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Brick 100: Fortieth Anniversary Launch


Join us for an extra-special launch as we celebrate one hundred issues and four decades of Brick. Save the date (and don't plan anything too strenuous for the next day) because this party is not to be missed.

Our milestone issue, Brick 100, is brimming with work from some of our favourite writers and artists, including Ai Weiwei, Louise Erdrich, Madeleine Thien, Anne Carson, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, César Aira, and John Keene. Pick up your copy, pick up a glass, and dance the night away with us at the Super Wonder Gallery.

Enjoy readings from Karen Solie, Aisha Sasha John, and Melanie Mah. Hosted by Michael Redhill, the launch also promises music, revelry, door prizes, the occasional bad joke, a literary silent auction, party hats, and tasty treats by chef Sang Kim. And we'll hear a few words from Linda Spalding, whose involvement with Brick spans 75 of the magazine's 100 issues.

KAREN SOLIE grew up in rural Saskatchewan and lives in Toronto. She is the author of four collections of poems, most recently The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out. A volume of selected poems, The Living Option, was published in the U.K. in 2013.

AISHA SASHA JOHN is a singing dancer. Her solo performance the aisha of oz premiered at the Whitney Museum in June 2017 and will close the 2017–2018 season of the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). Aisha is the author of The Shining Material (BookThug, 2011), THOU (BookThug, 2014), and I have to live. (McClelland & Stewart, 2017). She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Guelph and a B.A. in African studies and semiotics from the University of Toronto.

MELANIE MAH is a Chinese Canadian writer in Toronto who was born and raised in Alberta. Her debut novel, The Sweetest One, was published by Cormorant Books in 2016, and her work has appeared in PRISM international and Ricepaper. She’s currently at work on an intergenerational memoir.

MICHAEL REDHILL, inventor of the failed body-sock fabric, Expandex, is a writer. For more helpful bios, pick up some back issues of Brick on the magazine’s website: You can also donate to the magazine there, and this is the hundredth issue of Brick, so you probably should. I’m going to donate $100 now. Hey, I like your glasses!

LINDA SPALDING was the publisher of Brick for nearly twenty years and a member of its editorial board for nearly fifteen. Her latest novel is A Reckoning.

We are sorry to note that the venue does not have accessible washrooms.

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