Indie Events Roundup: September 29 – October 5

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Sunday! Come celebrate the Satanic Panic by watching hilarious 80s Christian paranoia VHS tapes at KITCH!

Tuesday, September 29

TORONTO

Disability Media & Digital Stories: Eliza Chandler, 7pm, Eaton Lecture Hall, 80 Gould St, RCC 204, free

Dr. Eliza Chandler discusses the the development of disability arts in Canada and shares skills in the technique of digital storytelling.

Icehouse and Friends Fall Poetry Launch, 7pm, The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W

Ali Blythe and Daniel Scott launch new chapbooks and read alongside Helen Guri and Oubah Osman.

All Inclusive Launch, 7:30pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, PWYC

Farzana Doctor’s third novel launches at The Gladstone!

September Toronto Comic Jam, 7:30pm, The Cameron House, 408 Queen St W, free

It’s the last Tuesday of the month, so bring your drawing instruments and Jam out!

Wednesday, September 30

TORONTO

Membering Book Launch, 6:30pm, Harlem, 67 Richmond St E, free

A Different Booklist presents the new book of Memoirs from the grandfather of African-Canadian Literature, Austin Clarke.

The Art of the Possible Launch, 7pm, Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, free

Join Owlkids Books for the launch of an everyday guide to politics for kids!

Thursday, October 1

TORONTO

Xenotext Launch, 7pm, Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St W, free

The world’s first “living poem” has some weird sciencey bacteria thing going on that I don’t quite understand — maybe go and find out what it’s all about?

National Treasure: Nicolas Cage Book Launch, 7pm, Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, free

Celebrate the launch of former BP editor Lindsay Gibb’s new book about Nicolas Cage — the man, the meme, the legend! BP writer Jacqueline Valencia interviews Gibb on stage between choice Cage clips, Cage themed games and crowd sourced ideas for Gibb’s Cage themed tattoo. It’s gonna be a wacky night.

Ali Blythe and Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, 8pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

Blythe and Ziniuk’s Twoism tour stops in Toronto!

Sunday, October 4

WINNIPEG

Clothing Grab, 3pm-4:30pm, MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, 611 Main St, $10

A fundraiser for the Also As Well Too Artist Book Library, ten bux and you can walk away with as many clothes as you can carry.

TORONTO

Satanic Panic: Occult Offerings, 8pm, KITCH, 229 Geary Ave, free

The Black Museum and Rue Morgue Magazine team up to present a Satanic social for the new book Satanic Panic: Pop Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, including a never-before-seen video compilation of Christian 80s VHS releases!

Monday, October 5

The Sweet Complaint: Four Queer Writers, 7pm, Videofag, Augusta Avenue, PWYC

Brian Dedora, Kate Cayley, Maureen Hynes and Vivek Shraya read.

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