THE PATCHY SQUIRREL LIT-SERV for February 15-21, 2011
THE PATCHY SQUIRREL LIT-SERV
February 15-21, 2011
Welcome to Patchy Delivery #201, going to 823 subscribers and featuring listings for Toronto literary events as submitted by reading and workshop organizers, publishers, and writers. Please help spread the word!
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1. E V E N T S
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_________________________________________ TINARS PRESENTS MATTHEW J. TRAFFORD _________________________________________
This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) and Douglas & McIntyre Books present
MATTHEW J. TRAFFORD launching “The Divinity Gene” with the improvised comic stylings of GHOST JAIL THEATRE and an Interview conducted by SARAH SELECKY
at The Gladstone Hotel in the Ball Room 1214 Queen Street West Tuesday, February 15 Doors open at 7 pm for a 7:30 start Admission is $5; FREE with book purchase
:::W E D N E S D A Y F E B R U A R Y 1 6 2 0 1 1::: _________________________ ROBERT DUNCAN LAUNCH _________________________
the launch of Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book (edited by Michael Boughn & Victor Coleman) University of California Press
It’s at Ben McNally Books 366 Bay St at Richmond
Wednesday Feb. 16, 6-8pm
:::S A T U R D A Y F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 0 1 1::: ____________________________ 100 MILE LITERARY DIET ____________________________
Every Saturday 8AM to 1PM
"The 100 Mile Literary Diet"
Artscape Wychwood Barns Saturday market 601 Christie Street, Toronto
A glorious lineup of local authors and publishers selling their wares to feed the imagination.
And what a lineup:
February 19 — Stuart Ross & Mansfield Press February 26 — Coach House Books March 5 — Cary Fagan, Bernard Kelly & Paperplates March 12 — JonArno Lawson March 19 — Pedlar Press redux March 26 — Biblioasis April 2 — Martha Baillie redux
:::S U N D A Y F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 1 1::: ____________________ XENOGLOSSIA ____________________
Toronto New School of Writing presents
XENOGLOSSIA: An interrogation through tongue and language of the foreign
“The language we use is the language we desire.” – Jill Hartman
If the is letters the it, how my into written environment? How or the in it? How of my is on of lost? When I listen to my, I from it? If so, how I myself into? How I I to into? How I I to? How I I to when I? How I I to when you? Systems you or to reuse? How you your use of set?
Join a.rawlings to traverse the unknown, pre-, proto-, homophonic translation, and divinatory practices. New play will be attempted.
:::T H U R S D A Y F E B R U A R Y 2 4 2 0 1 1::: _____________________________ THE LONG POEM WORKSHOP _____________________________
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, 24 February - 24 April, 2011
“The Long Poem Workshop”
Toronto New School of Writing, c/o Of Swallows, Their Deeds, and the Winter Below 283 College Street (@ Spadina), Toronto ON
$350.00 Toronto New School of Writing Co-Founder and BookThug Publisher Jay MillAr will guide this workshop meant to investigate the trends of the “genre” of the North American Long (or “Serial”) Poem (with particular emphasis on reading and discussing Canadian Long Poems), while providing students with a safe haven from influences of the academy (except, as Philip Whalen suggested, in the strictest sense of the word: academy: a walking grove of trees) and the market so they may explore the possibilities a Long Poem form can have for them.
Required Text: The Long Poem Anthology, Sharon Thesen, ed (Talonbooks)
Course Work: Students are required to come to the first class prepared to share and discuss with the group an idea they have for a long or serial poem. All subsequent classes will then be run beginning with reading and discussion of work in The Long Poem Anthology, followed by sharing and discussing original writing in the context of problems and successes that arise in relation to the student’s original ideas presented in Class 1. The notion of “failure” will be addressed throughout the course, especially in the context of the Spicer quote provided at the beginning of this course description. Students will be continually asked to evaluate whether or not they are following the path their original idea projected for them.
Sexual Outliers: Censorship, Advocacy Journalism and the Gay Press Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 90 mins: Yorkville library 22 Yorkville Avenue Toronto ON M4W 1L4 Canada
For Freedom to Read Week, Pink Triangle Press (PTP), publishers of Xtra and fab, presents a lively and titillating salon discussion on moral puzzles involving censorship and free expression as covered in the gay press.
How are queer communities struggling to reconcile the fights for freedom of sexual and political expression with their desire to fight homophobic expression? When does dissent become hate speech? How is social media and the internet changing all the rules?
Case studies range from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and the Toronto Pride Parade, to murder music, Canada Border Services Agency and queer-themed film, and the anti-gay activism of the Westboro Baptist Church and the Institute for Canadian Values.
Contributors include PTP Editorial Director Matt Mills, Xtra Managing Editor Marcus McCann, Xtra.ca Producer/Reporter Justin Stayshyn, fab magazine editor Matt Thomas, Artistic Director of Ecce Homo Theatre Alistair Newton, and other queer writers, bloggers and journalists. Categories: Adult Author Talks & Lectures, Culture Arts & Entertainment