Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:45am - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:45am


This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS), Toronto's popular literary series and Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG) are promoting ten new books and book launches this fall. To celebrate the season of new releases from brilliant Canadian authors, they’re launching a contest – one lucky bookaholic will win an all-season pass to TINARS/LPG launch events and a free copy of a book from each TINARS/LPG book launch. Want to enter the contest? Pick your favourite LPG/TINARS author launching a book this season from the fall launch line-up below and tell us why they're your favourite via Facebook in the comments section or via Twitter @tinars_toronto. We'll draw the winning name on October 11th at noon, just in time for the launch of Algoma!

TINARS and LPG are proud to announce their exciting fall line-up of book launches:

Roadsworth’s Roadsworth (Goose Lane Editions)
Globe and Mail art critic R.M. Vaughan interviews internationally renowned street artist Roadsworth about his self-titled book. Watch a slideshow of Roadsworth’s work and a screening of the trailer documentary Roadsworth: Crossing the Line.
Facebook link for Roadsworth
Wednesday September 28th, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Holger Petersen’s Talking Music (Insomniac Press) 
Music publicist, Richard Flohil interviews CBC Radio personality Holger Petersen about his book Talking Music.  Featuring a CD launch with MonkeyJunk and special guests Anders Drerup and Kelly Prescott. 
Facebook link for Talking Music
Friday September 30, 2011 , 8 pm
Revival Night Club, 783 College Street

Dani Couture’s Algoma (Invisible Publishing)
Author Dani Couture and ECW Editor and book blogger Jen Knoch in a conversation about writing, ships, and weather at the launch of Couture’s debut novel, Algoma. Through a guided slideshow, Couture shares the story behind her obsession with freighters and her favourite fleet. Featuring live feed from the acclaimed David Leonard Weather Service, #DLWS. 
Facebook link for Algoma
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West 

Liz Worth’s Amphetamine Heart (Guernica)
A full dose of pre-Halloween bizarro fun as poet and music reviewer Natalie Zina Walschots interviews writer Liz Worth at the launch of Worth’s new book of poetry, Amphetamine Heart. Featuring a poetic performance with theremin by Liz Worth, readings by Walschots and poet Jim Johnstone, a DJ set by Don Pyle, grotesquely fascinating freakshow stunts from Triage, a movie short, and the oddly sweet sounds of the grungy, punky garage rock band, The Weirdies. 
Facebook link for Amphetamine Heart
Thursday October 13, 2011, 9 pm
Parts and Labour, 1566 Queen Street West

William B. DavisWhere There’s Smoke . . .Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (ECW Press)
Actor William B. Davis in discussion with film critic Richard Crouse about Davis’ new memoir Where There’s Smoke . . .Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man.
Facebook link for Where there's Smoke... 
Monday October 17, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Viktor Mitic’s Rain Dance (FourFront Editions)
Presenting the provocative and powerful works of artist Viktor Mitic at the launch of his new book Rain Dance. Join Viktor Mitic, writer Ewan Whyte, artist and curator Cole Swanson, director Brahm Rosensweig, and independent art critic and curator Earl Miller for a dynamic round-robin series of interviews about art, creativity, rain as a medium, and welcoming usable interference. Featuring a slideshow presentation of Mitik’s Rain Paintings, and a screening of Bram Rosensweig's film about Mitic’s extraordinary creative process. 
Facebook link for Rain Dance
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Mark Miller’s Way Down that Lonesome Road (Mercury)
TINARS curator Marc Glassman interviews historian and author Mark Miller about his book Way Down that Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970 featuring a live performance by Canadian roots music legend, Ken Whiteley
Facebook link for Way Down that Lonesome Road
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Sherwin Tija‘s You Are a Cat (Conundrum Press)
Montréal-based poet and painter Sherwin Tija launches his catactular graphic "Pick-a-Plot" book You Are A Cat and debuts his new "E-Z PURR" cat emulation system.
Saturday November 5, 2011, 3 pm
The Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen Street West

Jim Westergard & Jon Evans' Beasts of New York; George Walker's Book of Hours (The Porcupine’s Quill)
A celebration of two books as Jim Westergard and Jon Evans' Beasts of New York and George Walker's Book of Hours present demonstrations and talks about graphic novels, moving images, illustrations, engravings and New York.
Facebook link for the Beasts of New York and Book of Hours event
Sunday November 27, 2011, 2 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Matthew Firth’s Shag Carpet Action (Anvil Press)
Black Bile Press founder and author Matthew Firth launches his newest collection of short stories, Shag Carpet Action.
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

The LPG is a not-for-profit association of Canadian literary book publishers. Its mandate is to foster the survival, growth and maintenance of Canadian owned and operated publishing houses. Primarily an advocacy organization, the LPG also offers several projects to publishers, including the Sales Force, an advertising project, Sales and Marketing initiatives, and the distributor LitDistCo. For more information, please visit

This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works.

Literary Press Group: Petra Morin, phone: 416-483-1321 x3
This Is Not A Reading Series: Anna Withrow, phone: 416-805-2174