Indie Events: August 18-24

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Progressives and others will gather to discuss alternative media and more at the Peoples Social Forum this weekend in Ottawa

Tuesday, August 19

WINNIPEG

The Book of Life Launch, 7pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, free

Deborah Harnkess signs and discusses her new book, The Book of Life.

Wednesday, August 20

TORONTO

Best Canadian Poetry Reading Series #5: Cormorant Books, 7pm, Windup Bird Café, 382 College St, free

A smattering of the Cormorant poetry lineup including Richard Scarsbrook, Jull Jorgenson, Daniel Karasik and Hamish Guthrie. Reservation only, but it includes the option of a prix fixe menu and drinks! To book a spot, call 647 349 6373.

Thursday, August 21

OTTAWA

Peoples Social Forum, through August 24, University of Ottawa

A grassroots, historical gathering of progressives from Québec, Canada and First Nations. Includes an alternative media movement assembly on Saturday August 23 and much more. https://www.facebook.com/events/1508350206065159

Saturday, August 23

TORONTO

Ladies Night, The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery, 587A College St, free

Exclusively female fandom takes the focus here. The guys stay home and the ladies nerd out!

WINDSOR

As a Thief in the Night Book Signing, 8pm, the Green Bean Cafe, 300 Ouellette Ave, 3rd floor, free

Chuck Crabbe speaks to his novel and signs copies in his hometown of Windsor.

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