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The Toronto Review of Books

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 8:00pm


Poetry Jazz Cafe
224 Augusta Ave.
Kensington Market
Toronto, ON
M5T 2L7


To round out their first year of publishing quarterly issues, The Toronto Review of Books is thrilled to announce the launch of a themed issue: The
Toronto Review of Books Issue Four: the Occupy Issue

From the Toronto Review of Books:

We're intrigued by what the Occupy movement has done to the word "occupy," so we decided to let our writers have their say with it. Some pieces in the issue don't address the movement directly, others critique its aims, still others take the conversation to unexpected places (like a magnificent literary festival in Trinidad and Tobago). This Occupy Issue is about how regular folk live in streets and homes, nations and prisons, how books occupy places, and how histories inhabit each other.

By launching on June 20th, we're also using this issue to mark the week of the two-year anniversary of the G20 meetings in Toronto. The episode so wounded the peaceful flow of everyday life in our city that we feel it's important to keep finding new ways to talk about it.

We'll be celebrating a bundle of fine work in our fourth issue: a rare English publication by influential Chinese poet Wu Ang, essays on solitary confinement, naphtha lighters, and the BBC, an exposé of Stephen Leacock's occupation of Orillia, and much more.

BRING: A mask (if you feel like it)

HOW MUCH: PWYC, suggested $10 or $5 (students and arts workers)


Poetry Jazz Cafe
224 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2L7 43° 39' 18.0756" N, 79° 24' 8.046" W

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