Bookmark This! November 6th to 12th, 2007

Tuesday, November 6th:

The 31st annual Toronto Jewish Book Fair continues through this week. Tonight, William Stevenson, author of Spymistress: The Life of Vera Atkins, will speak on The Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II and Professor Harold Troper, author of The Rescuer will speak on The Amazing True Story of How One Woman Helped Save the Jews of Syria, the story of hero Judy Feld Carr.
Leah Posluns Theatre. 8pm. $10.

The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash is an exciting night of literature and entertainment. Come watch the Scotiabank Giller Gala live on the big screen at the Steam Whistle and enjoy the sounds of singer Kyle Riabko, all while supporting a great cause- Frontier College, Canada's oldest national literacy organization.
Steam Whistle Brewery. 7pm. $25.

Crime Writers of Canada, in conjunction with Casa Loma, has created an exciting new reading series featuring internationally renowned Canadian crime writers. At tonight's event, Maureen Jennings and Caro Soles will be reading from their latest works.
Casa Loma. 7:30pm. $12. Pre-register with Lyn Artmont by calling 416-323-7828 ext. 32 or send an email to

The Art Bar Poetry Series continues with Shane Koyczan, Bob Snider and Susan McCaslin.
Clinton's. 8pm. Free.

Read on for the rest of the week's events...

Wednesday, November 7th:

Enjoy a whimsical lunch hour at the TRL's Literary CafĂŠ, as part of their month-long 30th anniversary celebration. Today, swap trivia with quote master Robert Colombo and dictionary diva Katherine Barber.
Toronto Reference Library. 12:30pm. $5 for lunch, or free if you bring your lunch!

Pages' This Is Not A Reading Series
presents the Reel Asian cabaret. Editor of Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen, Elaine Chang, hosts. See some of the brightest stars of contemporary Asian Canadian cinema perform in a showcase of many talents, segmented by short films and clips.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7pm. Free.

Meet best-selling cookbook author Nigella Lawson as she signs copies of her latest collection of recipes, Nigella Express.
Indigo Eaton Centre. 7pm. Free.

Introducing a new reading series in The Annex/Bloor Street area. Join David Clink for the monthly Rowers Pub Reading Series, with tonight's feature authors Carol Malyon, Harold Rhenish and John Unrau.
Rowers Pub. 7:30pm. Free.

Aural Fixations, an ongoing thought-provoking series of spoken word and musical performance by a variety of artists, is held every second Wednesday, starting tonight. The event will feature writers of all descriptions as well as original musical performances in a beautiful setting.
Statlers Piano Lounge. 8pm. $5 suggested donation.

Thursday, November 8th:

The Toronto Public Library's City-Wide Literary Series to Explore the Geography of Canadian Writing continues with Russell Smith, reading from his latest novel, Muriella Pent.
Brentwood Branch. 7pm.Free.

Join award-winning author and photographer Ian McAllister as he launches his latest book, The Last Wild Wolves. It will be an unforgettable evening of exploration, adventure and first hand accounts drawn from nearly two decades of wildlife observation, research and photography along the remote outposts of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.
Hart House Library. 7:30pm. Free.

Saturday, November 10th:

Go to the Toronto Small Press Book Fair to find great books, listen to some of your favourite authors read, discover new authors, and meet small press publishers. Don't miss this twice-yearly celebration of bookmakers and writers. Readings take place in the Chapel Room at Trinity-St. Paul's from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Authors include Alex Boyd, Andrew Daley, Stacey May Fowles, Luciano Iacobelli, Sandra Kasturi, Jacob Scheier, Emily Shultz, David Silverberg, Steve Venright. Paul Vermeersch, Jeff Round and Priscila Uppal.
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. 11am. Free.

Pages' Books & Magazines and McClelland & Stewart proudly present an installation performance featuring Dave Bidini, to launch his new memoir, Around the World in 57 ½ Gigs. Bidini will occupy the front window of Pages Books for an entire afternoon, during which he will read every single page of his new book, be joined by fellow musicians and play songs for the crowds in the store and on the street.
Pages Books & Magazines. 12-5pm. Free.

Sunday, November 11th:

Another Pages' TINARS event, this time, an all-afternoon launch party for GreenTOpia: Towards a Sustainable Toronto. The event will feature engaging contributor panels, green activities and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their thoughts and ideas, and especially an item for the freecycle swap table. Bring something you no longer want, walk home with something you do!
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 2pm. Free.

The Toronto Jewish Book Fair presents Allan Gotlieb (1:30pm), Rona Maynard (4:30pm), and Wendy Shalit (8pm), reading from their latest works.
Leah Posluns Theatre. Free.

Monday, November 12th:

In his new book Musicophilia, acclaimed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us. Join us as Dr. Sack discusses his new book, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Tickets available through Ticketmaster or by calling the Danforth Music Hall Box Office at (416) 778-8163.
Danforth Music Hall. 7pm. $10.

Launch of White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood. Edited by poet Rishma Dunlop, White Ink is a unique collection of poems on mothers and motherhood, by some of the finest poets of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Unsentimental, unflinching, and edgy, White Ink registers the social and political changes, as well as the imaginative pulse, of recent history through the figure of the mother: a powerful, recurring, and central symbol in contemporary poetry. Spanning multiple cultures, ethnicities, genders, and languages, White Ink is a landmark anthology.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7pm. Free.

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