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Fall 2011
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Join us as This Is Not A Reading Series celebrates its 2011 Fall Season! Here’s a list of our upcoming events:

Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo
Professor and author Paul McEwan, TIFF’s Associate Director of Canadian Programming, Steve Gravestock, Hard Core Logo screenplay writer, Noel S. Baker discuss McEwan’s book, Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo with music from Choir! Choir! and Toronto Indie Supergroup White Suede.

Wednesday September 7, 2011 
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St West


Roadsworth: Crossing the Line
Globe and Mail art critic R.M. Vaughan interviews internationally renowned street artist Roadsworth about his self-titled book. Watch a slideshow of Roadsworth’s work and a screening of excerpts from the documentary Roadsworth: Crossing the Line.

Wednesday September 28th, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West


Talking Music
Music publicist Richard Flohil interviews CBC Radio personality Holger Petersen about his book Talking Music.  Featuring a CD launch with MonkeyJunk and special guests Anders Drerup and Kelly Prescott.

Friday September 30, 2011
Revival Night Club, 783 College Street


Algoma
Poet and writer Dani Couture discusses her new book Algoma with ECW Editor and book blogger, Jen Knoch.

Wednesday October 12, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West


Amphetamine Heart
Poet Natalie Zina Walschots interviews author Liz Worth about her new book, Amphetamine Heart. Featuring a poetic performance with theremin by Liz Worth. Plus poet Jim Johnstone, freakshow stunts from Jennifer Booth, a movie short, and live music from The Weirdies.

Thursday October 13, 2011
Parts and Labour, 1566 Queen Street West


Where There’s Smoke . . .Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man
Actor William B. Davis in discussion with film critic Richard Crouse about Davis’ new memoir Where There’s Smoke . . .Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man.

Monday October 17, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West


Writing the Revolution 
Journalist and feminist icon Michele Landsberg discusses her new book Writing the Revolution with Avi Lewis; presenting introductions by Naomi Klein, Angela Robertson, Kristyn Wong-Tam and Leah Henderson.

Tuesday October 18, 2011
Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor Street West

 


Viktor Mitic’s Rain Dance (FourFront Editions)Presenting the provocative and powerful works of artist Viktor Mitic at the launch of his new book Rain Dance. Join Viktor Mitic, art critic Gary Michael Dault, poet Ewan Whyte, curator Pamela Edmonds, curator Cole Swanson, and curator Earl Miller for a dynamic round-robin series of interviews about art, creativity, rain as a medium, and welcoming usable interference. Featuring a slideshow presentation of Mitik’s Rain Paintings, and a screening of Bram Rosensweig's film about Mitic’s extraordinary creative process.

Wednesday October 19, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West


Way Down that Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970
TINARS curator Marc Glassman interviews historian and author Mark Miller about his book Way Down that Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970. Featuring a live performance by Canadian roots music legend, Ken Whiteley.

Wednesday November 2, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West


Beasts of New York & Book of Hours
A double launch in November for Jim Westergard and Jon Evans' Beasts of New York and George Walker's Book of Hours presenting demonstrations and talks about graphic novels, moving images, illustrations, engravings and New York.

Date and location TBA

You Are a Cat
Montréal-based poet and painter Sherwin Tija launches his catactular graphic "Pick-a-Plot" book You Are A Cat  and debuts his new "E-Z PURR" cat emulation system.

Saturday November 5, 2011
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West


Shag Carpet Action
Black Bile Press founder and author Matthew Firth launches his newest collection of short stories, Shag Carpet Action.

Date and location TBA


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