On Friday March 30th, Coach House founder and master printer Stan Bevington was awarded the Robert R. Reid lifetime achievement award for excellence in book art. The award is given annually by the Vancouver-based Alcuin Society, which seeks to preserve and celebrate the ongoing legacy of Canadian print culture.
On August 1, 2012, the first-ever Calgary Critics’ Awards (or Critters), were handed out last night at the Auburn Saloon. Given to members of the Calgary theatre community by 'the Critics Four' — Bob Clark, Stephen Hunt, Jessica Goldman and Louis Hobson — the awards aim to any enliven community interest in the theatre scene of Calgary.
The K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation recognized the seven recipients of the 2011 K. M. Artist Awards at an event last evening at the Gladstone Hotel.
These annual awards are given to Ontario residents who have completed their training, begun to produce a body of work and are starting to make a significant mark in their field. Given at a critical moment in the artists’ careers, the awards are a means of encouraging their craft and propelling them to the next level.
On April 20, 2011, the Canadian Booksellers' Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Libris Awards. Coach House Books has again been nominated for the Small Press Publisher of the Year!
Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards honour not only the talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers during the previous year, but all of the dedicated professionals who ensured those authors’ books connected meaningfully with readers.
On Wednesday, March 14, the finalists for the 23rd Lambda Literary Awards were announced, selecting the finest examples of LGBT literature in 2011.
Coach House is thrilled to announce that Jen Currin's poetry collection, The Inquisition Yours, has been shortlisted for a Lambda Award in the category of Lesbian Poetry. Currin is up for the awards with Elizabeth Colen, Anna Swanson, Eleanor Lerman and Laurie MacFayden.
On Monday, March 14, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists. The awards, honouring Manitoba writers and publishers, are given in a number of categories, from fiction to children's books.
The eight recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were announced on February 22, 2011, by the Canada Council for the Arts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.
Among the photographers, filmmakers and metalsmiths was Coach House author and visual artist Robert Fones, who, like all the other award winners, will receive a $25,000 prize and a special issue medallion. The medallion will be given to the eight winners on March 23 during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
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.