The Downstream Research Project hosts a special water-themed reading night with Aboriginal author Lee Maracle and the independent author, scholar and poet Michael Babstock.
Long-running Toronto artist centre Art Metropole releases a new anthology Commerce by Artists. Contributors include Toronto’s Jon McCurley (Life of a Craphead) Carole Conde and Ben Kinmont, who will also be participating in a discussion moderated by the publication’s editor at the book launch. After-party to follow.
The Milk Truck is in town this week – a performance art installation that advocates the right for women to breastfeed in public – as part of the New Maternalisms festival that hosts talks, performances and video showings around around motherhood.
Come nosh at this community dinner/”micro-funding event” where artists, designers and groups present proposal for art or design-based projects. Ticket price gets you a maple-themed dinner as a well as a vote on which project to fund. Ticket sales from the event go directly to creating the project.
The Pilot Reading Series celebrates spring with a series of readings from top-notch Montreal writers Jacob Wren, Heather Birrell and more. (If you bring a drawing of a Giant Squid Brain Lion – take this direction as you will – you receive a free copy of Montreal lit mag Matrix.