Bookmark This! November 13th to 19th, 2007

Lots of stuff going on this week... lots. Book launches, the Toronto Reference Library's continuing anniversary celebration, some spandex and Slash?

Tuesday, November 13th:

The Library's City-Wide Literary Series to Explore the Geography of Canadian Writing continues with Afua Cooper at the Maria A. Shchuka Branch (7pm) and Bill Gallaher at the Forest Hill Branch (7pm). Free.

Ann Marie Fleming tells the story of her great-grandfather, famous vaudeville performer Long Tack Sam, in her new graphic memoir, The Magical Life Of Long Tack Sam. Using clips from her award-winning 2003 documentary film of the same title, Fleming's presentation will celebrate one of the 20th century's greatest magicians. Part of Pages' TINARS.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7:30pm (doors at 7pm). Free.

The Mercury Press invites you to the launch of eight new books: High Hat, Trumpet, and Rhythm: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow by Mark Miller, Imagination in Action edited by Carol Malyon, A Painter's Journey II by Barbara Caruso, The Humbugs Diet by Robert Majzels, The Prison Tangram by Claire Huot, white by rob mclennan, The Closets of Time edited by Beverley Daurio and Richard Truhlar, and Booty: Hurricane Jane and Typhoon Mary by Brea Burton and Jill Hartman. The launch will feature brief readings and book signings by the authors. Books will be available for purchase.
Supermarket. 7:30pm. Free.

Jessica Westhead reads from her novel, Pulpy and Midge. Maya Merrick will also be reading from her latest book, The Hole Show.
Type Books. 7:30pm. Free.

The Art Bar Poetry Series continues with Steve McCabe, Karen Mulhallen and Andrea Thompson.
Clinton's. 8pm. Free.

Plenty more events, after the jump...

Wednesday, November 14th:

Toronto Star humour columnist Linwood Barclay gets mysterious. He has a new novel out and he's spilling the beans. Part of the TRL's Literary CafĂŠ, and their 30th anniversary celebration.
Toronto Reference Library. 12:30pm. Free.

Best selling mystery author Mary Jane Maffini will be launching her latest "Fiona Silk" mystery, Too Hot to Handle, alongside two time Arthur Ellis Award winning author Barbara Fradkin, who will be launching her latest "Inspector Green" mystery Dream Chasers.
Sleuth of Baker Street. 6pm. Free.

McClelland & Stewart and NOW Magazine presents Maude Barlow, discussing policy, politics, and what we can do about it. Barlow is head of the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, founder of the Blue Planet Project, and author of sixteen books.
Metropolitan United Church. 6:30pm. Free.

Meet wrestling champion Chris Jericho as he signs copies of his memoir, A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex.
Indigo Eaton Centre. 7pm. Free.

Toronto entrepreneur Alan Bryce, author of Art Smart: the intelligent guide to investing in the Canadian Art Market, discusses how to determine the value of a piece of art and the inner workings of the Canadian art market. Part of the Library's Uptown Author Reading Series.
North York Central Library. 7pm. Free.

Tightrope Books is proud to announce the launch of Stacey May Fowles' debut novel, Be Good. Featuring a performance by Tomboyfriend, and readings by Dayle Furlong and Fraser Sutherland.
Revival. 7:30pm. Free.

Thursday, November 15th:

The Playwrights Guild of Canada's first free lunchtime reading in Toronto features Linda Griffiths, playwright of Age of Arousal.
Just Us (490 Queen St. West). 12:30pm. Free.

The Library's City-Wide Literary Series to Explore the Geography of Canadian Writing presents Shyam Selvadurai.
McGregor Park Branch. 7pm. Free.

Check out celebrity chef Jamie Oliver as he takes part in an on-stage interview, followed by a book signing.
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton. 7:30pm. Free (with proof of book purchase from any Chapters store, line up starts at 8am).

Join the TWB as they help launch War, Citizenship, Territory, edited by Deborah Cowen and Emily Gilbert.
Toronto Women's Bookstore. 7pm. Free.

The University of Toronto Book Store presents an evening of discussion about the future of the Great Lakes with Wayne Grady, author of The Great Lakes: The Natural History Of A Changing Region, and Prof. A. P. Lino Grima, retired professor from the University of Toronto Centre for Environment, Geography and UTM.
Hart House Library. 7:30pm. Free.

Grab some breakfast forum with a few GreenTOpia contributors. Environmental thinkers discuss the future of sustainability in Toronto. Featuring Lorraine Johnson, Beth Savan, Keith Stewart and John Degen, moderated by co-editor Alana Wilcox.
The Sustainability Network. 7:30am. $15 with pre-event registration.

Friday, November 16th:

John Mighton, mathematician, author and playwright participates in the TRL's On Stage Series: Agents of Change. He'll be interviewed by filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
Toronto Reference Library. 6pm. Free.

Join Devon Code as he launches his latest work, In a Mist. Also reading is Thea Lim, author of The Same Woman.
This Ain't the Rosedale Library. 7pm. Free.

Saturday, November 17th:

Join David Day, author of Tolkien: the Illustrated Encyclopedia, Tolkien's Ring, A Tolkien Bestiary, The Hobbit Companion, and The Tolkien Companion, for a workshop on the art of fantasy fiction.
Toronto Writers' Centre. 10am. $35 ($25 for Toronto Writing Club members).

Sunday, November 18th:

Join Cormorant Books and David Mirvish Books for Sunday tea to celebrate the launch of And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle by Elspeth Cameron.
David Mirvish Books. 2pm. Free.

Monday, November 19th:

The Library's City-Wide Literary Series to Explore the Geography of Canadian Writing brings you Wayne Johnston at the Pape/Danforth Branch (7pm) and Alistair MacLeod at the Maryvale Branch (7pm). Free.

Brendan McLeod, the winner of the Three-Day Novel Contest, will read from The Convictions of Leonard McKinley.
Rivoli. 6pm. Free.

Lisa Appignanesi will be reading from her new novel, Mad, Bad, Sad over dinner in the library with discussion. Contact the Verity Women's Club for ticket info.
Verity Women's Club. 6:30pm.

Meet one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era as he signs copies of his self-titled memoir, Slash.
Chapters Festival Hall. 7pm. Free.

Join Dan Misener at the next installment of GROWNUPS READ THINGS THEY WROTE AS KIDS. Do you still have anything you wrote as a kid? A poem? A book report? A diary? Come read it out loud. In front of people. And hear other people's funny, sad, and/or embarrassing things they wrote as children.
The Victory CafĂŠ (upstairs). 8pm. Free.

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