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
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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