Ottawa-based writer Brecken Hancock and Vancouver-based writer Adrienne Gruber reunite in their hometown of Saskatoon to read from their most recent poetry collections, Broom Broom (Coach House Books) and Intertidal Zones (Jack Pine Press).
The new issue of Spacing is about to come back from the printer which can only mean that a release party is around the corner! (As a plus, copies of Spacing Senior Editor Shawn Micallef's new book, The Trouble with Brunch will be available for purchase!)
Librarians are skilled at making sure things are found in the logical location, so it makes sense that this year's American Library Association Annual Conference is being held in Sin City! And you can bet Coach House will be in attendance.
Factory Theatre in Toronto presents Factory Wired 14, a festival of new works in progress. On June 14, see a reading of Karen Hines's Governor General Award–nominated Drama: Pilot Episode, just emerging from a year of post-premiere polishing in Alberta - consider this its Toronto 'howdy'!
Music industry and Canadian pop culture veteran Ralph Alfonso, whose career has spanned punk rock, major labels, beatnik poetry, fanzines, photography and all points in between, will be discussing the legacy of Teenage Head with Geoff Pevere, author of Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story. There will be drinks, great conversation, and a lot of f*cking great music.
The Coach House team is getting close to our favourite time of year (this is an egregious lie): inventory counting!
We don't want to do it; our warehouse frightens us. Ergo, we have decided that for the rest of July, all of our backlist titles will be on sale at a 25% discount. This includes all of our books published (in print and electronically) prior to our recent spring 2014 titles.
The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure, the latest title in our Exploded Views series, is now available for purchase through the Coach House website. Award-winning writer and urbanist Shawn Micallef takes on the hallowed tradition of brunch, rethinking it as a way to look more closely at the nature of work itself and a catalyst for solidarity among the so-called creative class.
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