Katherine Leyton at lay your WORD down
May 5, 2016
Featured Titles: All the Gold Hurts My Mouth
7:00 pm at The Human Bean, 80 King St. W., Cobourg, ON

Join Katherine Leyton as she reads from her debut collection All the Gold Hurts My Mouth at lay your WORD down.

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Finding Lucy Jarvis
May 7, 2016
Featured Titles: Lucy Jarvis
1:00 pm at UNB Art Centre, 9 Bailey Drive, Fredericton, NB

Do you have a lost treasure on your wall?

The art of Lucy Jarvis is as unforgettable as her life. Vibrant and bold, her work captures the places and people she was passionate about. Jarvis was committed to an art “of the people,” often giving away or undervaluing her work. As a result, her sketches and paintings can be found in homes across Atlantic Canada, passed down through families who may have no clue what treasures they possess.

Members of the public are invited to bring suspected Jarvis works to the UNB Art Centre on May 7 for a free evaluation by a panel of experts, including Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life author Roslyn Rosenfeld and members of Lucy Jarvis's family.

A public talk about Lucy Jarvis and her life and work will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

Daniel Poliquin at Connell House
May 10, 2016
Featured Titles: The Angel's Jig
7:00 pm at Connell House, 128 Connell Street, Woodstock, NB

Join author Daniel Poliquin as he reads from the acclaimed, award-nominated novel Quill & Quire describes as "a thoroughly enjoyable odyssey about a memorable, yet perplexing character and a shocking custom that has all but disappeared from our collective memory."

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of The Angel's Jig will be available for purchase.

Daniel Poliquin in Fredericton
May 11, 2016
Featured Titles: The Angel's Jig
7:00 pm at Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton Street, Fredericton, NB

Explore a forgotten chapter of New Brunswick's past and discover an unforgettable story when Daniel Poliquin reads from his latest novel, The Angel's Jig, in Fredericton.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of The Angel's Jig will be available for purchase.

Books That Spur: Canadian Pacific and the Golden Age of Travel
May 13, 2016
Featured Titles: Canadian Pacific: The Golden Age of Travel
12:00 pm at Free Press Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue , Winnipeg, MB

Join Barry Lane, author of Canadian Pacific: The Golden Age of Travel, at Spur Winnipeg for a journey through the history of Canadian Pacific, from the construction of the transcontinental railway to the development of the hotels and the building of the shipping line that linked Canada to the rest of the world.

For details and tickets, please click here.

On exhibit until May 22 - This Little Painting
May 22, 2016
Headliner(s): Mary Pratt
12:00 am at Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, 61 York Street, Sackville, NB

On exhibit at the Owens Art Gallery from March 12 - May 22, 2016

This exhibition tells the story behind Red Currant Jelly, 1972 which Mary Pratt affectionately calls “this little painting”. Within the context of a selection of key early and more recent paintings, study materials, prints and a short film interview with Pratt produced by Toronto filmmaker Mark Bennett, the exhibition analyses Red Currant Jelly and its relationship to Pratt’s work and technique. Painted in a realist style strongly associated with Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Pratt’s paintings contemplate everyday rituals and the themes they invoke: sacrifice, love and familial duty, and the inevitable and ever-fleeting passage of time.

Co-curated by National Gallery of Canada Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Jonathan Shaughnessy, and The Rooms Curator of Contemporary Art, Mireille Eagan. 

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Explore the best of the Trans Canada Trail with Michael Haynes
May 24, 2016
Headliner(s): Michael Haynes
6:30 pm at 15 Commerce Court, Suite 100 (Lloyd E. Matheson Centre), Elmsdale, NS

Join Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia author Michael Haynes at the Elmsdale Branch of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library on May 24 at 6:30 PM for a presentation on "The Best of the Trans Canada Trail, Eastern Canada." 

Richard Kelly Kemick at Audreys Books
May 26, 2016
Headliner(s): Richard Kelly Kemick
Featured Titles: Caribou Run
7:00 pm at Audreys Books. 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Enjoy an evening of readings with poets Richard Kelly Kemick, Michael Prior, and special guest Alice Major at Audreys Books on Thursday, May 26. 

The event will begin at 7:00 PM, is free, and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. 

Festival of Nature 2016: Waterfalls Tour with Nick Guitard
May 28, 2016
Headliner(s): Nicholas Guitard
Featured Titles: The Lost Wilderness
8:15 am at Dalhousie Recreaplex, Dalhousie, NB

Discover New Brunswick’s “True North”, where the Appalachian Mountains, the magnificent Restigouche River, and the Bay of Chaleur all meet to create a spectacular landscape at any time of the year. This is also the place where north meets south – many of our bird and plant species find their southernmost habitat here, while many others find their northernmost. 

Join Waterfalls of New Brunswick author Nicholas Guitard for a full day trip on Saturday, May 28th as part of Festival of Nature 2016. Nick will lead you to several of his charming waterfall discoveries in the area around Dalhousie, with ample opportunity to watch for birds and examine local plant communities. 

Please view the full festival schedule here for more details, or email 

Richard Kelly Kemick at McNally Robinson Saskatoon
May 31, 2016
Headliner(s): Richard Kelly Kemick
Featured Titles: Caribou Run
7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Saskatoon (Travel Alcove), 3130 8th St E , Saskatoon, SK

McNally Robinson Booksellers & Goose Lane Editions are pleased to present Richard Kelly Kemick & Michael Prior at McNally Robinson Saskatoon (in the Travel Alcove) on Tuesday, May 31. 

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. 

Richard Kelly Kemick at McNally Robinson Winnipeg
June 2, 2016
Headliner(s): Richard Kelly Kemick
Featured Titles: Caribou Run
7:30 pm at McNally Robinson Winnipeg (Travel Alcove), Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Visit McNally Robinson Winnipeg on Thursday, June 2, 2016 for an evening of poetry featuring Richard Kelly Kemick, author of Caribou Run (Goose Lane Editions), and Michael Prior, author of Model Disciple (Véhicule Press), alongside special guest reader Lori Cayer. Co-presented by Contemporary Verse 2 magazine. 

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. Events starts at 7:30PM.

On exhibit until November 2016: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British
July 1, 2016 - November 13, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Art Gallery's upcoming exhibit, I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia, will be on display between July 1 to November 13, 2016.

This first pairing of the Modernist painters Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959) and Emily Carr (1871–1945) will tell the story of how the artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each expanded in reaction to the majestic landscape of British Columbia and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations. With artworks assembled from public and private collections internationally, the exhibition will present early works, ancillary archival materials and the audacious later work of both artists as they moved toward their transcendent visions. 

Please visit the Vancouver Art Gallery's website here for more information.

Theresa Kishkan at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
August 14, 2016
Headliner(s): Theresa Kishkan
12:00 am at , Sechelt, BC

Join Sisters of Grass author Theresa Kishkan at this year's Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC. The festival runs from August 11-14, 2016. 

Details forthcoming. View the complete list of confirmed authors at the festival's website here.

On exhibit until September 2016: Emily Carr and the Young Generation at
September 11, 2016
Featured Titles: From the Forest to the Sea
12:00 am at Graham Gallery, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC

As one of Canada’s most renowned artists, Carr is famous not only for her stunning landscapes, but also for her reputation as a nomadic, solitary artist. Emily Carr and the Young Generation celebrates a new vision of the iconic Victoria artist as both mentor and teacher, lending ideas and influence to a new generation of local artists.

During the 1930s and 1940s, Carr’s studio became a destination for young Victoria artists who sought her for instruction, mentorship and conversation. While the older artist’s relationships were often complex and sometimes tense, Carr’s impact on their work is undeniable.

Experience the revered painter’s work alongside the work of this new generation, including work from Ina D.D. Uhthoff, Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher, Max Maynard, Myfanwy Pavelic and Jack Shadbolt. Held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Graham Gallery, curated by Michelle Jacques

For more information, please click here.

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