I’m happy to say, this December is our biggest, most festive month ever at the shop!
Offerings from our new KFB Poetry Lab continue with Montreal-based poet JESSICA BEBENEK launching her newest k2tog (knit together) with a Knitting Circle Sat Dec 15th, followed by HOA NGUYEN celebrating the 40th Anniversary of BERNADETTE MAYER’s Midwinter Day with a writing workshop on the very same day, Sat Dec 22nd, both occuring in our salon space at the back of the shop.
The evening before, (FRI DEC 21st), we’ll be enjoying the Solstice at Kensington Market’s Festival of Lights, with a perfect bird’s eye view from our windows overlooking the festivities with live music and our famous CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 5-8PM (you know she loves to play Santa)!
Our Signature KFBFRIDAYS include Brooklyn-based ROBERT SIEK’s Canadian Launch of WE GO SEASONAL (Sibling Rivalry Press) with the iconic LYNN CROSBIE NOV 30th. Also from New York MICHAEL FLATT and TRAVIS SHARP DEC 7th, and SONIA DI PLACIDO, CAROL BARBOUR, and DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER DEC 14th.
Our NEW IN STORE SERIES begins SAT DEC 1 with JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL, RYAN FITZPATRICK AND CAROLINE SZPAK, SAT DEC 8TH MICHAEL NARDONE, SHIV KOTECHA | TIZIANA LA MELIA 3PM These very same two dates are double-billed with JONATHAN PAPPO & APRIL ALIERMO (DEC 1 7PM) and THE SOAP BOX PRESS LAUNCH (DEC 8TH 7PM).
and finally, our SHOP HOURS continue TUES-SAT 1-5:30PM
Don’t forget to wear festive socks!
Her festive self,
KIRBELA and everyone on the KFB TEAM
This December. Our biggest month. Ever. knife | fork | book
Thanks to Shelley at TOWN
UPCOMING #KFBFWW KFB FUCK WINTER WEEK JAN 25-FEB 2
Also, thanks to AUDRA SIMMONS/THE DARK SIDE STUDIO we have the privilege to share, CHIPKAR REAL ESTATE LTD [our very first] Corporate Sponsor, and to you dear poets and lovers.
DON’T MISS KFB POETRY LAB‘S UPCOMING EVENTS JESSICA BEBENEK’S k2tog KNITTING CIRCLE LAUNCH DEC 15 | 40TH ANNIVERSARY BERNADETTE MAYER’S MIDWINTER DAY WORKSHOP with HOA NGUYEN DEC 22 | KIRBY/CAVAFY: THE POET OF LONGING READING GROUP begins JAN 16 | and MORE
KFB | THIS SATURDAY 3PM MATINEE
JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL | RYAN FITZPATRICK | CAROLINE SZPAK
KFB | THIS SATURDAY 7PM (Doors 6:30)
JONATHAN PAPPO CONTEXT, NA COLLAPSE LAUNCH w/Special Guest APRIL ALIERMO
knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. She is a doctoral candidate in Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program. Her writing has been published in B.C. Studies, Feminist Spaces, Tripwire, Fermenting Feminisms (a project of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, curated by Lauren Fournier), The Avant Canada Anthology (WLU Press, forthcoming 2018), and other places. She has published two chapbooks, Everything will be taken away (2018) and femme (2016), both with above/ground press. juliapolyckoneill.com
ryan fitzpatrick is the author of two books of poetry: Fortified Castles (Talon, 2014) and Fake Math (Snare, 2007). He is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
CAROLINE SZPAK was born in Turkey and is a writer of Polish ancestry based in Toronto. She studied writing at the University of Victoria and her poetry and fiction have appeared in journals across Canada. Slinky Naive (Anvil Press, 2018) is her debut collection. The title is a conjunctive reference to the term treatment naive, and the helical toy that slinks, entrancing and entranced down stairs, inclines, and inclinations.
JONATHAN PAPPO hello –
this is a release of works for the project “context, na”.
an album / small book – “collapse”;
an unveiling of a “band” performing the work “live”.
APRIL ALIERMO is the co-creative director, the bassist and the co-lyricist of Hooded Fang, a band known for making propulsive, hypnotic rock music reminiscent of industrialized dissonance. She is also in genre-bending, avant-pop electronic duo Phèdre, where she writes music and lyrics, as well as makes anamorphic collages and directs fantastical music videos. She often thinks about destroying the status quo and about alternative ways of living and working.
my biggest takeaway being something @CAConrad88 said, taken from their newest book While Standing in Line for Death, which went something like “by healing yourself you are healing the earth” which may be the most profound thing I have ever heard
— steph sinclair (@stephiswriting) November 24, 2018
Thanks Steph – Kb
If we’ve done nothing else, we’ve done this. – KIRBY
KFB POETRY LAB SERIES LAUNCHES, SOARS with DAMIAN ROGERS HOA NGUYEN CACONRAD last night. Uncommon. Unforgettable. Beauteous.