Indie Events Roundup: March 16 – 22

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Bodymap launches in Toronto this Thursday! [art by texta queen image via facebook]

Tuesday, March 17

TORONTO

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

The Art Bar presents Michael Farrell, Paulina O’Kieffe and Ephraim Hylton.

Wednesday, March 18

TORONTO

Monstrosity 2 Launch, 5pm, Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop at The Toronto Reference Library, 7809 Yonge St, Toronto, free

The TCAF Shop is hosting the launch and signing for the second edition of the monster comix compilation Monstrosity, including many creators in attendance.

Alice in Plunderland Launch, 7:30pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, PWYC

BookThug presents the launch of Steve McCaffery’s radical reimagining of the classic story from Lewis Carroll. Accompanying the book are Clelia Scala’s translated collages.

The Black Museum Presents… Who You Gonna Call?, 9:15pm, The Royal Cinema, 608 College St, $12

Brian Baker lectures on the paranormal investigators in spiritual horror.

Thursday, March 19

TORONTO

Bodymap Launch, 7:30pm, The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick, free

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha launches a new book, in which she sings a queer disabled femme of colour love song filled with hard femme poetics.

Saturday, March 21

TORONTO

Interim Reading Series, 3pm, 99 York St, PWYC

Interim hosts Wanda Praamsma and Katherina Romba.

Sunday, March 22

TORONTO

HIJ House Reading Series, 2pm, 260 Ryding Avenue, free

Did you know that the amazing Jay MillAr and Hazel Millar host readings and chapbook launches at their house on many Sunday afternoons, and that they make pie? Yeah, that’s right. HIJ House #12 features Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Paul Vermeersch. https://www.facebook.com/events/632478796883949/

From the Root Zine One Year Anniversary and launch, 4pm, Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, free

From the Root, the amazing compilation zine edited by Whitney French, is celebrating one year of publishing by throwing a party, complete with the launch of their second issue, the Body issue! Featuring performances by Bänoo Zan, Kanwal RAhim, LaMoi Simmonds, Casandra London and more. Wahoo! Congratulations!

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