Julie Maroh, Michael Ignatieff, and a new Brick Anthology: T.O. Events for Dec 5 – 19

Julie Maroh will be signing copies of her graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color, which was adapted into the Palm d’Or-winning film of the same name. 7 PM. Dec 5. The Central. Free.

Join the fine people at Brick Magazine for the launch of their second print anthology, which features the best of the magazine’s content from the past 22 years. 7:30 PM. Dec 5. Rasputin Vodka Lounge. Free.

The UJPO will be hosting a screening and discussion of Conversations with Lee Lorch, a documentary by Rachel Deutsch about the  civil rights activist. 11 AM. Dec 8. Bathurst Centre for Culture. Free.

Mansfield Press is proud to present to you their new titles at their official Fall launch. Come by for readings from Stephen Brockwell, Jason Camlot, and Glen Downie. 7:30 PM. Dec 8. Monarch Tavern. Free.

Toronto literary magazine Taddle Creek will be launching its 31st issue, with readings by Julie Blake and Robin Richardson. 8 PM. Dec 10. The Piston. Free.

Canadian author and former politician Michael Ignatieff will be discussing his new memoir, Fire and Ashes, which reflects on the 2011 election campaign. 7 PM. Dec 11. Reference Library. Free.

Toronto writers Barry Dempster and Susan Downe will both be launching new novels at Ben McNally Books. 6 PM. Dec 12. Free.