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.
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.