Since 2007 a number of Canada's most acclaimed independent presses have been traveling to Waterloo to pair with The Starlight Social Club (47 King Street North) and Words Worth Books (96 King Street South) to bring indie literature to K-W. And on Monday, May 13, they're coming back.
The Toronto New School of Writing hosts an Evening of Voices featuring Montréal writer and artist Chantal Neveu in conjunction with Coït, A Poly-vocal Spatial Workshop. Mark Goldstein and Jenny Sampirisi (Croak) will also read from their own poly-vocal work.
One Little Goat presents the English language world premiere of Claude Gauvreau's play, The Charge of the Expormidable Moose at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space in Toronto, May 10 to 26. (Coach House published Gauvreau's Entrails in 1981.)
Acting as a sort of denouement to National Poetry Month, on Sunday, May 5, six poets representing three Canadian indie presses – Coach House Books, Goose Lane Editions (the Icehouse imprint) and Montreal's own Véhicule Press – will take over Sparrow (5322 Blvd. St-Laurent) for the annual Poetry Pandemonium event.
In addition to being the start of the summer movie season, a time for flowers and the last name of Rod Stewart's friend Maggie, May is also the month of Doors Open Toronto and the start of Book Expo America! But here's the thing about May: it's the fifth month of the year, and as such (and because we're stumped for sale ideas), we're taking a fifth of the price off every title on the Coach House site!
From May 30 to June 1, the largest publishing event in North America – Book Expo America (or 'BEA' to those in 'the biz') – is hosted at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and Coach House will be there. Like every year, the Expo provides booksellers and publishing industry workers a preview of exciting new things happening in the world of books.
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.