Bookmark This! October 2nd - 8th, 2007

This week's big event happens on Wednesday... International Readings at Harbourfront gathers the who's who in Toronto literature to commemorate the Canadian short story.

Tuesday, October 2nd:

Enjoy the first installment of the Crime Writers of Canada Readings with Linwood Barclay, the acclaimed memoirist, novelist and columnist for the Toronto Star. A book signing of his latest release No Time For Goodbye will follow the reading. Also featuring Barbara Fradkin, reading from her new work, Dream Chasers.
Casa Loma. 7:30pm. $12.

The Art Bar Poetry Series continues with Penn Kemp, David Solway and Stephanie Bolster.
Clinton's. 8pm. Free.

Natalie MacLean will host a reading and wine tasting, as well as a wine-and-food pairing session featuring the five toughest foods on wine: vegetables, cheese, spicy dishes, take-out and chocolate.
Manulife Centre Indigo. 7pm. Admission is free, but you must reserve your spot (

Truth Is..., Arthur Renwick and Valentino Assenza will be performing at this week's Coffeehouse open stage poetry slam.
Renaissance Cafe. 9pm. Free.


Wednesday, October 3rd:

This Is Not A Reading Series presents David Gilmour, winner of the 2005 Governor General's Award for Fiction, and his newest work The Film Club, a thought-provoking true story of Gilmour's personal experiences home-schooling his son using movies. Gilmour discusses the new book with veteran broadcaster Ralph Benmergui.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7pm. Free.

International Readings at Harbourfront continues with award-winning author Jane Urquhart, along with David Bezmozgis, Dennis Bock, Wayson Choy, Austin Clarke, Adrienne Clarkson, Barbara Gowdy, Sheila Heti, Vincent Lam, Leon Rooke and Michael Winter, reading from The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories.
York Quay Centre, Brigantine Room. 7:30pm. $8 (free for members and students with valid ID).

Thursday, October 4th:

The Ontario Historical Society is holding the first event in their Evening Literary Series called Reading Ontario's Past. This first event is presented in partnership with Dundurn Press and is called Going Down to the Great Lakes in Ships. Scott Cameron, Gavin Watt, Mary Beacock Fryer and Paul Carroll will be present to read from their latest works and sign copies.
John McKenzie House. 7-9pm. $7 ($5 for members).

If you missed David Gilmour at TINARS, catch him with the TRI Reading Series at the library. He'll be joined by former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard as she reflects on her tempestuous relationship with her mother. Based on their hot off the press books The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and Son and My Mother's Daughter: A Memoir.
Toronto Reference Library. 7pm. Free.

A Billion Bootraps co-author Eric Thurman talks about the microcredit revolution. A lecture followed by a Q&A. Presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre's Community and Educational Programs, with the assistance of McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.
York Quay Centre Brigantine Room. 6:30pm. $5.

Michael Winter launches his new novel, The Architects Are Here, in a This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Penguin Group (Canada) and Eye Weekly. 32 Short Stories About Michael Winter presents toasters and roasters including Barbara Gowdy, Andrew Pyper and Russell Smith.
Cadillac Lounge. 8pm. Free.

Friday, October 5th:

The IV Lounge Reading Series presents David McFadden reading from his new book of selected poems, Why Are You So Sad?, and Stephen Brockwell reading from his new poetry collection, the real made up.
IV Lounge. 8pm. Free.

Join Nima Naghibi as she launches her latest book, Rethinking Global Sisterhood. Naghibi investigates topics including the state-sponsored Women's Organization of Iran and the involvement of feminists in the Iranian feminism movement before and during the 1979 revolution. With a potent analysis of cinema, she examines the veiled woman in the films of Tahmineh Milani, Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Kim Longinotto, and Mahnaz Afzali. Co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Press.
Toronto Women's Bookstore. 7pm. Free,

Saturday, October 6th:

Sean Dixon, author of The Girls Who Saw Everything will read with Chicago writer Jonathan Messinger, who launches his new book, Hiding Out.
Type Books. 8pm. Free.

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