With the Toronto Board of Health having just formally adopted a new city-wide food strategy, the timing is perfect for a truly cross-disciplinary discussion that explores the past, present, and future of food and the city. What’s more, as a multi-cultural, Green Belt-surrounded, food-processing hub, Toronto is particularly rich in infrastructural opportunities and challenges, as well as creative individuals-- the perfect place to bring people together for a fresh look at the city, through the lens of food.
As part of Hamilton's GritLit Literary Festival, authors James E. Elliott (Strange Fatality), Adrienne Shadd (The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway) and Coach House's own Glenn McArthur (A Progressive Traditionalist) will discuss how built history, the history of peoples and the history that doesn't show up in history books make a city. Graham Crawford from HIStory & HERitage will moderate.
The Sustainability Network made an audio recording of The Edible City food panel that took place on December 2, 2009. Moderator Nicola Ross (Alternatives Journal) spoke with contributors Lorraine Johnson, Shawn Micallef and Wayne Roberts about the issues surrounding food in the city.
You can listen to a slightly edited recording of the discussion, available on the Sustainability Network's site.
On November 15th, 2009, we launched The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork with a panel discussion and cookie-decorating contest in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Herewith, a recording of that panel, moderated by CityBites editor Dick Snyder, and featuring Edible City contributors Sasha Chapman, Joshna Maharaj, Lorraine Johnson, Steven Biggs and Sarah B. Hood.
The Sustainability Network presents an after-work panel discussion for The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork. Witness a lively conversation among three of the book's key contributors: Wayne Roberts (NOW Magazine, Toronto Food Policy Council), Lorraine Johnson (author of over 10 environmental and gardening books) and Shawn Micallef (Spacing, Eye Weekly, [murmur]).
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.