Events / October 22, 2013
On Friday October 25, author Aleksandar Hemon will be reading along side authors Kelly Braffet, Sam Lipsyte and Grażyna Plebanek in the Brigantine Room. The event begins at 8pm. Tickets are $18.
Then, on Saturday October 26 at 1pm, Hemon will be discussing his accalimed memoir The Book of My Lives with CBC Radio Writers and Company host Eleanor Wachtel in the Fleck Dance Theatre. Tickets are $18.
And on Saturday October 26, Lipsyte will be joining authors Janet E. Cameron, Lewis DeSoto, and Nicole Lundrigan for a reading at the Station on the Green in Creemore, Ontario. The event, a partnership with Curiosity House Books & Gallery, starts 7pm.
Lipsyte will be back in Toronto on Saturday afternoon for a round table with authors Nadeem Aslam, Jami Attenberg, and Peter Bagge in the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront. The discussion, hosted and moderated by Siri Agrell, begins at 12pm. Tickets are $18.
Immediately after Saturday's round table with Sam Lipsyte, Harvey Award-winning author and illustrator Peter Bagge will be in conversation with fellow cartoonist Seth and CBC radio's Brent Bambury at 2pm in the Studio Dance Theatre. Tickets are $18.
Bagge will be discussing his new book Woman Rebel, his biography of trailblazing activist Margaret Sanger, recently published by Montreal's Drawn & Quarterly.
Last, but not least, author and literary editor Amy Grace Loyd will be discussing her acclaimed debut novel The Affairs of Others with Margaret Atwood in the Studio Theatre on Wednesday October 30th at 8pm.
Latest year, Loyd interviewed Atwood in New York for PEN America'a Dialogue Series. You can watch a video of that conversation here.
Tickets to next week's event at Harbourfront are $18.
The Vancouver Writers Fest starts today and Raincoast has FOUR authors attending this year.
Annie Barrows, beloved author of the fabulously successful Ivy + Bean books, will be introducing the latest installment in the series, Ivy + Bean Take the Case, on Thursday October 24 at Performance Works, between 10am and 11am.
Tickets for the event, suitable for grades 1-4, are $17 or $8.50 for school groups.
For one night only, author and New Yorker staff writer George Packer will be talking about his critically acclaimed new book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
Described by the New York Times as "something close to a nonfiction masterpiece," The Unwinding is surely one of the 'must-read' books of 2013. Packer's sole Canadian appearance this year is not to be missed.
The event starts at 8pm on Thursday October 24th at the Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC. Tickets are $19.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon—whose most recent collection of poem is called The Word on the Street—is involved in a number of events during the festival.
On Friday, October 25, he will be taking part in Found in Translation, a panel with translator Susanna Basso and author/translator Wayne Grady in Studio 1398. The event starts at 1:00pm, and tickets are $17.
On Saturday October 26, Paul will be in conversation with John Freeman in the Waterfront Theatre. The event starts at 2pm, and tickets are $17.
Later on that evening, Muldoon will be joining Anne Carson, Brad Cran, Michael Crummey, Mathew Henderson, and Anne Michaels for the sold-out Poetry Bash, starting at 8pm at Performance Works.
In addition to his conversation with Paul Muldoon on Saturday, writer and critic John Freeman will be discussing his illuminating new book, How to Read a Novelist, with festival director Hal Wake on Sunday, October 27 at the Improv Centre.
The one-time president of the National Book Critics Circle, and the former editor of Granta, Freeman has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers. In How to Read a Novelist, he pulls together his best profiles, and shares what he's learned.
The event begins at 2:00pm, and tickets are $17.
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Tuesday, July 16th
A few months back I tried my hand at making Croque madame muffins which are cheese, ham, and egg sandwich muffins, which is one of the recipes from her book. They were delish. Take a look at my blog post here: http://www.raincoast.com/blog/details/breakfast-for-dinner/
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)