The Hipless Boy
Set against a backdrop of urban Montreal, The Hipless Boy is a collection of 45 semi-autobiographical short stories by Sully, the pen name of poet, graphic novelist and illustrator Sherwin Tjia. Originally a weekly column in the McGill Daily, The Hipless Boy introduces readers to Tjia's protagonist, aptly named Sully, who is your typical sketch-book carrying, sushi-eating, poetry-writing urbanite who grapples with his surroundings, feeling alien in a neighbourhood dominated by noisy nightclubs and girls in stilettos.
Montreal album launch for Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah
$8 in advance | $10 at door
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian spoken word artist who recently released her debut album Hadeel in 2009 with grant support from the Ontario Arts Council. Rafeef Ziadah's spoken word performances are rooted in the Palestinian struggle for freedom and the key role that performance poetry has played in addressing struggles for social justice around the world. In parallel to artist work Ziadah is actively involved in the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) in Toronto and the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.