Previous TINARS

John Greyson, Shohini Ghosh, Thomas Waugh
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 8:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W

TINARS presents Queer Film Classics with film clips from Deepa Mehta’s Fire and Frank Vitale’s Montreal Main will be shown and discussed by the celebrated scholar, author and queer rights pioneer, Tom Waugh; the Zakir Hussain Professor of Media at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Ja

Ian Tyson, Richard Flohil
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 8:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W

Ian Tyson has long been one of North America's most revered singer-songwriters. He began his career in the '60s and has received multiple Juno and Canadian Country Music awards, plus the Order of Canada.

John Giorno, Marcus Boon
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 8:00pm
The Annex Live!, 296 Brunswick Ave.

For the Toronto launch of In Praise of Copying (Harvard University Press), Marcus Boon will be reading and talking with the great New York poet John Giorno, whose work he recently edited for Soft Skull Press. "It's a great honor to be reading with John and an auspicious way to launch my book.

Eileen Myles, Zoe Whittall
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 8:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W

"The rock star of modern poetry," Eileen Myles, mixes it up with "the cockiest, brashest, funniest, toughest, most life-affirming, elegant, scruffy, no-holds-barred writer to emerge from Montreal since Mordecai Richler," Zoe Whittall, to talk about Myles’ new collection of poetry, Inferno: A Poet's Novel (O/R Books).

Amy C Lam, Eric Chenaux, Jacob Wren, Jonathan Adjemian, Marcus Boon, Sheila Heti
Monday, October 4, 2010 - 9:30pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W

Jacob Wren is a writer and renowned maker of eccentric performances.

John McGrath, Mayor David Miller
Monday, October 4, 2010 - 6:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W

Mayor David Miller is leaving his Toronto constituency with a parting gift—Witness to a City (Cormorant Books) in which he offers the opposite of the “great man” story.

A.J. Somerset, James Grainger, John Metcalf, Leon Rooke, Russell Smith
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 8:00pm
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.

First, urban sophisticate and bestselling author, Russell Smith, will discuss Combat Camera with its Metcalf-Rooke Award winning author, and former soldier, A.J. Somerset. About a burnt-out war photographer who takes pictures for a porn producer, the novel explores issues of love, war, and exploitation.

bill bissett
Monday, September 27, 2010 - 8:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W

Denounced from the floor of the House of Commons for his work, bill bissett (who Margaret Atwood once described as her "astral twin") is unafraid of strong performances.

Alexander Macleod
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 8:00pm
Melody Bar, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W

Alexander Macleod, the author of the darkly urban and unflinching debut collection, Light Lifting (Biblioasis Press), will discuss the merits and demerits of the short story with Steven W. Beattie, review editor of Quill & Quire and writer of the acclaimed blog, That Shakespearean Rag.

Joe Pernice
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:00pm
Clinton's, 693 Bloor St. W.

Joe Pernice takes the stage at Clinton's — not as the front man of a band, but as an author — to celebrate the paperback release of It Feels So Good When I Stop (Penguin Books Canada). Joe will appear with guitar in hand, to make music, and discuss his novel with a pillar of the indie literary scene, Stuart Ross.