TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
Art Bar Reading Series: Hot Sexy Wicked theme. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto. 8 p.m. $5.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
Toronto Poetry Slam: Spoken word competition, featuring guest post Mugabi Byenyka from Nigeria. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto. 8 p.m. $7. torontopoetryslam.com
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
Jen Sookfong Lee: Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho book launch, reading and movie. Queer Film Fest, Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver. 1:30 p.m. $5.
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