MELODRAMZ: A Night of Contrivances honours all manner of lavish gestures, flamboyant dress and states of distress in celebration of the launch of Toronto-based writer David Balzer’s new e-book of short stories, Contrivances (Joyland/ECW Press).
Read more about Contrivances and its neurotic heroines here: http://www.ecwpress.com/books/contrivances-epub
The launch is marked by a one-night-only exhibition featuring artwork from and related to the book by:
Throughout the evening, there will be short readings—in drag—by Lauren Bride, Sean O’Neill, Liz Peterson, Bojana Stancic, Regina the Gentlelady, more.
Between readings, reeraw (Sheroes) DJs.
After the readings, dance your red shoes off with DJs Kevin Ritchie (Big Primpin), Luis Jacob (Love Saves the Day) and Balonius (Shakedown Street). Enjoy a unique array of gifs pertaining to the book, from Johnny Guitar to Jennifer Jason Leigh after-school specials, curated by reeraw and made by Helen Adamidou, Gaby Cepeda, Manuel Fernández, Tony Halmos, Georges Jacotey, Rollin Leonard, Grace McEvoy, Sally McKay, Rea McNamara, Lorna Mills, Chiara Passa, Yoshi Sodeoka and Giselle Zatonyl.
Admission is $8 and includes a copy of Contrivances.
Doors at 8:00pm
@ The White House
277.5 Augusta Ave.