News

September 21, 2014 — Coach House is saddened by the news that playwright and actor Linda Griffiths died early Sunday morning in Toronto, from cancer. She was 60 years old.

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.

Geoff Pevere, author of Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story, has curated a playlist of seventeen songs containing essential tracks by Teenage Head as well as by bands that influenced their high-energy style. Read Geoff's annotations while you listen and (re)discover how Teenage Head is 'capable of sweetening and shredding your eardrums at the same time.'

Events

On Monday, September 29, our KaffeeklatsCH series returns! Join our Fearless Leader/Editorial Director Alana Wilcox, our Believer Book Award-winning author Tamara Faith Berger (Maidenhead and Little Cat) and ECW founder Jack David as they chat about the intricacies, intimacies and (sometimes) irritabilities of, perhaps, the most important relationship in publishing: the author/editor relationship.

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.