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Sideshow Tour Diary #3 | Toronto’s Naked Heart LGBTQ Literature Festival: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

It is the night before your first-ever reading in that minor metropolis known as Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Have you heard of it? Your main decisions tonight are what to eat for dinner and what time to go to bed. What will you choose? A. Eat some protein, vegetables, and grains, and then go to bed… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #3 | Toronto’s Naked Heart LGBTQ Literature Festival: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

5 (Invisible) Things We’re Listening To Right Now

We’ve been on the road a lot this fall for launches and book fairs and everything in between – which means we’ve been filling our ears with a slew of new podcasts to help pass the travel time. In no particular order, here are five invisibly-themed podcasts to help you get from A to B:… Continue Reading 5 (Invisible) Things We’re Listening To Right Now

Sideshow Tour Diary #2 | Edmonton Launch: Hearts May Be Fist-Sized Muscles, But Tear Glands Are Almond-Shaped Alchemists

Emotions! They happen, among other places, in poetry. Or, they are witnessed there, caused there, repressed there, and so on. Sometimes after doing a highly personal reading, audience members will kindly ask or exclaim about the challenges of sharing such texts with seeming strangers. I’m never quite sure what to say, though I do sometimes… Continue Reading Sideshow Tour Diary #2 | Edmonton Launch: Hearts May Be Fist-Sized Muscles, But Tear Glands Are Almond-Shaped Alchemists

Escape Plans Launches in Toronto & Montreal

We have two launches coming at you for Teri Vlassopoulos’s gorgeous inside-and-out Escape Plans. Teri’s first novel charts the story of the Kiriakos family in the wake of father Niko’s disappearance and what it means to reconcile the truth with life’s omens. November 15 | Toronto 8:00pm @ The Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor Street West… Continue Reading Escape Plans Launches in Toronto & Montreal

Meaningful Games: Wait Till Next Year

I watched the last eleven games the Kansas City Royals played in 2015, and a few others before that, and rooting interests aside, I don’t believe there was a better team in baseball. That statement should be provable merely by the fact that they hoisted the World Series trophy Sunday night in Citi Field after… Continue Reading Meaningful Games: Wait Till Next Year

Meaningful Games: The End of Something

Rewatching the ninth inning of Game 6 is a bit like autopsying the body: at once informative and gruesome, and divorced from the subject’s life in such a way as to do it—the team—a disservice. Those last three outs—grisly, tragic, possibly avoidable—look nothing like the majority of the baseball the Toronto Blue Jays played from… Continue Reading Meaningful Games: The End of Something

Meaningful Games: Hotline Bling

I don’t know what it is about Toronto. I think about this from time to time, and come up with nothing bankable. I usually arrive at something not entirely capturable by language. Its Torontoness, finally, exasperatingly; its feel and vibration and smell and the speed and angle at which the wind comes off the lake.… Continue Reading Meaningful Games: Hotline Bling

Meaningful Games: Distortions, Aberrations, and the Potential for Heartbreak

The playoffs are a strange prism that can distort and warp and obfuscate, in which Daniel Murphy can look like Babe goddamn Ruth, or at least someone other than Daniel Murphy, and in which the historically torrid Toronto offense can suddenly flag, and wilt, and disappear altogether. If we were to speak disparagingly of bandwagon… Continue Reading Meaningful Games: Distortions, Aberrations, and the Potential for Heartbreak

Suggested Reading: the Liberal arts + culture platform

Whether you voted them in or not, now that the election is over it’s worth taking a look at the Liberal platform (if you haven’t done so already), to get a better sense of what the next four years could look like. Over here at Invisible we’re re-reading Investing in Canadian culture and Middle Class… Continue Reading Suggested Reading: the Liberal arts + culture platform