Bookmark This! January 15th - 21st, 2008

Here's a list of the week's literary events in Toronto, all bundled up for you. My gift. To you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 15th:

Mark Truscott (Said Like Reeds or Things, Coach House Books), Kate Leadbeater and Lillian Necakov (The Bone Broker, Mansfield Press) are the featured readers at the Art Bar Poetry Reading Series this week.
Clinton's. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, January 16th:

Irene Marques, author of the poetry collection Wearing Glasses of Water, and poet Catherine Black (Lessons of Chaos and Disaster) will be reading as part of the Faculty of Liberal Studies Poetry Reading series.
OCAD Room #327. 6pm. Free.

The Hart House Literary and Library Committee presents a reading of Southern Exposure (Key Publishing House, 2007) by author Helen Pereira. The book is a collection of short fiction stories about Canadian professionals migrating, set in the tropical climates of Brazil, Cuba and Costa Rica.
Hart House Library. 8pm. Free.

More events after the jump...

Thursday, January 17th:

Ralph Benmergui will interview Mark Miller about his new book, High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow, for his popular radio show on
Jazz.FM 91.1. 9am.

Mark the book launch for The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics, by Tania Murray Li (Duke University Press). The Will to Improve is an account of development in action. Focusing on attempts to improve landscapes and livelihoods in Indonesia, Tania Murray Li carefully exposes the practices that enable experts to diagnose problems and devise interventions, and the agency of people whose conduct is targeted for reform.
Toronto Women's Bookstore. 7pm. Free.

Saturday, January 19th:

Today marks the opening of the newest TD Gallery Exhibit at the Toronto Reference Library. Art Under Cover includes artist books from Canada, Europe and the United States that challenge our traditional perception of how books tell stories. Whether it is through imaginative design, alternative materials, or three dimensional forms, artist books alter the way in which we read, providing a fresh and pleasurable experience.
Toronto Reference Library. Jan 19th - March 30th.

Sunday, January 20th:

Celebrate the birthday of infamous Scottish poet Robbie Burns with a traditional Scottish Ceilidh, live Celtic entertainment by Ian Bell and Gillian Federico and Scottish highland dancing featuring the Kirsty Duncan Dancers. Enjoy readings of Burns' work and tastes of the dish of choice - the haggis, which will be ceremoniously piped in and addressed with the Poet's classic work, Address To A Haggis!
Mackenzie House & Recreated Print Shop. 12 - 5:30pm. Adults $5.19, Seniors & Youths $3.77, Children $3.30 (plus GST).

Join in an evening of readings for Project Hope with authors Rawi Hage and Jason Sherman, with special performances by Roula Said and Maryem Tollar. Project HOPE (Humanitarian Opportunities for Peace and Education) is a non-profit volunteer organisation whose goal is to provide a participatory, educational space for Palestinian youth and children.
Lula Lounge. 6pm. $20 (the restaurant will reserve tickets for all those who book a dinner reservation). Tickets available at Toronto Women's Bookstore or

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