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Freeman Patterson workshop in New Zealand
February 23, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at , New Zealand, Queen Charlotte Sound,

Join renowned nature photographer Freeman Patterson for a workshop titled Edge of Perception with co-instructor Sally Mason. Patterson will focus on creativity, and using the building blocks of visual design for clear, effective, personal expression while Sally will challenge you to restore and refresh the energy found in your photography.

Comments from previous participants:

"It will be a week that I will remember forever. It really touched my heart and it has made a big impact on my life". H.S.

"It's always great to be immersed in photography in such a wonderful location and with such inspirational tutors" V.W.

For more information, email photosally@gmail.com.



Cosmos and Cocktails with Dan Falk
February 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:00 pm at Action Potential Lab, 451 Christie Street, Toronto, ON

The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk will be talking about his book and astronomy at the Action Potential Lab in Toronto. The event is a part of Action Potential Lab's "Cosmos and Cocktails" lecture series. The evening will be filled with discussion and cocktails! The event is 19+. Tickets are available here



Mark Anthony Jarman at Qwerty Reads event
February 26, 2015 - February 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
Featured Titles: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
7:00 am - 1:00 am at The Wilser, Fredericton, NB

On February 26 at 7:00 pm in the Wilser's room at the Capital Complex in Fredericton, both the Goose Lane Poetry Editor Ross Leckie and Knife Party at the Hotel Europa author Mark Anthony Jarman will be teaming up with UNB graduate journal Qwerty for an evening of poetry, fiction, and music. Alongside the two headliners, a series of UNB graduate students will be reading their latest work. The evening will include music from Mark Anthony Jarman's band, 1947 Kitchen Party Disaster. Throughout the evening, there will be comedy from Toronto comedian Kris Bone. A packed night that promises to be equally as fun. To get more details, check here



The Last Hockey Game in London
February 28, 2015
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters London, 1037 Wellington Road, London, ON

Join author Bruce McDougall at Chapters London as he signs copies of one of the year's most anticipated hockey books.

"His [McDougall's] anecdotes, stories and clearly enunciated insights and analysis put The Last Hockey Game right up there on the shelf with Ken Dryden's The Game... there can be no question after reading this excellent addition to hockey's literary canon that our game isn't now and will never be the same as it was then." — Winnipeg Free Press



Ian Weir reading from new novel Will Starling
March 5, 2015
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
7:00 pm at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

On Thursday, March 5, Ian Weir will be reading from his new novel Will Starling at Book Passage on Tamal Vista boulevard. Join Ian will be Among the Wonderful author Stacy Carlson. An evening you won't want to miss, Ian and Stacy will be on hand after the event to take questions and sign copies of their novels. 

"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



Marcello Di Cintio workshop at Alberta Magazines Conference
March 5, 2015
Headliner(s): Marcello Di Cintio
Featured Titles: Walls
2:00 pm at The Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB

Walls author Marcello Di Cintio will be presenting at this year's Albert Magazines Conference in Calgary. Di Cintio's workshop, entitled Get to Know You: A Profile Writing Manifesto, will tackle "how to get to the heart of other people's stories." Alongside techniques to transform real people into characters, Di Cintio will also discuss the ethics of profile writing. 



The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk to speak at RASC event
March 6, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:30 pm at Saskatchewan Science Centre, 2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina, SK

Dan Falk will be talking about his book The Science of Shakespeare for the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada on March 6th at 7:30 pm at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. An investigation into the connections between the scientific Renaissance and Shakespeare's work, the evening will be a delight to Shakespeare lovers and science fans alike!



Bruce McDougall at Chapters Guelph
March 7, 2015
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph, ON

The Last Hockey Game author Bruce McDougall will be at the Chapters in Guelph to sign copies of his book and talk hockey. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Bruce will be on hand from 1:00 til 4:00 pm!



Dan Falk discussing The Science of Shakespeare
March 9, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:30 pm at Telus World of Science, 11211 142 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB

On March 9th, 2015, Dan Falk will be discussing his book The Science of Shakespeare at the Telus World of Science. Invited to speak by the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada, the evening promises to be as enjoyable as it will be entertaining! Copies of The Science of Shakespeare will be available at the event with Dan on hand to sign them. 



Bruce McDougall at Chapters Brampton
March 14, 2015
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters Brampton, 52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, ON

Author Bruce McDougall will be signing copies of his highly anticipated book The Last Hockey Game. Bruce's book is lauded as an "excellent addition to hockey's literary canon" by Winnipeg Free Press and has the hockey world buzzing. Join us for a chance to chat with the author, get your copy signed, or purchase The Last Hockey Game!



Arts and Nature Wilderness Camping Experience with Freeman Patterson and Rosie Burton
March 15, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
5:00 am - 5:00 pm at Kamieskroon Hotel , South Africa,

Embark on an arts and nature wilderness camping experience with renowned nature photographer Freeman Patterson and field naturalist  Rosie Burton.

Week One: Atlantic Coast Wilderness
Week Two: Richtersveld (mountain desert wilderness)

Please note that this is a wilderness experience and not a workshop.

For more details contact Maryna/Helmut Kohrs at 011-27- 27-672-1614 or kamieshotel@kingsley.co.za.kamieshotel@kingsley.co.za



The Last Hockey Game Author Bruce MacDougall at Chapters in Newmarket
March 21, 2015
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters Newmarket, Yonge Centre, 17440 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON

The Last Hockey Game author Bruce McDougall will be at Chapters Brampton to sign copies of his new book. Join Bruce and others to discuss The Last Hockey Game, the changing Canadian sport, and the present and future state of the NHL. 

"With stickblades flicking like lizards' tongues at a bug, Ralph Backstrom and Pete Stemkowski stabbed at the falling puck... The game was on."

The Last Hockey Game



Join author Ian Weir for an evening of readings and conversation
March 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
7:00 pm at Auntie, Spokane, WA

Ian Weir will be reading from his latest novel Will Starling on Thursday, March 26. Named a favourite of 2014 by both the Vancouver Sun and The Globe and Mail, Ian's new novel is guaranteed to entertain. After the reading, Ian will be on hand for literary discussion and questions on his novel. 



Author Dan Falk at the Richview Library
March 30, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
6:30 pm at Richview Library, Program Room 2nd Floor, 1806 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON

Join Dan Falk at the Richview Library for a discussion on his book The Science of Shakespeare. It was the first phase of the Scientific Revolution, and Shakespeare was a part of it. Dan will be discussing the ways that the science of the period influenced Shakespeare's work. For more information, check here!



Bruce McDougall at Chapters Kitchener
April 4, 2015
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters Kitchener, 135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener, ON

If you're in Kitchener, stop in at the Chapters on Gateway Park Drive to meet The Last Hockey Game author Bruce McDougall. Bruce will be on hand at the story to discuss hockey, his book, and sign copies! 



Icehouse Poets read for National Poetry Month
April 16, 2015
Featured Titles: Safely Home Pacific Western, The Gun That Starts the Race
6:30 pm at Yorkville Program Room, Toronto Public Library, 22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON

Join Stevie Howell ([Sharps]), Jeff Latosik (Safely Home Pacific Western), and Peter Norman (The Gun that Starts the Race) at the Toronto Public Library for a reading and signing of their latest works in celebration of National Poetry Month! Check here for directions. 



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

Checkout 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



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!



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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