouse in downtown Vic to display over 60 prints all around the theme of “Attachment.” Production techniques vary from the darkroom to the computer lab. All welcome!
Crazy buzzed about McSweeney’s published book Hot Pink launches in Montreal,with author Adam Levin on hand to do a reading from this collection of ten short stories about “overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, Chicagoland thugs, dirty old men, protective fathers, balloon-laden dumptrucks” and more.
Halifax writer/artist Ben Stephenson makes a huge leap into the world of writing and publishing with his new novel A Matter of Life or Death and Something released from D&M last month. Locals are gathering at the Khyber this weekend to celebrate the success of one of their own, with “awkward book signings” and a reading included – free.