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Ali Blythe at Pulp Fiction Books
February 18, 2016
Headliner(s): Ali Blythe
Featured Titles: Twoism
7:30 pm at Pulp Fiction Books, 2422 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Join poets Ali Blythe, Arleen Pare, and Kayla Czaga for a poetry reading at Pulp Fiction Books in Vancouver, BC. Hosted by Sheryda Warrener, the reading will happen between 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM on February 18, 2016. Wine, snacks, and books will be for sale. 

For more information, please click here.



31st annual Canoeing & Wilderness Symposium on Northern Travels & Northern Perspectives XV
February 20, 2016
Headliner(s): Sue Waddington, Jim Waddington
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
2:20 pm at Monarch Park Collegiate Auditorium, One Hanson St, Toronto, ON

Join In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven authors Sue Waddington and Jim Waddington on Saturday, February 20th for the 31st annual Canoeing & Wilderness Symposium on Northern Travels & Northern Perspectives XV in Toronto. Sue and Jim will be giving a 25 minute presentation entitled "Paddling with Tom Thomson".

Wilderness and Canoe Symposium is a mid-winter gathering of kindred spirits in search of knowledge and a sense of place. Each of 18 speakers offer a unique perspective on far‐ranging topics that include subjects such as ecology, First Nations, guiding, history, unique trips, conservation, etc. 

For more information, visit the Wilderness and Canoe Symposium website here, or join the Facebook event page here.



Theresa Kishkan at the 2016 Galiano Literary Festival
February 21, 2016
Headliner(s): Theresa Kishkan
Featured Titles: Mnemonic
10:45 am at Galiano Island Books, Galiano Island, BC

Writers, poets and readers alike are welcome to this year's Galiano Literary Festival on Feb.19-21 on Galiano Island. Workshops, wine & cheese & conversations with over twenty-five authors in a beautiful setting on Galiano Island. 

Catch Theresa Kishkan on Sunday, February 21st at 10:45 AM for a reading alongside John Pass. For more details, visit the festival's website here.

 



Freeman Patterson Workshop: New Zealand, Kenepura Sound
February 26, 2016
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
12:00 am at Kenepura Sound, New Zealand,

Photographer and writer Freeman Patterson will be holding an Edge of Perception Workshop with Sally Mason between February 11 - 26 in Kenepura Sound, New Zealand.

For more information, please visit the Freeman Patterson website here.



The Owens Art Gallery: Window Treatment
February 28, 2016
Headliner(s): Mary Pratt, Christopher Pratt
10:00 am at The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, 61 York Street, Sackville, NB

The Owens Art Gallery collection is a valuable resource for teaching and learning at Mount Allison University. This exhibition, Window Treatment, takes the idea of the window as a way to look across time and medium to consider a motif that is used by artists in various ways—from a formal framing device to one rich with symbolic meaning.

This exhibition runs from 15 January - 28 February and includes works by Ghitta Caisserman-Roth, Carl Zimmernan, Mary Pratt, Erik Edson, Nancy Stevens, Gerard Collins and Christopher Pratt among others. For more information, click here.

 



University of Alberta: 40th anniversary Writer-in-Residence Celebration
March 4, 2016
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush, Gary Geddes
1:30 pm at University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Join over twenty authors, including Gary Geddes and Catherine Bush, for the University of Alberta's 40th anniversary Writer-in-Residence Celebration. 

What is the writer's role in society? Gary Geddes will be hosting the Engaged Writing Panel on Friday, March 4 at 1:30 PM.

More details and event listings can be found here.



21st Annual Quiet Water Symposium
March 5, 2016
Headliner(s): Sue Waddington, Jim Waddington
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
1:00 pm at The Pavilion for Livestock and Agriculture Education (Farm Lane, south of Mt Hope - on the campus of, East Lansing, MI

Join In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven authors Jim and Sue Waddington on Saturday March 5, 2016 for the 21st Annual Quiet Water Symposium. They will be presenting at 1:00 PM on "Paddling with Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven Painters" in the MSU Pavillion's Main Auditorium.

Please click here for full details on the Symposium.



For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery
March 6, 2016
Headliner(s): Lynn Johnston
12:00 am at Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 1080 Keewatin Street, Thunder Bay, ON

Organized by the Art Gallery of Sudbury, For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston looks at the career of popular comic artist Lynn Johnston. The exhibition explores influences on her early work and the way her drawing style changes over time in the popular comic strip For Better or For Worse. 

The exhibition will run from January 15 – March 6, 2016 at the Thunder Bay Ary Gallery. For more information, please visit their website here.



Daniel Scott Tysdal at The Watershed Arts Cafe
March 11, 2016
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
Featured Titles: Fauxccasional Poems
7:00 pm at The Watershed Arts Cafe, 11 - 20349 88 Ave, Langley, BC

Details to follow. 



Daniel Scott Tysdal at Trees Organic Coffee
March 12, 2016
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
Featured Titles: Fauxccasional Poems
7:00 pm at Trees Organic Coffee, 450 Granville St., Vancouver, BC

Details to follow. 



Dan Falk at Tuscon Festival of Books: Shakespeare's World (First Folio Event)
March 12, 2016
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
10:00 am at University of Arizona Library - Special Collections, , Tuscon, AZ

Join The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk along with Andrea Mays and Eric Rasmussen for a discussion of the world that Shakespeare knew: the world that produced the First Folio. The event will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. A book signing will follow the presentation at the Sales & Signing Area in the Integrated Learning Center. 

For more information, please visit the Tuscon Festival of Books event page here.



Dan Falk Workshop at Tuscon Festival of Books: The History of Science
March 12, 2016
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
1:00 pm at Integrated Learning Center, Room 137, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

Join The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk for an examination of where science and history converge at this year's Tuscon Festival of Books. The workshop will be held in the at the University of Arizona campus on Saturday, March 12 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Click here for more details. 



How We Got Here: Histories of Science with Dan Falk
March 12, 2016
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
4:00 pm at Optical Sciences 410, University of Arizona Campus, Tuscon, AZ

While many scientific discoveries are well known to the public, the history and background to how scientists arrived at these revelations is not so well understood or known. Join The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk and Thomas Levenson as they share insights into the dawn of the Enlightenment and the birth of science, a remarkable period of discovery and illumination which continues to define science today. 

The event will be held at the University of Arizona Campus on Saturday, March 12 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. More information on the event can be found here.



The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe
March 13, 2016
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
1:00 pm at Science City Main Stage, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

Galileo and Shakespeare were born in the same year—1564. Shakespeare lived in a pivotal time in English history—a time when long-held beliefs were up for debate. It was also a time of competing ideas and clashing values; a time of doubt and confusion. Shakespeare inhabited a world in transition, and it shows in his works.

Join The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk along with Chris Impey on Sunday, March 13 at the Science City Main Stage for a presentation on The Science of Shakespeare. Please click here for more details.



Jim and Sue Waddington talk with Canadian Federation of University Women
March 16, 2016
Headliner(s): Sue Waddington, Jim Waddington
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
7:30 pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St., Markham, ON

Jim and Sue Waddington have a passion for locating the actual sketching sites of the Group of Seven. Join them on March 16 as they share the experiences that culminated in the making of their book, In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven, 7:30 pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Markham. 

Check the CFUW website here for more information.



UNB Reading Series presents: Michelle Butler Hallett
March 16, 2016
Headliner(s): Michelle Butler Hallett
Featured Titles: This Marlowe
8:00 pm at Alumni Memorial Building, 13 Bailey Drive, Fredericton, NB

This Marlowe author Michelle Butler Hallett will be reading at the UNB Reading Series on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM. The event will place at the Alumni Memorial Building. 



Marq de Villiers Public Lecture at Mahone Bay Centre
March 17, 2016
Headliner(s): Marq de Villiers
Featured Titles: Back to the Well
2:00 pm at Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay, NS

The Mahone Bay Centre welcomes you to come hear Back to the Well author Marq de Villiers give a public lecture about water in our communities. This is a free event and there is no pre-registration required. For more information, please visit the event page here or call the Mahone Bay Centre at (902) 624-0890.



Pieces of the Past: Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Lucy Jarvis Exhibit
March 18, 2016 - May 13, 2016
Featured Titles: Lucy Jarvis
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at UNB Arts Centre, Memorial Hall, Fredericton, NB

Coinciding with the book launch of Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life, the UNB Arts Centre's latest exhibit will hold its grand opening on March 18 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. 

The exhibit, "Pieces of the Past: Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Lucy Jarvis" will be on display until May 13. The gallery is open between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays. Admission is free to members of the public.



Book Launch: "Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life"
March 18, 2016
Featured Titles: Lucy Jarvis
5:00 pm at UNB Arts Centre, Memorial Hall, Fredericton, NB

Join us on March 18 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM for the book launch of Roslyn Rosenfeld's Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life. This launch will take place during the grand opening of the UNB Arts Centre's latest exhibit, "Pieces of the Past: Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Lucy Jarvis Exhibit".

All are welcome. Books will be available for purchase. 



Ali Blythe at Moving Trans History Forward
March 18, 2016
Headliner(s): Ali Blythe
Featured Titles: Twoism
4:45 pm at University of Victoria, Upper Lounge in the Student Union Building, Victoria, BC

Join poet Ali Blythe on March 18, 2016 for a reading from Twoism and Q&A during the Moving Trans History Forward conference.

Moving Trans History Forward: Building Communities - Sharing Connections conference takes place at the University of Victoria March 17-20, 2016. Trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community-based scholars and activists, academics, archivists, librarians, family members, and allies of trans and GNC people will explore preserving and recounting the history of trans and GNC people and communities in all eras and regions of the world.

Moving Trans History Forward is sponsored by the Transgender Archives and the University of Victoria. Ali Blythe's reading is co-presented by the University of Victoria English Department.



Freeman Patterson: Arts and Nature Wilderness Camping Experience
March 20, 2016
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
12:00 am at The Kamieskroon Hotel, Atlantic Ocean Coast, South Africa,

Photographer and writer Freeman Patterson will be holding an Arts and Nature Wilderness Camping Experience with Rosie Burton between March 6 - 20 in South Africa, Atlantic Ocean Coast.

For more information, please visit the Freeman Patterson website here.



Sue & Jim Waddington at Islington Golf Club
March 23, 2016
Headliner(s): Sue Waddington, Jim Waddington
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
12:00 am at Islington Gold Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Etobicoke, ON

Join authors Sue & Jim Waddington at the Islington Golf Club as they speak about In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven. More details to follow.



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.



Lucy Jarvis: To Live Dangerously
April 8, 2016
Headliner(s): Roslyn Rosenfeld
Featured Titles: Lucy Jarvis
7:30 pm at Memorial Hall Auditorium, UNB Fredericton Campus, Fredericton, NB

Actress and performance artist Maria Bourgeois will resurrect/bring to life the spirit of Lucy Jarvis in this one-hour production.

Newfoundland-born, now living in Fredericton, Maria has dazzled Fredericton audiences with her one-woman performances like Bliss, where she plays Mary Perry King, the so-called lover of Bliss Carmen. She also appeared as the same character in the NB Film Co-op’s production of Bliss Carmen: Divine Force of Nature



Constructed with Light: The One Spadina Project — Photographs by Peter MacCallum
April 8, 2016
Headliner(s): Peter MacCallum
12:00 am at Larry Wayne Richards Gallery, Daniels Faculty, 230 College Street, Toronto, ON

Peter MacCallum has been documenting the revitalization of One Spadina Cresent — the future home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design — since February, 2014. Constructed with Light: The One Spadina Project — Photographs by Peter MacCallum will be on display from February 9 until April 8, 2016 at the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery (Daniels Faculty). 

Originally built as a vista to the lake along Spadina Avenue, and later home to the Knox College and the Connaught Laboratories, One Spadina Crescent is one of Toronto’s most prominent and historic addresses. Its renewal, now underway, represents the largest architecture school expansion ever undertaken in Canada. The project at One Spadina is the University of Toronto’s leading development in design education, research, and outreach on how to build more sustainable, beautiful, and socially just cities.

For more information on the exhibit, please click here.



Richmond Hill Public Library: 12th Annual Poetry Gala 2016
April 9, 2016
Headliner(s): George Elliott Clarke, Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps], I & I
1:00 pm at Richmond Hill Public Library , Toronto, ON

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Richmond Hill Public Library, as they join libraries across Canada in celebration of poetry and its vital place in Canadian culture. Hosted by Barry Dempster, the evening will feature poets George Elliott Clarke, Stevie Howell, Anne Michaels, Cara-Lyn Morgan, and Adam Sol. 



Incite presents: Marq de Villiers
April 13, 2016
Headliner(s): Marq de Villiers
Featured Titles: Back to the Well
7:00 pm at Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with Vancouver Public Library presents Incite on April 13, featuring Marq de Villiers, Andrew Nikiforuk, and Micah White. 

This is a free event. Doors open at 7:00 PM, event begins at 7:30 PM. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, please click here.



The 2016 CNFC Conference
April 24, 2016
Headliner(s): Deni Y. Béchard, John Barton
12:00 am at , Banff, AB

The 2016 Creative Nonfiction Collective (CNFC) Conference is taking place in beautiful Banff, Alberta from April 21 to 24. The conference will feature authors such as keynote speaker Deni Béchard, Master Class speaker John Barton, and more! 

Stay tuned for more details as they are announced. The CNFC website can be found here.



Sue and Jim Waddington: OHCG 50th Annual Conference
April 30, 2016
Headliner(s): Sue Waddington, Jim Waddington
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven, In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
12:00 am at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON

The Deerhurst Ontario Hooking Craft Guild will be holding their 50th Annual Conference Gala Dinner on April 30, 2016, featuring keynote speakers Sue and Jim Waddington. They will be presenting on their book, In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven. The Gala is to take place at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, ON. More details can be found here.



Authors for Indies Day: Gerry Fostaty at Curiosity House Books
April 30, 2016
Headliner(s): Gerry Fostaty
Featured Titles: As You Were
10:30 am at Curiosity House Books, 178 Mill Street, Creemore, ON

Join As You Were: The Tragedy at Valcartier author Gerry Fostaty at Curiosity House Books on Saturday, April 30 for Authors for Indies Day. Gerry will be appearing between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.



Authors for Indies Day: Gerry Fostaty at Forster's Book Garden
April 30, 2016
Headliner(s): Gerry Fostaty
Featured Titles: As You Were
1:00 pm at Forster's Book Garden, 266 Queen St. S., Unit 2, Bolton, ON

Join As You Were: The Tragedy at Valcartier author Gerry Fostaty at Forster's Book Garden on Saturday, April 30 for Authors for Indies Day. Gerry will be appearing between 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM.



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.



On exhibit until November 2016: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British
November 13, 2016
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.

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