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Digging up the Bones with Debra Komar
April 23, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
12:00 pm at the Moncton Public Library, Moncton, NB

As a part of the Frye Festival, author Debra Komar will give the talk, "Digging Up the Bones," featuring her new book, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, a gripping examination of the wrongful conviction of an innocent indigent black man in nineteenth-century Nova Scotia. Using her formidable skills as a forensic anthropologist and writing in a crisp style, Dr. Komar's findings about one of Canada's most notorious historical crimes will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

The cost for this event is $5.



Writing a true crime with Debra Komar
April 24, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
10:30 am at Cox & Palmer Law Offices, 644 Main St., Moncton, NB

Join author and world-renowned forensic anthropologist, Dr. Debra Komar, for "Writing a True Crime Workshop" to learn how to write your own true crime bestseller.

This event is a part of the Frye Festival and is open to the public. The cost of the workshop is $10. Those interested are asked to register at the Frye Festival website.

 



Tyler Trafford Escapes to Pincher Creek!
April 24, 2014
Headliner(s): Tyler Trafford
Featured Titles: Almost A Great Escape
7:00 pm at Pincher Creek Public Library, Alberta Public Libraries, Pincher Creek, AB

Join author Tyler Trafford at the Pincher Creek Public Library as he reads from his highly-acclaimd book, Almost a Great Escape, and gives a talk about writing family and personal stories. This appearance will be video-conferenced to libraries throughout Alberta so check with your local library for availability. Everyone welcome!



Marcello chats up librarians
April 26, 2014
Headliner(s): Marcello Di Cintio
Featured Titles: Walls
8:00 pm at Jasper Park Lodge, L1A, Jasper, AB

Marcello Di Cintio will be a guest speaker at the 2014 Alberta Library Conference in Jasper, AB.

The Alberta Library Conference (ALC) is the premier annual conference hosted by Library Association of Alberta (LAA) & Alberta Library Trustees Association (ALTA). The conference is attended by library staff, library trustees, and library school students, as well as representatives of library-related businesses and organizations.

Di Cintio will be speaking on this work as a travel writer.



Mary Pratt at the McMichael Gallery
April 27, 2014
Headliner(s): Mary Pratt
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
10:00 am at McMichael Gallery (10365 Islington Avenue), Kleinburg, ON

 Be sure to catch the retrospective of this great Canadian artist's work at the McMichael Gallery (10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON) from now until April 7, 2014.

For more information, visit the McMichael Gallery.



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the MMofA
April 27, 2014
Headliner(s): Terry Graff
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
9:00 am at Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Dr), Mobile, AL

Catch the Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Mobile Museum of Art from now until April 27, 2014.

Please note that Dali's Santiago el Grande will remain in Saint Petersburg during this exhibit.

For more information, visit the Mobile Museum of Art.
 



John Barton speaks Polari in Vancouver
April 28, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
7:00 pm at Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street), Vancouver, BC

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by John Barton and friends at Cottage Bistro on Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Books will be available for purchase. This event is hosted by the Literary Press Group.



The M Word at A Different Drummer's Book & Author Series
April 29, 2014
Featured Titles: The M Word
9:00 am at Burlington Golf & Country Club (422 North Shore Boulevard East), Burlington, ON

Join editor Kerry Clare and contributor Maria Meindl at they talk about The M Word at the Book & Author Series hosted by A Different Drummer Books.

Books will be available for purchase. This is a ticketed event. Please contact A Different Drummer Books for more information.



Jane Woods in Montreal
April 29, 2014
Featured Titles: The Walking Tanteek
6:00 pm at Paragraphe Bookstore (2220 McGill College Avenue), Montreal, QC

Join Jane Woods for a reading and book signing of her new book. The Walking Tanteek on Tuesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Paragraphe Bookstore.

Jane will indulge guests with the inspiration behind the book title, and how the music in her life inspired the music in The Walking Tanteek.

This is a free event and open to the public. RSVPs are not necessary but you can join the Facebook event. Books will be available for purchase.



Dan Falk launches The Science of Shakespeare
May 1, 2014
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
5:30 pm at Free Times Café (320 College Street), Toronto, ON

Join us for the Toronto launch of author Dan Falk’s latest work, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe at the Free Times Café in Toronto. You can meet the author and have your book signed (books will be available for purchase during the event).

This event is free and is open to the public.



Catherine Bush at Ontario Writers' Conference
May 2, 2014
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
7:00 pm at Deer Creek Golf Club (2700 Audley Road N), Ajax, ON

Join Catherine Bush for the Ontario Writers' Conference Festival of Authors on Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Catherine will be interviewed by Ted Barris and will read from her latest novel, Accusation.

An accusation, regardless of truth, has its own life when let loose in the world. While in Copenhagen, Sara Wheeler happens upon a touring Ethiopian circus called Cirkus Mirak. Later, she drives its founder, Raymond Renaud, through the night from Toronto to Montreal. Such chance beginnings lead to later fateful encounters, as Bush artfully confronts the destructive power of allegations in her fourth novel, Accusation.

For more information, visit the Ontario Writers' Conference.



The M Word in Calgary
May 4, 2014
Headliner(s): Kerry Clare
Featured Titles: The M Word
3:00 pm at Shelf Life Books (1302 - 4th Street SW), Calgary, AB

Join Fiona Lam, Mryl Coulter, Susan Olding, contributors of The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood as well as Judy McFarlane, author of Writing with Grace for a reading and discussion of their work at Shelf Life books on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m.

The M Word: it means something to every woman. Exactly what it means is rarely simple.

All are welcome! The event is free. Books will be available for purchase. For more infromation, visit Shelf Life Books.



The M Word in Winnipeg
May 6, 2014
Headliner(s): Kerry Clare
Featured Titles: The M Word
7:00 pm at McNally Robinson - Grant Park in the Atrium (1120 Grant Avenue), Winnipeg, MB

For this original, often provocative book, Kerry Clare has assembled essays that face down motherhood from the other side of the picket fence by some of Canada’s finest young writers, including Winnipeg locals Ariel Gordon and Kerry Ryan. There are women who have had too many children or not enough. There are women for whom motherhood is a fork in the road. And there are those who have made the conscious choice not to have children and then find themselves defined by that decision.  

The M Word: it means something to every woman. Exactly what it means is rarely simple.

Join Kerry Clare, Ariel Grodon, and Kerry Ryan for a reading at McNally Robinson on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

All are welcome! The event is free. Books will be available for purchase. For more infromation, visit McNally Robinson.



The M Word joins Bryan Prince Bookseller for their Author After Hours
May 7, 2014
Headliner(s): Kerry Clare
Featured Titles: The M Word
7:00 pm at Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West), Hamilton, ON

Join editor Kerry Clare as well as Julie Booker, Maria Meindl, Carrie Snyder, and Diana Fitzgerald Bryden to The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood at Bryan Prince Bookseller for on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. for a book reading and signing.

All are welcome! The event is free. Books will be available for purchase.



The M Word in Victoria
May 8, 2014
Headliner(s): Kerry Clare
Featured Titles: The M Word
7:30 pm at Russell Books (734 Fort Street), Victoria, BC

Join Marita Dashel, contributor to The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood as well as Yvonne Blomer, contributor to How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting and Fiona Tinwei Lam, contributor to both (!) for a reading and discussion of their work at Russell Books on Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Motherhood: it means something to every woman. Exactly what it means is rarely simple.

All are welcome! The event is free. Books will be available for purchase. For more infromation, visit Russell Books.



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Saint John Arts Centre
May 14, 2014
Headliner(s): Terry Graff
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
7:00 pm at Saint John Arts Centre (20 Peel Plaza), Saint John, NB

Join Director/CEO and Chief Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Terry Graff, as he presents his book Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Saint John Arts Centre on Wednesday, May 14 in Saint John, NB.

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has been nominated for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and this event is a part of the Atlantic Book Awards Festival. Admission is free. All are welcomed!



Hot! Saucy! Chris Hutchinson performs at Hot-Sauced Words!
May 15, 2014
Headliner(s): Chris Hutchinson
Featured Titles: Jonas in Frames
8:15 pm at The Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Avenue), Toronto, ON

Join Chris Hutchinson as he reads from Jonas in Frames at Hot-Sauced Words on Thursday, May 15 at The Black Swan Tavern in Toronto.

In its esoteric glimpse into the disassociated, Jonas in Frames contorts time and space. Rootless, nostalgic, socially inept, Jonas is the modern questless hero, an exemplar of generational anxiety eternally on the brink of pitching into a graveyard spin.

This event is free. Everyone is welcome!



Mary Pratt at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
May 17, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
9:00 am - 11:00 pm at MacKenzie Art Gallery (3475 Albert Street), Regina, SK

Be sure to catch the retrospective of this great Canadian artist's work at the MacKenzie Art Gallery (3475 Albert Stree, Regina, SK) from May 17 to August 24, 2014.

For more information, visit the MacKenzie Art Gallery.


 



Debra Komar in Westville
May 20, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, The Ballad of Jacob Peck
6:30 pm at Westville Public Library (2042 Queen Street), Westville, NS

Join us for a presentation and signing by author Debra Komar at the Westville Public Library on Tuesday, May 20.

Komar uses modern forensic techniques to reveal surprising new findings about some of the most notorious historical crimes to happen in the Maritimes.

Komar's first book, The Ballad of Jacob Peck, has been nominated for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing and this event is a part of the Atlantic Book Awards Festival. Admission is free. All are welcomed!



Jonas in Frames at the Boneshaker Reading Series
May 20, 2014
Headliner(s): Chris Hutchinson
Featured Titles: Jonas in Frames
7:00 pm at 1748 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON

Join Chris Hutchinson as he reads from Jonas in Frames at the Boneshaker Reading Series on Thursday, May 20.

In its esoteric glimpse into the disassociated, Jonas in Frames contorts time and space. Rootless, nostalgic, socially inept, Jonas is the modern questless hero, an exemplar of generational anxiety eternally on the brink of pitching into a graveyard spin.

This event is free. Everyone is welcome!



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery
May 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Terry Graff
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
12:00 pm at Confederation Centre Art Gallery (145 Richmond Street), Charlottetown, PE

Join Director/CEO and Chief Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Terry Graff, as he presents his book Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Wednesday, May 21 in Charlottetown, PEI.

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has been nominated for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and this event is a part of the Atlantic Book Awards Festival. Admission is free. All are welcomed!



Jonas in Frames at Pivot Reading Series
May 21, 2014
Headliner(s): Chris Hutchinson
Featured Titles: Jonas in Frames
8:00 pm at Press Club (850 Dundas Street West), Toronto, ON

Join Chris Hutchinson as he reads from Jonas in Frames at Pivot Reading Series on Friday, May 21.

In its esoteric glimpse into the disassociated, Jonas in Frames contorts time and space. Rootless, nostalgic, socially inept, Jonas is the modern questless hero, an exemplar of generational anxiety eternally on the brink of pitching into a graveyard spin.

This event is free. Everyone is welcome!



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at The Glenbow
May 24, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
9:00 am - 11:00 pm at The Glenbow Museum (130 9th Ave S.E.), Calgary, AB

Don't miss the Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at The Glenbow Museum in Calgary from May 24 to August 24, 2014.

For more information, visit the The Glenbow Museum.
 



John Barton lunches Polari in Victoria!
May 25, 2014
Headliner(s): John Barton
Featured Titles: Polari
4:00 pm at Winchester Modern (758 Humboldt Street), Victoria, BC

Join us celebrate the launch of John Barton’s Polari on Sunday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at Winchester Modern in Victoria.

Giving voice to history, to political and environmental anxieties, to the immediate past and the fluid present, Barton understands that we all live and speak in code, whether in language common to millions, in 0s and 1s, or in gestures, silences, and the most intimate of glances. 

 



Catherine Bush at the CAA CanWrite conference!
June 18, 2014
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
1:00 pm at Lakehead University, Orillia campus, Orillia, ON

Catherine Bush will be giving a three hour Master Class in fiction. For more information go to canadianauthors.org



Catherine Bush at the CAA CanWrite conference
June 19, 2014
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
2:15 pm at Lakehead University, Orillia campus, Orillia, ON

Catherine will be presenting a workshop entitled Writing Fiction. For more information go to canadianauthors.org



Tamai Kobayashi at Brockton Writers Series
July 9, 2014
Headliner(s): Tamai Kobayashi
Featured Titles: Prairie Ostrich
7:00 pm at Coffee House & Roastery (1348 Dundas St. W.) , Toronto, ON

Join Tamai Kobayashi and friends for a reading at the Brockton Writers Series.

Books and treats will be available for sale. The event is PWYC (pay what you can).

For more information, visit Brockton Writers Series.



Debra Komar at the Bonnechere Authors Festival!
July 16, 2014
Headliner(s): Debra Komar
Featured Titles: The Lynching of Peter Wheeler
6:00 pm at St. James Church, Eganville, ON

Join us for a presentation by author Debra Komar. She will be talking about her new book, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler.

Sponsored by the Bonnechere Author Festival.



Mary Pratt at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
September 12, 2014 - January 11, 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 September 12, 2014 – January 11, 2015.

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


 



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.


 



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.

 



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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