24 November 2006

A Fictitious Utopian Sunday approaches!

It's busy Sunday, this Sunday.

First, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Gladstone Ballroom, it's the launch for uTOpia TwoThe State of the Arts: Living With Culture in Toronto, from Coach House Books. I've got an essay on small-press stuff in the book, and I'm on a panel on "unofficial culture" at 3 p.m. with several people much smarter than me. The book is packed with essays that range from the whimsical to the academic, about a multitude of aspects of culture in Toronto. For example, Dana Samuel and her colleague Brenda Goldstein have a dialogue about the potentials of artist-run centres, and Jason Anderson wrote about Toronto dressing up as American cities for Hollywood films, and Sandra Alland wrote about the evils of corporate dominance in the publishing and bookselling industries.

Later that day,

it's time once again,


The Fictitious Reading Series



Sunday, November 26, 7:30 pm
This Ain't the Rosedale Library, 483 Church

The evening, as always, features two substantial fiction readings from works both published and in progress. The month, my co-coordinator Kate Sutherland (of Katesbookblog fame) will conduct the "onstage" chat with John and Jennifer, and I'll look after the hosting duties, which include refilling the Cheezies bowl.

There will also be excellent door prizes as I continue to winnow down my personal book collection.

This Ain't the Rosedale Library generously donates its upstairs gallery space to us once a month, and it's a great venue: sort of like a reading in someone's living room.

More about John Degen, Jennifer LoveGrove and the series here.

Over and out.

Over and out.


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