There Will Be Launching

... a lot of launching in Toronto on November 14. ChiZine Publications is going all-out on their fall lineup, which includes my collection Monstrous Affections, for what amounts to a day-long festival of signing and sipping and chatting, in two very cool locations.

The day starts at Bakka-Phoenix, Toronto's venerable sf bookstore, at 2 p.m. There, Robert Wiersema (The World More Full of Weeping), Claude Lalumiere (Objects of Worship) and I (Monstrous Affections) will hold court with a room full of loved-ones and Bakka-Phoenix regulars.

Robert will leave us after that, but Claude and I and the ChiZine crew will make tracks to The Central, a night-spot on Markham Street near Bloor and Bathurst, to start the evening launch, from 7:30 until about 11.

So there you have it. Plenty of notice. A daytime launch for those afraid of the dark. A nighttime launch for those with unusual allergies to sunlight (you know who you are). And oh yes, addresses:

Bakka-Phoenix is at 697 Queen Street West, just west of Bathurst Street.

The Central is located at 603 Markham Street, also just west of Bathurst Street.