Bookmark This! August 7th - 13th, 2007

This week, we see the return of two great regulars, the Art Bar Poetry Series and Pages TINARS.

Tuesday, August 7th:

The Art Bar Poetry Series returns from their short hiatus, in their new home. Winners of the first annual Art Bar poetry contest will be presented. Featured readers: John Donlan, John B. Lee and Phillip Crymble. Door prizes to be won.
Clinton's Tavern. 8pm. Free.

The Toronto Women's Bookstore presents The Truth Will Set You Free: Autobiographical Writing for Aboriginal Women, Two-Spirited Folks, Women of Colour and Trans Folks of Colour, a four-week course (continuing August 14, 21 and 28) with Dianah Smith.
Toronto Women's Bookstore. 6:30-9pm. $52 (no refunds, sliding-scale spots available, enrolment limited to 15 participants).

This Is Not A Reading Series also returns tonight, with Playing Doctor: performance art about the body to celebrate new books by the respected visual artists stef lenk and Shannon Gerard.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7:30pm. Free.

Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre presents the August edition of their Youth Open Mic Night. Calling out all up and coming young artists! Featuring spoken word artist Priscilla Nature and host Maria A. Shchuka. For more information contact Rea McNamara (416.656.9994 ext. 3).
Toronto Public Library, Maria A. Shchuka Branch. 6:30-8:00pm. Free.

Friday, August 10th:

I.V. Lounge Reading Series presents poetry by Betty Warrington-Kearsley, Phillip Crymble and Rob Winger.
I.V. Lounge. 8pm. Free.

Saturday, August 11th:

The Toronto Poetry Slam features Knock Knock. (Who's There?) Comedy at the Drake.
Drake Hotel Underground. 8pm (sign-up 7:30pm). $5.

Sunday, August 12th:

Decadent Rare and Theatre Commutiny
present Vocable, a workshop facilitated by Ciara Adams and a.rawlings. They will share warm-ups and creation exercises they use to develop individual and collaborative art. Participants will be invited to engage in writing exercises, breath and voice work, and improvisation.
The Theatre Centre. 10am-5pm. $100 (register by emailing

Monday, August 13th:

Craig Glenday, editor of Guinness World Records, and Neil Fingleton, UK's tallest man, are in Toronto to launch the 2008 edition of Guinness World Records.
Festival Hall Chapters. 12:30 pm. Free.

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