Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of A God in Need of Help by playwright-in-residence Sean Dixon. This vividly painted sojourn into 17th century Europe examines the role of faith at the dawn of the Age of Reason.
Our very own Mathew Henderson (The Lease) will be participating in one of the Frye Festival's most looked-forward-to events, The Frye Jam. Expect award-winning poetry, rollickingly good music, and all around maritime merriment.
Stephen Brockwell hosts an evening of stellar poetry at the Ottawa Writers Festival – a Poetry Cabaret, if you will. And among the fine poets at this cabaret is Sina Queyras, the author of the much-anticipated new collection, MxT.
Brecken Hancock launches her debut poetry collection, Broom Broom, which seductively plumbs the depths of the evolution of bathing, doppelgängers, the Kraken, and the minutiae of family with all its tragic misgivings. She's joined at this Plan 99/Ottawa Writers Festival Poetry Cabaret by Aisha Sasha John (THOU, published by BookThug).
Jen Currin launches her brand-new collection, School, in her hometown of Vancouver, with a multi-disciplinary event at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive), just steps from the Commercial / Broadway Skytrain stations.
In addition to a reading from Currin herself, the event will feature poetry from Mercedes Eng, dance by Mutya Macatumpag and music from Pelican Ossman.
The topic of April's Kaffeeklatsch is 'Writing Good Book Reviews,' and leading the discussion is none other The Globe & Mail Arts and Books Editor, Jared Bland. Some of the questions that he'll address include but are not limited to: What does the phrase 'book review' mean in 2014? Is there a purpose for it now? What should a review look like in the future? How can we talk about books without simply summarizing them? How do you write meaningfully about a book for an audience who has not yet read the book? What is the future of reviewing generally and, more specifically, in Canada? Whether you're an experienced reviewer or an aspiring book blogger, this talk is for you.
A reading by Sina Queyras (MxT) kicks off the 24th annual International Virginia Woolf Conference. Queyras, whose work often reflects a deep engagement with Woolf, is the author of several collections, including Expressway and Lemon Hound.
Happy April, Coach House friends! Some guy may have thought it cruel, but we're pretty sure that if he had known about National Poetry Month he'd have been into it — we sure are! In fact, to celebrate National Poetry Month, for the month of April we're discounting all of our backlist poetry titles by 30% (so everything but our three recently launched Spring 2014 poetry titles).
Poet Sina Queyras, whose new collection MxT launched this spring, discusses form, critical discourse, and the state of Canadian poetry with fellow poet Adam Sol in the April 2014 issue of Quill & Quire.
Coach House Books is putting the 'CH' in 'Kaffeeklatsch' this year. Starting in February, our coffee room will host a monthly Coach House Kaffeeklatsch! Not so much writers' workshops (there are already plenty of excellent writing workshops in Toronto) but talks and conversations with publishers and authors about the more practical aspects of being a writer and working in book publishing.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.