Past Events

October 31, 2014 - 11:00am

Lisa Robertson reads from CINEMA OF THE PRESENT (COACH HOUSE BOOKS)

11am-12 noon + Q&A on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st 

What if the cinema of the present were a Möbius strip of language, a montage of statements and questions sutured together and gradually accumulating colour? Would the seams afford a new sensibility around the pronoun ‘you’? Would the precise words of philosophy, fashion, books, architecture and history animate a new vision, gestural and oblique? Is the kinetic pronoun cinema?

October 30, 2014 - 10:00am

We are thrilled to announce that David O'Meara (A Pretty Sight) will be a featured author at this year's Maastricht International Poetry Nights festival. He will read on Thursday, Oct. 30, along with a cacophany of incredible international poets.

You can see the full line up here, and check out David's bio in Dutch here.

October 29, 2014 - 7:30pm

Sina Queyras, author of the acclaimed poetry collection, MxT, will be featured twice at this year's International Festival of Authors (IFOA).

October 29, 2014 - 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Special Event: IFOA
The Brigantine Room-Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 Supporters

The Writers’ Trust is one of the largest literary prize-giving organizations in the country, now annually awarding more than $240,500 to Canadian writers.

October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join IFOA Ontario for a reading by the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, including André Alexis (Pastoral), at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

October 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

Poet Lisa Robertson, author of Debbie: An Epic, The Weather, R's Boat, Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip, Cinema of the Presentand coeditor of Revolution: A Reader, will read from her work in the Writers On Writing Readers Series, sponsored by the Department of Literary Arts at Brown University.

This event is free to attend and open to the public.

October 27, 2014 - 6:00pm

Lisa Robertson (Cinema of the Present) will read with Carrie Fountain and Matthew Dickman at McNally Jackson on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:00 p.m.

October 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

On Sunday, October 26th, Lisa Robertson will read and perform her stunning new book of poetry, Cinema of the Present. Hailed as 'the event of the fall,' this is a night not to be missed!

October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

Ken Babstock (On Malice) will be a featured author at this year's Vancouver Writer's Festival. You can see him creating new alien witnesses at the following events:

The Poetry Bash on Saturday, October 25th. Joining Ken will be:

October 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

Art fairs used to be environments thought anathema to curators. Now, a 'curatorial; sensibility is present at art fairs across the world. In this panel discussion, Canadian Art Associate Editor David Balzer, author of Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else, speaks with a group of artists, dealers and collectors about the benefits and challenges of working in a millennial art market—where curating is now often synonymous with value.