News

We could not be more thrilled for Sina Queyras: for her stunning new collection, MxTshe has been awarded the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry!

The announcement was made on Tuesday, November 18, during the QWF Literary Awards ceremony. We're so happy for you, Sina! Champagne!

Can we get a 'HECK YES' for David O'Meara

The City of Ottawa announced on November 12 that for his stunning book of poetry, A Pretty Sighthe had won the 2014 Archibald Lampman Award and the Ottawa Book Award in the English fiction category. Congrats, David!

Ken Babstock, acclaimed poet and all-around cool guy, was awarded the inaugural Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize on Tuesday evening at the Writers' Trust Awards. We couldn't be happier for him!

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 will host Kaffeeklatsches.

Can we get a 'HECK YES' for David O'Meara

The City of Ottawa announced on November 12 that for his stunning book of poetry, A Pretty Sighthe had won the 2014 Archibald Lampman Award and the Ottawa Book Award in the English fiction category. Congrats, David!

Events

Nicolas Billon's highly anticipated new play, Butcher, just enjoyed its world premiere at Alberta Theatre Projects; the production has been met with rave reviews. Joinus to celebrate our release of the book publication of Butcher, a 'handsome edition with a foreword by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour' (The Globe and Mail).

BLACK FRIDAY witnesses another trifecta of Puritan milestones. Join the editors, staff, and readers of The Puritan for our now annual 'BLACK' event, taking place in the last week of November of each year.