FREE SPEECH, Real Canadian Guitar in Roncesvalles Tonight

If you're looking for something to do tonight besides shopping, watching prime time re-runs, and wondering about the driving abilities of those who unsuccessfully made their way home from work (some nasty weather's upon us, I reckon), then head over to Roncesvalles for the year's final installment of the FREE SPEECH Reading Series at Tinto Coffee House.

Expect to hear from four of the west end's best entertainers, including the CBC's Jowi Taylor (host of the show Global Village), Parkdalian Sarah Selecky (author of short story collection This Cake Is For The Party), comedian Rachelle Elie, and folkster/writer Jon Brooks.

The star of Jowi Taylor's ongoing multi-media project, the Six String Nation guitar, will also make an appearance. This instrument, eleven years in the making, is meant to unite Canadians through music and storytelling. The guitar is a hodgepodge of Canadiana, constructed by Nova Scotia's Luthier George Rizsanyi from 64 pieces of bone, metal and wood, including gold from Maurice Richard's Stanley Cup ring and wood from Pierre Trudeau's canoe paddle.

The host of FREE SPEECH is Johan Hultqvist, a Roncesvalles lifer and lead singer of Juno-nominated Afrobeat collective Mr. Something Something. He gets help organizing the monthly reading series from Eden Arabella, proprietor of one of Toronto's leading dairy/egg/nut/cholesterol/preservative-free bakeries, the New Moon Kitchen. Tinto, with its line of organic coffees and treats, Mill Street brews and Chilean and Argentinean wines, is the perfect place to spend this soggy December evening, while enjoying some home-grown entertainment!

Tinto Coffee House
89 Roncesvalles Avenue
Show starts at 7pm. PWYC.

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