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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



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!



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 Kicks Off National Tour in Halifax
June 18, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
7:00 pm at Halifax Central Library, Program Room 301, Halifax, NS

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.  Join forensic anthropologist Debra Komar, author of The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., at the Halifax Central Library for a look at how modern forensic science, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, unlocks the mystery of a murder at the heart of Hudson's Bay Company history.

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



Forensic Anthropologist Debra Komar Begins BC Leg of National Tour in Prince George
June 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
7:00 pm at Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC

“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

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.  Join forensic anthropologist Debra Komar, author of The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., for a look at how modern forensic science, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, unlocks the mystery of a murder at the heart of Hudson's Bay Company history.

This event is free and open to the public.



Forensic Anthropologist Debra Komar to Give Public Talk at Terrace Public Library
June 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
7:00 pm at Terrace Public Library, 4610 Park Avenue, Terrace, BC

“A rollicking read and a fresh contribution to the literature of the fur trade — scholarship and skulduggery in the same fine package.”— James Raffan, author of Circling the Midnight Sun and Emperor of the North

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.  Join forensic anthropologist Debra Komar, author of The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., for a look at how modern forensic science, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, unlocks the mystery of a murder at the heart of Hudson's Bay Company history.

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



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.”



Forensic Anthropologist Debra Komar to Give Public Talk at McNally Robinson
June 29, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
7:00 pm at McNally Robinson, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg, MB

“A rollicking read and a fresh contribution to the literature of the fur trade — scholarship and skulduggery in the same fine package.”— James Raffan, author of Circling the Midnight Sun and Emperor of the North

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.  Join forensic anthropologist Debra Komar, author of The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., for a look at how modern forensic science, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, unlocks the mystery of a murder at the heart of Hudson's Bay Company history.

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



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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