Indie Events Roundup: March 23-29

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Radical Queer Semaine is going on in Montréal, including Post Porn Night this Wednesday!

Monday, March 22

TORONTO

Skanky Possum, 7pm, 1055 Logan Ave, free

It’s a little party at the home of local poet Hoa Nguyen! Featuring readings from Michael Autrey, Maureen Hynes, Peter O’Leary and John Tipton.

Mansfield Press Toronto Spring Launch, 7:30pm, Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, free

Launching books by Marie-Ève Comtois (trans Stuart Toss & Michelle Winters), Eva H.S., Kathryn Mockler, Aaron Tucker, Priscila Uppal

Blue Coffee Reading Series #11, 8pm, Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas St W, free

Readings by Kevin Hardcastle, William Kemp and Domenica Martinello. Hosted by Leigh Beadon.

Tuesday, March 23

TORONTO

Best of True Stories Told Live, 6:45pm, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, free

Part of the Toronto storytelling festival, it’s what it sounds like! An all-star line up of the cream of the crop of the last two years of TSTL.

Dear Leader Launch, 7pm, The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W, free

Poetry party alert! Damian Rogers’s new book has the coolest launch around, including being interviewed by Vanessa Dunn of Vag Halen and having his poems read by a bunch of other cool poets. Oh, also dancing!

Pop Classics Launch: Elvis is King and Wrapped in Plastic, 7pm, The Rivoli, 334 Queen St W, free

New books by Richard Crouse and Andy Burns from ECW Press!

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

Readings by Benjamin Hackman, Max Layton and Stedmond Pardy.

Wednesday, March 24

TORONTO

THIS Magazine Launch, 6:30pm, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, $5 (includes issue)

It’s the Feminist Issue! Featuring talks by Jill Andrew, Aisha Fairclough, Christin Milloy, Sheila Sampath and a video from Project Slut.

Descant Farewell Celebration, 7pm, Revival, 783 College St, free

Everyone who has ever loved or known Descant is invited to this big goodbye bash.

Readings: Jocelyn Saidenberg and Brandon Brown, 7:30pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave, free

It’s what it sounds like — which is fab!

Torontaru, 8pm, Get Well, 1181 Dundas St W, free

A little get together for game-inclined ladies and gents to have nice beers and talk about games and things.

Pivot Reading Series, 8pm, The Press Club, 850 Dundas St W, free

Jessica Bebenek, E. Martin Nolan and Gillian Wigmore read.

MONTREAL

Post Porn Night, 7pm, AIDS Community Care Montreal, 2075 Plessis, Basement, PWYC

Talks on porn documenting the subaltern and post-queer zombie hotness, plus screenings of work by Vincent Chevalier and Skyler Breaden Fox. A part of Radical Queer Semaine which has like, tons more fun stuff to check out.

Thursday, March 26

TORONTO

Launch Party: Cauchemar and Boring Girls, 7pm, Monarch Tavern, free

Alexandra Grigorescu and Sara Taylor’s new books launch with ECW Press.

Last Chance Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam!, 7:30pm, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, free

LGTBQ open mic and slam featuring Catherine Hernandez.

Saturday, March 28

Sophia Katz Book Launch, 7pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave, free

The Title of This Book Is An Inside Joke is Sophia Katz’ debut collection — you’d have to be in on it to understand. Maybe you can be? Readings by Katz, Stacie Ant and Ashley Opheim.

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