New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer is coming to Toronto!
Marissa Meyer Book Signing + Q&A
12:00pm, March 9, 2013
3401 Dufferin Street Unit #29
Toronto, ON M6A 2T9
DIVINE VINTAGE Book Launch
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Toronto School of Theology
47 Queen's Park Crescent East Time: 4:30 p.m.
Board Room 1
With thanks to IWEG (Independent Wine Education Guild)
Download invitation (PDF)
Graphica / May 07, 2012
It was the Toronto Comics Art Festival at the weekend, and the brilliant Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton won the award for Best Book at the 8th Doug Wright Awards, hosted by Geoff Pevere, which took place on Saturday night at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Founded in 2004, the annual Doug Wright Awards recognize the best and brightest in English-language comics and graphic novels published in the previous year in Canada.
Speaking on behalf of the jury, Shary Boyle praised Kate’s book. “The world of comics can be a sequestered and dusty place,” she said. “As the comic community bemoans its shrinking readership and dying forms, Beaton rises up and throws open the doors to a whole new audience—welcoming one and all with her generous vision and sense of sophisticated, inclusive playfulness.”
Amen to that!
A Killing Winter Launch Party Featuring Wayne Arthurson
April 18th 2012
9535 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5H 3V2
See you there!
The sequel to her award-winning eco-fantasy Indigo Springs, Blue Magic continues the story of the three friends who unwittingly caused the escape of magic into North America through a crack between worlds.
A powerful story of private lives changed by earthshaking events Blue Magic is a poignant tale of a world touched by magic and plagued by its consequences.
Blue Magic Book Launch
7:30pm, April 19th 2012
800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Tel: 1-800-661-3889 / (604) 822-2665
Tuesday, March 6th: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
3608 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver
“Poser is a powerful, honest, ruefully funny memoir about one woman's openhearted reckoning with her demons . . . In the hands of a gifted writer, the universal is embedded within the personal. —The New York Times Book Review
“One part memoir, one part social critique, one part yoga history, Claire Dederer’s Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses asks what contemporary motherhood ought to look like … Poser is superb.” —The Globe and Mail
“This memoir about her decade doing downward dog while raising two kids and trying to keep her marriage alive reads like Eat, Pray, Love for hip but harried moms . . . funny, well-observed, and ultimately inspiring.” —People four stars
Check out Claire's latest interview on NPR!
Hilary Davidson, Canadian travel journalist and author of the awarding-winning mystery The Damage Done, will be at the Ancaster Branch of Hamilton Public Library next Wednesday (March 7th 2012) to launch her new novel The Next One To Fall. The event starts at 7pm and books will be available from Bryan Prince Books (full details below).
Wednesday, March 7th: 7:00pm
Hamilton Public Library (Ancaster Branch)
300 Wilson Street East, at Sulphur Springs Road (Ancaster)
Graphica / November 01, 2011
Well, after much excitement IFOA 2011 came to close this weekend in Toronto. As a parent to a pair of little monkeys I didn't make it to a lot of events this year sadly, but I was fortunate enough to meet the brilliant Seth and Dan Clowes and then tag along with superstar cartoonist and all-around charmer Kate Beaton who was speaking at the festival this past weekend.
Having already established a dedicated audience for her comics online and with the beautiful new hardcover book Hark! A Vagrant sitting pretty on the New York Times bestseller list for Graphic Books, Kate was very much in demand.
Not only did The National Post and NOW magazine review the book, Kate also stopped by the CBC to chat with Jian Ghomeshi and the folks from The Hour. As you can see from the photos, we had a lot of fun — even if Kate was a little disappointed not to meet Canada's Official Boyfriend in person!
It was all a bit of a whirlwind (especially as Kate was feeling a little under the weather on Saturday), but before she jetted off, Kate managed to fit in candid interview with the Toronto Star:
“I think that anybody who inadvertently starts a blog or a comic online will give a piece of themselves because they can’t believe someone’s reading it. There’s no institution, you are just yourself. You can’t help but be a personality. I had to learn over time how much of myself I wanted to give over and how much I wanted to hold onto. Like when I changed the name of the site from my name too Hark A Vagrant. It used to be katebeaton.com but I got rid of that because I didn’t want to be the focus of the comic. I wanted the comic to be.”
And Kate is still on the road for a few more days. Tonight, she is in Montreal at Librairie D+Q (the event starts at 7pm), and tomorrow, Kate will be at Strange Adventures in Halifax (also starting from 7pm). Catch her while you can!
Nursery Rhyme Comics features 50 classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by 50 of today’s leading cartoonists and illustrators. Chock full of beautiful full-colour art and favourite characters (Jack and Jill! Old Mother Hubbard! The Owl and the Pussycat!), it's a great anthology for kids AND grown-ups!
Nursery Rhyme Comics Launch
October 21st, 7pm - 9pm
3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Graphica / October 19, 2011
Cartoonists Daniel Clowes and Seth talked to Leonard Lopate about comics and their new books, The Death-Ray and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, on WNYC yesterday:
If you are in Toronto this week, Seth and Dan are in conversation at the Harbourfront Centre on Friday as part of the International Festival of Authors:
Daniel Clowes in conversation with Seth
Friday, October 21, 8:00pm, 2011
Brigantine Room, The Harbourfront Centre