West-end women: A monthly lecture series, Secondhand News, has come to Tambourine (103 Roncesvalles). For this Valentine’s Day installment (Thursday, February 14), Tamara Faith Berger will do an 8:00 p.m. reading and have a Q&A with Courtney Toderash. Tamara Faith Berger wrote porn stories for a living and attempted to make dirty films before publishing her first book, Lie With Me, in 1999. It was made into a film in 2004. She is also the author of Kuntalini and is currently writing for film and television.

There will be music, wine, flowers, vintage and complimentary snacks. The evening will be fertile ground for gathering and exchanging ideas at the intersection of sex, fashion and literature. 

Secondhand News takes place one Thursday each month. Get all the deets here.