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Bookmark This! June 12 - 18th, 2007


Things have settled down a bit this week, but there are still a few interesting things for booklovers to do... check it out:

Tuesday, June 12th:

As always, the Art Bar Poetry Series presents Open Stage Night, hosted by Stephen Humphrey.
Victory Cafe. 8pm. Free.

Launch for the new 33 1/3 book, Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, by Kevin Courrier.
This Ain't the Rosedale Library. 8pm. Contact 416.929.9912 for more info.

Unique sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson reads from her newest, The New Moon's Arms.
Pape/Danforth Library. 7pm. Free. 416.393.7727.

Wednesday, June 13th:

The Professional Writers Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter, hosts Cheers With Peers, an informal networking evening open to freelance and staff writers and editors.
The Central. 8pm.

Thursday, June 14th:

Join Sharon Harris as she closes her five-year-long photo shoot of the Toronto literary scene, Poetography.ca. The projected archive will feature pictures of Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Ken Babstock, Christian Bรถk, Anne Michaels, and many others, plus 300 free photos for guests, and performances by Paul Dutton, Stephen Cain, and U.S. poets Dan Waber and Jennifer Hill-Kaucher.
Victory Cafe. 7:30p. Free.

Heather Reisman and David Steinberg discuss his latest work, The Book of David. Book signing to follow.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 7:00 pm. Free.

A Is For Orange presents Visions of Loving, a Pride celebration featuring readings and performances by queer, emerging Caribbean writers. Featuring Karene Brown, D-lishus, Julia Gonsalves, Virma Marguerite, Kim Quashie, Nik Redman, Nalini Singh, Dianah Smith, Keisha Williams. MC'd by trey anthony. After-party with DJ JOLA.
Gladstone Ballroom. 7pm. $8 in advance, $12 at the door (advance tickets available at Good for Her and This 'Aint the Rosedale Library).

Friday, June 15th:

I.V. Lounge Reading Series presents fiction by Sky Gilbert and poetry by Triny Finlay and Gordon Johnston.
I.V. Lounge. 8pm. Free.

Anar Ali, author of Baby Khaki's Wings, will read as part of the Toronto Public Library's Canada Council Heritage Series. The book of stories was short-listed for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region). The title story was also selected for The Journey Prize Stories 16 in 2004.
York Woods Branch. 1:30 pm. Free.

Saturday, June 16th:

The Toronto Public Library celebrates National Aboriginal Day in the Beaches with folktales and crafts for the whole family.
Beaches Branch. 11 am. Free. For more information contact Karin Nielson at 416.393.7703.

Sunday, June 17th:

Local poet Sheila Hyland reads from her recent work on High Park. Sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets and the Toronto Arts Council.
Colborne Lodge, South end of High Park. 2 pm. Free, donations accepted.

Monday, June 18th:

Simcha Jacobovici is in person, discussing his latest book, The Jesus Family Tomb. which tells the story of what may be the greatest archaeological find of all time--the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 7pm. Free.


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