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Events This Week: August 6 – 12

August 6, 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 7, 7-9:30pm

Event Name: Wild Writers Poetry Salon
Location: Poetry Jazz Cafe
What Is It: A poetry event featuring poets Brandon Pitts and Ayub Abdulle and an open mic with twelve open slots.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: $5
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August 7, 8-10:30pm

Event Name: Marty Gervais reads from Table Manners
Location: Free Times Cafe
What Is It: Marty Gervais, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Windsor, takes the stage at the Art Bar to read from his latest book of new and select poems, Table Manners (Mosaic Press, 2018).
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: Free
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August 9, 8-10:30pm

Event Name: Panic in the Labyrinth
Location: Gardiner Museum
What Is It: Panic in the Labyrinth is a series of performances that transgresses traditional poetry reading. This series imagines an outdoor stage for performative poetics to unfold, where the act of women speaking aloud and the experience of listening to women are politicized gestures of asserting and affirming presence and holding space.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: Free registration
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August 11, 11am-12pm

Event Name: Storytime & Activity with Holly Hatam
Location: Queen Books
What Is It: Head over to Queen Books for a story time and activity with Holly Hatam, the award winning illustrator of books including “Dear Girl” and “What Matters”.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: Free
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August 12, 10:15-11:45am

Event Name: Literary Walking Tour
Location: Aga Khan Museum
What Is It: Poet and author Sheniz Janmohamed and Aga Khan Museum Educator Laboni Islam will guide a literary walking tour through the Aga Khan Museum. Take in the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries—don’t forget your comfortable shoes!
Accessibility: The Aga Khan Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information visit their Accessibility page.
Cost: $30
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August 12, 1:30-2:30pm

Event Name: Creative Writing Workshop for Kids w/ Angela Misri
Location: Queen Books
What Is It: Head over to Queen Books for a writing workshop with author Angela Misri, Toronto journalist, writer and mom. This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds. Bring your own paper, notebooks, and pens!
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information
Cost: Free
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August 12, 12-6pm

Event Name: Can You Read Festival
Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns
What Is It: Culchahworks presents the 3rd Annual Can You Read Festival—a free festival that highlights the connection between literacy and food security. Bring a food donation, and get free new books! Proceeds to local charities. There will be live music, storytelling, and games for the kids.
Accessibility: The Artscape Wychwood Barns facility is fully accessible by Ontario standards.
Cost: Free
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