Join us and the fine folks at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly for the launch of the Number One book about Number Twos - No Place to Go by Lezlie Lowe.
Meet at the Soap Factory, 6:30pm
Restroom vs. bathroom vs. WC vs. potty vs. toilet? Gendered vs. unisex? Political wedge? ADA compliance? Pristine or horrific? To talk or avoid eye contact? To graffiti or not? Hand washing! Visiting the bathroom is a universal experience that can also be a fraught social and cultural touchpoint. Join Common Room in an exploration of some local bathrooms while discussing some global bathroom issues.
Why are public restrooms so crappy? Lezlie Lowe has the answers. This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we’re allowed to “go” in public.
Lezlie Lowe is a freelance journalist and journalism instructor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been recognized for her long-form journalism by the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Atlantic Journalism Awards. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King's College, where she also teaches in the Journalism department.
Lezlie will be joined by Bill Lindeke for a conversation. Bill Lindeke, Ph.D., is an urban geographer and writer who focuses on how our environments shape our lives. He has taught at the University of Minnesota and Metro State University, blogs at Twin City Sidewalks and streets.mn, and is a member of the Saint Paul Planning Commission. Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillLindeke.
Lezlie Lowe will read from No Place to Go: How Public Toilet Fail our Private Needs and be in conversation with Winnipeg city planners as well as representatives from Siloam Mission, who have helped steer a public toilet pilot project in the downtown core. Free & all are welcome.
A Wayzgoose is a traditional party given by a master printer to his employees at the summer's end when the season of working by candlelight began. Our annual Wayzgoose is more of a collegial get-together when friends, authors, and readers can visit the Coach House, tour the premises, and learn how books are printed and bound.
They'll be plenty of beer, wine and hot dogs to feast upon, and to celebrate the season, the purchase of any book will score you a free drink ticket!
Join Coach House Books and Lunenburg Bound for the Lunenburg launch of the Number One book about Number Twos - No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs by Lezlie Lowe. Free & all are welcome.
What better way to celebrate the release of a novel about Toronto saying ‘no way’ to the Spadina Expressway - a highway that would have decimated the downtown core - than at a bar directly in the bulldozer's path. Splitsville by Howard Akler is a love letter to a city in transition and a look at the obsessions that carry down through a family. Howard Akler is the author of The City Man, which was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize, and the City of Toronto Book Award, and Men of Action, an essay about consciousness and fatherhood, also nominated for the City of Toronto Book Award. Free | All Are Welcome | Books & Booze for sale
Join Coach House Books and Librairie Drawn & Quarterly for the hometown launch of Obits., Tess Liem's debut collection of poetry in which a speaker attempts and fails to write obituaries for women and others whose memorials are missing, or who are represented only as statistics. To honour by elegy: she considers victims of mass deaths, fictional characters like Laura Palmer, her aunt (a woman who she knows less about than any of the people she researches), and her own Indonesian heritage. Free & all are welcome.
Various events TBC.
Tamara Faith Berger is back with a new novel that will make even the the boldest amongst us blush. Join us on Tuesday, September 25th for the launch of Queen Solomon, by the author of Maidenhead, Little Cat, and Kuntalini. Free & all are welcome. Special guests to be announced.