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John R. Grodzinski at Fort Wellington
August 2, 2014
Featured Titles: The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812
12:00 pm at Fort Wellington National Historic Site, 370 VanKoughnet St, Prescott, ON

Between June 1812 and February 1815, the land and naval forces of Great Britain, supported by the Canadian regulars, fencibles and militia, and their First Nations allies, successfully defended the territory comprising modern Ontario and Quebec from numerous American incursions across the northern frontier. The span of the Upper St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Kingston provided the life-line for the defenders of Upper Canada. Every regular soldier, sailor and weapon needed to defend the province, and much of the food required to feed the garrison and civilian population passed through this “superhighway” into the interior of the continent.

Join historian and noted War of 1812 authority John R. Grodzinski for for a discussion of  the Upper St. Lawrence River during the War of 1812. Copies of John R. Grodzinski's latest book The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812 will be available at this event.



Bruce MacNab at Houdini Day in Amherst
August 3, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce MacNab
Featured Titles: The Metamorphosis
2:00 pm at Amherst Town Hall, Amherst, NS

Join Bruce MacNab, author of The Metamorphosis, for a walk-and-talk in celebration of legendary magician Harry Houdini's 1896 visit to Amherst. Sites include the now-demolished Esther Cox haunted house and a former factory where Houdini performed for workers. New York magician Margaret Steele will perform at all sites.



Mary Pratt at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
August 24, 2014
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
10:00 am at MacKenzie Art Gallery (3475 Albert Street), Regina, SK

Be sure to catch the retrospective of this great Canadian artist's work at the MacKenzie Art Gallery (3475 Albert Stree, Regina, SK), running  from May 17 to August 24, 2014.

For more information, visit the MacKenzie Art Gallery.


 



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at The Glenbow
August 24, 2014
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
9:00 am at The Glenbow Museum (130 9th Ave S.E.), Calgary, AB

Don't miss the Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at The Glenbow Museum in Calgary from May 24 to August 24, 2014.

For more information, visit the The Glenbow Museum.
 



Mary Pratt at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
September 12, 2014 - January 11, 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 September 12, 2014 – January 11, 2015.

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


 



Dan Falk Talks Shakespeare in Toronto
September 14, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:00 pm at Brentwood Public Library, 36 Brentwood Rd N., Toronto, ON

Join author Dan Falk for a presentation about his new book, the Science of Shakespeare and learn another fascinating aspect about Shakespeare's work! The discussion will take a look at how the scientific advances of the day influenced the writing's of the bard and how his plays incorporated discoveries about the stars.

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Books will be available for purchase.

 

 



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.


 



Tyler Trafford at the Calgary Public Library
September 27, 2014
Headliner(s): Tyler Trafford
Featured Titles: Almost A Great Escape
2:00 pm at John Dutton Theatre, Central Library, 616 MacLeod Trail Southeast, Calgary, AB

Join us for a unique presentation by award-winning author Tyler Trafford of his book, Almost a Great Escape - A Found Story. Tyler will take you on a journey of emotional discovery and dramatic disclosure as he reconstructs his mother’s life following her death in 2004. He tells how he discovered an album of old letters and creased photographs that reveal a mother he never knew, a man he’s never heard of, and a love affair doomed by class and circumstance. The letters are from Jens Müller, a Norwegian pilot who trained in Canada during the early days of World War II, one of only three prisoners who would make it home after “The Great Escape”. Tyler's unconventional memoir confirms that while you can survive your past, you can never escape from it.

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Books will be available for purchase.

Winner, 2014 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
Winner, 2014 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

Winner, 2014 Alberta Readers' Choice Award



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.

 

 

 



Catherine Bush at York University
January 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
12:00 am 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.

 



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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