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March Goose Lane Events

By the Branta Webcrawler • Mar 12th, 2012 • Category: Goose Lane Authors, Happenings, Travel
Starting March 3 - IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011
March 3, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Headliner(s): David Moos
Featured Titles: Iain Baxter&
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

In conjunction with the new book IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011, the Art Gallery of Ontario opens a new exhibit of IAIN BAXTER&’s works, an artist sometimes referred to as the Marshall McLuhan of the visual arts. The exhibit is curated by former AGO curator David Moos.

Hours and ticket prices may be found on the AGO website.

For page images from our new release IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011, please click here.

Until March 11 - Fragile, an urban installation by Roadsworth
March 11, 2012
Headliner(s): Roadsworth
Featured Titles: Roadsworth
10:00 am at Montreal Eaton Centre, 705, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC

With the help of the Concordia University student body, Roadsworth and Brian Armstrong collected their working material for eight months, directly from the recycling containers used in the Montreal Eaton Centre. The goal: transform this “so-called” residual waste into a garden within the heart of the city, into an awe-inspiring artistic project that travels through the many levels of the Centre and raises awareness and consciousness on the actual value of these materials that surround us on a daily basis.

Robert Dallison speaks on New Brunswick’s role in the War of 1812
March 13, 2012
Headliner(s): Robert Dallison
Featured Titles: A Neighbourly War
7:00 pm at Tilley Hall, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

On Tuesday, 13 March, Robert Dallison will speak to his upcoming publication, A Neighbourly War: New Brunswick and the War of 1812. The lecture is part of the Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series sponsored by the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick

A Neighbourly War, volume 19 in the NBMHP series, will be launched in April 2012 in the midst of ongoing celebrations and commemorations of the War of 1812 in the maritimes. Dallison is also the author of Turning Back the Fenians: New Brunswick’s Last Colonial Campaign and Hope Restored: The American Revolution and the Founding of New Brunswick .

For more information, please contact the organizers or the Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series, Dr. Linda Kealey and Dr. Sasha Mullally, 453-5181.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Jacques Poitras speaks to the Société d’Histoire de la rivière Saint-Jean
March 14, 2012
Headliner(s): Jacques Poitras
Featured Titles: Imaginary Line
7:30 pm at Centre communautaire Ste-Anne, 715, rue Priestman, Fredericton, NB

Acclaimed author and journalist Jacques Poitras will be speaking to the Société d’Histoire de la rivière Saint-Jean in conjunction with his new book Imaginary Line. Jacques will be discussing his book with a particular emphasis on the division of the Madawaska Settlement, and connections between Madawaska County, NB and Franco-Americans in Maine.

Please note: This presentation will be in French.

Opening at the Confederation Centre
March 18, 2012
Headliner(s): David Diviney
Featured Titles: David Askevold, David Askevold
11:00 am at Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE

David Askevold (1940-2008) is recognized as an important contributor to the development and pedagogy of conceptual art, and his work has been included in many of the genre’s seminal exhibitions and texts. The exhibition David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East will be on display at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, until 3 June 2012. Wed. to Sat. 11 am to 5 pm.

Theresa Kishkan in Parksville, BC
March 21, 2012
Headliner(s): Theresa Kishkan
Featured Titles: Mnemonic
6:30 pm at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre , Parksville, BC

Theresa Kishkan brings her talent for memoir and botany to the Women’s Arboriculture Conference!

The Women’s Arboriculture Conference is a gathering of arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, landscape architects and designers, land planners and managers, Master gardeners, and (as it turns out), one writer!  Theresa will be leading a workshop on March 21, entitle “The Leafy Groves of Memory” and will be reading from, and discussing the themes of, her recent memoir Mnemonic: A Book of Trees.

Prices for the Women’s Arboriculture Conference may be found on the conference website.

Jacques Poitras heads south of the border
March 21, 2012
Headliner(s): Jacques Poitras
Featured Titles: Imaginary Line
1:00 pm at Thomas College Auditorium, 180 West River Road , Waterville, ME

Author and journalist Jacques Poitras visits the southern half of his book Imaginary Line with a talk on the other side of the border he now knows so well.

Jacques will be speaking at the Thomas College Auditorium on his book, and current border issues facing both countries.

This is a free event. Books will be available for purchase.

Jacques Poitras returns to the border
March 22, 2012
Headliner(s): Jacques Poitras
Featured Titles: Imaginary Line
12:30 pm at Franco American Centre, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Author and journalist Jacques Poitras visits the southern half of his acclaimed book Imaginary Line with a talk on the other side of the border he now knows so well.

Jacques will be speaking at the Franco American Centre at the Univeristy of Maine on his book, and current border issues facing both countries.

This is a free event. Books will be available for purchase.

Doug Harris retakes Montreal!
March 23, 2012
Headliner(s): Doug Harris
Featured Titles: YOU comma Idiot
7:00 pm at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, 2118 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC

Doug Harris’s YOU comma Idiot, the novel praised by Brain Fawcett (Human Happiness) as being “more entertaining and relevant than any of the books that won Canadian literary prizes” will be launched in Montreal in a new paperback edition, and simultaneously released in a French paperback edition by Les Éditions Stanké (as T’es con, point).

Now, English readers can immerse themselves once again in Doug’s impossible-to-resist narrative in a new paperback edition complete with its trademark burn hole through the cover. (French readers will have to make do with a spliff.)

Doug will be launching the paperback version of YOU comma Idiot on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly.  The evening’s festivites will be hosted by author Larissa Andrusyshyn (Mammoth).

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and don’t be afraid to approach Doug. Remember, make direct eye contact to prove your dominance: then, ask him politely for his autograph.

Jeffrey Donaldson gets gritty at GritLit
March 29, 2012
Headliner(s): Jeffery Donaldson
Featured Titles: Guesswork
7:30 pm at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West, Hamilton, ON,
As this year’s gritLit festival in Hamilton, ON gets underway, celebrated author Jeffrey Donaldson takes to the stage for a sterling evening of poetry.

Jeffrey, who last year won 2011 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Established Artist (Writing), will be reading from his collection Guesswork and many of his other works. Joining Jeffrey onstage will be fellow poets Phil Hall (Killdeer) and Robin Richardson (Grunt of the Minotaur ).

The goal of gritLit is to engage the Hamilton community in this country’s rich and diverse literary culture and to bring attention to local writers. gritLIT aims to make Hamilton, often thought of as a gritty city, a destination for book loving audiences as well as for authors from coast to coast.

This is a ticketed event; $10 at the door ($8 for Students/Seniors/Underemployed).

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