Please note that the majority of our events are offsite. Details about each event are listed below.
Events at Another Story Bookshop have limited accessibilty.
We have an E-button and a Stop Gap ramp leading into the store
however our bathroom is down a narrow flight of stairs.
From Moosemeat Writing Group to Published Authors
Wednesday August 08 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Spend an evening with fiction authors Mary Lou Dickinson (White Ribbon Man), Ele Pawelski (The Finest Supermarket in Kabul), Ron Schafrick (Interpreters) & Heather J. Wood (Fortune Cookie). The four authors will read from their work and discuss how joining Toronto's Moosemeat Writers' Group helped in the journey to book publication. Moderated by current Moose "herder" Jerry Schaefer.
Mary Lou Dickinson's publications include a collection of short fiction, One Day It Happens (2007) and three novels, Ile d'Or (2010), Would I Lie to You? (2014) and The White Ribbon Man (2018). She grew up in northern Quebec and currently lives in Toronto.
Ele Pawelski managed human rights projects in Kabul, Afghanistan and other danger-pay-locales for a decade before returning home to Toronto. She has published stories in the Nashwaak Review and The Globe and Mail. She still keeps a bag packed for spontaneous trips. Quattro Books published her novella The Finest Supermarket in Kabul in 2017.
Ron Schafrick's stories have appeared in a number of journals, including The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, Best Gay Stories 2015 and The Journey Prize Stories 27. His collection of stories, Interpreters, was published by Oberon Press in 2013. For nine years Schafrick lived in South Korea, but now calls Toronto home.
Heather J. Wood was born in raised in Montreal and now lives and writes in Toronto. She is the author of Fortune Cookie and Roll With It and is the World Fantasy Award nominated editor of the Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology.
Vivek Shraya book launch
Wednesday September 05 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Another Story Bookshop is proud to support launch of
Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak.Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.
Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, poetry, fiction, visual art, and film. A Publishing Triangle Award winner, her books include even this page is white,The Boy & the Bindi, and She of the Mountains. Shraya is one half of the music duo Too Attached and founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books. She teaches creative writing at the University of Calgary.
Methods Devour Themselves: A conversation with Benjanun Sriduangkaew and J. Moufawad-Paul
Event will feature a reading with J. Moufawad-Paul
Methods Devour Themselves is a dialogue between fiction and non-fiction. Inspired by Quentin Meillassoux's Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction that was paired with an Isaac Asimov short story, this book examines the ways in which stories can provoke philosophical interventions and philosophical essays can provoke stories. Alternating between Benjanun Sriduangkaew's fiction and J. Moufawad-Paul's non-fiction, Methods Devour Themselves is an interstitial project that brings fiction and essay into a unique, avant-garde whole.
Rawi Hage book launch
Monday September 24 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Another Story Bookshop and Knopf Canada present the Toronto launch for:
Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage
Monday, September 24th
Doors open at 6:30pm/ Event begins at 7:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen St W
Featuring a reading by Rawi Hage, conversation with Devyani Saltzman and a special performance by Waleed Abdulhamid & The Kush Ensemble
Entrance and bathroom are wheelchair accessible
Beirut Hellfire Society follows Pavlov, the twenty-something son of an undertaker, who, after his father's death, is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society--an anti-religious sect that, among their many rebellious and often salacious activities, arrange secret burial for those who have been denied it because the deceased was homosexual, atheist, or otherwise outcast and abandoned by their family, church, and state. Pavlov agrees to take up his father's work for the Society, and over the course of the novel acts as survivor-chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline.
Combining comedy and tragedy, Beirut Hellfire Society is a brilliant, urgent meditation on what it is to live through war. It asks what, if anything, can be accomplished or preserved in the face of certain change and certain death. In short, this is a spectacular and timely new work from one of our major writers, and a mature, exhilarating return to some of the themes the author began to explore in his transcendent first novel, De Niro's Game.
Jordy Rosenberg book launch
Wednesday September 26 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
A love story set in the eighteenth-century London of notorious thieves and queer subcultures, this genre-bending debut tells a profound story of gender, desire, and liberation.
Confessions of the Fox is, at once, a work of speculative historical fiction, a soaring love story, a puzzling mystery, an electrifying tale of adventure and suspense, and an unabashed celebration of sex and sexuality. Writing with the narrative mastery of Sarah Waters and the playful imagination of Nabokov, Jordy Rosenberg is an audacious storyteller of extraordinary talent.
Jordy Rosenberg is a transgender writer and scholar. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches eighteenth-century literature and queer/trans theory.
Harry Glasbeek book launch
Tuesday October 16 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Another Story Bookshop and Between the Lines present the book launch for
Capitalism: a Crime Story by Harry Glasbeek
A mugger to a stranger, “Give me your wallet or I will beat you to pulp!” It is a crime.
An employer says to a worker: “Adding lung-saving ventilation will reduce my profit. Give me back some of your wages and I will let you keep your lungs!” This is not a crime.
Our assumptions about the world condition us to see these situations as legally different from one another. But what if we, the critics of corporate capitalism, instead insisted on taking the spirit of law, rather than its letter, seriously? It would then be possible to describe many of the daily practices of capitalists and their corporations as criminal in nature, even if not always criminal by the letter and formality of law.
In Capitalism: A Crime Story, Harry Glasbeek makes the case that if the rules and doctrines of liberal law were applied as they should be according to law’s own pronouncements and methodology, corporate capitalism would be much harder to defend.
Harry Glasbeek is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He has also taught at the universities of Melbourne and Monash in Australia, and the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of ten books including Wealth by Stealth: Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, and the Perversion of Democracy.
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