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

David Balzer will launch Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in The Drake Hotel's Sky Yard. Kick off an art-filled evening with afterwork drinks, great music and even better conversation. The fun starts at 5:30pm, with brief remarks at 6pm; this event is free to attend, and all are welcome!

Check out the event listing on The Drake's website.

Emily Horne and Tim Maly will present their brilliant and chilling book, The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillanceat Baltimore's reknowned bookstore, Red Emma's.

Sarah Dowling (DOWN) and Christine Deavel will read from their latest works on Thursday, October 23rd as part of the Margin Shift Reading Series. 

All are welcome! 

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