Torontoist Reads: Literary Events This Week
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Torontoist Reads: Literary Events This Week

2006_08_28chris.jpgThis week’s listings come at you one day late but better than ever. Ok, maybe not better than ever. More like as adequate as before.
The Super Pen Pals Secret Reading Society gathers tonight at the Victory Café – 581 Markham – but it’s not a secret anymore as I’ve just told you it’s happening. I might get in trouble for spilling the beans but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. There are some heavyweights involved in this one, including Jerry Schaefer, Iron Cobra’s Becky Johnson and Knock Knock (Who’s There?) Comedy’s Katie Crown. Kathleen Phillips hosts. It starts at 8:30pm and is pay-what-you-can.
Tomorrow night Linda Stitt (Passionate Intensity), Jacob Scheier, and Chris Pannell (pictured – and not to be confused with Saturday Night Live alumni Chris Parnell, though it would be quite awesome if Parnell showed up at the Art Bar and did the Lazy Sunday rap…but I digress) read at the Art Bar Poetry Series. It happens at the Victory Café – 581 Markham – and starts at 8pm. PWYC.
The main event this week is unquestionably the latest edition of the Pontiac Quarterly. All I know is that this issue’s theme is exchange and that there will be a special announcement concerning the future of the live magazine. The Quarterly takes over the Drake (1150 Queen W) on Wednesday and the fun starts at 8pm. $10 or PWYC. Torontoist will definitely be there.
And finally, on Thursday you have the option of heading to Dementia 5, featuring Andrea Thompson and gypsy eyes and hosted by Dave Silverberg and Electric Jon. It takes place at the Dominion Pub – 500 Queen E. It starts at 8pm and will cost you 5 bucks to get in. Or you can check out Hot-Sauced Words, an interactive poetry and spoken word event featuring Diane Mascherin and Michael Knox happening at It’s Not A Deli – 986 Queen W. – that starts at 8:30pm. It’s PWYC.