Indie Events Roundup: October 20 – 26

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Canzine in Vancouver and Winnipeg this very Saturday! 

Tuesday, October 20

TORONTO

Aboriginal Community Media with Dr. Raven Sinclair, 7pm, George Vari Engineering Building, 245 Church St, Room 103, free

A workshop about community accountability and process in Dr. Sinclair’s filmmaking practice.

ECW Fall Lit Party, 7pm, Bar Italia, 582 College St, free

Laura Clarke, Helen Humphreys and George Murray

EW Reading Series, 8:30pm, Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St W, PWYC

JC Bouchard, Hannah Brown, Tajja Isen and Magdalena Wolak read.

Wednesday, October 21

TORONTO

Grand Menteur Laungh, 7pm, Type Books, 883 Queen St W, free

The secret world of Mauritian street gangs is at the centre of Jean Marc Ah-Sen’s new book.

Pivot Reading Series, 8pm, The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W, $5

Méira Cook, Kevin Hardcastle, George Murray read.

ChiSeries Toronto, 8pm, ROUND, 152a Augusta Ave, free

Clifford Jackman, Bracken MacLeod and Kevin Sands read.

What We Talk About, 8pm, The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W, $10 or free with new issue

Little Brother’s beloved reading series is curated by Peter Merriman this time around and takes up the theme of Animal Kingdoms.

Thursday, October 22

TORONTO

Baseline Press Launch, 6:30p, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, free

Cameron Anstee, Julie Berry and Rachel Lebowitz read.

WINNIPEG

Responding to Racism, Transphobia and Identity Exploitation, 7pm, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, 350 St Mary Ave, free

As we approach Halloween, we hope to discuss practical tools for activism, advocacy, education, and how to respond to our friends, colleagues, and social media.

Friday, October 23

TORONTO

Disability Arts Showcase: Crip Magic and Revolutionary Love, 7pm, The Artists Newsstand, 22 Chester Ave, free

A disability arts showcase at Chester Station! Meet at Broadview at 6:45 for an accessible procession to Chester Subway.

Saturday, October 24

WINNIPEG

Canzine Central & Winnipeg Anarchist Bookfair 2015, 12pm-6pm, Millenium Library, 251 Donald St, PWYC ($5 suggested)

It’s here! The second ever Canzine event in Winnipeg is bigger than ever! Besides dozens of tablers, we’re also featuring a panel on disability in zine and literary culture, our live 1-2 Punch Book Pitch, and readings from Ariel Gordon, Sheldon Birnie, Jeanne Randolph and Mona Mousa.

VANCOUVER

Canzine West 2015, 1pm-7pm, SFU Woodwards, 149 Hastings St, PWYC ($5 suggested)

We’re back in action with Canzine West! Tons of zines, comics, readings and other fun.

TORONTO

The Illuminations Project Launch, 4pm-6pm, Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas St W, free

Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke’s call and response multi-media conversation in book form!

Zine Fest, 97 Niagara St, 2pm-8pm, free

A small studio art zine fair with lots of emerging artists.

A Different Booklist 20th Anniversary Book Bash, 6:30pm-12am, United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St, $30

Great eats, music, readings, and tons of books celebrating A Different Booklist’s anniversary!

Sunday, October 25

Trans Planet Online Reading, 8pm, the internet

The First Trans Planet online reading will be hosted by NewHive featuring Jos Charles, Die Dragonetti, Sara June Woods, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Loma and Jamie Berrout.

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