A Unique & Celebratory Event!
21st Feb 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
250 Park Av

Experience a celebratory night of literary arts at DefSup’s Book Launch & Market!
Featuring the launch of DefSup’s Fuel anthology of poetry and prose (50+ local/regional writers), a new issue of the Die Active Zine, & a Community Book Market, with 30 vendors.
Browse and shop for works by local and regional writers or literary groups; hunt down the stapled zines or buy perfect bound books, inclusive of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels and more! Enjoy a spectrum of readings, live music, and refreshments by Sushi Bowl and Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery.


Guest speakers: Jack Illingworth, OAC Literature Officer & more
Spoken word: Steven Gothard, Erin Stewart and William Roberts
Hip-hop music: Solomon
Singer-songwriters: William Roberts, Saskia Pateman (of Die Active Art) and Nick Sherman (2013 Aborigional People’s Choice Awards) Soap Box Readings! Writers and attendees are invited to give spontaneous readings on the soap box platform.

Book Market Participants:

– Definitely Superior Art Gallery & Die Active Art Collective
– Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library
– Elle Andra-Warner
– William Hryb
– Jean Morrison
– Duncan Weller
– Jean E. Pendziwol
– H. Leighton Dickson – Author
– Heather McCloud
– Holly Haggarty
– Monica Belluz
– Scott Butcher
– Bonnie Ferrante
– Merk & Martell
– Marianne Jones
– Michelle Kolobutin
– Adam Waito
– Jayal Chung
– Jayde Turcotte
– Alanna Buso
Boy Roland

– Bonnie Ferrante
– Raphael Moses
– The Butterfly Collective
– Paratactics
– un/speak/able/press
– Emmerson Street Press
– The Artery (LU English Students Assoc.)
– Writer’s Circle
– Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW)
– Northern Woman’s Bookstore
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
– Gallery 33


Presented by DefSup’s small book and zine publishing house,, serving hundreds of literary artists in Northwestern Ontario,with support from the Ontario Arts Council. Sponsored by Thunder Bay Public Library ~Inspire Grow Connect! All ages welcome / donations appreciated.