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
Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club.
Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.
Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!
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.