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Mary Pratt: This Little Painting Masterpiece in Focus
April 4, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Headliner(s): Mary Pratt
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
9:00 am - 9:00 pm at National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, NB

From April 4 until November 1, the National Gallery of Canada will be displaying the works of the iconic Mary Pratt. The exhibition emphasizes Pratt's "contemplative attention to everyday rituals." For more information on the exhibition, take a look at the NAC's website here!



Emily Carr exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario
April 11, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Headliner(s): Sarah Milroy, Ian Dejardin
Featured Titles: From the Forest to the Sea
10:00 am - 9:00 pm at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

The Art Gallery of Ontario will be exhibiting From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia from April 11 until July 12, 2015. Alongside Carr's paintings, there will be over 40 historic indigenous artifacts from the Pacific Northwest Coast. If you'd like to find out more about the exhibition, take a look at the AGO's website here!



National Gallery of Canada Special Exhibition of Colville Works
April 23, 2015 - September 7, 2015
Headliner(s): Andrew Hunter
Featured Titles: Colville
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON

Check out the National Gallery of Canada's special exhibition of some of Colville's most iconic works. Colville, known for his meticulous hyper-realist work, is a central figure in Canadian contemporary art. If in Ottawa, it's an exhition not to be missed.

"Impossibly meticulous, disarmingly precise acrylics on canvas, the paintings, of course, are Colville's hallmark. They were famously labour-intensive; legend had it that the artist was only able to produce two per year."  — Toronto Star



Debra Komar to launch latest book during Reading Town Canada
May 5, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
7:00 pm at Confederation Centre Public Library, 145A Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE

Internationally renowned forensic anthropologist Debra Komar will launch her latest book, The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on May 5. The launch will include her powerful presentation, “Murder at Fort Stikine: Solving a Centuries-Old Crime in the Hudson's Bay Company.”
 
Is it possible to reach back in time and solve a murder more than 170 years after it was committed?  Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin Jr. — a chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company — was shot dead inside the walls of Fort Stikine. The body was never autopsied, there was no police investigation, and the case never saw the inside of a courtroom.  Using modern forensic science, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, Debra Komar unlocks the mystery of what really happened the night John McLoughlin died.
 
“History buffs and armchair detectives are sure to enjoy this absorbing time-machine tale of murder, mayhem, intrigue, and justice denied.” — David A. Gibb, author of Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Colonel Russell Williams


Jane Woods participates in Brockton Writers Series
May 6, 2015
Headliner(s): Jane Woods
Featured Titles: The Walking Tanteek
6:30 pm at Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON

Jane Woods, author of The Walking Tanteek, will join Ghadeer Malek, Mark Silverberg, and Zainab Amadahy on May 6, at the Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery for a reading. Beginning at 6:30 pm, the evening will also included Emily M. Keeler from the National Post talking about "Getting Started in Book Reviewing." For more information, check here!



Bruce McDougall at Ridgeway Reads
May 8, 2015
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
7:00 pm at Ridgeway Crystal Beach High SchoolAuditorium, Ridgeway, ON

The Last Hockey Game author Bruce McDougall will be taking part in Ridgeway Reads on Friday, May 8 at 7:00pm EST. For more information, check the Ridgeway Reads website!



Ian Weir at the Vancouver Public Library
May 12, 2015
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
7:00 pm at Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Will Starling author Ian Weir be at the Vancouver Public Library on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm to read from his latest novel. Ian will be on hand to sign personal copies and chat about his book.



Don McKay colloquium at Sage Hill
May 15, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
8:00 am - 8:00 pm at Sage Hill Writing, Saskatoon, SK

Sage Hill is offering an amazing opportunity to benefit from manuscript consultations and seminar discussions with Don McKay. The colloquium runs from May 15 - 28. Those interested are encourage to apply here!



Jeff Latosik reading in the Pivot reading series
May 20, 2015
Headliner(s): Jeff Latosik
Featured Titles: Safely Home Pacific Western
8:00 pm at The Press Club, 850 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON

On Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 pm EST, Jeff Latosik, author of Icehouse Poetry's Safely Home Pacific Western, will be reading at the Press Club on Dundas as part of the Pivot reading series. Alongside Jeff will be fellow writers Mike Garry, Ben Ladouceur, and Jimmy McInnes. Find out more about the event and the Pivot readings at the Press Club here!



Mark Anthony Jarman and Joan Thomas reading for the Incite Reading Series
May 20, 2015
Headliner(s): Joan Thomas, Mark Anthony Jarman
Featured Titles: Reading by Lightning, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
7:30 pm at Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room, 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

On Wednesday, May 20, both Mark Anthony Jarman and Joan Thomas will be reading as a part of the Incite reading series at the Vancouver public library. Click here to get more details!



Mark Anthony Jarman reads with Rachel Wyatt
May 21, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
Featured Titles: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
7:30 pm at 734 Fort Street, Victoria, BC

Join Mark Anthony Jarman and Rachel Wyatt for a reading at Russell Books in Victoria at 7:30 on Thursday, May 21. Copies of Mark's latest book, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, will be available for purchase with Mark on hand to sign copies.



Tyler Trafford guest author at Banff Book Discussion Weekend 2015
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Tyler Trafford
Featured Titles: Almost A Great Escape
9:00 am - 9:00 am at Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, AB

Almost a Great Escape Author and Alberta Readers' Choice Award winner Tyler Trafford will be the guest author for the 2015 Banff Book Discussion weekend! 

Check out their website for more information.



Forensic Anthropologist Debra Komar to Give Public Talk at Vancouver Public Library
June 28, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
2:30 pm at Vancouver Public Library (Alice Mackay Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street), Vancouver, BC

Internationally renowned forensic anthropologist Debra Komar will speak about her latest book, The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., at the Vancouver Public Library on June 28. The event will include her powerful presentation, “Murder at Fort Stikine: Solving a Centuries-Old Crime in the Hudson's Bay Company.”



Dan Falk at the Stratford Festival
August 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
10:30 am at Studio Theatre, Stratford, ON

The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk will be presenting at this year's Stratford Festival in August. One of the most exciting festivals in Canada, festival goers won't want to miss Dan's discussion on how the Scientific Revolution deeply influenced the works of Shakespeare. Tickets are $25. More information can be found here!



Dan Falk presentation for RASC Speaker's Night
November 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:30 pm at Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON

Dan Falk will be speaking for the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada for their Speaker's Night on November 25. Tracing the lines between Shakespeare's work and the coinciding Scientific Revolution, The Science of Shakespeare is as thrilling a read as this evening promises to be! The evening will be held at the Ontario Science Centre. The event is open to the public!



On exhibit until April 2016 - A Matter of Abstraction
April 4, 2016
Featured Titles: Jacques Hurtubise
11:00 am at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance), Montreal, QC

A personal encounter with the artists and artistic movements that have defined the development of abstraction since the 1940s in Québec and across Canada: that’s what is in store for visitors to the exhibition A Matter of Abstraction, on view at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal starting April 12, 2012. The broad overview provided by the exhibition covers the period from 1940 to 2010, in a display of 110 pieces produced by 60 artists. This multidisciplinary selection encompasses painting, drawing, video and sculpture, with particular emphasis on Québec works in the Collection.

A Matter of Abstraction is laid out in a series of groupings. The circuit continues with spaces devoted to pieces by the Automatists, the Early Plasticians, and gestural expression and structural dynamics as represented in the works of artists like Jacques Hurtubise.

Full information, including hours and prices, may be found on the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal website.

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