Indie Events Roundup April 27 – May 3

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Puddles of Sky Press is putting on a little reunion tour kicking off in Peterborough this Saturday!
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Monday, April 27

TORONTO

Coach House Book Club #3 with Margaret Christakos, 6:30pm, Coach House Books, 80 bpNichol Lane, PWYC

Margaret Christakos and Rachel Zolf host the third edition of the Coach House Book Club, talkin’ poetry and other fun things.

Tuesday, April 28

FREDERICTON

Goose Lane Presents: A Taste of Frye, 7pm, King Street Ale House, free

Journey from 1600s New England to Regency London and explore historical fiction at its best with authors Ian Weir and Beth Powning.

TORONTO

Community Discussion on Accountability, 6:30pm, D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St W, free

Let’s take a few hours to discuss how we can take accountability for ourselves and within our community using a restorative justice framework.

SuperMutant Magic Academy Launch, 6:30pm, Revival Bar, 783 College St, free

The Beguiling presents this special event launching Jillian Tamaki’s newest work, SuperMutant Magic Academy. She will be reading, giving a talk, and signing.

Talonbooks Spring Poetry Launch, 7pm, The Victory Café, 581 Markham St, free

Four new spring titles! Get Me Out of Here by Sachiko Murakami, The Hatch by Colin Browne, I, Bartleby by Meredith Quartermain and Limbinal by Oana Avasilichioaei read from their new books.

Art Bar Poetry Series, 8pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, free

Readings from Patrick Friesen, Stan Rogal and Al Moritz.

Coach House Books 2015 Spring Launch, 7pm, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, free

Oh man! We know that Coach House Books knows that we know that they know how to throw a great launch party, and this Spring soirée should be no different. A whack of new books and their authors will be in the house.

Thursday, April 30

TORONTO

There Was All This Tungsten: Readings by Sara June Woods, Sybil Lamb and Jordaan Mason, 8pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, PWYC

BP assistant editor Jonathan Valelly hosts this little reading shindig welcoming Portland’s Sara Woods and Toronto faves Sybil Lamb and Jordaan Mason.

VANCOUVER

One Hundred Days of Rain Launch, 7pm, Pulpfiction Books, 2422 Main St, free

Join Carrelin Brooks or the Vancouver launch of her novel of heartbreak and unchanging rain. Friday, May 1

MONTREAL

Rue Launch, 7pm, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest, free

Join Anvil Press for the launch of Rue by Melissa Bull with guest readings by Alexandra Leggat and Jennifer LoveGrove.

Friday, May 1

TORONTO

My Body is Yours Launch, 7pm and 9pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave

Michael V Smith launches his memoir with a night of hijinks and stunnery hosted by Miss Cookie LaWhore.

Joyful Rebellion Blocko Fundraiser, 9pm, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, $5-10 PWYC

A stunning lineup of Toronto’s best DJs at this yearly fundraiser for the biggest party at Pride, Blockorama. Also a part of the CESA conference.

Saturday, May 2

PETERBOROUGH

Puddles of Sky Poetry Party, 3pm, Curated, 5-203 Simcoe St, Peterborough

One stop on a little tour of Southwestern Ontario poets, join Michael Casteels, Andrew Nurse, Christine Miscione, Justin Million and Rudie Jimenez at their Peterborough stop and celebrate Andrew’s launch of his new book, The Hopeful Barnacle.

TORONTO

Contemporary Poetry Research Group, 7:30pm, May 2, PWYC

Rachel Zolf and Divya Victor read.

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