Huge congratulations to Brecken Hancock, who is a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry for Broom Broom!
Winners will be announced June 17, 2015. There will be a public reading by many of the Trillium finalists in the Toronto Reference Library's Bram & Bluma Appel Salon on June 16. There's no admission fee, and you can register here.
SLS is hosting workshops in its hometown of Montreal as part of an ongoing series of mini-programs! Join Summer Literary Seminars for our next 4-day intensive event (May 28 - 31), to be held in a city like no other, featuring our very own David McGimpsey (Asbestos Heights) and Damian Rogers (Dear Leader).
BookExpo America (BEA) is one of the biggest publishing events in North America, offering the book industry access to new titles, authors, networking, and education about the publishing industry. You can find Coach House Books once again in Consortium Alley, at booth #648. More details to come!
David Balzer, the acclaimed Canadian art critic, and Margaux Williamson, the acclaimed Canadian painter, will chat with one another about their new books at the Toronto Reference Library's Hinton Learning Theatre on Tuesday, May 26. They will also discuss art, art books, curation, the relationship between artist, curator and popular culture, and if 'curation' itself still holds any value.
On Wednesday, May 20, you're invited to join us for the launch of The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood(eds. John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor) at the Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square), one of the few remaining pieces of Toronto's first immigrant enclave. This highly anticipated city-centric book tells the story of the growth and destruction of Toronto's first 'priority neighbourhood.'
In commemoration of Coach House's 50th Anniversary this year, publisher Stan Bevington responded to his sister's plea to clean house - and donated all 212 pristine books he had been sending to his mother since 1965 to the University of Alberta's Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.
This morning at Coach House we're all giving Brecken Hancock a great big group hug and want you all to join us in congratulating her on her big win last night. Her first poetry collection, Broom Broom, won the 2015 Language Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English Language), which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts has awarded Coach House's own Jordan Tannahill the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Award, a prize that celebrates excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. The ceremony was held Monday evening (June 22nd) at the Harbourfront Centre, where 50 prizes in total were awarded to members of Toronto's vibrant performing arts scene.
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.