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.

 



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.


 



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.


 



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 Powell in Kingston
October 23, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm 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.



Ian Weir at the Vancouver Writers Fest
October 23, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
8:30 pm - 11:30 am at Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver, BC

Join Will Starling author and B.C. resident Ian Weir at the 2014 Vancouver Writers Fest. Ian will be appearing at two festival events:

Hook
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30pm
Performance Works

Suspense, psychological tension, rollicking action, magic realism—at the very least, each of these elements provokes a great story. Hooking the reader is the focus of tonight’s discussion with Aislinn Hunter, Eric McCormack, Ian Weir, and Sarah Waters. Prepare for hook, line and thinker! Hosted by Jerry Wasserman

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2014/events/46-hook.

Not a Mystery
Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00am to 11:30am
Granville Island Stage

The authors in this event haven't written traditional mysteries but that doesn't mean that the levels of intrigue aren't high. Join authors Herman Koch, Carrie Snyder, Russell Wangersky, and Ian Weir. Hosted by Timothy Taylor.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2014/events/49-not-mystery.
 



The Last Hockey Game skates into Oshawa
October 24, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
7:00 pm at Chapters Oshawa, 419 King Street West, Unit #1135, Oshawa, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn’t simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced “Hello, Canada and hockey fans in the United States,” the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. 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.

It was The Last Hockey Game.

Join author Bruce McDougall at Chapters Oshawa as he signs copies of the book that has hockey fans clamouring.
 



Stevie Howell at Grey Borders Reading Series
October 24, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
8:00 pm at Mahtay Café & Lounge, 241 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON

Stevie Howell will be reading from her new collection, ^^^^^^ [Sharps], at the Grey Borders Reading Series. Also reading will be Phoebe Wang (Occasional Emergencies), Stan Rogal (Bafflegab, The Long Drive Home), and Karen Enns (That Other Beauty, Ordinary Hours).



Freeman Patterson workshop
October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 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



Experience the Last Hockey Game in Markham
October 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
12:00 pm at Chapters Markham, Woodside Centre, 3175 Highway 7 East, Markham, ON

Experience a key turning point in the game of hockey with author Bruce McDougall as he signs copies of The Last Hockey Game at Chapters Markham.

"I saw this game, and I have to say that the book is even better. The Last Hockey Game has all of the inside innocence, ego, snubbed cigars, honest scars and pro-gossip from the glory days when the NHL was about to lose its virginity." – Bill Gaston, author of Midnight Hockey and Juliet Was a Surprise



Margaret Sweatman at the Ottawa International Writers Festival
October 27, 2014
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
8:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin), Ottawa, ON

Award-winning Mr. Jones author Margaret Sweatman will be appearing on a panel at the Ottawa International Writers Festival titled Living History: In the Shadow of War. Also appearing on the panel are Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud (Quartet for the End of Time) and bestselling author and award-winner Frances Itani (Deafening, Tell).

Don’t miss this look at the intersection between global wars and individual experiences. For more information, click here.



Hart House Review Party
October 28, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
8:00 pm at Arbor Room at Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto,

Stevie Howell be at the Hart House Review Party on October 28 at 8:00PM.



Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell Launch Party
October 29, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm at Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Join Stevie Howell and Kerry-Lee Powell for the launch of their new books, ^^^^^^ [Sharps] and Inheritance, at Unlovable . Readings will be accompanied by cheap beers, yummy snacks, arcade games, and great tunes.

About Stevie Howell

Stevie Howell’s poetry and criticism have appeared in publications such as The Walrus, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, and National Post.

Her poems have been finalists for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize and the 2012 Walrus Poetry Prize.

She is from Scarborough, lives near the Mink Mile, and studies psychology.

About Kerry-Lee Powell

Kerry-Lee Powell's  work has appeared in journals and anthologies throughout the United Kingdom and North America, including The Spectator, The Boston Review, and The Virago Writing Women series. In 2013, she won The Boston Review fiction contest, The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for short fiction, and the Alfred G. Bailey manuscript prize. A chapbook entitled “The Wreckage” has recently been published in England by Grey Suit Editions. A novel and short fiction collection are forthcoming from HarperCollins. Inheritance is her first book.



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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 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

 



Experience the Last Hockey Game in Stoney Creek
November 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Indigo Stoney Creek, Heritage Greene Shopping Centre, 1783 Stone Church Rd. East, Stoney Creek, ON

Experience a key turning point in the game of hockey with author Bruce McDougall as he signs copies of The Last Hockey Game at Indigo Stoney Creek. And don't forget to catch Bruce on Hamilton's Morning Live, Friday, October 24.

"The Last Hockey Game is a bold, intimate, often brilliant feat of storytelling. Bruce McDougall takes a single game, a proverbial grain of sand, and spins it into a universe. The resulting energy illuminates not just the core, the solid centre, but the ragged outer edges of the game's greatest franchises, the Leafs and Canadiens, at teh height of their greatness." – Charles Wilkins, award-winning author of Breakaway and Ship of Fools



One Book One Calgary 2014 Opening Event - An Evening with Marcello Di Cintio
November 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Marcello Di Cintio
Featured Titles: Walls
7:00 pm at Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE , Calgary, ON

Celebrate with Calgarians as they launch One Book, One Calgary 2014! Marcello Di Cintio, author of the award-winning Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, will share his travel experiences in a multimedia presentation. Hear the incredible and moving stories of men, women and children who live in the shadows of walls. Enjoy an interactive and thought-provoking evening including readings from Calgary's Poet Laureate, Derek Beaulieu and local poet, Bertrand Bickersteth. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, please click here.



The Last Hockey Game skates into Peterborough
November 2, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters Peterborough, 873 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn’t simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced “Hello, Canada and hockey fans in the United States,” the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. 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.

It was The Last Hockey Game.

Join author Bruce McDougall at Chapters Peterborough as he signs copies of the book that has hockey fans clamouring.



An evening with Catherine Bush and Margaret Sweatman
November 6, 2014
Featured Titles: Accusation (Reader's Guide Edition), Mr. Jones
7:00 pm at London Public Library (Stevenson & Hunt A room), 251 Dundas St, Londo, London, ON

Join Ontario novelist Catherine Bush and award-winning author Margaret Sweatman for an evening of readings and discussion at the London Pulblic Library.

Catherine Bush is the author of three novels. Her second novel, The Rules of Engagement was a national bestseller and was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Her third novel, Claire’s Head, was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award.

Margaret Sweatman is a novelist, playwright, and lyricist. Her three previous novels garnered Sweatman the McNally Robinson Prize for the Manitoba Book of the Year, the John Hirsch Award for the most promising Manitoba writer, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Award.



Witnessing the Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 6, 2014
Headliner(s): Marcello Di Cintio
7:00 pm at University of Calagary, Gallery Hall (TFDL), Calgary, AB

Join Marcello Di Cintio, author of the award-winning Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, and other panelists —  including a former border guard, a demonstrator, an East Berlin family, and an academic observer — as they share a range of perspectives on this historic event and reflect on how the German experience can teach us about other walls.

A reception will follow. Please contact llc@ucalgary.ca for more information.

Event co-sponsered by Siemens and the Honory Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Calgary.



The Last Hockey Game in Toronto
November 7, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Indigo Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Experience a key turning point in the game of hockey with author Bruce McDougall as he signs copies of The Last Hockey Game at  Indigo Bay & Bloor.

"Excellent!" —Terry Clancy, former Toronto Maple Leaf

"I love it." —Trent Frayne, former sportswriter and member, Hockey Hall of Fame



Don McKay at the Victoria Writers Festival
November 7, 2014
Headliner(s): Don McKay
Featured Titles: Angular Unconformity
7:30 pm at Oak Bay United Church, Victoria, BC

Join two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry and Griffin Poetry Prize winner Don McKay with Audrey Thomas, Tilar Mazzeo, and Lee Henderson for an evening of gala readings and a special screening of the Songs for the Songs video poem contest.

"Don McKay’s poems succeed at both the intellectual and the instinctive level. He is an essential poet of our time. . ." — Judges’ citation, 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize

 

For further information on the event, click here. For more information on the Songs for the Songs of Don McKay video contest, click here.



Susan Evans Shaw at Hamilton Public Library, Concession Street Branch
November 7, 2014
Featured Titles: Canadians at War Vol. 2
2:30 pm at Hamilton Public Library, Concession Street Branch, 565 Concession St , Hamilton, ON

Join Hamilton author Susan Evans Shaw for a discussion of her latest book. Combining practical elements of the traditional guidebook with rich historical information, Canadians at War Vol. 2: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II is essential reading for anyone who seeks an immersive historical experience or who wishes to retrace the footsteps of loved ones who served during World War II.

For more information, please phone 905-546-3415 or click here.



Freeman Patterson workshop
November 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 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



Lace up with The Last Hockey Game in St. Catharines
November 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters St. Catharines, New Fairview Mall, 285 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn’t simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced “Hello, Canada and hockey fans in the United States,” the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. 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.

It was The Last Hockey Game.

Join author Bruce McDougall at Chapters St. Catharines as he signs copies of the book that has hockey fans clamouring.



Freeman Patterson workshop
November 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am at , Edson, AB

Freeman Patterson is one of Canada’s preeminent photographers. He began to pursue his interest in photography in the 1960s and since has traveled with his camera to South African, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and Israel. He has authored numerous books, conducted hundreds of workshops, and influenced a generation of photographers.

Join Patterson for a one-day workshop in Edson, Alberta. For more information, contact 780-723-9999 or workshopregistration@edsonphotographyclub.ca. Sponsored by the Edson Photography Club.



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.



Experience the Last Hockey Game in Scarborough
November 9, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
12:00 pm at Chapters Scarborough, Kennedy Commons, 20 William Kitchen Road, Scarborough, ON

Experience a key turning point in the game of hockey with author Bruce McDougall as he signs copies of The Last Hockey Game at Chapters Scarborough.

"I saw this game, and I have to say that the book is even better. The Last Hockey Game has all of the inside innocence, ego, snubbed cigars, honest scars and pro-gossip from the glory days when the NHL was about to lose its virginity." – Bill Gaston, author of Midnight Hockey and Juliet Was a Surprise



Dan Falk at Deer Park Library
November 11, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
6:30 pm at Deer Park Library, 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON

Shakespeare's 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 and who were changing our understanding of the universe. Join science journalist and author Dan Falk for a discussion of his new book, The Science of Shakespeare.



Stevie Howell at the Art Bar PoetrySeries
November 11, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:00 pm at The Black Swan Tavern (second floor lounge), 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

Join Stevie Howell as she reads from one of the most highly anticipated poetry titles of the season, ^^^^^^ [Sharps], at the Art Bar Poetry Series.

For more information, visit http://www.artbar.org/index.html



Susan Evans Shaw at Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch
November 11, 2014
Headliner(s): Susan Evans Shaw
2:00 pm at Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON

How can memorials in the present connect us to our past? Join Hamilton author and historian Susan Evans Shaw (Canadians at War Vol. 2: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II ) for a discussion of the memorials, battlefields, and human experiences of World War II.

For more information, phone 905-546-3921 or click here.



Dan Falk named Science Guest of Honour at SFContario5
November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON

Dan Falk has been named the science guest of honor at this year's SFContario: Toronto's Autumn Science Fiction Convention. For more information about the convention, please visit http://www.sfcontario.ca.



The Last Hockey Game hits the ice in Burlington
November 15, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters Burlington, Woodview Place, 3315 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn’t simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced “Hello, Canada and hockey fans in the United States,” the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. 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.

It was The Last Hockey Game.

Join author Bruce McDougall at Chapters Burlington as he signs copies of the book that has hockey fans clamouring.



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.



Author and historian Susan Evans Shaw to speak to North York Historical Society
November 19, 2014
Headliner(s): Susan Evans Shaw
Featured Titles: Canadians at War Vol. 2
7:30 pm at North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Join author Susan Evans Shaw as she speaks to the North York Historical Society about her new book, Canadians at War Vol. 2: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II.

A follow-up to her popular Canadians at War Vol. 1: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War l, Susan Evans Shaw once again provides an essential handbook to the cities and towns, fields and hills that haunt us to this day.

For more information, click here or email nyhs@bell.net.



Susan Evans Shaw at the Dundas Museum & Archives
November 27, 2014
Headliner(s): Susan Evans Shaw
Featured Titles: Canadians at War Vol. 2
7:00 pm at Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park St. West, Dundas, ON

Join author and historian Susan Evans Shaw and photographer Jean Crankshaw at the Dundas Museum & Archives for a journey into the past as they retrace the footsteps of Canadian soldiers as they depart from Canada, endure a bleak winter on the Salisbury Plain, and then cross into France to face their final battles. An immersive experience, this presentation will take you inside the pages of Canadians at War Vol.2: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II and into the lives of men and women who risked everything to serve their country.



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



The Puritan Black Friday
November 28, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
7:30 pm at Loft404, 263 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON

Stevie Howell will be at The Puritan Black Friday on Friday, November 28.



Stevie Howell at Rowers Pub Reading Series, Best Canadian Poetry Night
December 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Stevie Howell
Featured Titles: ^^^^^^ [Sharps]
6:15 pm at The Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, ON

Join Stevie Howell as she reads from ^^^^^^ [Sharps]at the Rowers Pub Reading Series, Best of Canadian Poetry Night.

For more information and to view the full lineup, visit http://rowerspubreadingseries.wordpress.com/.



The Last Hockey Game in Mississauga
December 6, 2014
Headliner(s): Bruce McDougall
Featured Titles: The Last Hockey Game
1:00 pm at Chapters - Square On, 189 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga, ON

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn’t simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced “Hello, Canada and hockey fans in the United States,” the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. 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.

It was The Last Hockey Game.

Join author Bruce McDougall at Chapters - Square One in Mississauga as he signs copies of the book that has hockey fans clamouring.



Catherine Bush at York University
January 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
7:00 pm 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/



Freeman Patterson workshop on Great Barrier Reef
February 7, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 12:00 am at Lady Elliot Island, Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia,

Freeman Patterson, one of Canada’s most distinguished nature photographers, will be conducting a week-long photography workshop in February with Darran, Julia and Pearce Leal on Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Sponsored by World Photo Adventures. For more information, call 07 5446 6538 or email julia@worldadventures.com.au.



Freeman Patterson workshop in New Zealand
February 16, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 12:00 am 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.



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.



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



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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