One rainy evening in May, author Michael V. Smith takes the stage at the front of Toronto’s Glad Day Bookshop, surveying a packed crowd. Folded into chairs and lined up three deep against the bar, sipping craft brew or coffee, over 100 people have come out to listen to Smith and three other writers launch their latest works. Read more
Posts tagged ‘Glad Day Bookshop’
What does it mean to be a man? How does the experience of intimacy between men–the terror and rawness of emotional and physical vulnerability, and the possibility of shared tenderness–figure into our understandings of masculinity at this particular moment in time? Read more
If you’re in Toronto on June 12 and feeling in a literary way, I’ll be reading with a great group of writers at The Steady on Bloor in anticipation of World Pride events. We’ll be reading from 9-10 pm and readings will be short and sweet, so lots of time for socializing before and after the event. The other writers on the bill are Vivek Shraya, Dani Couture, Maureen Hynes, and Shawn Syms. Read more
Tragically, according to the Canadian Booksellers Association, over 350 independently owned Canadian bookstores have closed in just over a decade.
So when the friendly folks over at Little Fiction asked me to create a year-end Top 10 list to celebrate 2013, I wanted to show some respect for the hard work, expertise, and passion of indie-owned Canadian bookstores. Read more