Weekly Roundup December 6 – 13

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Friday December 6

Toronto Poetry Slam | 8:00 p.m. sign-up at 7:30 | The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West | A three-round slam competition open to anyone, featuring Spencer Butt and an open mic | $5

Saturday December 7

BookThug Bookmobile Stop: Artscape Wychwood Barns | 9-12 p.m. | Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street (at St Clair) | BookThug sets up shop at the Wychwood Barns as part of the 100-Mile Literary Diet series | FREE, books for sale

BookThug Bookmobile Stop: COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates | 1-5 p.m. | COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates, 365 Jane Street | Grab your favourite BookThug titles and some decadent handcrafted chocolates or organic hot cocoa to go with them | FREE, books for sale

Sunday December 8

BookThug Holiday Shindig | Anytime between 4-8 p.m. | BookThug HQ | Join the Book Thugs for an afternoon of holiday cheer featuring cake, chili, cookies, and cider. Ugly holiday sweaters most welcome | RSVP on Facebook, or by e-mailing hazel@bookthug.ca

LAUNCH: Mansfield Press Fall Launch Party | 7:30 p.m. | The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street | Join Mansfiled Press for readings and good fun as they launch this season’s poetry and fiction, from Stephen Brockwell, Jason Camlot, Glen Downie, Stuart Ross, and Sara Heinonen | FREE, books for sale

Tuesday December 10

The Art Bar Poetry Series | 8:00 p.m. | The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue | Featuring readings from Mark Silverberg, Bradley Meyer, and Lisa Young and an open mic | FREE

Thursday December 12

LAUNCH: Pedlar Press Fall Launch | 8:00 p.m. | Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street | Join Pedlar as they launch two new works, featuring readings from Barry Dempster and Susan Downe | FREE, books for sale

Friday December 13

Visible Presence | 6:30 p.m. | Someone.ca, 1691 Dundas Street West | Join Denise Desautels, Gerry Shikatani, Jean-Paul Daoust, and Eric Schmaltz for a bilingual night of poetry readings | FREE

 

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