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Alex Colville at the AGO
August 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Featured Titles: Colville
12:00 am - 12:00 am at art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario starting in summer 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.

 



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the WAG
September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
9:00 am - 11:00 pm at Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Boulevard), Winnipeg, MB

Don't miss The Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from September 27, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

For more information, visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


 



Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell in Moncton
October 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm at Cafe Aberdeen, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB

Poets Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell are in the spotlight at the Attic Owl reading series. Stevie will read from her debut collection [Sharps], a collection which, from certain angles embraces the possibilities of poetry and from others engages in a protracted street fight with language.

Kerry Lee Powell appears courtesy of Biblioasis. She will be reading from her new collection Inheritance.

Join us for a great evening at the Attic Owl Reading Series. Books will be available for purchase at the event.



Debra Komar at Fog Lit Festival
October 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
12:00 pm at Saint John Free Public Library, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

What happens when we apply modern forensic science to some of Canada’s oldest and most notorious murders? The answers may surprise you. Join forensic anthropologist and author Debra Komar for a Lunch and Learn at the 2014 Fog Lit Festival. Komar will be delivering a version of her powerful presentation entitled “Getting Away with Murder: Rewriting Canada’s Bloody History, One Crime at a Time.”

For more information, visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/



Don McKay and Stevie Howell at the Lorenzo Society
October 2, 2014
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps], Angular Unconformity
7:00 pm at UNB Saint John, details tba, Saint John, NB

A life's work in cross-section. That's Angular Unconformity, the first comprehensive collection of Don McKay's poetry. Don will be reading from his new book at the Lorenzo Society reading series, along with the exciting new voice Stevie Howell [Sharps].



Poetry Workshop with John Barton
October 2, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
2:00 pm at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Rue Festival, Shediac, NB

Join award-winning poet John Barton for a poetry workshop and reading in Shediac, New Brunswick.

The line shapes the poem, but how does the poem and the poet shape the line? How does the line influence the larger architecture of the poem? How is it determined by it? Is the line a matter of intuition or of artful consideration, or both? Looking at participants’ work, award-winning poet John Barton will discuss strategies for the line, including length, pace, metrics, and the importance of knowing where the line should break.

For more information and to register, call (506) 260-3564.

Presented by the New Brunswick Writers Federation.



Goose Lane's 60th anniversary hometown party
October 3, 2014
Headliner(s): Nancy Bauer, Herménégilde Chiasson, Beth Powning, Don McKay
Featured Titles: Flora, Write This Down, Angular Unconformity, Beatitudes, Home
7:00 pm at Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB

Goose Lane 60th anniversary celebrations - PART TWO. Yup, we're celebrating 60 years of independent publishing and our fall 2014 season. Come join in the revels in Fredericton. We'll be offering readings and choice words from special guests Nancy Bauer, Herménégilde Chiasson, Dr. George A. MacLean, Don McKay, and Beth Powning. 

Cash bar, music, books available for sale and signing,... and cake! We'll be launching the freshly brewed Page Turner signature ale from Picaroons, too. In the spirit of community and the sharing of good stories, a portion of the proceeds will be donated by Picaroons to Laubach Literacy.

Organized with the generous support of the University of New Brunswick, Friesens, UNB Associated Alumni, and Picaroons Traditional Ales.



Shauna Singh Baldwin to speak at Mount Royal University
October 3, 2014
Headliner(s): Shauna Singh Baldwin
Featured Titles: English Lessons and Other Stories (Reader's Guide Edition)
7:30 pm at Mount Royal University, the Nickle Theatre, Calgary, AB

Shauna Singh Baldwin (author of English Lessons and Other Stories, We Are Not in Pakistan) will be delivering her thought-provoking presentation "Choosing to Belong: our rights, our responsibilities" at Mount Royal University on Friday, October 3rd.

Building on her literary mastery and her astute cultural observations, this talk takes on fundamental questions about belonging, particularly as it relates to diasporic Sikhs. Ms. Baldwin's presentation asks: Why do we need to belong to a family, a tradition, a country?  What is the personal cost of belonging, the personal cost of non-conformance and difference?  Should we care when we're excluded by family, declared an outcast by tankhiya, fatwa, or decree? How can we help those excluded today?

Baldwin is the author of three novels and two story collections. Her stories have won numerous awards in Canada and the US, including the CBC Literary Prize. She lives in Milwaukee.

For moer information about the event, please click here.

 



Fog Lit Festival, Poetry Slam
October 4, 2014
Featured Titles: Broken Ghosts, How the gods pour tea
5:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub, 46 Princess St, ,

Goose Lane Edition's Lynn Davies (How the gods pour tea) and Roger Moore (Broken Ghosts) will be judging the Fog Lit Festival Poetry Slam with Clyde Wray, Jason Guriel, and Tim Turnell at O’Leary’s Pub. Come raise a glass and drop a verse!

For more information, visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/



Lynn Davies and Roger Moore at Authors, Ale, & Acoustics
October 4, 2014
Featured Titles: Broken Ghosts, How the gods pour tea
8:00 pm at Saint John Alehouse, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

Goose Lane Editions Lynn Davies (How the gods pour tea) and Roger Moore (Broken Ghosts) join Wayne Hansen, Tomato -Tomato, Clinton Charleton, and Stephanie Domet for Authors, Ale, & Acoustics at the Saint John Alehouse as part of the Flog Lit Festival.

For more information, please visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/.



Short Fiction Workshop with Roger Moore
October 4, 2014
Featured Titles: Broken Ghosts
12:30 pm at Saint John Free Public Library, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

Roger Moore will be leading a short fiction workshop at the Saint John Free Public Library as part of the Fog Lit Festival.

For more information, or to register, please visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/.



Freeman Patterson photography workshop
October 5, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Ridgeback Lodge, Kingston Peninsula, NB

Renowned photographer Freeman Patterson is offering a week long workshop in photography and visual design on the Kingston Peninsula with André Gallant. For details, go here.

 



John Barton and Margaret Sweatman at Rowers Pub Reading Series
October 6, 2014
Featured Titles: Polari, Mr. Jones
6:15 pm at The Central, 603 Markham St, Toronto , Toronto, ON

Margaret Sweatman and John Barton read from their latest works along with Binnie Brennan and Mark Sampson at the Rowers Pub Reading Series. Doors open at 6:15 pm. For more information, please visit http://rowerspubreadingseries.wordpress.com/.



Jim and Sue Waddington in Toronto
October 7, 2014
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
1:30 pm at North York Central Library, Room 1 (Mel Lastman Square, Yonge St., North of Sheppard Ave & Hwy 401), Toronto, ON

Speaking to the Queen's Alumni Association Toronto Branch, In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven authors Jim and Sue Waddington, will present a fascinating account of their journey to document the locales of various portraits by this famous Canadian artists group.

The Waddingtons are the first in a series of four guest presentations at $15 each or $40 to attend all. For more information contact Lynn Clark at lynnclark@sympatico.ca on the QAATB Events Committee.

This event is sponsored by the Queen's Alumni Association Toronto Branch.

 

 

 



Douglas Glover at Open Word: Readings and Ideas
October 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Douglas Glover
Featured Titles: Savage Love
7:30 pm at Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria,

Award-winning author Douglas Glover will read from his new book, Savage Love at Open Word. This reading is sponsored by the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing Orion Series in the Fine Arts. For more details, vist http://www.openspace.ca/Douglas_Glover.

 



John Barton and Tamai Kobayashi at Glad Day Bookshop
October 8, 2014
Featured Titles: Polari, Prairie Ostrich
8:00 pm at Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge Street (at Wellesley TTC station), 3rd Floor Event Space, Toronto, ON

Join award-winning poet John Barton and writer to watch Tamai Kobayashi as they read from their respective work at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto.

John Barton has published ten previous collections of poetry and six chapbooks. He has won three Archibald Lampman Awards, an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award, and a National Magazine Award. Since 1980, his poems have appeared in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers across Canada and in the United States, Australia, China, India, and the U.K. John will be reading from Polari, his most recent collection.

Tamai Kobayahsi is a writer, song-writer, and videographer. She is the author of two story collections and has recently been named a 2014 writer to watch by CBC Books. She will be reading from Prairie Ostrich, her debut novel.



Debra Komar in Eastend
October 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
7:30 pm at T.rex Discovery Centre, 650 T-Rex Drive, Eastend, SK

What happens when we apply modern forensic science to some of Canada’s oldest and most notorious murders? The answers may surprise you. Join forensic anthropologist and author Debra Komar for a version of her powerful presentation entitled “Getting Away with Murder: Rewriting Canada’s Bloody History, One Crime at a Time.”

Debra Komar is the winner of the Eastend Arts Council 2014 Grant for the Arts.



John Barton with Sadiqa de Meijer and Eric Folsomat at Novel Idea
October 9, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
7:00 pm at Novel Idea bookstore, 156 Princess St, Kingston, ON

Join John Barton, Sadiqa de Meijer, and Eric Folsom as they read from their respective works at Novel Idea Bookstore in Kingston.



Don McKay and Stevie Howell at Acadia University
October 9, 2014
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps], Angular Unconformity
7:00 pm at Quiet Reading Room in the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

A life's work in cross-section. That's Angular Unconformity, the first comprehensive collection of Don McKay's poetry. Don will be reading from his new book at  Acadia Unniversity. Joining McKay will be exciting new voice Stevie Howell whose debut, [Sharps], was recently chosen by Quill & Quire as one of this fall's most anticipated poetry books.



Mary Pratt at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
October 10, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
9:00 am - 11:00 pm at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (1723 Hollis Street), Halifax, NS

Be sure to catch the retrospective of this great Canadian artist's work at the The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS) from October 10, 2014 – February 1, 2015.

For more information, visit The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.


 



Freeman Patterson workshop
October 12, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Ridgeback Lodge, Kingston Peninsula, NB

Renowned photographer Freeman Patterson is offering a week long workshop in photography and visual design on the Kingston Peninsula with André Gallant. For details, go here.



Live Nude Writers
October 14, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
7:00 pm at Stock Bar, 1171 St-Catherine East (Beaudry Metro), Montreal, QC

Four Canadian writers take to the stage of Stock to peel off the pages of their most audacious and thrilling work.

Award-winning poet and editorJohn Barton will read from his his eleventh poetry collection, Polari. Joining him will be novelist, poet and art critic Peter Dubé, who will give an advance preview of his new book of short stories, Beginning with the Mirror. Also reading from his work will be writer, editor and activist Jordan Coulombe. The event will be hosted by Christopher DiRaddo.

This event is free and open to the general public (18 plus).



Beth Powning goes Home
October 16, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
7:00 pm at Cafe Aberdeen, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB

Home is like a leaf on a tree: other people, other homes, are the other leaves. They live beneath the same sky, share the same memories, survive the same storms.

But one leaf is a solitude.

After twenty-five years on a New Brunswick farm, award-winning Canadian author Beth Powning came to understand the land she calls home. Now, almost twenty years after the initial publication of Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life, readers may once again experience the spirit of home in nature in this new edition of her seminal book. Originally released in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer, this new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning’s sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who are already there.

Join us for a great evening at the Attic Owl Reading Series. Books will be available for purchase at the event.



John Barton at RailRoad Reading Series
October 16, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
7:30 pm at Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON

Join award-winning poet John Barton as he reads with Elizabeth Greene, Sandra Ridley and Chris Jennings at the RailRoad Reading Series. John will be reading from his latest collection, Polari.

For more information, please visit http://railroad-ottawa.ca/.



Beth Powning at Westminster Books
October 17, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
7:00 pm at Westminster Books, 445 King St., Fredericton, NB

Beth Powning will be reading from her new book Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life and signing copies. Please join us!



Meet Beth Powning at Indigo Saint John!
October 18, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
12:00 pm at Indigo East Point Centre, 41 Fashion Drive , Saint John, NB

Beth Powning will be signing copies of Home: Chronicles of a North Country Life at the Indigo East Point Centre.

 

 



The Last Hockey Game faces off in Toronto!
October 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
6:30 pm at Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy.The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams. Players would form an association to begin collective bargaining. Hockey would become big business. The NHL of the “Original Six” would be a thing of the past.The Last Hockey Game takes you inside Maple Leaf gardens and onto the ice for that pivotal game.

Join us for the launch of this book and Bruce's new collection of short stories, Every Minute is a Suicide(Porquipine's Quill).

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Ben McNally Books.

 



Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell in Kingston
October 23, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm at Novel Idea Bookstore 156 Princess Street , Kingston, ON

Poets Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell are in the spotlight at the Novel Idea bookstore. Stevie will read from her debut collection [Sharps], a collection which, from certain angles embraces the possibilities of poetry and from others engages in a protracted street fight with language.

Kerry-Lee Powell appears courtesy of Biblioasis. She will be reading from her new collection Inheritance.

Join us for a great evening! Books will be available for purchase at the event.



Freeman Patterson workshop
October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 am at , Yellowknife, NT

Freeman Patterson is offering a two-day workshop in Yellowknife this fall. For more information contact Lee Sacrey lee@leesacreyphotography.com

www.freemanpatterson.com



Margaret Sweatman in performance!
October 30, 2014
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
8:00 pm at Registry Theatre,122 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON

Novelist and vocalist/librettist Margaret Sweatman performs with composer, pianist/guitarist Glenn Buhr and percussionist Bev Johnston in a program of Words and Music. Bev Johnston performs the world premiere of a new solo work for narrating/singing percussionist written for her by Buhr and Sweatman.

For more informatrion go to http://glennbuhr.com/



Beth Powning in Canmore
October 30, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
7:00 pm at Cafe Books, 826 Main St., Canmore, AB

Join us for an evening with Beth Powing as she celebrates this new edition of her first book, Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life. Originally released in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer, this new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning’s sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who are already there.

This event is free and open to the public.



Freeman Patterson workshop and presentation
November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK

Freeman Patterson will be a keynote presenter at the annual Frame by Frame PhotoForum 2014 in Regina, sponsored by Regina Shutterbugs. For more information contact lakeviewoffice@sasktel.net.

www.freemanpatterson.com

 



Freeman Patterson workshop
November 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am at , Edson, AB

Freeman Patterson will give an all day workshop, sponsored by the Edson Photography Club. For more details please contact workshopregistration@edsonphotographyclub.ca

www.freemanpatterson.com



Catherine Bush in Newmarket
November 9, 2014
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation (Reader's Guide Edition)
12:30 pm at Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive , Newmarket, ON

The Writers Community of York welcomes Catherine Bush to its monthly luncheon. Catherine's celebrated novel, Accusation is now out in a reader’s guide trade paper edition. This new edition includes an interview with Catherine Bush, an extended biographical note, and an annotated list of reading materials prepared by the author herself.

For details on the luncheon, including ticket information, go to http://wcyork.ca/york/2013-2014-season/

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Blue Heron Books.



Dan Falk at Deer Park Library
November 11, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
6:30 pm at Deer Park Library, 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON

Shakespeare's plays reveal that he was conscious of the changing conception of the cosmos and that his observations of human nature were as revolutionary as those of the astronomers who studied the night sky and who were changing our understanding of the universe. Join science journalist and author Dan Falk for a discussion of his new book, The Science of Shakespeare.



Dan Falk named Science Guest of Honour at SFContario5
November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON

Dan Falk has been named the science guest of honor at this year's SFContario: Toronto's Autumn Science Fiction Convention. For more information about the convention, please visit http://www.sfcontario.ca.



Welcome to Colville
November 19, 2014
Featured Titles: Colville
7:00 pm at AGO, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Artists,  writers, musicians, and other creative thinkers respond to the work of Alex Colville in this cabaret style evening.

Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
Members $17 |  Public $20 | Students $12
(with exhibition entry: Public $30 | Students $22)

For details go here.



Colville at the AGO
November 28, 2014
Featured Titles: Colville
2:00 pm at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

As part of the Alex Colville major restrospective exhibition, the Art Gallery of Ontario presents a day of special screenings. On November 28, beginning at 2:00 pm, a number of films will be shown with connections to Alex Colville.

Sarah Polley's The Stories We Tell explores truth and memory, aging and loss. These themes feature prominently in Alex Colville, particularly in the paintings of Rhoda and Alex Colville, which emphasize a lifetime of engagement between artist and model, husband and wife. 

Set in 1965, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom features the repeated visual quoting of Alex Colville’s iconic painting of the same year,To Prince Edward Island.

Alex Colville was deeply interested in the work of the Coen brothers, filmmakers who, like Colville, engage with the potential for evil, violence and danger within deceptively simple tales. No Country for Old Men with its layers of damaged and flawed characters, all profoundly marked by history and who reflect diverse embodiments of good and evil is set in a very distinct rural landscape. 

Stanley Kubrick, a filmmaker as obsessive about detail as Alex Colville, included four of Colville’s works in his masterpiece of horror The Shining with Horse and Train centrally positioned in a critical opening scene.

For details go to  http://www.ago.net/events-adult



Catherine Bush at York University
January 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
7:00 pm at York University, Toronto, ON

Accusation author, Catherine Bush, is participating in York University's Canadian Writers in Person reading series on January 27, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

This event is supported by the Canadian Council.

 



Margaret Sweatman Performs!
January 30, 2015
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
12:00 pm at Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Novelist/singer/musician Margaret Sweatman performs with composer, pianist/guitarist Glenn Buhr along with Paul Pulford on cello and Mike Anderson on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Music by Buhr, Sweatman, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Arvo Pärt. For more information go to http://glennbuhr.com/



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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