Toronto Lit Up: Charlie Petch
September 19 at 7pm
Join Brick Books on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 7pm ET to celebrate the launch of Charlie Petch’s debut poetry book, Why I Was Late. Hosted by Alessandra Naccarato, the event will feature special guests Rudy Ray and Polly Vernon. The free Toronto Lit Up book launch will be livestreamed from Theatre Passe Muraille.
Why I Was Late fuses text with performance, brings a transmasculine wisdom, humour, and experience to bear upon tailgates, spaceships, and wrestling rings. No subject—grief, disability, kink, sexuality, gender politics, violence—is off limits. You can purchase your copy of the book from Brick Books here.
Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 119 events to launch 143 books by 212 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.