Past Events

July 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

The 4 Poets presents a reading series featuring:

Anya Zaporozhchenko
Rebecca Allison
Damian Rogers

July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of outstanding readings at Unnameable Books with Ken Sparling (This Poem is a House), Rebecca Schiff (The Bed Moved), Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir) and John Domini (Movieola!).

July 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Come celebrate the launch of Sarah Barmak's Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality. The latest in our Exploded Views series, Closer offers a provocative look at why our current understanding of female sexuality isn't getting us off.

There will be light refreshments, adult colouring pages – and we mean adult – and other titillating surprises.

July 2, 2016 - 7:30pm

A free event hosted by Glad Day Bookshop.

Bricolage: n. the construction or creation from a diverse range of available things. Genre, gender and grace, building up and breaking down.

June 26, 2016 - 2:30pm

Art and poetry share a long and rich history, from the visual poetry experiments of the modernist avant-garde to the association of the Beat Generation with artists like Andy Warhol. Today, this conversation continues, with artists and poets borrowing freely from one another and often active in both areas.

June 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnerships with Coach House Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Talonbooks, and Scirocco Drama, presents eight readings by some of Canada’s most well-known playwrights. Catch a glimpse of theatre behind the curtain as playwrights read their own words.

June 15, 2016 (All day)

The Canadian Writers' Summit will be a four-day extravaganza of professional development sessions, keynote talks, pedagogy and policy discussions, scholarly presentations, public lectures, networking opportunities and social gatherings at Toronto's beautiful Harbourfront Centre. #CWS2016 will also include a day of fascinating programming from the annual Book Summit, which focuses on the publishing sector.

June 13, 2016 - 8:00pm

ASK & ANSWER features award-winning, multidisciplinary artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya, presenting their new books—Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (Coach House), and Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp).

June 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

ACROSS No. 3 presents six fabulous writers: NICOLE MARKOTIC, ANDREA THOMPSON, SUSAN HOLBROOK, MARGARET CHRISTAKOS, BETSY WARLAND & SACHIKO MURAKAMI. All of the authors are reading from new books or very recent books, and the evening will launch copies for sale and signing. As well, the evening presents a special polyvocal performance by the 8-voice improvisational ensemble NEW LINEAGE.

June 10, 2016 - 5:30pm

Ken Sparling's new novel in verse, This Poem Is a House is a meditative and magical exploration of the ways we love. On June 10th he will be reading from the book alongside his editor Derek McCormack and the book's illustrator Wenting Li. Join them as they share this enchanting story and attempt to answer the question: If love is a house, how do we arrange the furniture?

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