On Thursday, July 7, The Lounge (99 Sudbury Street) hosts The Scream Wake / Final Episode Retrospective. Akin to a clip show of Family Matters or one of your other favourite sitcoms, the event will feature live re-enactments of some of your favourite moments of Screams past: Gerry Shikatani will read all 300 pages of Aqueduct in the span of 5 minutes, Tony Burgess and Derek McCormack will perform your favourite songs from the hit musical Die, Scream! Die!, Lisa Foad will read things, many more things will happen.
After eighteen years of doing the improbable, the Scream Literary Festival is closing its doors this summer. Among several 'unFestival' events affiliated with the fest, the Scream is also having two more shows: an opening night reading on Thursday, July 7 and wake to celebrate the festival, and a Mainstage in High Park on Monday, July 11 to end it where it began.
Jonathan Goldstein (Lenny Bruce Is Dead) visits Hamilton's GritLit Festival for a night of comic writing, also featuring author Drew Hayden Taylor (Motorcycles & Sweetgrass) and a comedy performance from The Bromos. Possibly the funniest night at GritLit, it takes place at The Westside Concert Theatre (434 King Street West).
As part of Hamilton's GritLit Literary Festival, Gary Barwin (The Porcupinity of the Stars) will be featured in an Evening of Poetry in Partnership with the Hamilton Poetry Centre that also includes readings from Evelyn Lau (Living Under Plastic) and Griffin Prize winner Karen Solie (Pigeon).
Cordelia Strube (Lemon) reads at the Leacock Summer Festival in Orillia (July 20 to 25, 2010).
Strube reads with Mark Kingwell and Russell Smith at the Leacock Museum National Historic Site on Saturday, July 24.
Leacock Summer Festival
featuring Cordelia Strube, Russell Smith and Mark Kingwell
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive
Visit www.leacockmuseum.com for more details.
The Twin Cities Book Festival takes place on Saturday, October 10, and features renowned authors from near and far, including Nicholson Baker, Lorrie Moore, Diane Ackerman, Gabrielle Bell, Matthea Harvey and Christian Bök (Eunoia).
Bök reads in the Hennepin Room at 2:30 p.m. See the entire schedule at www.raintaxi.com.
The Twin Cities Book Festival
featuring Christian Bök
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We’re delighted to announce that Howard Akler and the editors of The Ward (John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor) are responsible for two of the five books shortlisted for the 42nd annual Toronto Book Awards!
In the midst of Canadian rock icons The Tragically Hip’s final Canadian tour, poet and co-curator of the Basement RevueDamian Rogers spoke to Maclean's about frontman Gord Downie’s relationship to poetry – more specifically, why poets love him.
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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.