Drama: Pilot Episode by Karen Hines was reviewed by books columnist Alex Rettie in the September 2012 issue of Alberta Views, alongside Stewart Lemoine's Witness to a Conga. An excerpt of the Drama half of the review appears below:
Author and actor Thom Vernon brings the theatricalized version of his acclaimed novel The Drifts to the Hollywood Fringe this June 8 and 9, and June 14 through 16. You won’t want to miss this live version of a novel the Globe and Mail called 'a great contemporary twist on the Southern Gothic tradition.'
Monarita is the hilariously surreal story of two close friends at a crossroads. Soon after Mona becomes a mother she finds she has lost herself -- now one of the greatest friendships of her life is in danger of being lost as well, when her best friend Rita tries to break it off and make a new life without her. Will Mona let Rita go? Can Rita exist without Mona? Isn’t love supposed to last forever?
Michael Redhill's award-winning play Goodness returns to Toronto in a new production that has received raves in newspapers around the world. The new Volcano Theatre production is a multi-layered exploration of genocide laced with choral music from Zimbabwe to the Ukraine. Following the Toronto run, the production will transfer directly to Butare, Rwanda where it will be performed as part of the Arts Azimut Festival, commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the genocide there.
Happy April, Coach House friends! Some guy may have thought it cruel, but we're pretty sure that if he had known about National Poetry Month he'd have been into it — we sure are! In fact, to celebrate National Poetry Month, for the month of April we're discounting all of our backlist poetry titles by 30% (so everything but our three recently launched Spring 2014 poetry titles).
Poet Sina Queyras, whose new collection MxT launched this spring, discusses form, critical discourse, and the state of Canadian poetry with fellow poet Adam Sol in the April 2014 issue of Quill & Quire.
Coach House Books is putting the 'CH' in 'Kaffeeklatsch' this year. Starting in February, our coffee room will host a monthly Coach House Kaffeeklatsch! Not so much writers' workshops (there are already plenty of excellent writing workshops in Toronto) but talks and conversations with publishers and authors about the more practical aspects of being a writer and working in book publishing.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.