News

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, Pastoralis 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 have good news for lonely walls: Canadian artist duo Hadley+Maxwell have produced a beautiful set of eight posters inspired by Lisa Robertson's Cinema of the Present. We're extending the Cinema love by offering the whole set of eight posters for $40

Wow. Much merCH. Such deals.

 

Coffee Room

We're pleased to share this spellbinding Janey's Arcadia film with you, directed by author Rachel Zolf.

Edited by Aleesa Cohene with sound design and composition by Radiodress, the film superimposes National Film Board scenes of colonial life with Rachel's reading of three of her poems, "Janey's Hospitality," "Janey Settler's Pastoral Oasis," and "Face to Face." A detailed description of the film follows:

The Coach House (HQ of Coach House Books and Coach House Printing) has a charmingly ramshackle coffee room. And for over 45 years, that room has served as a meeting space for writers, publishers, artists, readers, musicians and more. It's a pretty informal space with some very informal gatherings, but throughout 2014, the Coach House is hosting a monthly Kaffeeklatsch.

Events

Sina Queyras, author of the acclaimed poetry collection, MxTwill be featured not once, not twice, but thrice at this year's Vancouver Writers Fest. You can see her at the following events: 

Words, London’s inaugural festival of creativity through the written and spoken word, will bring the southwestern Ontario region together for a weekend celebration of creative ideas, artistic expression, and cultural diversity. The festival features emerging as well as established artists and creative thinkers from London, Canada, and beyond, showcasing new works and world-leading ideas to spark debate and ignite the imagination.

Ken Babstock (On Malice) will be a featured author at this year's Vancouver Writer's Festival. You can see him creating new alien witnesses at the following events:

The Poetry Bash on Saturday, October 25th. Joining Ken will be:

On Sunday, October 26th, Lisa Robertson will read and perform her stunning new book of poetry, Cinema of the Present. Hailed as 'the event of the fall,' this is a night not to be missed!

Please join us and Lisa Robertson in celebrating the true incredible beyond adjectives that is Cinema of the Present. Hosted by Tender Buttons Press (Lee Ann Brown w/ Katy Bohinc).

You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Butcher, a new play by Governor General Award-winning playwright Nicolas Billon, runs at ATP in Calgary. The book is now available to order!