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.
Geoff Pevere will be in Hamilton on Saturday, June 7 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. to sign copies of Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story. Gord Lewis of Teenage Head will be there to sign copies with him! Hammertown, don't miss out.
It has been a terribly exciting week of award nominations at the old Coach House! This morning, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award finalists, and we're thrilled to say that Sean Dixon was nominated for his play A God in Need of Help, as was Rhonda Mullins for her translation of Élise Turcotte's Guyana.
Congratulations, André! His gorgeous novel, Pastoral, is a finalist for the esteemed Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally 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.