The Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W.
Richard Stursberg spent six turbulent and controversial years as Executive Vice-President of CBC English Services enjoying the highs of unprecedented ratings successes and contract wins and surviving the lows of battles, flops and an employee lockout. Read more
We hope you've been enjoying our Fall 2011 season. Please come out to join us for these upcoming TINARS events. You can click on the titles and images below for links to more information on the tinars.ca website. Read more
START THE TINARS SEASON WITH EVENTS FOR MCLUHAN AND MCDONALD
REVVING UP FOR A FABULOUS FALL SEASON
TINARS’ staff is planning a great programme of literary launches starting in the fall season. Start the season off right with these two launches in the first week of September.
'Power Point Karaoke' Launches The Gutenberg Galaxy 50th Anniversary Edition
What’s your take on McLuhan? Michael and Eric McLuhan join three independent thinkers from across Toronto who attempt to answer this question next week using a medium that didn’t exist in McLuhan’s day. In a round of PowerPoint Karaoke, speakers will have ten minutes with twenty randomly selected slides to make their point. Presented by: TINARS, University of Toronto Press, The Treehouse Group and the McLuhan 100.
Tuesday, September 6 The Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Doors open at 7:00 pm; Event starts at 7:30 pm $5 Admission (deducted from purchase price of Gutenberg Galaxy).
Paul McEwan and Noel S. Baker in conversation at “BRUCE McDONALD’S Hard Core Logo” launch
What’s so hard core Canadian about Bruce MacDonald’s Hard Core Logo? Why does it resonate so deeply with everyone from bands like Billy Talent to scholars like Paul McEwan? TIFF, University of Toronto Press and This Is Not A Reading Series have assembled a hardcore lineup of homegrown talent to shed light on this cultural phenomenon and to launch McEwan’s addition to the UTP/TIFF Canadian Cinema series, Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo. Join TIFF’s Associate Director of Canadian Programming, Steve Gravestock, Hard Core Logo screenplay writer, Noel S. Baker, and Muhlenberg College’s Director of Film Studies, Paul McEwan as they give us a behind-the-scenes peek at McDonald’s Canadian cult classic in a show-and-tell session of film clips and candid discussion. Sing along with Choir! Choir! Choir! and Toronto Indie Supergroup White Suede as they pay tribute to the HCL soundtrack and rock out some old school punk.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St West, Toronto, ON Doors open 7:30 pm; Event starts at 8:00 pm Admission is $5.00 or FREE with a book purchase
The Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar, 1214 Queen Street West
This Is Not A Reading Series partners with the 2011 Images Festival to present a conversation between author of The Shimmering Beast, Steve Reinke and 2011 Images Festival Canadian Spotlight Artist James MacSwain. And since no Steve Reinke event is complete without a film component, The Images Festival will be screening Steve Reinke’s newest video at 7 pm on April 6 at the Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley at Cecil.
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West
Dark genre fiction authors Gemma Files, Claude Lalumière, Brent Hayward and David Nickle become dealers in a fans vs. authors Blackjack game to launch new ChiZine publications A Rope of Thorns, The Door to Lost Pages, The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter, and Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. Enjoy a performance of "Lost Myths" as Claude Lalumière reads against a soundscape composed and performed by Matthew Burton aka DJ Komodo with images by Rupert Bottenberg. Read more
TINARS breaks new ground with a posthumous book launch, frank talk with the mayor, and much more. Featuring Nino Ricci, bill bissett, Russell Smith, and Sheila Heti to name a few this season has already kicked off! Read more
First, urban sophisticate and bestselling author, Russell Smith, will discuss Combat Camera with its Metcalf-Rooke Award winning author, and former soldier, A.J. Somerset. About a burnt-out war photographer who takes pictures for a porn producer, the novel explores issues of love, war, and exploitation. Read more