Indie Events: October 1 – 7


Monday October 1, 7pm, Raising Hell Launch, No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College Street, $5 or free with book purchase

Film critic Richard Crouse has applied his analysis to Ken Russell’s infamous film The Devils in his new book Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils. Crouse will be joined in conversation with by CTV News correspondent and former Canada AM co-host Seamus O’Regan to talk about what it took to uncover the story behind of the most scandalous films made by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers. The launch includes a special screening of select scenes from The Devils.


Wednesday October 3, 8pm, Pivot Readings, The Press Club, 850 Dundas West, PWYC

Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney. Featuring a country-wide selection of writers and poets, including: Elisabeth de Mariaffi (How To Get Along With Women), Aga Maksimowska (Giant), Guillaume Morissette (I Am My Own Betrayal), and Patrick Warner (Double Talk).


Friday October 5 – Sunday October 7, 8pm, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Project Space, 222 East Georgia Street

Drawing from publishers local and international, VA/BF will showcase emerging practices and contemporary dialogues in publication through a series of talks, book launches, readings and more, as well as more than seventy publishers of books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera by artists, designers, publishers and institutions. Begins with reception on Friday evening at 8pm.


Wednesday October 2, 7-10pm, Local Legends Reading Series feat. Sherwin Sullivan Tjia, Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore, 2150 Bishop Street

Montreal artist Sherwin Sullivan Tjia will be reading from his latest book You Are A Cat! A Pick-a-Plot Book at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore, opening the month-long Local Legends Reading Series, now in its third year.
This event is free and open to all. Come help us kick off the Co-op Bookstore’s 10th Year as part of this vibrant community! Bring your friends! Cats welcome. Shewrin Tjia, talking about his latest book, You Are A Cat! (Conundrum Press, 2011) which is a choose-your-own-adventure style work of fiction, from the point of view of a cat.

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