Brecken Hancock will be at McNally Robinson on Thursday, July 31 to read & sign copies of her powerful debut poetry collection, Broom Broom. She will be joined by local poets Ariel Gordon and Alison Calder, who will read from their latest works.
Come out and help us celebrate Canadian poetry! The event is free to attend, and all are welcome.
Harry Karlinsky launches his novel The Stonehenge Letters, which acts as a wryly documented archive of a fascinating secret competition, complete with strange but illuminating submissions and a contentious prize-awarding process.
Jon Paul Fiorentino's sixth collection, Needs Improvement, received its first review before the book even found its way to bookshelves. From his hometown of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Free Press includes the book in their monthly poetry roundup by fellow Coach House author Jonathan Ball.
On May 15, Andrew Kaufman, author of the Coach House classic All My Friends Are Superheroes, now available in a special illustrated tenth anniversary edition, sat down with the books columnist at Vice, Katie Heindl, to talk about superheroes, returning to his first book ten years later and Winnipeg. An excerpt of the interview follows:
The Winnipeg Review caught wind of Winnipeg writer Jonathan Ball's new poetry collection The Politics of Knives and thought they should ask him a few questions. Author and interviewer Maurice Mierau asked Ball a few questions about the specific sequences in The Politics of Knives, his interest and violence and more. An excerpt appears below:
The Coach House team is getting close to our favourite time of year (this is an egregious lie): inventory counting!
We don't want to do it; our warehouse frightens us. Ergo, we have decided that for the rest of July, all of our backlist titles will be on sale at a 25% discount. This includes all of our books published (in print and electronically) prior to our recent spring 2014 titles.
The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure, the latest title in our Exploded Views series, is now available for purchase through the Coach House website. Award-winning writer and urbanist Shawn Micallef takes on the hallowed tradition of brunch, rethinking it as a way to look more closely at the nature of work itself and a catalyst for solidarity among the so-called creative class.
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Every month, Open Book: Toronto features a new Writer-In-Residence who keeps a regular blog and is available to answer your questions.
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