Chester Brown, Ann Patchett, and a Party in a Library: T.O. Events for Nov 7-21

Photo by Sam Javanrouh.
Photo by Sam Javanrouh.

Berlin videographer and media artist Nina Konnemann will be in conversation with curator Kim Simon about her art, culture, and international exchange. 5PM. November 8. Goethe-Institut Toronto. Free.

Join innovators in contemporary art from Paris and Toronto including Isabelle Alfonsi, Barbara Fischer and David Liss in The Ecology of an Art Scene: a two-day symposium dedicated to creating and sustaining a vital art ecology. November 8-9. Harbourfront Centre. Free.

Award-winning author and Guggenheim fellow Ann Patchett will be reading from her new book, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage,  followed by an interview with Emma Donoghue. 7:30 PM. November 11. Harbourfront Centre. $10. Free for Students.

Don’t miss a line-up of emerging writers including Catherine Bush, Amanda Leduc, David O’Meara, and Bardia Sinaee at the Pivot reading series. 8PM. November 13. Press Club. PWYC.

Come celebrate with Toronto cartoonist Chester Brown as he presents an illustrated talk to mark the 10th anniversary of his landmark comic Louis Riel. 6:30 PM. November 13. AGO. Free (with ticket).

Ever partied in a library? Come to Koffler Centre for the Arts and do just that, while being among the first to experience the inaugural exhibition We’re in the Library, featuring new multimedia works by seven extraordinary artists responding to the context and history of the space.6:30 PM. November 18. Koffler Centre of the Arts. Free.

Sit in on a lecture on  The Visual Language of Art, a talk about the origins and elements of Abstraction with painter and art history professor Judy Singer. 7PM. November 21. Richview Library. Free.