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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 - July 12, 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



Jeff Latosik at Blue Metropolis
April 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Jeff Latosik
Featured Titles: Safely Home Pacific Western
6:00 pm at Enpuki-ji Zen Centre, Montreal, QC

Jeff Latosik will be participating in a roundtable discussion alongside Linda Besner and Jeramy Dodds. The discussion, titled New Directions in 21st Century Poetry, will take place on April 24 at 6:00pm in the Enpuki-Ji Zen Centre. To find out more information about Blue Metropolis, check out their website



Don Mckay participates in roundtable at Blue Metropolis
April 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
8:00 pm at Enpuki-ji Zen Centre, Blue Metropolis Bleu, Montreal, QC

Join Don Mckay, Marie Howe, Annharte, Jeramy Dodds, and Michael Weigl at the Enpuki-ji Zen Centre on Friday, April 24 at 8:00 for a roundtable discussion. The title of the discussion is "Poetry at the Zen Centre." For more information about Blue Metropolis Bleu, take a look at their website.  



Goose Lane Editions authors at Moncton Frye Festival
April 25, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Headliner(s): Brian Bartlett, Herménégilde Chiasson, Kelly Cooper, Antonine Maillet, Jacques Poitras, Ian Weir
Featured Titles: La Sagouine, Will Starling
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Greater Moncton, Moncton, NB

This year's Frye Festival, from April 25 to May 3, includes six Goose Lane Editions authors! The festival will be graced by the presence of Antonine Maillet, Kelly Cooper, Ian Weir, Brian Bartlett, Herménégilde Chiasson, and Jacques Poitras. There'll be everything from the political, to the poeticlal, to the fictional! There will be more details as the festival's schedule is finalized. If you want to find out more about the festival, check out their website!



Jeff Latosik reads at Blue Metropolis
April 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Jeff Latosik
Featured Titles: Safely Home Pacific Western
6:00 pm at Blue Metropolis Bleu, Festival Bookstore, Montreal, QC

On Saturday, April 25, Jeff Latosik will be reading from his latest collection released by icehouse poetry, Safely Home Pacific Western. The reading will take place at 6:00pm at the Festival Bookstore.  This event is free and open to the public. To find out more about Blue Metropolis Bleu, check out their website



Don McKay interview with Mark Abley at Blue Metropolis
April 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
12:30 pm at Le Petit Salon, Blue Metropolis Bleu, Montreal, QC

Join Mark Abley on Saturday, April 25 at 12:30 as he sits down for an interview with Don McKay. The two will be discussing McKay's first comprehensive collection, Angular Unconformity. The event is $8 and will take place at Le Petit Salon. For more information about Blue Metropolis Bleu, check out their website



Don McKay reading at Blue Metropolis
April 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
7:00 pm at Festival Bookstore, Blue Metropolis Bleu, Montrael, QC

On Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm, take in Newfoundland poet Don McKay as he reads from Angular Unconformity at the Blue Metropolis Bleu Festival Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public. To find out more about Blue Metropolis Bleu, check out their website here



Mark Anthony Jarman at Ottawa's Writers Festival
April 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
Featured Titles: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
6:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

Mark Anthony Jarman will be discussing his latest collection of short stories, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa. Jarman will be joined by Steven Hayward, Heather O'Neill, and Guy Vanderhaeghe in discussing "how big a meal a single story can be." For more details, check out the festival's website here!



Ian Weir at SPUR Calgary
April 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
9:30 am at McDougall Centre, 456 6 ST SW , Calgary, AB

Join Will Starling author Ian Weir at SPUR Calgary for Book Bag. Moderated by Eric Volmers, the event will include a continental breakfast, a reading, and a discussion of Ian's latest book.

For more information about SPUR Calgary or to purchase tickets for this event, please click here.



Don McKay at the Ottawa Writers Festival
April 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
8:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

On Monday, April 27, Don McKay will join Marie Annharte Baker and Marilyn Dumont in talking poetry. For tickets and further details, check out the Writers Festival website here!



Don McKay in conversation with David O'Meara at the Ottawa Writers Festival
April 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
12:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

Join Ottawa Book Award winner David O'Meara and Griffin Poetry Prize winner Don McKay as they talk poetry at this years Ottawa Writers Festival. To find out more and to purchase tickets in advance, check out the Writers Festival website here!



Goose Lane Presents… A Taste of Frye with authors Ian Weir and Beth Powning
April 28, 2015
Headliner(s): Beth Powning, Ian Weir
7:00 pm at King Street Ale House, 546 King Street, Fredericton, NB

Can’t get to Moncton to see Will Starling author Ian Weir? Missed Beth Powning’s launch for A Measure of Light (Knopf Canada)? Journey from 1600s New England to Regency London and explore historical fiction at its finest as these acclaimed authors read from their new novels. Books and refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. The evening will also include period harp music courtesy of John Thompson.

Praise for Will Starling:

“An extraordinary rendition of life in Regency-era London . . . Weir has written a mystery worthy of every word while adding historical tidbits. . . Characters rollick and scheme through a plot as snaky as a London alley in a setting as powerful as a chamber pot tossed from a garret window... What Dickens might have written had he set loose Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll to explore the doomsday trade.” — Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Praise for A Measure of Light:

"[A] dark, shatteringly exquisite book...one of the finest books in the genre to come along in ages..." — Globe and Mail



Fog Lit Festival Presents...The Frye Festival. Author Reading by Ian Weir.
April 29, 2015
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
7:00 pm at Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square Branch, Saint John, NB

Can’t get to Moncton? Ian Weir, acclaimed author of Will Starling, a rollicking whodunit set in Regency London, will be reading in Saint John, courtesy of the Frye Festival. Experience historical fiction at its best.  Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

Praise for Will Starling:

“A magnificent new novel . . . a sumptuous Frankensteinian potboiler of knockabout slang, scientific lore, rollicking personalities and atmosphere thick as fog . . . While its themes of death, scientific perversion, classism and poverty may be dark as pitch, Weir's style and wit ensures the novel remains a boisterous, subversive romp.” — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Will Starling is a remarkably subversive novel. . . compelling and convincing. . . a novel that is at once rewarding and heartbreaking, satisfying on both intellectual and emotional levels. . . Will Starling - both the character and the book - is a splendid literary achievement, and a genuine pleasure.” — The Globe and Mail

 

 



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


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.



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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