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Sunday December 14, 2014
A Two-in-one Holiday Extravaganza: HIJ House Reading Series HIJ #9 with Jacob McArthur Mooney and Martha Bailllie and BookThug's Annual Holiday Shindig

HIJ #9 with Martha Baillie and Jacob McArthur Mooney
Join us from 2-4pm for the final HIJ House Reading Series in 2014. Two new HIJ chapbooks containing work by our featured authors will be available for purchase at the event.
After the wonderful readings end please stay for BookThug's Annual Holiday Shindig. Come one, come all and be merry. As in keeping with past traditions please bring your favourite holiday-ish inspired text or song and we'll enjoy some readings 'round our tree. All are welcome.
Where: BookThug HQ
Address: 260 Ryding Avenue
Toronto, ON
Time: from 2:00 pm onward. Readings to start around 2:30. Holiday Shindig to begin at 4:00
Hosted/Curated by Hazel and Jay MillAr
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Sunday January 4, 2015
LitLive Reading Series presents Kate Hargreaves, author of Leak
Other readers TBA
Where: The Homegrown Hamilton Cafe, on the 1st Floor of the Skydragon Centre
Address: 27 King William Street
Hamilton, ON
Time: 7:30 PM
Free.
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Sunday January 18, 2015
HIJ House Reading Series #10 with Andre Alexis and Roo Borson and Kim Maltman
Where: BookThug HQ
Address: 260 Ryding Avenue
Toronto, ON
Time: 2-5:00 pm
Free. Two new HIJ chapbooks containing work by our featured authors will be available for purchase at the event. Homemade pie will be served. A hat will be passed for the authors.
More info coming soon.


Wednesday February 11, 2015
Vancouver Writers Fest Incite Reading Series presents Marianne Apostolides, author of Sophrosyne
Also reading: John Vaillant and TBA
Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
Address: 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
Time: 7:30 PM
Free.
More information coming soon.


Thursday February 12, 2015
Flywheel reading series presents R. Kolewe, author of Afterletters
Other readers: TBA
Where: Pages on Kensington
Address: 1135 Kensington Road NW.
Calgary, AB
Time: 7:30 PM
More info to come.


Wednesday February 18, 2015
Poetry London presents Sandra Ridley, author of The Counting House
Also reading: David Seymour
Where: Landon Branch Library
Address: 167 Wortley Rd
London, ON
Time: 7:30 PM
Free.
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Sunday February 22, 2015
HIJ House Reading Series #11 with Helen Guri and Kate Cayley
Where: BookThug HQ
Address: 260 Ryding Avenue
Toronto, ON
Time: 2-5:00 pm
Free. Two new HIJ chapbooks containing work by our featured authors will be available for purchase at the event. Homemade pie will be served. A hat will be passed for the authors.
More info coming soon.


Thursday March 5, 2015
Livewords presents Julie Joosten, author of Light Light, Wanda Praamsma, author of a thin line between and David B. Goldstein, author of Laws of Rest
With Adam Sol
Where: Betty's, Betty's Basement (upstairs)
Address: 240 King Street East
Toronto, ON
Time: 7:00 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.



Saturday March 14, 2015
Segue Reading Series presents Aisha Sasha John, author of THOU
Where: Zinc Bar
Address: 82 West 3rd Street
New York City, NY
Time: 4:30 pm
Free.
More info coming soon.



Friday March 20, 2015
Border Blur Reading Series and BookThug present a book launch for Alice in Plunderland by Steve McCaffery, Illustrated by Clelia Scala
With guest reader Karen Mac Cormack
Featuring an art installation by Clelia Scala
Where: Niagara Arts Centre
Address: 354 St. Paul Street East
St. Catharines, ON
Time: 8:00 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.
Sunday March 22, 2015
HIJ House Reading Series #12 with Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Paul Vermeersch
Where: BookThug HQ
Address: 260 Ryding Avenue
Toronto, ON
Time: 2-5:00 pm
Free. Two new HIJ chapbooks containing work by our featured authors will be available for purchase at the event. Homemade pie will be served. A hat will be passed for the authors.
More info coming soon.


Sunday April 19, 2015
HIJ House Reading Series #13 with Brecken Hancock and Grace O'Connell
Where: BookThug HQ
Address: 260 Ryding Avenue
Toronto, ON
Time: 2-5:00 pm
Free. Two new HIJ chapbooks containing work by our featured authors will be available for purchase at the event. Homemade pie will be served. A hat will be passed for the authors.
More info coming soon.


Wednesday April 22, 2015
Pivot at the Press Club presents Jake Kennedy, author of Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play and Kevin McPherson Eckhoff, author of Their Biography: an organism of relationships
Other readers: TBA
Where: The Press Club
Address: 850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Time: 8:00 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.


Thursday April 23, 2015
BookThug Spring 2015 Toronto Launch
Launching new books by: Mike Steeves, Jimmy McInnes, Pearl Pirie, Lesley Battler, Jake Kennedy, Kevin McPherson Eckhoff and more
Where: Supermarket
Address: 268 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON
Time: Doors at 7:30 PM. Readings to begin at 8:15 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.


Friday April 24, 2015
Border Blur Reading Series presents Jake Kennedy, author of Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play, Kevin McPherson Eckhoff, author of Their Biography: an organism of relationships and Pearl Pirie, author of the pet radish, shrunken
Other readers: Paul Dutton, Sonja Greckol and Bill Kennedy
Where: Niagara Arts Centre
Address: 354 St. Paul Street East
St. Catharines, ON
Time: 8:00 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.


Sunday May 17, 2015
Plasticine Poetry Series presents Julie Joosten, author of Light Light
Other readers: bill bissett and S. Bear Bergman
Where: Landon Branch Library
Address: 539 Bloor Street
Toronto, ON
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.


Wednesday May 20, 2015
Pivot at the Press Club presents Jimmy McInnes, author of A More Perfect [
Other readers: TBA
Where: The Press Club
Address: 850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Time: 8:00 PM
Free.
More info coming soon.


Thursday May 21, 2015
AB Series presents Pearl Pirie, author of the pet radish, shrunken
Other readers: TBA
Where: TBA
Address: TBA
Ottawa, ON
Time: TBA
More info coming soon.