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The week is looking very light in anything literary around the city. If anything, you’ve got your three poems (no longer than three minutes each) in hand and will be heading down to Clinton’s to show what you’ve got at the Art Bar’s 9th annual Art Bar Discovery Night. Nancy Bullis will be guest hosting.
For everyone else, be sure to help yourself to some free donuts to make up for the large amounts of inactivity due to sitting down at reading events that will be dearly missed this week.
Full listing details after the fold.
Toronto Literary Listings: January 22–30
Tuesday, January 22
THE ART BAR POETRY SERIES presents its 9th annual Art Bar Discovery Night with guest host Nancy Bullis. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. Competitors should bring three poems, no longer than three minutes each. Clinton’s (693 Bloor Street West). 8:00 p.m. Pass the hat.
NEW ACROPOLIS CULTURAL ASSOCIATION presents To be a Philosopher Today. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 7:30 p.m. $5.
THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES presents Steven Penfold and Christine Sismondo in celebration of Penfold’s new book, Donut: A Canadian History. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West). 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.). Free. Also includes free donuts.
Wednseday, January 23
ART AT THE KNIFE’S EDGE presents Karen Connelly and exiled writers Faruk Myrtaj and Saghi Ghahraman. Alumni Hall, Old Vic at Victoria College, U of T. 7–9 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for non-students, available in the VUSAC Office, located in
Room 107 in Wymilwood (150 Charles St. West). Tickets will also be available at the door.
Tuesday, January 29
THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES presents Tahmima Anam in conversation with Aparita Bhandari from CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to celebrate the launch of Anam’s debut novel, A Golden Age. Featuring a performance by ConTEJus. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West). 7:30 p.m. (Doors 7 p.m.). Free.