No time…Must get back down to Harbourfront…IFOA in full swing…Here are some other literary events taking place this week….
The Test Reading Series returns on Monday night, 7:30pm, with readings from Rob Read (that could be the best name for a writer I’ve ever heard) and Souvankham Thammavongsa. This night is also doubling for the launch of the new issue of Carousel, one of the best lit mags in the country – Mark Laliberte is a genius. It takes place at the Mercer Union – 37 Lisgar – and is free.
At the Victory Café that same night, Brick Books launches Kingdom, Phylum, by Adam Dickinson. It starts at 7:30pm and it’s free.
This Is Not A Reading Series tries to take the spotlight off IFOA by celebrating the launch of Vivian Meyer’s “pedal-centric mystery novel” Bottom Bracket, being published by Sumach Press. It takes place at the Gladstone, starting at 7:30pm, and it’s free.
The other big event that night is the Fall Launch for Coach House Books. The legendary Canadian publisher will be launching King by Tanya Chapman (watch for a review and interview on Torontoist in the coming month); The River of Dead Trees by Andree A. Michaud; and Touch To Affliction by Nathalie Stephens. The event is happening at Revival, 783 College, starting at 7:30pm.
Finally, Tuesday night sees Charmaine Cadeau, Laurie Block, and AF Moritz reading as part of the Art Bar Poetry Series. It takes place at the Victory Café starting at 8pm, and it’s free.
Myfanwy Ashmore, Angela Rawlings, Nick Flanagan and others will take part in an evening of readings, performance, dance, film, and music as part of The Box this evening. It takes place at Rivoli, 332 Queen W, starting at 8pm. It’s PWYC.
This evening is the launch of Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy by Samantha King. It takes place at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord St, starting at 7pm. It’s free.
Herve Fischer (Digital Shock) and Jason Logan (iGeneration) present their books as part of the U of T Bookstore Reading Series this evening starting at 7:30pm. It’s free, and takes place at the Hart House Library, 7 Hart House Circle.
This week’s instalment of Hot-Sauced Words featuring Nik Beat and Andrea Jarmai. There’s also a poetry challenge. It takes place at It’s Not A Deli – 986 Queen W. – starting at 8:30pm. PWYC.
Tonight’s IV Lounge features Charmaine Cadeau (What You Used to Wear), Rachel Vigier (The Book of Skeletons), and Jennica Harper (Octopus and Other Poems). It takes place at the IV Lounge – 326 Dundas St. W. – and starts at 8pm. Free.
On Sunday, George Ilsley and Susan Kernohan read as part of the Fictious Reading Series. There will also be a conversation between Stuart Ross and Kate Sutherland. It takes place at This Ain’t The Rosedale Library – 483 Church St. – starting at 7:30pm. PWYC.
There’s still a week left until the end of IFOA (like you need a reminder), and this week is jammed-packed with events. Highlights include reading by the finalists for the Governor General Awards on Monday (and Torontoist will definitely be at the afterparty); the roundtable on Thursday featuring Timothy Taylor, Caroline Adderson, Tom McCarthy, and Eden Robinson (pictured); Ryan Knighton in conversation with Don McKellar on Saturday afternoon; and a reading by the Giller Prize finalists on Saturday evening.