A reading by Sina Queyras (MxT) kicks off the 24th annual International Virginia Woolf Conference. Queyras, whose work often reflects a deep engagement with Woolf, is the author of several collections, including Expressway and Lemon Hound.
From May 29 to 31, 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.
The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto is a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto – and we're honoured to be participating once again!
Wide Slumber is an evening length music theatre performance weaving together live music and visuals, inspired by a.rawlings's award-winning book of poems Wide slumber for lepidopterists, which tracks the stages of sleep and pairs them with the life cycle of lepidopterae (butterflies and moths).
Throughout the years, visitors have responded to the silent power of Mark Rothko's work, and particularly the Rothko Chapel, by composing poems. Acclaimed Canadian avant-garde poet and novelist Nicole Brossard debuts a poem inspired by her intense admiration and affection for Rothko's work. She will also read from her latest collection of poems in English.
The topic of May's Kaffeeklatsch is An Introduction to Typography and who better to lead this conversation than our fearless leader, Stan Bevington? Joining him will be another CH-er, Kevin King, our in-house calligraphy expert.
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.