News

September 30th, 2014 marks the 70th birthday of bpNichol, born Barrie Phillip Nichol in Vancouver, British Columbia. His writing is engaged with what he called ‘borderblur’: in his lifetime he wrote (somewhere between) poetry, novels, short fiction, children’s books, musical scores, comic book art, collage/assemblage, and computer texts.

Publishers Weekly has published a gorgeous full-page Signature review of Lisa Robertson's Cinema of the Present, calling the book "a magnificent testament to the eroticism of thought." 

We have good news for lonely walls: Canadian artist duo Hadley+Maxwell have produced a beautiful set of eight posters inspired by Lisa Robertson's Cinema of the Present. We're extending the Cinema love by offering the whole set of eight posters for $40

Wow. Much merCH. Such deals.

 

We're feeling pretty electric about the launch of All Lit Up, the new online hub for discovering, buying and collecting Canadian literature.

Great news: David O'Meara's A Pretty Sight is a finalist for the Archibald Lampman Award! Congrats, David!

Each year, Arc Poetry Magazine honours Ottawa poets. Arc is proud to present the three 2014 finalists for the Archibald Lampman Award for the outstanding book of poetry by a National-Capital area author. Also featured are winners of the Brebner Prize competition, which honours emerging poets in the Ottawa area. The readings will take place at Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 9.

Jen Currin's poem "A Week of Silence" (from School) will appear on Vancouver buses this year! Bored BC commuters: your prayers have been answered.

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) produces a collection of poetry car cards and transit shelter ads each year, which feature the work of BC-authored and Canadian-published poets. Big congrats to Jen!

 

Coffee Room

We're pleased to share this spellbinding Janey's Arcadia film with you, directed by author Rachel Zolf.

Edited by Aleesa Cohene with sound design and composition by Radiodress, the film superimposes National Film Board scenes of colonial life with Rachel's reading of three of her poems, "Janey's Hospitality," "Janey Settler's Pastoral Oasis," and "Face to Face."

The Coach House (HQ of Coach House Books and Coach House Printing) has a charmingly ramshackle coffee room. And for over 45 years, that room has served as a meeting space for writers, publishers, artists, readers, musicians and more. It's a pretty informal space with some very informal gatherings, but throughout 2014, the Coach House is hosting a monthly Kaffeeklatsch.

Events

John is a poet.
Andy is an artist.
You like to read.
We like to party.

Head to Type Books on Wednesday, October 1 for a Warhol-inspired launch party to celebrate the release of the world-wide English debut translation of Cyrille Martinez's The Sleepworker, translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil.

Join moderator Shawn Micallef and panelists Karon Liu, Joshna Maharaj, and Farha Ternikar as they talk about the class and food issues raised in Shawn's new book, The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure.

Finally, an event that brings together our passion for books, bikes, food, and the city! Book City is running The Reading Line, a fantastic Toronto literary crawl on wheels, on October 4.