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Toronto Lit Up: Jacob Scheier

May 09 at 7:30pm
Toronto Lit Up banner with the book cover of Is This Scary? and "Book Launch Free Sunday May 9 7:30pm". Includes TIFA, Toronto Arts Council and ECW Press logos

Join Jacob Scheier on Sunday, May 9 at 7:30pm ET to celebrate the launch of his new poetry collection, Is This Scary?, with ECW Press and Workman Arts. The event will feature a conversation with spoken word poet, playwright and musician Charlie Petch, as well as performances by Charlie and legendary poet and visual artist bill bissett.

Is This Scary? digs deep into internal landscapes of suffering, including depression and anxiety, chronic physical ailment, and rare neurological malady. With its many eccentric songs and odes to medications and medical procedures, this book is full of both levity and unapologetic lament. You can purchase your copy of the book from ECW Press here.

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Jacob Scheier headshotJacob Scheier is a Toronto-based poet, essayist and journalist. He is the author of two previous poetry collections, including the Governor General’s Award–winning More to Keep Us Warm (ECW, 2007). His poems, articles and essays have appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies across North America. Photo credit: Julia Viskov.

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 107 events to launch 131 books by 177 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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