events


Alex Colville at the AGO
August 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Featured Titles: Colville
12:00 am - 12:00 am at art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario starting in summer 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.

 



Freeman Patterson photography workshop
September 14, 2014 - September 20, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
12:00 am - 12:00 am at St. Martins, ,

Renowned photographer Freeman Patterson is offering a week long workshop in photography and visual design in St. Martins with André Gallant. For details, please click here.



Word on the Street welcomes Ian Weir!
September 20, 2014
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
11:00 am at City Hall, Kitchener, ON

Ian Weir and his book Will Starling will be on stage at Kitchener's Word on the Street!  For details, go here:http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/kitchener/authors/f



Word on the Street Toronto welcomes Ian Weir!
September 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
12:15 pm at Great Books Marquee, Queen's Park Circle, Toronto , ON

Ian Weir on stage at Toronto's Word on the Street festival! For details, check out their website: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto



Margaret Sweatman featured at the Thin Air Lit Fest
September 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
12:00 am at Ralph Connor House, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg, MB

Thin Air, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, welcomes Margaret Sweatman. She'll be reading from her new book Mr. Jones, a novel of Cold War intrigue!

 



Debra Komar at Word on the Street Halifax
September 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
11:00 am at Halifax Waterfront (near Maritime Museum of the Atlantic), Halifax, NS

Author and forensic anthropologist Debra Komar (The Lynching of Peter Wheeler) will be at Word on the Street Halifax as part of a Dynamic Voices panel with Janice Landry (The Sixty Second Story).

For more information, please visit the Word on the Street website.



Margaret Sweatman at the Winnipeg Writers Festival
September 22, 2014
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
7:30 pm at Mainstage, Winnipeg, MB

Details to come!



John Grodzinski at the NB Museum
September 23, 2014
Headliner(s): John R. Grodzinski
Featured Titles: The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812
7:00 pm at New Brunswick Museum, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

Best known for its perilous Winter March through the wilderness of New Brunswick to the battlegrounds in Upper Canada, the 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot was a British unit originally raised to defend the Maritimes, Largely forgotten, the story of the 104th has been resurrected for the bicentennial of the War of 1812, using rare period correspondence, reports, diaries, and journals. Join John Grodzinski as he talks about his new book, The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812, and this fascinating time in our history.



Pages Unbound
September 23, 2014
Featured Titles: Will Starling, Mr. Jones
8:00 pm at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Join authors Margaret Sweatman and Ian Weir at Pages Unbound with musical guest Glen Buhr and host Mark Medley for an evening of history, mystery, and music. Weir and Sweatman will be reading from their respective works and participating in an on-stage interview.

Evoking the classic works of le Carré and Greene, award-winning Sweatman’s novel Mr. Jones is a shattering exploration of a past where world governments threaten annihilation while training housewives in the proper techniques for sweeping up radioactive dust. Margaret Sweatman is a novelist, playwright, and Genie-winning lyricist. Will Starling is a rollicking, bawdy, and haunting novel about love and redemption, death and resurrection in Regency London. Ian Weir is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He was the creator and executive producer of CBC’s hit adventure/drama series Arctic Air, and is the winner of two Gemini Awards, four Leos, a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and a Jessie.

Glenn Buhr is a composer, pianist/guitarist, music curator and producer, songwriter and band leader. He is Professor of Music Composition and Improvisation in the Contemporary Music Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Mark Medley is presently the National Post's Books Editor. Doors open 7.30pm. Event starts 8.00pm. Tickets on sale at the door - $10 or free admission with purchase of book.



Dan Falk at York University
September 24, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
2:00 pm at York University, Scott Library, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON

Fascinated by science and intrigued by history, Dan Falk explores the connections between Shakespeare’s plays and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution and how, together, they changed the world.

Join Dan for a talk about The Science of Shakespeare.



John Grodzinski in Fredericton
September 24, 2014
Headliner(s): John R. Grodzinski
Featured Titles: The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812
7:00 pm at Carleton Sreet Armoury, Fredericton, NB

The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society presents John Grodzinski, author of The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812. John will be talking about his new book, which is volume 21 in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.



Dan Falk talks Shakespeare and Science
September 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
8:00 pm at University of Toronto, Mississauga, SE2082, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON

Fascinated by science and intrigued by history, Dan Falk explores the connections between Shakespeare’s plays and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution and how, together, they changed the world. While Shakespeare was not the Carl Sagan of the Elizabethan Age, his plays reveal that he was conscious of the changing conception of the cosmos and that his observations of human nature were as revolutionary as those of the astronomers who studied the night sky.



Canadians at War, Vol. 2 launches in Hamilton
September 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Susan Evans Shaw
Featured Titles: Canadians at War Vol. 2
7:00 pm at Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay N, Hamilton, ON

France. Italy. Hong Kong. Northwest Europe. Canadian soldiers fought on several fronts during World War II. Costly battles and campaigns like those at Dieppe, in Sicily, on the beaches of Normandy, and during the liberation of Holland proved the mettle of soldiers, airmen, and their commanders. Canadians at War Vol. 2: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II is a must-have for those interested in heritage tourism, for the families of veterans, and is an ideal complement to Evans Shaw’s World War I companion volume.

Join us for the launch at Gallery on the Bay. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Bryan Prince Bookseller.



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



Stevie Howell at Drawn & Quarterly
September 27, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm at Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC

Join Stevie Howell along with poets Shoshanna Wingate, Michael Lista, and Kerry-Lee Powell as they celebrate the launch of four new poetry books. Stevie will be reading from her debut, ^^^^^^ [Sharps]. This event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.



Poetry Workshop with John Barton
September 27, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
2:00 pm at Andrew & Laura McCain Gallery, 8 McCain St, Florenceville, NB

The line shapes the poem, but how does the poem and the poet shape the line? How does the line influence the larger architecture of the poem? How is it determined by it? Is the line a matter of intuition or of artful consideration, or both? Looking at participants’ work, award-winning poet John Barton will discuss strategies for the line, including length, pace, metrics, and the importance of knowing where the line should break.

John Barton has published ten previous collections of poetry and six chapbooks, including Balletomane: The Program Notes of Lincoln Kirstein and For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems, which were respectively published by JackPine Press and Nightwood Editions in 2012. Co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets, he has won three Archibald Lampman Awards, an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award, and a National Magazine Award.

For more information and to register, call (506) 260-3564.

Presented by the New Brunswick Writers Federation.



Tamai Kobayashi at the Kingston Writers Fest
September 28, 2014
Headliner(s): Tamai Kobayashi
Featured Titles: Prairie Ostrich
9:00 am at Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, Kingston, ON

Tamai Kobayashi, author of Prairie Ostritch, will be reading at the Kingston Writers Fest with Melanie Dugan (Bee Summers) and Heather O'Neill (Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night) during the panel The Voice of the Child. Join the writers as they talk about how the return to the memories and experiences of childhood feed the story, how they access and give voice to their inner child in the writing of fiction, and how to put the wisdom of maturity into the mouths of babes.

General admission: $13.50/$17.00 onsite. For more information, please visit https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/events.php.



Goose Lane's 60th anniversary party in Toronto
September 30, 2014
Headliner(s): Douglas Glover, Margaret Sweatman, Stevie Howell, Don McKay
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps], Angular Unconformity, six@sixty, Mr. Jones
7:00 pm at The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON

We're having two parties in celebration of our 60th anniversary and our fall 2014 season. Come to the birthday bash in Toronto, or join in the revels in Fredericton, or be with us for both! In the Big Smoke, we'll be offering readings and choice words from special guests Douglas Glover, Stevie Howell, Mark Anthony Jarman, Paul Kennedy, Dr. George A. MacLean, Don McKay, David Seymour, and Margaret Sweatman. 

Cash bar, music, books available for sale and signing,... and cake! (If you can't make the TO party, hope you can join us in Fredericton on Friday, Oct. 3.)

Organized with the generous support of the University of New Brunswick, Friesens, UNB Associated Alumni, and Picaroons Traditional Ales.



Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell in Moncton
October 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm at Cafe Aberdeen, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB

Poets Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell are in the spotlight at the Attic Owl reading series. Stevie will read from her debut collection [Sharps], a collection which, from certain angles embraces the possibilities of poetry and from others engages in a protracted street fight with language.

Kerry Lee Powell appears courtesy of Biblioasis. She will be reading from her new collection Inheritance.

Join us for a great evening at the Attic Owl Reading Series. Books will be available for purchase at the event.



Debra Komar at Fog Lit Festival
October 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
12:00 pm at Saint John Free Public Library, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

What happens when we apply modern forensic science to some of Canada’s oldest and most notorious murders? The answers may surprise you. Join forensic anthropologist and author Debra Komar for a Lunch and Learn at the 2014 Fog Lit Festival. Komar will be delivering a version of her powerful presentation entitled “Getting Away with Murder: Rewriting Canada’s Bloody History, One Crime at a Time.”

For more information, visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/



Don McKay and Stevie Howell at the Lorenzo Society
October 2, 2014
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps], Angular Unconformity
7:00 pm at UNB Saint John, details tba, Saint John, NB

A life's work in cross-section. That's Angular Unconformity, the first comprehensive collection of Don McKay's poetry. Don will be reading from his new book at the Lorenzo Society reading series, along with the exciting new voice Stevie Howell [Sharps].



Poetry Workshop with John Barton
October 2, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
12:00 am at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Rue Festival, Shediac, NB

Join award-winning poet John Barton for a poetry workshop and reading in Shediac, New Brunswick.

The line shapes the poem, but how does the poem and the poet shape the line? How does the line influence the larger architecture of the poem? How is it determined by it? Is the line a matter of intuition or of artful consideration, or both? Looking at participants’ work, award-winning poet John Barton will discuss strategies for the line, including length, pace, metrics, and the importance of knowing where the line should break.

For more information and to register, call (506) 260-3564.

Presented by the New Brunswick Writers Federation.



Goose Lane's 60th anniversary hometown party
October 3, 2014
Headliner(s): Nancy Bauer, Herménégilde Chiasson, Beth Powning, Don McKay
Featured Titles: Flora, Write This Down, Angular Unconformity, Beatitudes, Home
7:00 pm at Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB

Goose Lane 60th anniversary celebrations - PART TWO. Yup, we're celebrating 60 years of independent publishing and our fall 2014 season. Come join in the revels in Fredericton. We'll be offering readings and choice words from special guests Nancy Bauer, Herménégilde Chiasson, Dr. George A. MacLean, Don McKay, and Beth Powning. 

Cash bar, music, books available for sale and signing,... and cake! We'll be launching the freshly brewed Page Turner signature ale from Picaroons, too. In the spirit of community and the sharing of good stories, a portion of the proceeds will be donated by Picaroons to Laubach Literacy.

Organized with the generous support of the University of New Brunswick, Friesens, UNB Associated Alumni, and Picaroons Traditional Ales.



Shauna Singh Baldwin to speak at Mount Royal University
October 3, 2014
Headliner(s): Shauna Singh Baldwin
Featured Titles: English Lessons and Other Stories (Reader's Guide Edition)
7:30 pm at Mount Royal University, the Nickle Theatre, Calgary, AB

Shauna Singh Baldwin (author of English Lessons and Other Stories, We Are Not in Pakistan) will be delivering her thought-provoking presentation "Choosing to Belong: our rights, our responsibilities" at Mount Royal University on Friday, October 3rd.

Building on her literary mastery and her astute cultural observations, this talk takes on fundamental questions about belonging, particularly as it relates to diasporic Sikhs. Ms. Baldwin's presentation asks: Why do we need to belong to a family, a tradition, a country?  What is the personal cost of belonging, the personal cost of non-conformance and difference?  Should we care when we're excluded by family, declared an outcast by tankhiya, fatwa, or decree? How can we help those excluded today?

Baldwin is the author of three novels and two story collections. Her stories have won numerous awards in Canada and the US, including the CBC Literary Prize. She lives in Milwaukee.

For moer information about the event, please click here.

 



Fog Lit Festival, Poetry Slam
October 4, 2014
Featured Titles: Broken Ghosts, How the gods pour tea
5:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub, 46 Princess St, ,

Goose Lane Edition's Lynn Davies (How the gods pour tea) and Roger Moore (Broken Ghosts) will be judging the Fog Lit Festival Poetry Slam with Clyde Wray, Jason Guriel, and Tim Turnell at O’Leary’s Pub. Come raise a glass and drop a verse!

For more information, visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/



Lynn Davies and Roger Moore at Authors, Ale, & Acoustics
October 4, 2014
Featured Titles: Broken Ghosts, How the gods pour tea
8:00 pm at Saint John Alehouse, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

Goose Lane Editions Lynn Davies (How the gods pour tea) and Roger Moore (Broken Ghosts) join Wayne Hansen, Tomato -Tomato, Clinton Charleton, and Stephanie Domet for Authors, Ale, & Acoustics at the Saint John Alehouse as part of the Flog Lit Festival.

For more information, please visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/.



Short Fiction Workshop with Roger Moore
October 4, 2014
Featured Titles: Broken Ghosts
12:30 pm at Saint John Free Public Library, One Market Square, Saint John, NB

Roger Moore will be leading a short fiction workshop at the Saint John Free Public Library as part of the Fog Lit Festival.

For more information, or to register, please visit http://foglitfestival.wordpress.com/.



Freeman Patterson photography workshop
October 5, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Ridgeback Lodge, Kingston Peninsula, NB

Renowned photographer Freeman Patterson is offering a week long workshop in photography and visual design on the Kingston Peninsula with André Gallant. For details, go here.

 



John Barton and Margaret Sweatman at Rowers Pub Reading Series
October 6, 2014
Featured Titles: Polari, Mr. Jones
6:15 pm at The Central, 603 Markham St, Toronto , Toronto, NB

Margaret Sweatman and John Barton read from their latest works along with Binnie Brennan and Mark Sampson at the Rowers Pub Reading Series. Doors open at 6:15 pm. For more information, please visit http://rowerspubreadingseries.wordpress.com/.



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.

 

 

 



John Barton & Tamai Kobayashi at Glad Day
October 8, 2014
Featured Titles: Polari, Prairie Ostrich
8:00 pm at Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Join us for an evening a poetry and prose!

Award-winning poet John Barton (Polari) and critically-acclaimed novelist Tamai Kobayshi (Prairie Ostrich) will read from their new works.



Douglas Glover at Open Word: Readings and Ideas
October 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Douglas Glover
Featured Titles: Savage Love
7:30 pm at Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria,

Award-winning author Douglas Glover will read from his new book, Savage Love at Open Word. This reading is sponsored by the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing Orion Series in the Fine Arts. For more details, vist http://www.openspace.ca/Douglas_Glover.

 




October 9, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
12:00 am at Novel Idea bookstore, 156 Princess St, Kingston, ON

When it comes to time, geography, and subject, Polari covers a lot of ground: from child memories to the frailties and deaths of ageing parents; from Queen Victoria’s coronation to the first ascent of Everest; from the October Crisis to the trial of Omar Khadr.

John Barton will be reading from Polari and signing copies at the Novel Idea bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.



Mary Pratt at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
October 10, 2014 - February 1, 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 October 10, 2014 – February 1, 2015.

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


 



Freeman Patterson workshop
October 12, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Ridgeback Lodge, Kingston Peninsula, NB

Renowned photographer Freeman Patterson is offering a week long workshop in photography and visual design on the Kingston Peninsula with André Gallant. For details, go here.



Beth Powning goes Home
October 16, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
7:00 pm at Cafe Aberdeen, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB

Home is like a leaf on a tree: other people, other homes, are the other leaves. They live beneath the same sky, share the same memories, survive the same storms.

But one leaf is a solitude.

After twenty-five years on a New Brunswick farm, award-winning Canadian author Beth Powning came to understand the land she calls home. Now, almost twenty years after the initial publication of Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life, readers may once again experience the spirit of home in nature in this new edition of her seminal book. Originally released in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer, this new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning’s sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who are already there.

Join us for a great evening at the Attic Owl Reading Series. Books will be available for purchase at the event.



Beth Powning at Westminster Books
October 17, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
7:00 pm at Westminster Books, 445 King St., Fredericton, NB

Beth Powning will be reading from her new book Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life and signing copies. Please join us!



Meet Beth Powning at Indigo Saint John!
October 18, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
12:00 pm at Indigo East Point Centre, 41 Fashion Drive , Saint John, NB

Beth Powning will be signing copies of Home: Chronicles of a North Country Life at the Indigo East Point Centre.

 

 



The Last Hockey Game faces off in Toronto!
October 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
6:30 pm at Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy.The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams. Players would form an association to begin collective bargaining. Hockey would become big business. The NHL of the “Original Six” would be a thing of the past.The Last Hockey Game takes you inside Maple Leaf gardens and onto the ice for that pivotal game.

Join us for the launch of this book and Bruce's new collection of short stories, Every Minute is a Suicide(Porquipine's Quill).

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

 



Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee in Kingston
October 23, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
12:00 am at Novel Idea Bookstore 156 Princess Street , Kingston, ON

Poets Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell are in the spotlight at the Novel Idea bookstore. Stevie will read from her debut collection [Sharps], a collection which, from certain angles embraces the possibilities of poetry and from others engages in a protracted street fight with language.

Kerry Lee Powell appears courtesy of Biblioasis. She will be reading from her new collection Inheritance.

Join us for a great evening! Books will be available for purchase at the event.



Freeman Patterson workshop
October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
12:00 am - 12:00 am at , Yellowknife, NT

Freeman Patterson is offering a two-day workshop in Yellowknife this fall. For more information contact Lee Sacrey lee@leesacreyphotography.com

www.freemanpatterson.com



Margaret Sweatman in performance!
October 30, 2014
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
8:00 pm at Registry Theatre,122 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON

Novelist and vocalist/librettist Margaret Sweatman performs with composer, pianist/guitarist Glenn Buhr and percussionist Bev Johnston in a program of Words and Music. Bev Johnston performs the world premiere of a new solo work for narrating/singing percussionist written for her by Buhr and Sweatman.

For more informatrion go to http://glennbuhr.com/



Beth Powning in Canmore
October 30, 2014
Headliner(s): Beth Powning
Featured Titles: Home
7:00 pm at Cafe Books, 826 Main St., Canmore, AB

Join us for an evening with Beth Powing as she celebrates this new edition of her first book, Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life. Originally released in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer, this new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning’s sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who are already there.

This event is free and open to the public.



Freeman Patterson workshop and presentation
November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK

Freeman Patterson will be a keynote presenter at the annual Frame by Frame PhotoForum 2014 in Regina, sponsored by Regina Shutterbugs. For more information contact lakeviewoffice@sasktel.net.

www.freemanpatterson.com

 



Freeman Patterson workshop
November 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
12:00 am at , Edson, AB

Freeman Patterson will give an all day workshop, sponsored by the Edson Photography Club. For more details please contact workshopregistration@edsonphotographyclub.ca

www.freemanpatterson.com



Catherine Bush in Newmarket
November 9, 2014
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation (Reader's Guide Edition)
12:30 pm at Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive , Newmarket, ON

The Writers Community of York welcomes Catherine Bush to its monthly luncheon. Catherine's celebrated novel, Accusation is now out in a reader’s guide trade paper edition. This new edition includes an interview with Catherine Bush, an extended biographical note, and an annotated list of reading materials prepared by the author herself.

For details on the luncheon, including ticket information, go to http://wcyork.ca/york/2013-2014-season/

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Blue Heron Books.



Welcome to Colville
November 19, 2014
Featured Titles: Colville
7:00 pm at AGO, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Artists,  writers, musicians, and other creative thinkers respond to the work of Alex Colville in this cabaret style evening.

Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
Members $17 |  Public $20 | Students $12
(with exhibition entry: Public $30 | Students $22)

For details go here.



Colville at the AGO
November 28, 2014
Featured Titles: Colville
2:00 pm at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

As part of the Alex Colville major restrospective exhibition, the Art Gallery of Ontario presents a day of special screenings. On November 28, beginning at 2:00 pm, a number of films will be shown with connections to Alex Colville.

Sarah Polley's The Stories We Tell explores truth and memory, aging and loss. These themes feature prominently in Alex Colville, particularly in the paintings of Rhoda and Alex Colville, which emphasize a lifetime of engagement between artist and model, husband and wife. 

Set in 1965, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom features the repeated visual quoting of Alex Colville’s iconic painting of the same year,To Prince Edward Island.

Alex Colville was deeply interested in the work of the Coen brothers, filmmakers who, like Colville, engage with the potential for evil, violence and danger within deceptively simple tales. No Country for Old Men with its layers of damaged and flawed characters, all profoundly marked by history and who reflect diverse embodiments of good and evil is set in a very distinct rural landscape. 

Stanley Kubrick, a filmmaker as obsessive about detail as Alex Colville, included four of Colville’s works in his masterpiece of horror The Shining with Horse and Train centrally positioned in a critical opening scene.

For details go to  http://www.ago.net/events-adult



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.

 



Margaret Sweatman Performs!
January 30, 2015
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
12:00 pm at Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Novelist/singer/musician Margaret Sweatman performs with composer, pianist/guitarist Glenn Buhr along with Paul Pulford on cello and Mike Anderson on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Music by Buhr, Sweatman, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Arvo Pärt. For more information go to http://glennbuhr.com/



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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