Manhunt Toronto, Fright Film Academy, and A Topology of Disaster: T.O. Events for August 1-August 15, 2013

Manhunt Toronto turns specific sections of Toronto into pulse-rattling games of hide and seek. The last fugitive standing is the winner. 9:00PM-11:55PM. August 7. Casa Loma. Free.

Gary Barwin. Photo by Pearl Pirie.
Gary Barwin. Photo by Pearl Pirie.

PPS: Do You Copy? is a reading of conceptual poetry based on the exhibit Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art. Moderated by Margaret Christakos, the lineup reads thus: Gary Barwin (The Porcupinity of the Stars), M. NourbeSe Philip (Zong!). Sonja Greckol (Skein of Days), Jenny Sampirisi (Croak), and Adam Seelig (Every Day in the Morning (slow)). 7:30PM-10:00PM. August 8. The Power Plant. Free.

The StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival prepares youth 13 to 29 years old to show their work to the public. Artists enroll in their choice of acting, singing, dance, spoken word, fine arts, photography, and film classes before attending rehearsal and installation set-up sessions. The open house happens on the final day. August 6-August 10. Scarborough Village Theatre. Free.


Margaret Christakos. Photo by Pearl Pirie.
Margaret Christakos. Photo by Pearl Pirie.

Fright Film Academy teaches video production to aspiring filmmakers ages 16-29. Students see their scary stories develop from script to storyboard to a professionally edited short film. Melissa Hood and Jonathan Culp serve as mentors. 6:00PM-8:30PM. Tuesdays, July 16- November 1. Pre-register at: 416-779-1448. Academy of the Impossible. Free.

Atropos: A Topology of Disaster is a workshop that presents research, art, and activism about the topic of disaster and its imaginative potential. The event is held by the Department of Biological Flow and is hosted by Dr. Stephanie Springgay. 9:30AM-5:00PM. August 10. OISE. Free.

David Austin launches his Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal. Learn about McGill University’s Congress of Black Writers and when La Métropole was the centre of Black thought in Canada. 7:00PM. August 8. A Different Booklist. Free.


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Trevor Abes

Trevor Abes @TrevorAbes is a writer and editor from Toronto, ON. His work has appeared in The Toronto Quarterly, blue skies poetry, and The Montreal Review. He keeps an eponymous blog that houses mostly poetry.

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