Learned today that the I.V. Lounge, longtime site of the eponymous reading series, is closing down. A real shame. I've had some very good times and memorable readings in that place over the years (including the recent launch of Jailbreaks, after which the I.V.'s manager, Kevin, very kindly let a few of us miscreants loiter long into the morning hours), as I'm sure many other writers would testify. With the recent deterioration of the Art Bar series, this leaves a significant hole in the vibrant live reading scene in Toronto.