Panel from Emily Pohl-Weary and Willow Dawson’s Violet Miranda: Girl Pirate #4, courtesy of Willow Dawson.
Ten weeks of fantastic, free writing workshops have just been announced as part of the Parkdale Street Writers program. Coordinated by the multi-talented poet, YA author, and Kiss Machine founder Emily Pohl-Weary, the workshops start April 1 and are led by some kick-ass local writers and artists, including Mariko Tamaki, Willow Dawson, and Kristyn Dunnion. You don’t have to be a great writer to participate, but you do have to be 16–24 years of age and sign up in advance. You can contact Parkdale Street Writers via their website to register.
This week The Friends of the Toronto Public Library will be hosting their annual used book sale. Pre-owned books in numerous categories are going for great prices—every book is only fifty cents or three for a dollar. The sale will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Beeton Auditorium of the Toronto Reference Library (780 Yonge Street).
Full listings after the fold.
Toronto Literary Listings: March 11-19
Tuesday, March 11
This Is Not A Reading Series presents Raj Patel and Stuffed and Starved. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue). 7:30 p.m. Free.
The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Open Stage Night, hosted by Stephen Humphrey. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, March 12
This Is Not A Reading Series presents Christopher Dewdney and Soul of the World: Unlocking the Secrets of Time. The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West). 7:30 p.m. Free.
International Readings at Harbourfront presents Alan Drew, Ondjaki, and Antonio Skármeta. Brigantine Room (235 Queen’s Quay West). 7:30 p.m. $8.
Thursday, March 13
York University and Canadian Writers In Person reading series presents a.rawlings. Accolade West Building (4700 Keele Street, Room 206). 7.p.m. Free.
Toronto WordStage presents Melissa D’Agostino, Susan Helwig, Molly Peacock, and Stan Rogal. Cervejaria (842 College Street). 7:30 p.m. Free.
Saturday, March 15
Shameless Magazine presents their latest issue, Mariko Tamaki, and Skim. The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West). 1 p.m. $5.
Tuesday, March 18
The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Rudy Fearon, Clara Blackwood and Maureen Hynes. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m.
The Plasticine Poetry Series presents David Harry Bateman, Yehuda Fisher, Molly Peacock, Elana Wolf, plus an open mic. Hosted by Cathy Petch. The Central (603 Markham Street). 8 p.m. PWYC.
Wednesday, March 19
This Is Not A Reading Series presents Paul Quarrington and his latest novel, The Ravine. The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West). 7:30 p.m. Free.