Toronto Lit Up: Charlie Petch

Charlie Petch

Toronto Lit Up: Charlie Petch

Charlie Petch

7:00pm

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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.

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Book Launch
Toronto Lit Up

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.

        Brick Books logo    Theatre Passe Muraille logo

Book Launch
Toronto Lit Up

Featured Authors

Charlie Petch is a disabled/queer/transmasculine person who resides in Toronto/Tkaronto. Petch’s full-length spoken-word vaudeville play Mel Malarkey has toured all over Canada. They have several handsome chapbooks and Late Night Knife Fights was published with LyricalMyrical Press. A musician, lighting designer, spoken word artist, award-winning playwright and host, Petch was the 2017 Poet of Honour for Spoken Word Canada, winner of the Golden Beret lifetime achievement in spoken word with The League of Canadian Poets and founder of Hot Damn it’s a Queer Slam.

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7:00pm

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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