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This week Toronto’s favourite literary voyeur, Julie Wilson, relaunches her Seen Reading site, giving her very entertaining habit of spying on readers a whole new look. The biggest new feature is a podcast for every entry—lit geeks can listen to Julie while on transit, sitting beside someone who’s reading on transit, while listening to Julie talk about someone who’s reading on transit. As Julie herself said to Torontoist, “Very cyclical, don’t ya think? Plus, for anyone who has ever wondered what I sound like, or just plain likes to be read to, this is for you!” And who doesn’t like to be read to?
Full listings after the fold.
Toronto Literary Listings: May 13–21
Tuesday, May 13
Anansi presents the launch of My Life As a Dame: The Personal and the Political in the Writings of Christina McCall. Victoria College (73 Queen’s Park Crescent). 5:30 p.m. Free.
The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Halli Villegas and Myna Wallin, aka Ms. Kitty and Miss Kitty, respectively. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, May 14
International Readings at Harbourfront presents Mark Kingwell, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West). 7:30 p.m. $8.00.
Friday, May 16
U of T Bookstore Reading Series presents Fixing Failed States. Hart House Library (7 Hart House Circle). 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20
The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Catherine Graham, Fraser Sutherland, and Tanis MacDonald. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, May 21
Nicholas Hoare and Biblioasis are pleased to present an evening with Charles Foran and Stephen Henighan. Nicholas Hoare (45 Front Street East). 6 p.m. Free.
Insomniac Press Punchy Writers Spring Poetry Launch. Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub (141 Danforth Ave). 7:00 p.m.