This WORLD PRIDE, Glad Day Bookshop invites you to....
598 Yonge Street, Toronto
FRIDAY JUNE 20th
A Cabaret night to kick off Glad Day Bookshop’s World Pride Programming. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $10 Cover.
Hosted by Troy Jackson, featuring:
Justin Jolie Racco
SATURDAY JUNE 21st
8pm – Midnight UNTITLED – A DURATIONAL PIECE BY KATE BARRY
As a part of Nuit Rose, performance artist Kate Barry transforms the inside of Glad Day Bookshop in this durational piece inspired by Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas.. FREE.
4pm – 5:15pm THIS IS FOR YOU – A Free Creative Writing Workshop
This is for you - writing your Pride, your way, with hands-on writing exercises & tips on writer’s block, getting started & how not to stop, by award-winning author, Debra Anderson.
6:30pm BUILDING A NEW BI ANTHOLOGY
Glad Day Bookshop is looking to publish a new collection of works by people who identify as bi or sexually fluid. Come out and help us select pieces and imagine what a collection might look like. FREE.
6:30 potluck (optional)
7pm silent reading and review of submissions
8pm live readings and discussion of next steps
MONDAY JUNE 23rd
An evening of poetry and spoken word, with some open mic time for you.
Spencer Charles Smith
and maybe.... You!
TUESDAY JUNE 24th
7:30pm ACTING UP – ACTING OUT
Join us for theatre, music and magical performance. FREE.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 25th
The Official Launch of the 'Forgotten Voices' research project, showcasing Indigenous 2-Spirit and/or LGBT*QIA homeless youth in Toronto. And the launch of our new 'Remembered Voices' project - a drop-in culture-based program for Indigenous gender, sex and sexuality spectrum youth! This is an official Proud Voices and World Pride event.
This film documents the first year of actions by The Lesbian Avengers, a group of bold and brazen New York City activists fighting for recognition and equal rights for lesbians everywhere. With free popcorn! Kelly Cogswell will be in attendance.
This event is both a book launch and a community sharing. Kelly Cogswell is doing her Canadian launch of 'Eating Fire: My Life As A Lesbian Avenger'. She'll be joined by local long-time Toronto lesbian activists who will share their own stories, followed by a whole group discussion. FREE.
THURSDAY JUNE 26th
Write On! wants you this and every last Thursday of the month for inspiring, provocative performances by talented QPOC from Toronto and beyond. This series is for ALL queers of colour who want to share and develop their performance work with appreciative audiences. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our performances. Co-hosts DJ/Producer Sikh Knowledge and femme fatale Sedina Fiati. $5 Cover.
FRIDAY JUNE 27th
A Staged Reading of Unknown Soldier by Jonathan Seinen. Performed by Jeff Ho. A soldier’s exposure of violence and corruption fuel a drama about personal integrity and freedom. Inspired by the actions of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning. FREE.
5:30pm SYNTAX - LANGUAGE AND SPACES : A Proud Voices Event
A variety of writers and performers sharing stories, language and the spaces in between. FREE.
10pm DIRTY. SEXY. QUEER. - A Proud Voices Event
More than your ears will be tingling after this night of queer erotic readings. This is an official Proud Voices, World Pride Event. FREE.
Hosted by Jon Pressick.
Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins
SATURDAY JUNE 28th
11am SHE WRITES - A Proud Voices Event
Listen to these established women writers read and reflect on their queer work.
5pm STACEYANN CHIN – A Proud Voices Event
International sensation Stacyann Chin reads from her work and answers your questions, facilitated by Kim Katrin Crosby. This is an official Proud Voices, World Pride event. FREE.
6:30pm BRICOLAGE – A Proud Voices Event
Bricolage: “ n. the construction or creation from a diverse range of available things”. Many voices, many stories, many forms. FREE.
Daniel Allan Cox
8pm TRANSDANGEROUS CABARET – A Proud Voices Event
Beyond the boundaries and defying expectation there is... The Transdangerous Cabaret. This is an official Proud Voices, World Pride event. FREE.
S. Bear Bergman (Toronto)
Tom Cho (Melbourne)
Scott Turner Schofield (Atlanta)
Dot Dot Dot (Montreal)
JJ Marie Gufreda (Indianapolis)
Morgan Sea (Montreal)
Mr. Business Casualty (Montreal)
Chase Ross (Montreal)
SUNDAY JUNE 29th
11am FICTION WITH FRICTION – A Proud Voices Event
Join local and international gay novelists with a reading and Q&A. This in a official Proud Voices, World Pride event. FREE.
Jeffrey Round (Toronto)
Michael Rowe (Toronto)
O'Brien Dennis (New York)
5:30pm POETIC JUSTICE – A Proud Voices Event
After afternoon of poetry that will take you rouse you in all sorts of places.
Jaene F. Castrillon
8pm PASTICHE – A MIX OF GENRE & FORM – A Proud Voices Event
Wind down your World Pride weekend with this mix of fiction, poetry, music and experiment. This is an official Proud Voices, World Pride event. FREE.