Join us at Coach House Fall 2012 Launch on October 4
On Thursday, October 4, Torontonians (and anyone else who can make it to the city that night) are invited to attend the shocking exposé of our fall titles at The Garrison (1197 Dundas St. West), near the corner of Dundas and Ossington. The fall edition of the Coach House launch will be hotter than Quill & Quire's annual 'Best and Worst Beach Bodies' issue.Be there to see our Fall 2012 authors get the red carpet treatment!
Write your own National Enquirer-style CanLit headline and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will receive a trophy and Coach House gift package at the launch!
With the Fall 2012 launch, we unleash seven new shocking titles will be revealed:
- Cordelia Strube (Lemon), master of the darkly comic, unwraps her much-anticipated new novel, Milosz, a tell-all book about family: the blood kind, the accidental kind and the kind you rediscover on reality TV.
- Spencer Gordon will spill the beans on his celebrity-drenched selection of tragicomic and existential short stories, Cosmo, a book in which an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a 3,000-word sentence in defence of his passion, actor Matthew McConaughey descends into a surreal desert of the soul and an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume for the scene of his life.
- Rhonda Mullins, translator of Jocelyne Saucier's Il pleuvait des oiseux, will read from And the Birds Rained Down, the English version of a haunting meditation on aging and self-determination that's won more awards than you can shake a stick at.
- Jonathan Ball (Clockfire), horror-poet extraordinaire, launches The Politics of Knives, a collection that reads like the secret love child of David Lynch and Franz Kafka – a true Coach House shocker.
- Matthew Tierney (The Hayflick Limit), reveals Probably Inevitable, an unholy alliance of poetry and the philosophy and science of time.
- Sarah Pinder sets off truth explosions in Cutting Room, her debut collection of poems about the anxiety of the present – the dread that comes with being human at this time in history, navigating domestic and ‘natural’ spaces as landscapes charged with possible violence and desire.
- Mathew Henderson exposes The Lease, a debut poetry collection that reads like secret video from his time in the Saskatchewan and Albertan oilfields, illuminating the stubborn and often unflattering realities of industrial culture and its cast of hard-living men.
Short readings will be followed by music and cavorting. Authors will be available for book signings and conversation following the on-stage entertainment.
Coach House Fall 2012 Launch
Thursday, October 4, 2012
featuring readings by Cordelia Strube, Spencer Gordon, Rhonda Mullins, Jonathan Ball, Matthew Tierney, Sarah Pinder and Mathew Henderson
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. West
Doors at 8 p.m., readings at 8:45 p.m.