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TRB Live: November

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TRB Live is a monthly roundup of literary events you might enjoy. Get in touch with me (@kathmcleod) or the TRB (@TorontoReview) on Twitter if you’d like to suggest an event to include next month. In Toronto, Pivot Reading Series presents three readings all-star casts of readers: Leesa Dean, Stevie Howell, Rob Taylor, and Erin Wunker on November 2; Jan Conn, Hoa Nguyen, Madeleine Thien and Zoe...

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

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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...

IFOA, Rachel Kushner, Douglas Coupland, and The Visual Language of Art: T.O Events for Oct 24-Nov 7, 2013

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Painter and educator Judy Singer teaches The Visual Language of Art, or How to Look at Paintings. Learn the syntax of color, space and line through an interactive romp from the Renaissance period to the rise of Abstraction. 7PM-8:15PM. October 24. Richview Library. Free. Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser unravels and reads from his forthcoming book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the...

Malcolm Gladwell, Chuck Palahniuk, and 1890s Print Culture in the Digital Age: T.O. Events for October 10-24, 2013

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The William Morris Society of Canada presents a lecture called The Yellow Book, 1890s Print Culture and the Digital Vision. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra is a Professor of English and Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University. She introduces The Yellow Book (1894-96), a seminal fin-de-siècle magazine that is now available online. 7PM. October 10. Toronto Reference Library...

Margaret Atwood, The Word on the Street, and The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival: T.O. Events for September 12-26, 2013

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Author Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes) meets fans and discusses his upcoming Massey Lectures (Blood: The Stuff of Life) at CBC Live at The Toronto International Film Festival. 12:30PM. September 12. 250 Front Street. Free. Need a painting? Itching for a new wardrobe? Does papa (or mama) need a brand new bag? The Liberty Village Art Crawl has over 40 artists in these categories as well as...

Nerd Nite, School Night Poetry, and Kathleen Verret’s Arable Lands: T.O. Events for August 29-September 12, 2013

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Nerd Nite Toronto stages research presentations by local experts. This event includes The Game of Operation: True Stories of Medical Marvels by Heili Orav, about organ transplantation, and He’s a Pinball Wizard by Joe Ciaravino, about the history of pinball. 7PM. September 12. Tranzac. $5. School Night! is a monthly spoken-word poetry class led by a different poet per session. First in the series...

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

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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. 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...

Soundstreams, Dusk Dances, and the Latte Art Smackdown: T.O. Events for July 18-August 1, 2013

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Journalist and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman reads from his latest collection of essays entitled I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined). 6:30PM-9:30PM. July 23. Gladstone Hotel. $8-$10. The 19th annual Dusk Dances Festival brings contemporary choreography to Toronto’s public parks. Host dancers lead neighbors, kids, and passersby into dynamic dance routines...

Young writer workshops, Mad Pride, and George Elliott Clarke’s Beat Café: T.O events for July 4-July 20, 2013

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Repair Café Toronto gives household items a new lease on life. Visitors can bring in broken computers, small appliances, small furniture, lamps, clothes, and jewelry and learn how to fix them with the help of volunteer professionals. 10AM-2PM. July 6. Skills For Change (791 St. Clair West, 2nd floor). Free. The 20th Mad Pride Toronto Festival revels in the indelible cultures and artistic...

Fringe, Florence, and the Female Eye: T.O. Events for June 20-July 4, 2013

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Book Self-Publishing: Production, Marketing, and Distribution is a crash course for writers looking to bypass the traditional trade publishing route. Learn about design, E-books, ISBN registration, and the legal avenues available to protect written works. 6:30-8:15 PM. June 24. Brentwood Library. Free. The 2013 Fringe Festival is a theatrical spectacular that stages 148 performances ranging from...

Jazz, journalists, bpNichol, and the roaring 1920s: T.O. Events for June 6 – June 20, 2013

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Coach House Books is celebrating the release of a new collection by bpNichol, entitled a book of variations: love-zygal-art facts. The night will be hosted by the book’s editor, Stephen Voyce, and features readings by Margaret Christakos (What Stirs, Multitudes) and Paul Dutton (Aurealities), plus a short-film screening by Justin Stephenson. 7PM. June 6. No One Writes to the Colonel. Free...

Stars, Sistahz, Ed Keenan, and Thomas King: T.O. Events for May 23-June 6, 2013

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The largest event of its kind, the CONTACT Photography Festival brings together local and international artists at over 175 venues across Toronto. This year’s theme, Field of Vision, focuses on how photography affects imagination and our apprehension of the everyday. May 1-31. Various Venues. Free. Just like its name, rock.paper.sistahz is a dynamic, multifaceted festival that celebrates the work...