No Canadian band rocked the late '70s and early '80s harder, louder or to more hardcore fans than Hamilton, Ontario's own Teenage Head--and on Thursday, May 8, they'll be doing it again right here in Toronto.
New York City's Mulherin + Pollard Gallery presents I Could See Everything, a new series of paintings by Margaux Williamson. The exhibit, documented in the catalogue I Could See Everything, is a remount of an exhibition that first took place in a non-existent venue called The Road at the Top of the World Museum.
Harry Karlinsky will read from his fascinating new novel, The Stonehenge Letters, at SFU's TWS reading series this upcoming Thursday, May 1st. He will be joined by authors Veronica Gventsadze, Joanne Betzler, Lindsay Miles, Suzanne Scott, Anne Hopkinson, and Malcolm Van Diest. It's sure to be a wonderful night!
Jen Currin launches her brand-new collection, School, in her hometown of Vancouver, with a multi-disciplinary event at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive), just steps from the Commercial / Broadway Skytrain stations.
In addition to a reading from Currin herself, the event will feature poetry from Mercedes Eng, dance by Mutya Macatumpag and music from Pelican Ossman.
Brecken Hancock launches her debut poetry collection, Broom Broom, which seductively plumbs the depths of the evolution of bathing, doppelgängers, the Kraken, and the minutiae of family with all its tragic misgivings. She's joined at this Plan 99/Ottawa Writers Festival Poetry Cabaret by Aisha Sasha John (THOU, published by BookThug).
Stephen Brockwell hosts an evening of stellar poetry at the Ottawa Writers Festival – a Poetry Cabaret, if you will. And among the fine poets at this cabaret is Sina Queyras, the author of the much-anticipated new collection, MxT.
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.
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