Toronto Lit Up: The Things I Came Here With by Chris MacDonald
October 21 at 7pm
Join author and tattoo artist Chris MacDonald on Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm ET at the Dakota Tavern at 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, for the launch The Things I Came Here With: A Memoir (ECW Press, 2022).
The launch will feature performances by Hamilton Trading Co. and LeBarons.
This remarkable memoir examines what tattooing means to MacDonald and traces the connection his artistic motives have to both his family and childhood. The Things I Came Here With is about how crucial our past is to understanding our future, but it’s also a love letter to his daughter about the importance of expression, life’s uncertainty, and beauty. Books provided by Type Books.
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 and June 2022, Toronto Lit Up has presented 137 events to launch 161 books by 236 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.