Bookmark This! September 11th - 17th, 2007

This week is top heavy, to be sure. Plenty of events happening tonight and tomorrow; so many, I had to leave Wednesday's for after the jump! Notable happenings include Standard Fair Press' launch of their first three art books, the start of International Readings at the Harbourfront, and Roald Dahl's birthday!

Tuesday, September 11th:

The Art Bar Poetry Series welcomes featured readers Kenneth Sherman, Arianna Pozzuoli and Dennis Lee.
Clinton's Tavern. 8pm. Free.

U of T Bookstore Reading Series invites you to an evening of fiction with Ray Robertson, author of the novel What Happened Later, and Jeff Parker, author of Overman.
Hart House Library. 7:30pm. Free.

Wednesday, September 12th:

International Readings at Harbourfront opens its fall season with authors Shauna Singh Baldwin, Robert Hough and Stephen Marche, who will read from new works of fiction.
Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre. 7:30pm. $8 (free for members and students with valid ID).

The Toronto Public Library's Uptown Author Series presents Rebecca Eckler, who will provide a no-holds-barred look at the mysteries and wonders of mommyhood and the joys of parenting after the first glorious eight months, based on her latest book, Wiped! Life with a Pint-Sized Dictator. Children are welcome.
North York Central Library (Auditorium). 2pm. Call to register: 416-395-5639.

The Diamond Cherry Reading Series presents Sandra Kasturi, who will read from her new book of poetry, The Animal Bridegroom, spoken word by CS Field Trio and poetry by Tanis Rideout, plus an open mic and our monthly contest. Hosted by Edward Nixon.
It's Not A Deli. 8pm. PWYC.

Steven McCabe launches his new book of poetry Hierarchy of Loss (Ekstasis Editions). Steven will be joined by dancers Preethi Gopinath (Bharatnatyam) and Paula Skimin (tap) along with classical guitarist William Beauvais and blues guitarist Paul Sanderson.
The Central Restaurant and Bar. 7:30pm. Free.

Found Magazine's There Goes the Neighbourhood Tour celebrates the release of FOUND #5 -- The Crime Issue. Davy & Peter Rothbart will share some brand-new finds, and entertain with new jams based on notes from FOUND. Please bring your finds to share. Books, magazines and other assorted merchandise will be available for purchase.
The Dakota Tavern. 7pm - 9pm. Free.

Actor and bestselling author Alan Alda amuses and moves us with his unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small, to promote his latest, In Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 6pm. Free.

Come and celebrate the launch of this wonderful first novel, entitled Crown Shyness, by Edmonton's favourite son, Curtis Gillespie. Hosted by Type Books.
Type Books. 7pm. Free.

Thursday, September 13th:

Theatre producer David Mirvish, actor Araby Lockhart and film critic Robert Cushman share their stories of the theatre in conjunction with Stage Struck, an exhibition at the TD Gallery of the Toronto Reference Library celebrating 100 years at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Toronto Reference Library. 7pm. Free.

Meet Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Ellen Burstyn as she signs copies of her memoir, Lessons in Becoming Myself.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 12:30pm. Free.

Want to know more about the intersections between book publishing and emerging technologies? The BookNet Canada Speaker Series is your chance to find out what matters for the Canadian book industry. Innovative thinkers share their perspectives in informal professional development sessions that are accessible, exciting, and a great place to develop relationships with like-minded folks.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 3:30pm - 6:15pm. $15.

Standard Form presents its first three artist's books: Sonority of Words by Katie Bond Pretti, The Report by Alex Durlak and I got an A+ in Art and You Can Too by Tonik.
Art Metropole. 7pm - 10pm. Free.

Friday, September 14th:

I.V. Lounge Reading Series presents fiction by Kate Sutherland, Marusya Bociurkiw and Andrew Daley.
I.V. Lounge. 8pm. Free.

Saturday, September 15th:

Join us for cake and activities as we celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday!
Indigo Bay & Bloor, Indigo Yonge & Eglinton, Indigo Yorkdale, Chapters Bayview Village. 11am. Free.

Join us and meet bestselling author Diana Gabaldon as she signs copies of her latest book, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade.
Indigo Eaton Centre. 2pm. Proof of purchase of book from Chapters, Indigo or Coles required.

Sunday, September 16th:

Ruth Roach Pierson launches her book Aide-mĂŠmoire, with additional readings by Helen Humphreys, Maureen Harris and Nick Thran.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 3pm - 5pm. Free.

At twilight of the autumn equinox, the Royal Sarcophagus Society Press presents a launch for its two newest titles: the poetry anthology Nuit Blanche: Poems for Late Nights, edited by Liisa Ladouceur, and a collection of short stories by fantasy/horror author Nancy Baker. Featured readers, prizes and surprises to be announced.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar. 7pm. $6.

Monday, September 17th:

In a book that establishes the scale of his achievements and reveals him as a man of "great charm" (ha!), Memoirs allows Brian Mulroney to engage directly with the reader. Come see the interview with Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo Books & Music.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 7pm. Free.

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