Alison Lang

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knife|fork|book: A new haven for poetry in Kensington Market

Category: Alison Lang, Issue 75, News, Sharpener

the knife|fork|fork display at Rick’s Cafe. Photo from Instagram “The book is the meal.” Jeff Kirby (known as just “Kirby” to most) is seated at a small table in Rick’s Cafe. The long-running Kensington Market coffee shop is nestled on Augusta, close to Big Fat Burrito on one side and El Trompo Tacos on the […]

Zine Review: No One Likes to Keep Going After They’ve Cum

No One Likes to Keep Going After They’ve Cum Comic, Shelby McLeod and Zoe Harvey, 8 pgs,, $5 I picked up this slim illustrated zine during my usual 15-min period of frantic wandering/buying during Canzine Toronto last year. Shelby’s illustrations immediately drew me to their table – the cover of the zine features its […]

Staff Pick: Poets Opposing Evil Trump – An Anthology

In the increasingly cacophonous din of this post-Trump election week, I’ve heard some people console themselves (online or in person) that at least this presidential run will inspire some really good and angry art. While I appreciate the need to desperately seek a silver lining, I’d also echo Jessica Hopper’s view that a hell of […]

Getting Tangled: Disability Art + Accessible Curation

  Photo by Steve Kean A groundbreaking new art gallery has opened up a permanent space in Toronto. Tangled Art and Disability is an organization that has showcased disability art across Canada for the past 15 years. The organization has now opened a dedicated space in the 401 Richmond building in Toronto that will allow […]

Staff Pick: Say When

CW: self-harm, mental illness, eating disorders Since we published a story about Twine game-makers in issue 66 (winter 2014) I’ve been slowly dipping my toe into the waters of text-based interactive games. The games I’ve dabbled with are deeply engrossing, evocative and sometimes painful windows into the gamemakers’ minds and experiences. Many of the games I’ve […]

Editor’s Pick: The Call of the Word

If you’re an aspiring fiction writer looking for guidance/encouragement, the experience of searching for classes can be daunting, simply because there’s so damn many of them. There’s a recent addition to this landscape that caught our attention: firstly because it involves creative coaching through tarot card readings, and secondly because it’s run by the talented […]

Behind The Wheel: A Zinemaker’s Uber and Taxi Odyssey

Book Review: A Narco History

Zine Review: The Wolf of Church St: Kelvin + Melvin

Zine Review: Fix My Head

DIY Issue: How To Write FanFiction

Music Review – Mecca Normal: Empathy for the Evil

Found on the Internet

Broken Pencil at Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market!

Found on the Internet: Enter Editor

Six Questions with Vivek Shraya

Calls for Submissions feat. Tandem Region Times

The Dublin Zine Fair Wants You

Indie Events: April 28 – May 4

In Memoriam: Crad Kilodney (1948 – 2014)

Indie Events: April 21 – April 27

Fear of Punk//Fear of Art at Zine Dream 6

NXNE Film Review – Filmage:The Story of the Descendents/All

Matthew Daley and Cory McCallum Nominated for Gene Day Award

Calls for Submission and Etc.

Indie Events: May 21 – 26

Found on the Internet: Long Weekends

Fun With Crowdfunding: Help Glad Day Bookshop Build a New Website

Grants for Zinesters: Operation AHAP

She Said Boom – A Weekend of Zines and Feminism

Call for Submissions and Etc.

Fun With Crowdfunding: Make It Happen! Documentary

Indie Events: April 8 – 14

Fun With Crowdfunding: Birdsong Zine

Calls for Submission and Etc.

Indie Events: March 25 – 31

Fun With Crowdfunding: Support Friendly Rich’s Webcast/Video Project

Calls for Submissions and Etc.

Indie Events: March 11 – March 17

Deathmatch Finals Recap: Cage Match

Fun With Crowdfunding – Operation Linotype Rescue

The Canadian Romantic

Indie Events: March 4 – 10

Found On The Internet

Deathmatch Recap, Semifinals Round 6: Bloodsport

Fun With Crowdfunding: Laugh Sabbath Film Festival

Indie Events: Feb 25 – March 3

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Deathmatch Recap, Round 5: The Semifinals

Calls for Submissions and Etc.

BP Presents: Fan Fiction The Show – The Hobbit

Deathmatch Recap, Round 4: More than a Feeling

Fun With Crowdfunding: Spark Box Studio

Recap: King Street Alternative Film and Video Festival

Indie Events: Feb 11 – Feb 17

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Deathmatch Round 3 So Far: Let’s Get Fierce

Deathmatch So Far: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Calls for Submissions and Etc.

Q & A: 20 Years of above/ground press

Indie Events: Jan 28 – Feb 3

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Fun With Crowdfunding: The Carl Wagan Bookmobile

Indie Events: Jan 21 – Jan 27

Found On The Internet

Alice Quinn’s Infectious Passion For Comics

Indie Events: Jan 14 – 20

Found On The Internet

Indie Events: Jan 6 – 13

Indie Events: Dec 12 – 23

Fun With Crowdfunding

Indie Events: Dec 10 – 16

Found on the Internet

The YA Underground

Calls for Submissions and Etc.

Indie Events: Dec 3 – 9

Found on the Internet

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Indie Events: Nov 26 – Dec 2

Found on the Internet

Fun With Crowdfunding: Rob Sacchetto’s Cape Fear

Indie Events: Nov 19 – 25

Canzine Portraits: Robin Bougie/Rebecca Dart

Lowlife’s Long Strange Trip

Indie Events: Nov 12 – Nov 18

Canzine Portraits: Byrne Creek Secondary School’s Media Arts 9 & 10 Class

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Indie Events: Nov 5 – 12

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Indie Events: Oct 29 – Nov 4

Found On The Internet: DIY Halloween Edition!

Survey Says….

Canzine Portraits: Broken Arts Distro

Canzine Portraits: Brian Evinou

Canzine Portraits: Mary Tremonte/Justseeds

Indie Events: Oct 15 – 21

Found On The Internet

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Indie Events: October 1 – 7

Found on the Internet