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Bookmark This! October 30th - November 5th, 2007


Two events of note happening this weekend, the Toronto Reference Library's big 30th birthday party on Friday, and the opening of the Jewish Book Fair on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 30th:

Art Bar Poetry Series continues with Ron Charach, John Reibetanz and Christopher Patton.
Clinton's. 8pm. Free.

The TPL's City-Wide Literary Series to Explore the Geography of Canadian Writing continues with Sharon Butala.
Toronto Public Library Eatonville Branch. 7pm. Free.

Wednesday, October 31st:

Louise Bak hosts The Box, an evening of short words, dance, film and music. Featuring Semi Chellas, Sean Dixon, Steve Kado, Sharron McLeod, Moheb Soliman, Jessica Rose, Jessica Runge, Troy Emery Twigg, and Jacob Wren.
Rivoli. 8pm. $5-10 suggested donation.

More of this week's lit events, after the jump...

Thursday, November 1st:

Indigo presents Ursula Hegi in person, discussing and signing her newest work The Worst Thing I've Done.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 7pm. Free.

Celebrate the launch of Daniel Justice's latest book, Dryed, book three in his The Way of Thorn & Thunder series. Co-sponsored by First Nations House at U of T and Kegedonce Press.
First Nations House, 3rd Floor. 7pm. Free.

Join architects Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart as they launch Concrete Toronto, their guide to concrete architecture from the fifties to the seventies.
City Hall, Members Lounge. 12pm (lunchtime reception). Free.
Empire Lounge. 7pm (evening launch party). Free.

The TPL's City-Wide Literary Series to Explore the Geography of Canadian Writing continues with Afua Cooper.
Toronto Public Library Cedarbrae Branch. 2pm. Free.

If you missed her on Tuesday, you can catch Sharon Butala today, as the TPL's CWLSEGCW continues.
Toronto Public Library Morningside Branch. 7pm. Free.

Friday, November 2nd:

The Toronto Reference Library is turning 30, and today's the big celebration. Authors, poets, artists, musicians read, recite, advise and demonstrate throughout the Reference Library all day long. Highlights include "white glove" tours of the treasures in the Special Collections, and Kevin Frankish (City TV) with a special anniversary presentation (10:30am). Enjoy free coffee and cake and music by the Porkbelly Futures.
Toronto Reference Library. 9:30am - 5:30pm. Free.

Meet bestselling author Stephenie Meyer as she chats about and signs copies of her latest book, Eclipse.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 7pm. Free.

Saturday, November 3rd:

Simon Pettet gives a talk entitled Parallel Poetry and Beat Blessings.
Upstairs Gallery, next door to This Ain't the Rosedale Library. 7pm. PWYC.

Join Indigo for a book signing with Bob Greene, the trainer who helped Oprah achieve her dramatic weight loss.
Indigo Bay & Bloor. 2pm. Free.

Sunday, November 4th:

Simon Pettet's busy this weekend... today he conducts a poetry workshop at the Upstairs Gallery next door to This Ain't the Rosedale Library. 10am - 5pm. $75.

The Toronto Jewish Book Fair runs from November 3rd to the 11th. Join them today for the launch of Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers, edited by Rhea Tregebov.
Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, Leah Posluns Theatre. 1:30pm. Free.

The November edition of the Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Brunch Series gathers David Davidar, Steven Pinker, Christie Blatchford and Helen Humphreys.
King Edward Hotel. 10am. $40.

Monday, November 5th:

Olive Senior launches her new poetry collection Shell, at the Insomniac Press Fall Poetry Launch. Poets Roseanne Carrara (A Newer Wilderness) and Catherine Graham (Pupa) will also read from their latest works.
Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub. 7:30pm. Free.

Pages' This Is Not A Reading Series presents Jan Wong, as she launches Beijing Confidential, the strange tale of her return to China in search of a woman named Yin Luoyi, whose life she thought she had ruined in 1973. Catch her in conversation with Matt Galloway (CBC Radio).
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7pm. Free.

Indiepolitik presents Strong Words.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar. 8pm. PWYC.


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