Bookmark This! June 26 - July 2nd, 2007

Your weekend schedule is wide open for drunken Canada Day celebrations, readers (but why not go to Dimentia 5's poetry slam?)... still, there are a few interesting things happening during the week- namely, "The Poet" Di Cicco on Wednesday and CreativeJames Dewar's Hot-Sauced Words Thursday. Plus the usuals!

Tuesday, June 26th:

The Art Bar Poetry Series continues with readings by Amanda Hiebert, Sonnet L'AbbĂŠ and Myna Wallin.
Victory Cafe. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, June 27th:

The East End Writers' Group meets for constructive criticism of members' fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, etc.
O'Connor Dr. and St. Clair Ave. E. 7-10pm. Free. For more info contact Sharon Crawford.

Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited Publishers presents Two Books, One Launch; the official launch of Daryl Hine's new book Recollected Poems 1951-2004, and Blaise Moritz's poetry book Crown and Ribs.
Bar Italia. 7:30 - 9:30pm. Free.

Mansfield Press and Spacing magazine celebrate Toronto's Poet Laureate Pier Giorgio Di Cicco as he launches his newest, Municipal Mind: Manifestos for the Creative City. In association with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto. RSVP to
Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery. 7:30pm.

Thursday, June 28th:

Toronto Women's Bookstore presents Han Kut: Critical Art and Writing by Korean Canadian Women edited by the Korean Canadian Women's Anthology Collective.
Toronto Women's Bookstore. 7pm. Free.

Hot-Sauced Words is an interactive poetry/spoken-word event hosted by CreativeJames
featuring Duncan Armstrong plus another surprise feature reader. Poetry challenge to take place.
It's Not a Deli. 8:30pm (open-mic sign-up 8:15pm). Pass-the-Hat admission.

Toronto Public Library's Canada Council Heritage Series continues with Lydia Kwa, author of The Walking Boy.
Eatonville Branch. 2 pm. Free.

Friday, June 29th:

I.V. Lounge Reading Series presents poetry by Blaise Moritz, Roseanne Carrara and John Donlan.
I.V. Lounge. 8pm. Free.

Sunday, July 1st:

Dimentia 5 presents its annual Late Night Canada Day slam, featuring two-rounds of 10 poets. $150 prize. Hosted by Dave Silverberg and Electric Jon.
Dominion Pub. 10:30pm sign-up, 11pm slam. $5. After-party included.

Monday, July 2nd:

Indiepolitik presents Strong Words, a reading series introducing writers, poets, spoken word artists, rappers, playwrights, activists, etc. Advocating literacy along with the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy.
Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar. 8pm. PWYC.

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