k|f|b past readings/events

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SEPTEMBER 2018
16 SEPT  KFB at BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL
21 SEPT  PAUL VERMEERSCH | KATH MACLEAN
28 SEPT  KAREN MAC CORMACK | STEVE MCCAFFERY LAUNCH

AUGUST 2018
10 AUG  STANFORD CHEUNG STRUCTURES FROM THE STILL (AKINOGA PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH with Special Guest Poet JC BOUCHARD
17 AUGUST TANIS MACDONALD Out of Line: Daring to be an Artist Outside the Big City (Wolsak & Wynn) w/ Speical Guest Poet JACOB McARTHUR MOONEY
24 AUG  Special Guest Curator KLARA DU PLESSIS | AARON BOOTHBY | CANISIA LUBRIN

JULY 2018
6 JULY CATHERINE & KATHLEEN CATHERINE GRAHAM | KATHLEEN MCCRACKEN
13 JULY DAVID HADBAWNIK | DALE SMITH  | KATHARINE JAGER | DANIEL REMEIN
15 JULY DETROIT BOOKFEST
17 JULY  KFB WINDSOR  |  KIRBY | BIBLIOASIS
20 JULY ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH  JAMES ARTHUR | EVAN JONES | PAOLA FERRANTE | FAWN PARKER
27 JULY wQr WHAT QUEER READING SERIES  THOM GILLALEXA WINSTANLEY-SMITH | BRANDY RYAN | KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI | HOSTED BY FAN WU

JUNE 2018
1 JUNE  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON 
6&7 JUNE  THE GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE 
8 JUNE   DANI COUTUREDAVID BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH
9 JUNE ADÈLE BARCLAY  | A. LIGHT ZACHARY  | CANISIA LUBRINMARCELA HUERTA
15 J – UNE is for J’s  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE
16 JUNE  MAWENZI HOUSE SHOWCASE  ARCHNA SAHNI | AHILAN | GEETHA SUKUMARAN
17 JUNE  KIRBY | OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE | JOSHUA CREEK ART CENTRE GALLERY 4PM
18 JUNE  KFB in WHITBY | ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN | KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY | WHITBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH
22 JUNE  MALLORY TATER | CURTIS LEBLANC | DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER

MAY 2018
1 MAY  KFB  KIRBY | JONATHAN GARFINKEL | SPOONBILL | BROOKLYN NYC
4 MAY  JEFF LATOSIK  | ROBIN RICHARDSON | EMMA HEALEY
10 MAY (THURS 2PM) KIRBY Guest Speaker INKWELL(Workman Arts)
25 MAY  A.F. MORITZ LOVEFEST POETS READ A.F. MORITZ TO MORITZ CELEBRATING THE SPARROW

APRIL 2018 NATIONAL KICK-ASS POETRY MONTH at KFB
6 APRIL  JULIE MORRISSY | LIZ WORTH
13 APRIL  DAPHNE MARLATT INTERTIDAL (Talonbooks) TORONTO LAUNCH CELEBRATION w/ MERCEDES ENG | CATRIONA STRANG | CECILY NICHOLSON +++
14 APRIL (SAT 3PM) ALICE BURDICK
19 APRIL KFB at POETRY IN VOICE | ISABEL BADER THEATRE
20 APRIL  wQr WHAT QUEER READING POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA | BRIAN DEDORA TANIS FRANCOZOE SHARPE  | MAGDALENA SUKSIHOSTED BY FAN WU
21 APRIL (SAT 3PM) DAVID ALEXANDER AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN LAUNCH
21 APRIL (SAT 7PM) ZED PRESS 2018 SPRING TORONTO LAUNCH KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN | HANAN HAZIME AORTA 
27 APRIL VALLUM MAGAZINE SPRING 2018 TORONTO LAUNCH
28 APRIL (SAT 3PM) LEMONHOUND SHOWCASE TANIS FRANCO | TANIS MACDONALD | TRISH SALAH | ZOE WHITTALL | KATHRYN MOCKLER

MARCH 2018
2 MARCH  TURNSTONE PRESS SHOWCASE  JOANNA LILLEY | RICHARD SCARSBROOK  w/ FEED DOG’s STEVE VENRIGHT
9 MARCH  ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH w/ DAVID LY | MARK LALIBERTE | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JADE WALLACE | LILY WANG + CONOR MCDONNELL (Frog Hollow Press)
10 MARCH  PERMANENT SLEEP PRESS BOOKSHOP OPENING w/ CHRIS COLOHAN | KIRBY | + MUSIC by DON PYLE | CAPITAL ESPRESSO 1349 QUEEN ST W
16 MARCH  DAVID PETER CLARK | MUSIC : JONATHAN PAPPO
18 MARCH Gala de l’Académie de la vie littéraire  honours JONATHAN GARFINKEL‘s BOCIANY (STORKS)LA SALA ROSSA | MONTREAL
23 MARCH KFB SPRING CHAPBOOK LAUNCH TORONTO LAUREN TURNERWE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN JOHN STINZI THE MACHETE TOURIST + NEW DALE SMITH BROADSIDE from SONS

FEBRUARY 2018
2 FEB  ADAM KATZ START OVER (Delete Press) | DALE SMITH An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson + Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson (Univ New Mexico Press) LAUNCH
7 FEB  KIRBY | PIVOT READINGS at TRANZAC CLUB
9 & 10 FEB POETRY LOVERS BOOK SALE |  EXTENDED HOURS | FRI 1-8 | SAT 1-6
16 FEB  KATERI LANTHIER | SVETLANA LILOVA | JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS
20 FEB  DALE SMITH | JANA HORN | TRAVIS CHAMP | LINDSEY VERRILL | MATTHEW HODGES | STEPHANIE DAVISON | READING PARTY | AUSTIN, TX
23 FEB  JACLYN PIUDIK To Suture What Frays LAUNCH w/ special guest poet MARK GOLDSTEIN
24 FEB  THE SOAP BOX v.3 LAUNCH

JANUARY 2018
5 JAN MARVELLOUS URBANITIES: A Surrealist Poetry Extravaganza DAVID BATEMAN | BEATRIZ HAUSNER | SHANNON MAGUIRE | ROBERT PRIESTSHERI-D WILSON
9 JAN KFB | KIRBY ‘DORIS’ IN OTTAWA |TREE READING SERIES | MARGO LAPIERRE
12 JAN  SLO-PO w/ DAVID BRADFORD (reading JERICHO BROWN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
19 JAN  SHANNON BRAMER | CATHERINE GRAHAM | JESSICA HIEMSTRA
20 JAN  ELIANNA LEV LIVE AT SUNSET BEACH VANCOUVER 3PM 
25 JAN  KFB at CROSSROADS LIT FEST | YORK U
26 JAN GARRY THOMAS MORSE SAFETY SAND (Talonbooks) LAUNCH | SONIA DI PLACIDO

DECEMBER 2017
1 DEC  Festival International de la Poésie: Poésie Poetry – a Bilingual reading with Stéphane Despatie | Corinne Chevarier | Éric Charlebois | English translations read by A.F. MORITZ | JULIE JOOSTEN Curated by Gaston Bellemare and Beatriz Hausner.
2 DEC JAKE BYRNE THE TIDE (Rahlia’s Ghost Press) Chapbook Launch w/ TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK | MIGUEL LEANDRO GAMBOA | PAMELA DUNGOA
7 DEC  JIM JOHNSTONE  | SHANE NEILSON | CORNELIA HOOGLAND | CHRIS BANKS at ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY 275 AUGUSTA AVE
9 DEC KFB MONTREAL LAUNCH  DAVID BRADFORD | ELIANNA LEV | DALE SMITH | LAUREN TURNER | Hosted by KIRBY at MONASTIRAKI 5478 Saint Laurent 4PM
15 DEC  MARTHA BAILLIECONCETTA PRINCIPEJACK DAVIS
22 DEC  KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT 6-9PM (for last minute shoppers)
29 DEC  SINA QUEYRAS  Doors 7:30 Poetry 8PM

NOVEMBER 2017
3 NOV  LILLIAN NECAKOV | JIM SMITH | NICHOLAS POWER
5 NOV  CANCELLED (Sun 7:30PM) SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD 
10 NOV  LYNN CROSBIE | CANISIA LUBRIN
15-18 NOV KFB CLOSED FOR STUDIO EVENT
18 NOV KFB at MEET THE PRESSES INDIE LITERARY MARKET NOON – 5PM TRINITY-ST PAUL 427 Bloor St W
24 NOV LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON  SARAH PINDER

OCTOBER 2017
6+7 OCT  KNIFE FORK BOOK 1ST ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH
6 OCT KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH  DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT | ELIANNA LEVSEX MADE ME  | DALE SMITH SONS 
7 OCT  THIS IS ‘GOOD GOOD’ w/RYAN ECKES SUE LANDERS  JIMMY MCINNES JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY GARY BARWIN HUGH THOMAS R. KOLEWE EMILY ISZAK RASIQRA REVULVA  JULIE CAMERON GRAY JAMES G SOUTHCOTT A ZACHARY  +++ SPECIAL GUESTS 4-7PM | IN CONVERSATION:JERAMY DODDS & JONATHAN GARFINKEL 8PM 
13 OCT SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD 
20 OCT  NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS SHOWCASE  SPENCER GORDON | OWAIN NICHOLSON | DAVID ALEXANDER
22 OCT GUILLAUME MORISSETTE THE ORIGINAL FACE (VEHICULE PRESS)LAUNCH
23 OCT  WRITING THE BODY: ANDREA THOMPSON | SENNAH YEE | MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS | JEFF KIRBY at ANOTHER STORY BOOKSHOP 6:15-8PM
27 OCT  ROCCO DE GIACOMO | MARGO LAPIERRE | PHILLIP CRYMBLE   
28 OCT  (Sat 7:30PM) JAN CONN | SUSAN GILLIS | MARY DI MICHELE | JANE MUNRO | YOKO’S DOGS

SEPTEMBER 2017
9 SEPT (Sat 10AM – 5PM) KFB at FISHER SMALL & FINE PRESS FAIR 
14 SEPT  JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL | AARON TUCKER | ANDREW MCEWEN
21 SEPT  ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAFRANCE at Orbital Arts Gallery 275 Augusta Ave Kensington Market 7PM
30 SEPT (Saturday 9AM-2PM) KFB at THE FOLD 2017 BRAMPTON BOOK BASH 
30 SEPT  MARK GOLDSTEIN | PHIL HALL | ERIN MOURE | BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH at Orbital Arts Gallery 275 Augusta Ave Kensington Market (Wheelchair accessible. No public washrooms.) DOORS 7PM

AUGUST 2017
August 15th  METATRON x LIGHT READING x KNIFE|FORK|BOOK  RUBY BRUNTON | ZOE IMANI SHARPE | SENNAH YEE NATALIE WEE | EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN
August 24th  STEWART COLE | ALLY FLEMING | TAKATSU | KRISCHAN STOTZ | ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH + MARC DI SAVERIO | INSPIRITUS PRESS LAUNCH

JULY 2017
July 18th  (Tues 6-9PM) KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT 
July 19th POETRY WORKSHOP: TRANSLATION/TRANSCREATION A Poetic Journey from Spanish to English w/ JACLYN PIUDIK + NICOLAS VERGARA POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER.
July 20th WORDS (ON) STAGES  KATE HARGREAVES | DOMENICA MARTINELLO | PHOEBE WANG + 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize WINNERS 
July 26th (Weds)  KIMBERLY ALIDIO | HOA NGUYEN 

JUNE 2017
June 1st    LISE GASTON | EMILY IZSAK | MICHAEL BELCHER | JESSI MacEACHERN
June 6th    JOSHUA BECKMAN | GLORIA FRYMJENNIFER STILL
June 8th   TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK | SARAH PINDER | R. KOLEWE
June 15th  JESSICA HIEMSTRA | DAVID WHITE 
June 21st   KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH  JONATHAN GARFINKEL |  JEFF KIRBY | DAVID BRADFORD 
June 25th MONTREAL  KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH  JONATHAN GARFINKEL |  JEFF KIRBY | DAVID BRADFORD  at  MONASTIRAKI  3PM

MAY 2017
May 4th     MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS | JENNIFER LOVEGROVE | LISA RICHTER
May 10th   ANDREW DURBIN | DAVID BRADFORD | JEFF KIRBY at TOPOS (NYC)
May 18th   PEARL PIRIEWORDS (ON) PAGES
May 25TH  KEVIN SPENST CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP  3-5PM
May 25th   RUTH ROACH PIERSON | SUE CHENETTE | JACLYN PIUDIK
May 28th   PRE-BURIAL:  NEIL SURKAN |  ALEXANDRA CAUFIN | FAN WU | NOOR NAGA | JOSHUA WHITEHEAD | HOST: ANDRE BABYN

APRIL 2017
April 1st     VALLUM CHAPBOOK SHOWCASE (NOTE: Saturday night)
April 6th    MIKE LALA | ELIANNA LEV | ERIC SCHMALTZ
April 11th   MOLLY PEACOCK | PATRICIA YOUNG | NOAH WARENESS (NOTE: Tuesday)
April 13th   THE INCONVENIENTS
April 14th   SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD
April 20th   WORDS (ON) PAGES
April 21st    ULRIKKA GERNES | CASSIDY McFADZEAN (NOTE: Friday)
April 27th   CAConrad | Jeff KIRBY
April 28th & 29th  CAConrad Workshops: New Moon (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals 

MARCH 2017
March 2nd   GWEN BENAWAY | EMMA HEALEY | DAMIAN ROGERS
March 3rd    wQr with JEFF KIRBY (NOTE: new start date)
March 5th    MADELEINE BRAUN | PARKER MENZIMER  (NOTE: Sunday)
March 9th    WORDS (ON) PAGES
March 10th   SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD
March 15th   JENNY HAYSOM | NEIL SURKAN  Anstruther Press Book Launch
March 16th   HENRY ISRAELI TIMOTHY LIU | DAVID BRADFORD
March 20th   LISA ROBERTSON (NOTE: Monday)
March 23rd   STUART ROSS | STEVE MEAGHER
March 26th   ERIN MOURE + CHUS PATO Secession / Insecession TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH (NOTE: Sunday 3-5PM)
March 30th   JULIE CAMERON GRAY  |  NYLA MATUK
March 31st    METATRON SHOWCASE (NOTE: Friday)

FEBRUARY 2017
February 2nd | AARON KREUTER  |  JIM NASON
February 9th | INSPIRITUS PRESS LAUNCH APPARATUS
February 10th | SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD
February 16th | KATE SCHAPIRA |  AARON BOOTHBY
February 23rd | CLAIRE MARIE STANCEK  MOUTHS BOOK LAUNCH

JANUARY 2017
January 12th | DANI COUTURE | CHAD CAMPBELL
January 13th | SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD
January 19th | CLAIRE CALDWELL  |  LAURA K McRAE  |  MICHAEL PRIOR
January 20th | MOEZ SURANI ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行 动 Oперация
January 26th | CONCETTA PRINCIPE | RONNA BLOOM

DECEMBER 2016
December 2nd  | SLO-PO
December 8th | KATE SUTHERLAND
December 15th | JIM NASON   NEW DATE FEB 2ND

NOVEMBER 2016
November 2nd | JONATHAN GARFINKEL (NOTE: Wednesday evening, 8PM)
November 3rd | ROXANNA BENNETT | KILBY SMITH-McGREGOR
November 10th | STANFORD CHEUNG
November 17th |  LAUREN LEVIN  | ERIC SNEATHEN
November 18th  | SLO-PO
November 24th |  MAUREEN HYNES

OCTOBER 2016
October 6th | MARNIE WOODROW 
October 13th | THE POWER OF PORTRAITURE
October 27th | HOA NGUYEN 
October 29th | ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS  (NOTE: Saturday at 7PM)