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Events This Week: August 27-September 2

August 27, 2018

Here’s what Toronto has on tap in the literary sphere this week! Have an event coming up? Click here to email us your listing!

Now go, celebrate books, enjoy reading, and have fun!

 

August 27, 1-3pm
Event Name: Not So Blue Mondays
Location: Brain Injury Society of Toronto
What Is It: A new creative drop-in at the Brain Injury Society of Toronto to create and present music, poetry, short stories, and more!
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: Free
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August 27, 7-8:30pm
Event Name: Bi+ Book Club
Location: Marché Mövenpick Canada
What Is It: Join Toronto’s first bi+ book club – open to all bisexual, pansexual, fluid, polysexual or other non-monosexual folks. This month they are discussing A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández. Just look for the crochet cactus and you’ll have found them!
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: Free
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August 27, 7-10pm
Event Name: Common Readings: The August Edition
Location: Campbell House
What Is It: Join Common Readings for a summer evening of poetry! Come hear Jessie Jones, Marc di Saverio, and Emilia Nielsen share their work.
Accessibility: A ramp leading to the backdoor provides access to the main floor, however there is no elevator or ramp to the upper or lower levels. Washrooms are located on the lower level and are not wheelchair accessible.
Cost: PWYC
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August 29, 2-3pm
Event Name: Storytime in Spanish with Yannis Lobaina
Location: Bloor/Gladstone Library
What Is It: Celebrating Toronto’s Spanish-speaking community through stories, songs, and collages! Writer and filmmaker Yannis Lobaina will be leading you through the creation of some handmade books?. These books will be filled with the stories and ideas of those who attend this event. All supplies will be provided, the only thing you need to bring is your imagination.
Accessibility: Bloor/Gladstone Library is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free
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August 29, 6-8pm
Event Name: “Ready Vessels” Book Launch/Poetry Night
Location: Common People Shop
What Is It: EVE will be launching their second volume of work called Ready Vessels written by Magdalin Livingston. Celebrate the night with a line-up of female poets celebrating their empowerment and this collection of beautiful work.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: $10-25
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August 29, 7-9pm
Event Name: Big Island, Small Toronto Launch
Location: A Different Booklist
What Is It: All are welcome to attend the Toronto launch of Maureen St. Clair’s debut novel, Big Island, Small.
Accessibility: A Different Booklist is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free
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