Toronto Literary Events Listing

Bookmark This! January 29th to February 4th, 2008

This weekend marks the beginning of Keep Toronto Reading, a month long celebration exhibiting great books and culture in the city. The Book Lover's Ball kicks things off on Thursday... I decided not to go and gave away my $500 tickets. Ho hum.

Tuesday, January 29th:

Catch author Tahmima Anam in conversation with CBC Metro Morning's Aparita Bhandari, launching her new book, A Golden Age. Surround yourself in lavish decor by Dream Party Decor and experience the music, tabla electro and dhol drumming of ConTEJus Entertainment. Part of Pages TINARS, presented by HarperCollins Canada, MyBindi.Com, and EYE Weekly. Limited space available - RSVP to
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7pm. Free.

a.rawlings, Jay Ruzesky, and Dave Silverberg are this week's featured readers at The Art Bar Poetry Series, which is also part of this year's WinterCity Festival!
Clinton's. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, January 30th:

Joanne Proulx will be reading from her first novel, Anthem of A Reluctant Prophet. Following the reading, there will be a discussion/question and answer period, as well as a small reception.
Hart House Library. 4pm. Free.

Contributors to Imagination in Action will read, sing, project, visualize, and otherwise display their creative talents to launch this exciting new anthology on creativity.
Cameron House, Back Room. 7:30pm. Free.

Slam poet extraordinaire Valentino Assenza will be featured at this month's installation of the poetry/literature reading night Writuals, followed by an open mic session. Bring poetry, a short story, or any literary-type piece that you can read in about 5 minutes!
Hart House Arbor Room. 9 - 11pm. Free.

Thursday, January 31st:

Acclaimed author, BBC television personality, and respected economist Tim Harford was going to be speaking to Damian Rogers of EYE Weekly at TINARS tonight, but he got a guest spot on The Colbert Report, so uh... yeah. Catch him on the show, I guess!

Saturday, February 2nd:

The folks behind Rich Bride, Poor Bride invite you to meet some of the wedding planners from the television show and get an opportunity to audition to appear on the show!
Indigo Eaton Centre. 1pm. Free.

Shelley Falconer and Shawna White, authors of Stones, Bones & Stitches will be at Keep Toronto Reading for Kids in the Program Tent at the WinterCity Festival.
Nathan Phillips Square. 2 - 5pm. Free.

Sunday, February 3rd:

The Toronto Zine Library Collective presents Siue Moffat, vegan food expert, punk rocker and film archivist, promoting her new vegan chocolate and candy recipe books.
Tranzac Club. 1:30pm. Free.

The Latner Jewish Library is pleased to host the launch of Living Legacies: A Collection of Inspirational Contemporary Canadian Jewish Women. This unique anthology, edited by Liz Pearl with a forward by Ina Fichman, showcases the writings of more than 40 of Canada's outstanding female Jewish role models.
Lipa Green Building, Room 420. 2 - 4pm. Free.

Lawrence Goldstone and Marie Phillips announce the launch of their latest works at the Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Brunch Series. Also featuring Erna Paris and Timothy Brook.
King Edward Hotel. 10am. $40.

Monday, February 4th:

Come out for Strong Words, Indiepolitik's monthly reading series. Featuring Zaffi Gousopoulos and readers TBA. Donations of new/used books in resale condition to be collected on behalf of the Metro Toronto Movement for Literary.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar. 7:30 - 10:30pm. PWYC.

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