The thing about literary events and journal launches is that everyone is always laid back and people like to drink. In this case, there'll also be food.
I'm currently interning as the production editor at Descant, working on the next issue, and the departing p.e. is super good. Her event should be fun and there will be famous people. CanLit famous, but still.
"Celebrate summer and great literature at the launch of Descant's 165th issue.
Join us for food, prizes and readings. Listen to wonderful work by some of the best of Toronto’s established and emerging writers. Pick up discounted issues and subscriptions. Mingle with authors, artists, editors and friends. And while you’re at it, be sure to grab a cool drink at the warm and inviting Pauper’s Pub.
Featured readers include: Heather Babcock, Mary Corkery, Stevie Howell, Mark Kingwell and Assia Messaoudi."