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Book Events, January 3-9

Toronto Events Poetry Sundays Political Art and an open mic. January 6 at 12pm. Ellington’s Cafe. Free. In Person: Ali Zentner, M.D. January 7 at 6pm. Meet obesity specialist Dr. Ali Zentner as she signs her new book, The Weight-loss Prescription, and shares a revolutionary plan to customize your diet and conquer the weight-loss battle. Indigo Manulife […]

Book Events, December 20-26. Happy Holidays!!

Toronto Events Poetic Justice Poetry Readings. December 20 at 9:30 pm. Saviari Lounge. Free Admission. Lunch + Learn: Warren Kinsella, the political strategist, talks about his new book, Fight The Right. December 20 at 12pm.  Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Admission $25 (includes bag lunch). Queen Gallery Poetry Night II. An open-stage night of poetry […]

Book Events, December 13-19

Toronto Events Toronto Wordstage: Featuring Misha Bower, Barry Olshen, Tim Conley, and Hoa Nguyen. December 13 at 7:30pm. Toronto WordStage is a reading series dedicated to showcasing new and established talent in prose, poetry and drama. Q Space. Free Admission. Poetic Justice Poetry readings. December 13 at 8:30 pm. Saviari Lounge. Free Admission. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj Launching her […]

Toronto Women’s Bookstore Closure, and How Small Canadian Publishers Are Surviving and Thriving

The closing of Toronto Women’s Bookstore is a terrible loss for our community and for independent booksellers. While I lament and am saddened  by this news, there remains some positive news in the industry. Small bookstores do still exist in Toronto, like Type Books, Book City, Nicholas Hoare, and Ben McNally Books, among many others. […]

Books Events, December 6-12

Toronto Events Launch of The Healing Dance: The Life and Practice of an Expressive Arts Therapist. December 7 at 7pm. You are invited to the book launch for The Healing Dance: The Life and Practice of an Expressive Arts Therapist by Kathleen Rea with guest speakers Stephen K. Levine and Rowesa Gordon. 627 Queen West. Book Launch: The […]

A Tour of Gaspereau Press

Kentville, Nova Scotia is home to Gaspereau Press. Lucky for me, I live right up the street. I also happen to be lucky enough to have worked with Andrew Steeves, one of the two publishers that founded the press in 1997. Andrew draws inspiration and technique from the holdings at the Vaughan Memorial Library at […]

TalentEgg Interview Part-Two: Marketing Yourself And Networking In The Publishing Industry

Former Centennial College Book and Magazine Publishing graduates and the authors of our new eBook mini-series Entering the Publishing Industry were recently interviewed by TalentEgg’s Justine Abigail Yu. Authors Britanie Wilson and Jeremy Lucyk sat down with Justine to discuss how they got into publishing, what the industry is like today, and the future of book publishing. […]

Book Events, November 29-December 5

Toronto Events The (Not So) Nice Italian Girls and Friends November Event. November 29 at 7:30pm. Q Space. The November reading series by The (Not So) Nice Italian Girls series, featuring: Samantha Bernstein, Andrew Borkowski, Sonia Di Placido, Garret Dwyer-Joyce, Bianca Lakoseljac, and Nyla Matuk. Canada Reads 2013 Launch. November 29 at 12pm. Atrium of CBC Broadcasting Centre. Join us for the Canada Reads 2013 launch […]

How To Become a Fiction Editor, Part One: Story-Technique-Oriented-Bibliophile

Fiction editing is very desirable work: helping people tell stories is one of the most visionary and creative types of editing you can do. And fiction is undeniably the writing form the carries the most cultural cachet (with the exception of poetry). Fiction arguably matters more than other forms; not everyone reads non-fiction, but everyone […]

Books Events, November 22-28

Toronto Events Black Thursday: Anthology, Contest and Issue Launch. November 22 at 7:30pm. Black Thursday witnesses a three-way collision of Puritan milestones. Join the editors, staff, and readers of The Puritan for our first event in four years. The Supermarket. In Conversation with Pete Townshend. November 22 at 7pm. Join Canadian broadcaster and music writer Alan […] @storyartscentre Story Arts Centre on Vine Story Arts Centre on Google+