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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!



John Greer: retroActive Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
April 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Featured Titles: John Greer
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS

John Greer: retroActive celebrates more than four decades of inspiring and enlightening production from one of Nova Scotia most important artists. This exhibition offers insight into Greer’s artmaking from the late-1960s to the present day, featuring works from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection, key loans from outside sources, and new pieces created by the artist to be displayed publically for the first time.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, 11 April 2015 to Sunday, 13 September 2015. For more information, please click 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



Stephen Andrews POV exhibition at the AGO
April 23, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Featured Titles: Stephen Andrews POV
10:00 am - 5:30 pm at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

From April 23rd until August 30th, the Art Gallery of Ontario will be hosting Stephen Andrews POV, the largest solo exhibition by one of Toronto's leading contemporary artists. The exhibition features loans from public and private collections, in addition to three works from the AGO collection. For more information, please click here.



Christopher Pratt: The Places I Go exhibition at The Rooms
May 15, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Headliner(s): Christopher Pratt
Featured Titles: Christopher Pratt
11:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John, NL

From May 15th until September 6th, The Rooms in Newfoundland is hosting an exhibition on the works of Christopher Pratt. Guided tours begin the week of Monday, July 6 with the last tour taking place Thursday, August 27. The Places I Go represents a decade of Pratt’s focused explorations through art and writing, celebrating the blend of familiarity and respect that Pratt has for his home province. For more details on the exhibition, please click here.



For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston
July 11, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Headliner(s): Lynn Johnston
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John Street, Sudbury, ON

From July 11th to November 1st, the Art Gallery of Sudbury will be hosting "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston," an exhibition exploring the influences on her early work and the way her drawing style changes over time in the popular comic strip For Better or For Worse. For for information, please click here.



An Evening with Pauline Holdstock
September 8, 2015
Headliner(s): Pauline Holdstock
Featured Titles: The Hunter and the Wild Girl
7:30 pm at McNally Robinson Winnipeg, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Join award-winning author Pauline Holdstock in conversation with award-winning author Margaret Sweatman at McNally Robinson Winnipeg. Pauline will be reading from her latest novel The Hunter and the Wild Girl.

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of McNally Robinson's collaborative Fall Literary Series.

Please click here for more information.



Michael Haynes Book Signing at Chapters Bayers Lake
September 12, 2015
Headliner(s): Michael Haynes
Featured Titles: Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality, 2nd edition
12:00 pm at Chapters Bayers Lake, 188 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax, NS

Join author and hiking enthusiast Michael Haynes on Septermber 12th for a book signing at the Chapters Bayers Lake in Halifax, NS. Book signing will be held from 12:00pm - 1:30pm.



Michael Haynes Book Signing at Chapters Mic Mac Mall
September 12, 2015
Headliner(s): Michael Haynes
Featured Titles: Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia (8th edition)
2:30 pm at Chapters Mic Mac Mall, 41 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, NS

Join author and hiking enthusiast Michael Haynes on Septermber 12th for a book signing at the Chapters Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, NS. Book signing will be held from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.



Lindy Mechefske reading at Chaffey’s Locks Hall
September 13, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
1:00 pm at Chaffey's Locks Hall, Lock Road RR1, Elgin, ON

Chaffey’s Locks Hall will be hosting an afternoon of fun and readings on September 13, 2015 in support of the Rideau Lakes Public Library in Elgin, Ontario. Join author and blogger Lindy Mechefske as she takes part in the event, reading from her latest book Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister. For directions or more information, please click here.



Join Ali Blythe for the launch of Twoism
September 15, 2015
Headliner(s): Ali Blythe
Featured Titles: Twoism
7:30 pm at Bard & Banker: Sam McGee Room, 1022 Government Street, Victoria, BC

Join poet Ali Blythe on September 15th for the launch of Twoism at Bard & Banker in Victoria, BC. Event presented by Russell Books. For more information, please click here.



Lindy Mechefske at the Hamilton Public Library
September 17, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
7:00 pm at Hamilton Public Library Westdale, 955 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

Sir John A. Macdonald — Canada’s first prime minister and Father of Confederation — a politician and a lawyer; a husband, father, and son; a rascal, prankster, and notorious tippler. There have been many books written about Sir John but none like this.

Join Sir John’s Table author Lindy Mechefske at the Westdale Branch of the Hamilton Public Library for a journey through the life of our first prime minster through the culinary history of the era.



Curtis Mainville at the New Brunswick Museum
September 17, 2015
Featured Titles: Till the Boys Come Home
7:00 pm at New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB

Join author Curtis Mainville for a talk about his new book: Till the Boys Come Home. Exploring the Great War through the lens of a single New Brunswick county, Till the Boys Come Home links the experiences of Queens County's men and women on the home front to those of their brothers and sisters serving overseas, resulting in a rich portrait of a community at war.



Join Libby Creelman for the launch of Split
September 18, 2015
Headliner(s): Libby Creelman
Featured Titles: Split
5:00 pm at Resource Centre For The Arts, LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St. John's, NL

Join author Libby Creelman on September 18th for the launch of Split at the Resource Centre for the Arts in St. John's, NL. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please click here.



Curtis Mainville book launch at the Queens County Courthouse
September 19, 2015
Featured Titles: Till the Boys Come Home
2:00 pm at Queens County Courthouse, 16 Court House Road, Gagetown, NB

Join author Curtis Mainville for the official launch of his new book: Till the Boys Come Home. Exploring the Great War through the lens of a single New Brunswick county, Till the Boys Come Home links the experiences of Queens County's men and women on the home front to those of their brothers and sisters serving overseas, resulting in a rich portrait of a community at war.



Mark Anthony Jarman at the Kingston WritersFest
September 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
Featured Titles: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
4:30 pm at Bellevue Room, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa author Mark Anthony Jarman is reading at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. Jarman will be joining authors Priscila Uppal and Mark Sampson at 4:30pm on September 25th, 2015, for a reading and discussion on writing contemporary short prose. More information can be found here!



Mark Anthony Jarman at the Kingston WritersFest
September 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
1:00 pm at Islandview Room 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa author Mark Anthony Jarman is speaking at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. Jarman will be facing off against authors Roch Carrier and Stephen Smith at 1:00pm on September 26th, 2015, in an epic contest to crown the definitive hockey book. More information can be found here!



Lindy Mechefske at the Kingston WritersFest
September 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
1:00 pm at Sir. John A. Macdonald Room, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Sir John’s Table author Lindy Mechefske is speaking at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. This structured class on the different forms of food writing, perfect for beginning food bloggers and anyone interested in incorporating food into their writing, will be held at 1:00pm on September 26th, 2015. More information can be found here.



Debra Komar at the Summerside Rotary Library
September 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Bastard of Fort Stikine
3:00 pm at Summerside Rotary Library, 192 Water Street, Summerside, PE

Author Debra Komar will be at the Summerside Rotary Library on Saturday, September 26th at 3:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. For directions and library information. please click here.



Lindy Mechefske at the Kingston WritersFest
September 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
12:30 pm at Sir John’s Public House, 343 King Street East, Kingston, ON

Sir John’s Table author Lindy Mechefske is presenting at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. Enjoy delicious food tastings as Lindy presents her latest work on Sir John A. MacDonald at 12:30pm on September 27, 2015. More information can be found here.



Pauline Holdstock at the Whistler Writers Festival
October 16, 2015
Headliner(s): Pauline Holdstock
Featured Titles: The Hunter and the Wild Girl
8:00 pm at TBA (see website), Whistler, BC

Join The Hunter and the Wild Girl author Pauline Holdstock as she headlines the Whistler Writers Festival's "Opening Night Literary Cabaret" along with a host of guest authors. Both innovative and entertaining, the Literary Cabaret pairs local musicians with authors for a unique opening night collaboration. For more detail, please click here.



Daniel Scott Tysdal at McNally Robinson Saskatoon
October 21, 2015
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
Featured Titles: Fauxccasional Poems
7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Saskatoon, 3130-8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK

Join poet Daniel Scott Tysdal (Fauxccasional Poems) at McNally Robinson Saskatoon for an evening of readings with poets Glen Sorestad (Hazards of Eden: Poems from the Southwest) and Jeanette Lynes (Bedlam Cowslip). For more information, please see the event page here.



Daniel Scott Tysdal at Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Poetry Panel
October 23, 2015
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
Featured Titles: Fauxccasional Poems
1:00 pm at Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre, 4177 Albert Street South, Regina, SK

The Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild will be hosting poet and author of Fauxccasional Poems Daniel Scott Tysdal for a special poetry discussion panel entitled “Journey to the Centre of the Poet.” The event will take place at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre Regina on Friday Oct. 23, at 1pm. For more information, please click here.



Daniel Scott Tysdal Poetry Workshop at Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild
October 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
10:15 am at 4177 Albert Street South, Regina, SK

Poet and author of Fauxccasional Poems Daniel Scott Tysdal will be hosting a poetry workshop with the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild. The workshop will take place at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre Regina on Saturday Oct. 24, at 10:15am. For more information, please click here.



Shauna Singh Baldwin at the Vancouver Writer's Festival
October 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Shauna Singh Baldwin
Featured Titles: English Lessons and Other Stories (Reader's Guide Edition)
10:30 am at Granville Island Stage, Vancouver, BC

Shauna Singh Baldwin will be participating in this year's Vancouver Writer's Festival. The event, "Freedom of Expression," will be held Saturday, October 24th at 10:30am on the Granville Island Stage. For more details, please visit the Vancouver Writer's Festival website here.



Pauline Holdstock at Bolen Books
November 10, 2015
Headliner(s): Pauline Holdstock
Featured Titles: The Hunter and the Wild Girl
7:00 pm at Bolen Books, #111-1644 Hillside Ave., Victoria, BC

Join The Hunter and the Wild Girl author Pauline Holdstock in-store at Bolen Books in Victoria, BC on Tuesday, November 10th. The event will be held at 7:00 PM. For more information, click 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!



An Evening with Catherine Bush at the Kitchener Public Library
December 9, 2015
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
7:00 pm at Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St N, Kitchener, ON

Join Catherine Bush at the Kitchener Public Library on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. Catherine Bush is the author of four novels, including Accusation, published in 2013. Accusation was named one of NOW magazine’s Best Ten Books, an Amazon.ca Best Book, and a Canada Reads Top 40 choice.

The event is to be held at the Central Library Theatre from 7pm - 9pm. To register for the event, please click here.



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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