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Events This Week: September 3-10

September 3, 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!


September 4, 6:45-8:30pm
Event Name: Rowers Fall 2018 Season Opener
Location: Glad Day Bookshop
What Is It: Head over to Glad Day Bookshop for the Rowers 12th season opener! This special evening includes featured authors Puneet Dutt, Barbara Sibbald & Andrea Thompson plus short readings by the Rowers team: Sue Bowness, Jennifer Foster, Megan Swaine & Heather Wood.
Accessibility: Glad Day Bookshop’s entrance is wheelchair accessible. The washroom is partially accessible. The nearest TTC subway station is Wellesley and street parking is available.
Cost: Free
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September 5, 6-8pm
Event Name: Blair Hurley in Conversation
Location: Ben McNally Books
What Is It: Please join in celebrating the release of Blair Hurley‘s debut novel, The Devoted. Blair will be joined in conversation with novelist Ann Y K Choi to discuss the novel, followed by a book signing.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility details
Cost: Free, but RSVPing is recommended
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September 5, 6-9pm
Event Name: PoEx Welcome Week Poetry Slam feat. Eyeda Sophia
Location: Oakham Lounge at the Ryerson Student Centre
What Is It: Check out the first round of this student poetry slam hosted by Poetry Exchange. Only half of the poets will make it to the next round! If you’re not interested in competition, then you can join in on their open mic instead!
Accessibility: Poetic Exchange is committed to accessibility.Check out their Accessibility Guide for details.
Cost: PWYC, $5 recommended donation
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September 8, 11am-12pm
Event Name: Saturday Story Time with Kelly Hill
Location: Queen Books
What Is It: Saturday mornings are for story time! Head over to Queen Books where they’ll be featuring special guest authors and illustrators. This week is special guest Kelly Hill, author and designer of Anne’s Numbers and Anne’s Colours from Tundra Books!
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility details.
Cost: Free
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September 8, 7-11pm
Event Name: Toronto Poetry Slam
Location: 918 Bathurst Street
What Is It: Join the Toronto Poetry Slam at a temporary venue at 918 Bathurst Street for their first slam of the school year!
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility details.
Cost: $7
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September 9, 3-5pm
Event Name: Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths Book Launch
Location: Pow Wow Cafe
What Is It: Join Jules Koostachin for readings and book signings as she launches her debut poetry collection, Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths. Hosted by the Pow Wow Cafe, where you can experience fantastic Indigenous cuisine.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility details.
Cost: Free
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September 9, 3:30-6:30pm
Event Name: Guernica’s September Book Launch
Location: Supermarket Restaurant and Bar
What Is It: Join Guernica Editions as they celebrate their newest titles of the Fall season! Meet with the authors and hear them read from their books of poetry, non-fiction, and literary fiction.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility details.
Cost: Free admission and refreshments!
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