Weekly Roundup Nov 15-21

Friday November 15

Launch: The Stories That Are Great Within Us | Nov 15 & 16, 6:00 p.m. | Windup Bird Café, 382 College Steet | Enjoy dinner, drinks, and readings from a variety of authors to celebrate the publication of a book that took over three years in the making. Reading authors include Austin Clarke, Leon Rooke, David Bexmozgis, Joe Fioritto, Christine Miscione and many others | $60, reservation require. Contact the.exile.writers@gmail.com to reserve a place and purchase a seat

Saturday November 16

Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market | 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. | The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Street | This curated event will showcase small Canadian literary presses and magazines, from the tiniest micropresses to the biggest of the small, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Tranzac  Club (292 Brunswick Street). Participating presses and zines will have books, broadsides, chapbooks, journals, and other exciting merchandise for sale | FREE

WordPlay |12:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (at Bloor) | A one-day festival celebrating the most interesting uses of writing and words in video games, including discussion, panels, workshops, and an interactive video game showcase | FREE

OTTAWA: Plan 99 Reading Series | 5:00 p.m. | The Manx Pub, 370 Elgin Street | The Plan 99 Reading Series presents a VERSeFest Fundraiser featuring readers Phil Hall and Eduardo C. Corral | PWYC

Sunday November 17

Ruckus Readings Volume V: There’s a Rucker Born Every Minute | 7:00 p.m. | The Only Café, 972 Danforth Avenue | Featuring readings by Andrew Faulkner, Terri Facro, Becky Blake, Nicholas Daniel Michelis, and music by Lisa Hoffman | FREE

Draft Reading Series | 3:00 p.m. | The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue | Join Leah Bobet, Julia Campbell-Such, Jack Hillary, Sandra Kasturi, Amanda Leduc, Ursula Pflug for Draft 9.2: The “Fantastigals” Edition | FREE

Monday November 18

Blue Coffee Reading Series | 7:30 p.m. | Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas Street West | Featuring readings from Spencer Gordon, Liz Howard, and Spencer Butt | PWYC

Readings at the Common | 8:00 p.m. | The Common, 1071 College Street | Featuring readings from Jess Taylor, Marc di Saverio, and Allison LaSorda | PWYC

Talonbooks Fall Launch | 7:00 p.m. | Type Books, 883 Queen Street West | Celebrate with Talonbooks as they launch their new Fall titles, featuring Daniel Canty and Oana Avasilichioaei, Garry Thomas Morse, and Lola Lemire Tostevin | FREE

Tuesday November 19

The Art Bar Poetry Series | 8:00 p.m. | The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue | Featuring readings from Oana Avasilichioaei, Mina Pam Dick, and Margaret Christkos, as well as an open mic | FREE

Wednesday November 20

Totally Unknown Writers Festival | 6:30 p.m. | The Rivoli, 344 Queen Street West | Join Life Rattle at the Rivoli for a featured set of readings from up and coming Toronto authors | PWYC

Thursday November 21

BookThugs Amass at COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates | 7:00 p.m. | COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates, 365 Jane Street | Join COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates for a night of poetry, chocolate, and desserts, featuring Shannon Maguire, Beatriz Hausner, David Goldstein, Julie Joosten, Shannon Bramer, and Jay MillAr | FREE

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