Author Archives: invisibot

Sideshow Tour Diary #1

The poet prepares for a launch via nail art. Having just read and loved Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli’s Rom Com, I had to read up on Jennifer and Justin’s wedding. Can you believe that Joey and Chandler weren’t invited? I have arrived in Edmonton! I lived here (off and on) for about six […]

Meaningful Games: That One Hurt

That one hurt. What has yet to be determined, though, is whether that long afternoon, and the handful of turning points offered therein (like that elastic strike zone), will prove long after the fact to be a fanbase’s shared injustice, a “remember when” rallying cry, or the adversarial element in a stirring narrative of improbable […]

Meaningful Games: Drama

Regarding the Blue Jays, there is a lot to see and hear and read today, probably a lot more than there was the last time the team prepared to throw open the gates of the SkyDome for a playoff game, so I don’t want to get in the way of your taking all that in. […]

Lucas Crawford & Kaleigh Trace at Naked Heart

Invisible authors have heart! Lucas Crawford and Kaleigh Trace are taking part in the first ever Naked Heart festival. Here’s where you can see and hear them: Saturday, October 17 // 3:30 to 4:30 pm In:verse — Poetry & Tea // A reading event with Lucas Crawford, Cathy Petch, Debra Anderson, Jordaan Mason, Maureen Hynes, […]

Meaningful Games: Twenty-Two Years

It’s childlike, this feeling, this joy, the joy of watching your team capture something like this. Childlike because it is unrestrained and boisterous, and childlike too because it’s been so long since you saw it. How old were you in 1993? You were sixteen, you were ten, you were just a babe. And it felt […]

Happy Birthday, All Lit Up!

All Lit Up, the best place on the internet to find indie Canadian books, is celebrating its first birthday this September with a huge sale and lovely retrospective blog post. And Sideshow Concessions is Julia’s (the amazing general manager of LitDistCo) fall 2015 book pick. Here’s what she has to say: I’ve been lucky enough […]

Meaningful Games: Eclipse

Whatever we want to call the hot magic that has propelled the Toronto Blue Jays these last two months, it may have have hit its apogee Sunday. That night’s impending #superbloodmooneclipse might have exerted its influence, but then there’s been something moony about this team since the end of July, when a scuffling collection of […]

Meaningful Games: “Listen to This Crowd!”

A pennant-race dispatch from Invisible author Andrew Forbes (What You Need). He’ll be blogging in this space, come hell or high water, until the final out of the year, and in April 2016 we’ll be releasing The Utility of Boredom, a collection of Forbes’s baseball essays.  The Blue Jays and Yankees are locked in a […]

The Word on the Street is that our new books are here!

It’s the most book-ish time of the year: we’ll be at Word on the Street Toronto on Sunday, September 27 and it’s your first chance to fill your boots with our two new fall titles, Escape Plans by Teri Vlassopoulos and Sideshow Concessions by Lucas Crawford. As an added bonus, Teri will be at the […]

Meaningful Games: Atlanta

This is the first pennant-race dispatch from Invisible author Andrew Forbes (What You Need). He’ll be blogging in this space, come hell or high water, until the final out of the year. In Spring 2016 we’ll be releasing The Utility of Boredom, a collection of Forbes’s baseball essays; you can get a small taste of […]